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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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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)
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 (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)
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