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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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With an Iron Pen
With an Iron Pen (March 2009)
Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry
Tal Nitzan - Editor
Rachel Tzvia Back - Editor

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

The eighty-eight poems in With an Iron Pen, all originally written in Hebrew, offer a collective protest to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Palestinian territories—“the sin of Judah,” which is written “with an iron pen, engraved with the point of a diamon...(Read More)
 
 
It Happened in Brooklyn
It Happened in Brooklyn (March 2009)
An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
Myrna Katz Frommer - Author
Harvey Frommer - Author

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

It Happened in Brooklyn tells the story of mid-century Brooklyn, home of the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan’s franks, stoop-ball, stickball, and some of the best high schools in America. In this spirited recollection, more than one hundred voices chronicle and celebrate, in tones both humorous and poignant, the borough as i...(Read More)
 
 
It Happened in the Catskills
It Happened in the Catskills (March 2009)
An Oral History in the Words of Busboys, Bellhops, Guests, Proprietors, Comedians, Agents, and Others Who Lived It
Myrna Katz Frommer - Author
Harvey Frommer - Author

A collective memoir of the “Borscht Belt.”

A collective memoir of the famed “Borscht Belt,” that fabled summer resort area “just ninety minutes from Broadway,” It Happened in the Catskills melds side-splitting humor and tender nostalgia into an evocative look at the Americanization of New York’s Eastern European Jewish population and the impact of Jewish culture ...(Read More)
 
 
Latino Voices in New England
Latino Voices in New England (February 2009)
David Carey Jr. - Editor
Robert Atkinson - Editor

Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.

Latinos—those born in the United States as well as those who immigrated later in life—are not only transforming the country and cities, they are also transforming themselves in a difficult process of community making. This book tells the story of how a diverse group of immigrants hav...(Read More)
 
 
We Used to Own the Bronx
We Used to Own the Bronx (February 2009)
Memoirs of a Former Debutante
Eve Pell - Author

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

"... a literary treat. ... Pell gives us a kind of cultural anthropology of the closest thing in America to a landed gentry." — Wall Street Journal Review by Sol Stern...(Read More)

 
 
The Reason for Crows
The Reason for Crows (February 2009)
A Story of Kateri Tekakwitha
Diane Glancy - Author

The story of a seventeenth-century Mohawk woman’s interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

In The Reason for Crows, award-winning author Diane Glancy continues her project begun in Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears and Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea. Imagining the interior voice of Kateri Tekakwitha, Glancy relays the story of the y...(Read More)
 
 
Where We Find Ourselves
Where We Find Ourselves (February 2009)
Jewish Women around the World Write about Home
Miriam Ben-Yoseph - Editor
Deborah Nodler Rosen - Editor

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

In this remarkable collection of essays, stories, and poems, Jewish women writers from around the world offer diverse perspectives on the idea of home. The longing for home is as ancient as the exile from Eden, and for the thirty-nine writers showcased in this antho...(Read More)
 
 
Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition
Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition (February 2009)
The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710
Thomas E. Burke Jr. - Author
William A. Starna - Introduction

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

This is the fascinating story of the Dutch community at Schenectady, a village that grew out of the wilderness along the northern frontier of New Netherland in the 1660s. Drawing upon a wealth of original documents, Thomas E. Burke Jr. renders an engaging portrait of a small but dynamic Dutch village in the twilight years ...(Read More)
 
 
Living Waters
Living Waters (January 2009)
Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes
Margaret Wooster - Author

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

In Living Waters, Margaret Wooster canoes, portages, camps beside, and wades into eight Great Lakes watersheds across New York and Québec, returning with her pockets full of original stories from these beautiful, boggy, and prehistoric waterways. From the history of hydropower development o...(Read More)
 
 
Black Soldiers of New York State
Black Soldiers of New York State (January 2009)
A Proud Legacy
Anthony F. Gero - Author

Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.

The heroic saga of New York State’s African American soldiers, largely untold, comes to life in these pages. Drawing on a wealth of sources, some newly discovered, author Anthony F. Gero tells of their two centuries of struggle and triumph, beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing until 1950, when the United...(Read More)
 
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