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Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
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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Swimming
Swimming (September 2015)
Karl Luntta - Author

Compelling stories of intercultural contact and emotional survival in a complex world.

A swimming pool in the Kalahari Desert, the ice skates of a boy in a wheelchair, and a midnight train ride in the cool African night form the backdrop of the eight diverse stories in Swimming. Some of the stories take place in Africa, others in the United States, but in all of them, the characters confront cultural and r...(Read More)
 
 
Grain Dust Dreams
Grain Dust Dreams (August 2015)
David W. Tarbet - Author

2017 Gertrude H. Dyke Award, presented by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society

2017 Ernest R. Zimmerman First Publication Award, presented by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society

Explores the history and present-day reality of grain elevators on the Great Lakes.


Grain Dust Dreams tells the story of terminal grain elevators—concrete ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons 4Ever
In the Hamptons 4Ever (August 2015)
Mostly True Tales from the East End
Dan Rattiner - Author
Barbara L. Goldsmith - Foreword by

More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.

This is Dan Rattiner’s fourth collection of essays about the fishermen, farmers, celebrities, billionaires, and artists who live, work, and play in the Hamptons. As the founder and publisher of Dan’s Papers, a weekly community newspaper, Rattiner knows the Hamptons backwards and forwards, and stor...(Read More)
 
 
The Senator from New England
The Senator from New England (August 2015)
The Rise of JFK
Sean J. Savage - Author

GOLD WINNER 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Political Science Category

Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.


John F. Kennedy’s path to the presidency began during his eight years of service in the United States Senate. In The Senator from New England, Sean J. Savage contends ...(Read More)
 
 
Creating Sustainable Communities
Creating Sustainable Communities (June 2015)
Lessons from the Hudson River Region
Rik Scarce - Author

Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.

From Mount Marcy to Manhattan and beyond, the Hudson River region has become an incubator for rich and varied experiments in sustainable living. In this fascinating book, Rik Scarce showcases some of these efforts by telling the stories of dynamic individuals and organizations that are remaking the region’s landsca...(Read More)
 
 
The Spirit of New York
The Spirit of New York (June 2015)
Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Bruce W. Dearstyne - Author

2016 Award for Merit, presented by the American Association for State and Local History

Presents New York history in a fresh way through sixteen dramatic events.


In this lively and engaging book, Bruce W. Dearstyne presents New York State history by exploring sixteen dramatic events. From the launch of the state government in April 1777 to the tragedy of September 1...(Read More)
 
 
Upstate Cauldron
Upstate Cauldron (June 2015)
Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category

HONORABLE MENTION 2015
ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communit...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom Journey
Freedom Journey (May 2015)
Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York
Edythe Ann Quinn - Author

The story of thirty-six African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War.

Through wonderfully detailed letters, recruit rosters, and pension records, Edythe Ann Quinn shares the story of thirty-five African American Civil War soldiers and the United States Colored Troop (USCT) regiments with which they served. Associated with The Hills community in Westche...(Read More)
 
 
A Most Glorious Ride
A Most Glorious Ride (April 2015)
The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877-1886
Edward P. Kohn - Editor

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the History Category

Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.


A Most Glorious Ride presents the complete diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. Covering the formativ...(Read More)
 
 
An Iceberg in Paradise
An Iceberg in Paradise (April 2015)
A Passage through Alzheimer's
Nancy Avery Dafoe - Author

Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.

In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe shares the heart-wrenching experience of caring for her ailing mother as she struggled, and ultimately lost her battle, with Alzheimer’s disease. Weaving poetry throughout, Dafoe tells her family’s story in the hope of helping those who are navigat...(Read More)
 
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