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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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How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(Read More)
 
 
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island (November 2014)
And Other Previously Untranslated Gems
Colette - Author
Zack Rogow - Translator
Renée Morel - Translator

A collection of Colette’s best writings that have never before appeared in English.

The French writer Colette (1873–1954) is best known in the United States for such classic novels as Gigi and Cheri, which were made into popular movies, but she was a prolific author. This meticulously translated collection offers some of her best fiction, personal essays, articles, and talks, all appea...(Read More)
 
 
Circle of Vines
Circle of Vines (October 2014)
The Story of New York Wine
Richard Figiel - Author

Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.

Winegrower and journalist Richard Figiel offers the first comprehensive history of New York wine, following its turbulent evolution across the state and emerging as a dynamic player in the world of fine wine. He begins by examining New York’s distinctive viticultural roots and the geologic forces that shaped the state’s ...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Amateur
The Last Amateur (October 2014)
The Life of William J. Stillman
Stephen L. Dyson - Author

FINALIST  - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Biography Category

The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.

This fascinating biography tells the story of William J. Stillman (1828–1901), a nineteenth-century polymath. Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, Stillman attended Union College and began his career as a Hudson River School painter a...(Read More)
 
 
Polio Boulevard
Polio Boulevard (September 2014)
A Memoir
Karen Chase - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, presented by Hopewell Publications
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio...(Read More)
 
 
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville (August 2014)
A Teacher's Education, 1968-69
Charles S. Isaacs - Author

SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Education Category

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and P...(Read More)
 
 
Adirondack
Adirondack (July 2014)
Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East
Edward Kanze - Author

2015 Adirondack Literary Award - Best Memoir, presented by Adirondack Center for Writing

Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.

Born just north of New York City, Edward Kanze traveled as far as the wilds of Australia and New Zealand, working as a naturalist, par...(Read More)
 
 
Delicious December
Delicious December (July 2014)
How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats: A Holiday Cookbook
Peter G. Rose - Author

Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.

Delicious December mixes food and history in a celebration of Dutch and American Christmas traditions. In more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes, award-winning food historian Peter G. Rose draws on traditions that date back to the Middle Ag...(Read More)
 
 
Farms, Factories, and Families
Farms, Factories, and Families (July 2014)
Italian American Women of Connecticut
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by

Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.

Often treated as background figures throughout their history, Italian women of the lower and working classes have always struggled and toiled alongside men, and this did not change following emigration to America. Through numerous oral history narratives, Farms, Factories, ...(Read More)
 
 
Casual Affairs
Casual Affairs (June 2014)
The Life and Fiction of Sally Benson
Maryellen V. Keefe - Author

Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.

In Casual Affairs, Maryellen V. Keefe vividly follows the life and career of Sally Benson, the New Yorker writer remembered by generations of moviegoers for Meet Me in St. Louis, the film that brought her family to life. Keefe traces Benson’s life from her childho...(Read More)
 
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