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Passionate Commitments
Passionate Commitments (June 2013)
The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins
Julia M. Allen - Author

2014 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, presented by the Publishing Triangle

A story of two twentieth-century American women whose love for each other fueled their work to create an egalitarian world.

Developing their rhetorical skills in early-twentieth-century women’s organizations, Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins, life partners and heirs to significant wealth,...(Read More)
Fight All Day, March All Night
Fight All Day, March All Night (December 2012)
A Medal of Honor Recipient's Story
Wayne Mahood - Author

An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told through his letters from the battlefield.

In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his studies at Hamilton College to take up the Union cause. He quickly rose in rank from sergeant major to captain and acting regimental commander for the 126th New York Volunteers. In letters written to his family in Penn Yan, New York, Brown describes his ex...(Read More)
The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer
The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer (September 2012)
A Story of American Politics
Matthew L. Lifflander - Author

2012 Isabelle Hermalyn Award of New York Urban History presented by the Bronx County Historical Society

Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.

In The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer, Matthew L. Lifflander brings to life the dramatic story of a forgotten incident in New York State politic...(Read More)
Oreos and Dubonnet
Oreos and Dubonnet (June 2012)
Remembering Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller
Joseph H. Boyd Jr. - Author
Charles R. Holcomb - Author

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York’s most colorful and influential governors.

A unique figure and an outsized personality, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was a man whose character, personal style, and (of course) wealth shaped both his goals and how he pursued them. Although many stories about Rockefeller have been published over the years, many more remain to be told, and in Oreos and Dubonnet,...(Read More)
Faithful to the Task at Hand
Faithful to the Task at Hand (June 2012)
The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe
Carroll L.L. Miller - Author
Anne S. Pruitt-Logan - Author

The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education.

Born just twenty years after the end of slavery and orphaned at the age of five, Lucy Diggs Slowe (1885–1937) became a seventeen-time tennis champion and the first African American woman to win a major sports title, a founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the first Dean of Women at Howard University. She p...(Read More)
Corbino (March 2011)
From Rubens to Ringling
Janis Londraville - Author
Richard Londraville - Author
Karal Ann Marling - Foreword by

A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.

A Sicilian immigrant who trained at the Art Students League in New York, Jon Corbino (1905–1964) was one of the most influential members of the “Sarasota School” of art, a group of painters and artists, many of them expatriate New Yorkers, who came to the west coast of Florida for its natural beauty, the quality of its light, and the open-aired...(Read More)
Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643)
Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643) (January 2011)
Designing a New World
Janny Venema - Author

2011 Annual Hendricks Award, presented by the New Netherland Institute

A biography of one of the founding directors of the Dutch West India Company and a leading figure in the establishment of the New Netherland colony.

During the early 1600s, as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands was locked in a war with Spain that would last for eighty years, thousands of immigrant...(Read More)
Roman Candle
Roman Candle (August 2010)
The Life of Bobby Darin
David Evanier - Author

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

“Compelling and revealing … Roman Candle gives us the many lives of one of the great entertainers of all time, whose flame was extinguished way too soon.” — Kevin Spacey

A performer who rivaled Sinatra, Bobby Darin rose from dire poverty to...(Read More)
The Man Who Saved New York
The Man Who Saved New York (July 2010)
Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Robert Polner - Author

2011 Empire State History Book Award, presented by New York State Archives Partnership Trust

A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.

The Man Who Saved New York offers a portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Ca...(Read More)
The Quotable Judge Posner
The Quotable Judge Posner (April 2010)
Selections from Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Opinions
Robert F. Blomquist - Edited and with an introduction by
Richard A. Posner - Foreword by

Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner.

A collection of pithy and penetrating observations and rulings by one of the most famous appellate judges in America, The Quotable Judge Posner showcases the wit and wisdom of Richard A. Posner. During his more than twenty-five years as a federal appellate judge, Judge Posner reached over two thousand opinions, many o...(Read More)
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