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Excelsior Editions
Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
An imprint of SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions features affordable books of interest to all.
Excelsior Editions showcases the vibrant history and culture of New York and
surrounding states while at the same time making available noteworthy and
essential popular books, both classic and contemporary.
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New York in Bloom, 2010 Calendar
New York in Bloom, 2010 Calendar (August 2009)
Public Gardens and Parks of New York State
Ted Spiegel - Photographer

New York blooms year-round in photographs by award-winning photographer Ted Spiegel.

From greenhouses in Buffalo to the formal landscapes and gardens at Old Westbury, New York in Bloom offers a scenic tour of gardens and parks across the state. In these vibrant and colorful photographs, award-winning photographer Ted Spiegel proves that New York does indeed bloom year-round—you just have to kn...(Read More)
Letters to a Best Friend
Letters to a Best Friend (July 2009)
Richard Selzer - Author
Peter Josyph - Edited and with a preface by

A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.

In 1988, when author and former surgeon Richard Selzer answered a letter from Peter Josyph, a New York artist he had met, he did not know that he was embarking on the most enduring correspondence of his life. In thousands of letters, written in longhand over the course of two decades, Selzer de...(Read More)
Wine - A Gentleman's Game
Wine - A Gentleman's Game (July 2009)
The Adventures of an Amateur Winemaker Turned Professional
Mark Miller - Author

How one man and his family made their dream of owning a winery come true—and helped revitalize New York’s winemaking industry in the process.

In 1957, Mark and Dene Miller purchased a vineyard in Marlboro, New York, overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the distant Berkshires. They really only wanted a few acres of vines, from which they hoped to produce a few cases of wine for themselves and their friends. ...(Read More)
Knife Song Korea
Knife Song Korea (July 2009)
A Novel
Richard Selzer - Author

Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Literary Fiction category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

SILVER MEDALIST - 2010 Independent Publishers Book Award in Literary Fiction Category

2009 Editor's Choice Award for Fiction by Foreword Magazine

A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.

Knife Song Korea...(Read More)
Woodstock (July 2009)
The Oral History, 40th Anniversary Edition
Joel Makower - Author
Michael Lang - With a new Foreword by
Joel Rosenman - With a new Foreword by

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

“The definitive study of the mega-concert.” — Rolling Stone

“Woodstock comes alive here, even if the music itself seems almost incidental to the backstage dramas.” — Publishers Weekly

Woodstock is the definitive, electrifying account of the...(Read More)
Niagara (July 2009)
A History of the Falls
Pierre Berton - Author

A sweeping history of this natural wonder.

“The noble cataract reflects the concerns, the fancies, and the failings of the times. If we gaze deeply enough into its shimmering image, we can perhaps discern our own.” — Pierre Berton

“[Pierre Berton] makes a serious and convincing case for Niagara’s pivotal role in North American history … His Niagara is a lo...(Read More)
The Firekeeper
The Firekeeper (July 2009)
A Narrative of the New York Frontier
Robert Moss - Author

An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author’s dreams of a Mohawk “woman of power” who lived three centuries ago.

“Robert Moss is a writer of considerable skill. In The Firekeeper, he shows a talent for accurate historical detail and an ability to recreate the past, both as it was and as it might have been. To read The Firekeeper is to be t...(Read More)
Naked Lives
Naked Lives (May 2009)
Inside the Worlds of Exotic Dance
Mindy S. Bradley-Engen - Author

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

Is stripping good or bad for the women who do it? According to sociologist Mindy S. Bradley-Engen, there’s no simple answer. An exotic dancer’s experiences can be both empowering and degrading: at times a dancer can feel like a goddess, at times ashamed and dirty. Drawing on extensive interviews as well as her own exper...(Read More)
Main Street to Mainframes
Main Street to Mainframes (May 2009)
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Harvey K. Flad - Author
Clyde Griffen - Author

2010 Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award, presented by Dutchess County Historical Society

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

The history of growth, decline, and revitalization in Poughkeepsie, New York, parallels that of many other small northeastern cities. Main Street to Mainframes tells the story of Poughkeepsie&rsqu...(Read More)
A Family Place
A Family Place (April 2009)
A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family
Leila Philip - Author

One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.

Encompassing three centuries of manor lords and tenant farmers, Civil War heroes and renegade aunts, award-winning author Leila Philip tells the story of her ancestral Hudson Valley home, Talavera, and the mystery of her attachment to it. After her father’s death in 1992, Leila and h...(Read More)
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