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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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The Splendid Wayfaring
The Splendid Wayfaring (December 2008)
Jedediah Smith and the Ashley-Henry Men, 1822-1831
John G. Neihardt - Author

The story of the famous mountain man Jedediah Smith.

This is the exciting story of the fur traders and trappers who explored and opened up the American West in the first decades of the nineteenth century. As told by the acclaimed poet and writer John G. Neihardt, the era of the mountain men unfolds through the legendary exploits of Jedediah Smith, who ascended the Missouri River in 1822 and was killed by Comanche ...(Read More)
 
 
The Divine Enchantment
The Divine Enchantment (December 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

First published epic poem by John G. Neihardt.

The first published long poem by America’s finest epic poet, The Divine Enchantment is replete with the metaphysical insights and creative accomplishments that would later soar to unparalleled heights in A Cycle of the West and Black Elk Speaks. Springing forth from John G. Neihardt’s fascination with Hindu mysticism and myth, the epic...(Read More)
 
 
Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War
Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War (November 2008)
The Hudson Valley's Ross Brothers and the Union's Fight for Emancipation
D. Reid Ross - Author
Duane A. Smith - Foreword by

Chronicles the Civil War experiences of four brothers from New York’s Hudson Valley.

Looking at the lives of the four Ross brothers, dedicated Union soldiers from upstate New York’s Washington County, Lincoln’s Veteran Volunteers Win the War offers a dramatic, in-depth account of struggle, devotion, family, and faith during the American Civil War. Three of the four brothers&m...(Read More)
 
 
Black Elk Speaks
Black Elk Speaks (October 2008)
Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
John G. Neihardt - Author

The famous life story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer,...(Read More)
 
 
The Twilight of the Sioux
The Twilight of the Sioux (October 2008)
A Cycle of the West II
John G. Neihardt - Author

Second volume of the epic poem A Cycle of the West, covering the valiant resistance by Plains Indians.

The Twilight of the Sioux is essential reading for understanding the unforgettable world and majestic sweep of events and people in Black Elk Speaks. The magnificence and tragedy of the Old West is here, as told by the brilliant epic poet John G. Neihardt: the courage of settlers in the America...(Read More)
 
 
The River and I
The River and I (October 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Autobiographical journey down the Missouri River in 1908.

In 1908, the brilliant poet and writer John G. Neihardt traveled by canoe down the then-untamed Missouri River for fifty-six days. His account, rousing and elegantly reflective, showcases the long ago, fascinating world through which the mighty river passed. The River and I is at once a classic adventure tale, an enduring homage to the Old West, and a...(Read More)
 
 
Southern Life, Northern City
Southern Life, Northern City (October 2008)
The History of Albany's Rapp Road Community
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author

The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.

Southern Life, Northern City is the inspirational story of an African American community in Albany that has fought doggedly for generations to preserve its legacy and way of life. In the 1920s and 1930s rural African American families living in Shubuta, Mississippi, began relocati...(Read More)

 
 
Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009
Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009 (August 2008)
Free Bonus Calendar - $11.95 value, with purchase of Hudson Valley Voyage Book
Ted Spiegel - Photographer
Reed Sparling - Author

Hudson Valley Voyage


2008 Bronze Medal in the Twelfth Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. Regional Northeast Non-Fiction Category

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage

Hudson Valley Voyage offers a rich exploration of the Hudson River Valley...(Read More)
 
 
New York and Slavery
New York and Slavery (August 2008)
Time to Teach the Truth
Alan J. Singer - Author

Challenges readers to rethink the way we view the nation’s past and race relations in the present.

Blending historical narrative with ideas for engaging young people as historians and thinkers, Alan J. Singer introduces readers to the truth about the history of slavery in New York State, and, by extension, about race in American society. Singer’s perspective as a historian and a former secondary school...(Read More)
 
 
Hudson Valley Voyage
Hudson Valley Voyage (July 2008)
Through the Seasons, Through the Years
Ted Spiegel - Photographer
Reed Sparling - Author

2008 Bronze Medal in the Twelfth Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. Regional Northeast Non-Fiction Category

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage

To preview or purchase the companion calendar, click this link: (Read More)
 
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