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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
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Go, Tell Michelle
Go, Tell Michelle (January 2009)
African American Women Write to the New First Lady
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Editor
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Editor

2009 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award, in the category of edited volume, presented by the Association of Black Women Historians

Treasury of letters written by African American women to Michelle Obama.

“An impressive compendium of eloquent messages which together paint a touching tapestry reflecting the depth of sisters’ emotional investment in our new First ...(Read More)
 
 
Man-Song
Man-Song (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Second anthology of poetry published by John G. Neihardt; well received.

A celebration of love, an ode to virility—Man-Song reveals the passions and longings of the young poet John G. Neihardt. These twenty-seven erotic poems, published just after he had married the sculptor Mona Martinsen, testify to the power of attraction between men and women and the strong bonds forged by male friends and comrades...(Read More)
 
 
The Song of Hugh Glass
The Song of Hugh Glass (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Epic poem about fur traders in the American West.

The wonderfully realized poem that launched the epic A Cycle of the West, The Song of Hugh Glass celebrates the American fur trade west of the Mississippi in the early nineteenth century. The lives and adventures of the early fur traders and trappers who crossed the Missouri River are told with unforgettable vigor and magnificence by the brilliant epic poet J...(Read More)
 
 
Indian Tales and Others
Indian Tales and Others (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Anthology of short stories about American Indian life.

Shimmering tales of American Indian lives and worlds, exciting accounts of the long-lost western frontier, these seventeen short stories are among the best ever penned by the acclaimed author of Black Elk Speaks. An Omaha Indian elder tells of “The Singer of the Ache,” widely believed to be John G. Neihardt’s masterpiece of short fictio...(Read More)
 
 
The Mountain Men
The Mountain Men (December 2008)
A Cycle of the West I
John G. Neihardt - Author

First volume of the celebrated epic poem A Cycle of the West, covering the era of fur traders.

The Mountain Men celebrates the brave men and women who explored, trapped, and traded across the Old West during the early decades of the nineteenth century. From the Missouri River to the Great Salt Lake, the Yellowstone River to Spanish California, their moving and inspiring stories are deftly told by the b...(Read More)
 
 
The Song of Three Friends
The Song of Three Friends (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Epic poem about mountain men explorers in the American West.

The Song of Three Friends is a resounding tribute to the intrepid explorers and mountain men who braved the western wilderness in the first decades of the nineteenth century. How was the rugged American West braved and then settled? America’s foremost epic poet John G. Neihardt tells of the ordeal of the last frontier and how a stalwart chara...(Read More)
 
 
A Bundle of Myrrh
A Bundle of Myrrh (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

First anthology of poems published by John G. Neihardt; well received.

This first published collection of poems by John G. Neihardt earned him extravagant praise from critics and the attention of literary circles in New York. Daring in its embrace of sensuality, rapid-fire emotion, and free verse, the thirty-one poems in A Bundle of Myrrh marked the very public beginning of the career of America’s g...(Read More)
 
 
Life's Lure
Life's Lure (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

A novel of the Black Hills gold rush.

The bitter darkness of frontier life pervades John G. Neihardt’s fascinating second novel, set during the Black Hills gold rush. A dashing gentleman gambler named Louis Devlin does his best to tempt and corrupt two earnest, good men—Samuel Drake, who has squandered his fortune in a Deadwood card game and Punkins, a callow farm boy who yearns to be rich. A lust for we...(Read More)
 
 
The Dawn-Builder
The Dawn-Builder (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Unsettling novel about frontier life in Nebraska.

Bizarre, witty, and unsettling, The Dawn-Builder tells the story of Mr. Waters, a one-eyed, one-legged printer, habitual self-loather, and consummate drinker who finds himself in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska Territory, in the 1860s. While working for the town newspaper, Waters’ isolation is shattered by two women: a motherly widow and the other-worldly, be...(Read More)
 
 
The Quest
The Quest (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Collection of critically acclaimed lyrical poetry.

The Quest was a landmark publication in modern American poetry, bringing together those lyrical poems most near and dear to their creator, John G. Neihardt. Featured are the poet’s favorite selections from his celebrated collections A Bundle of Myrrh, Man-Song, and The Stranger at the Gates. The poems, unfailingly insightful and contemplat...(Read More)
 
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