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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 Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale
The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale (April 2014)
An Adirondack Novel
Mary Sanders Shartle - Author

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

2015 People’s Choice Award, presented by Adirondack Center for Writing

SHORTLISTED: 2014 Editor’s Choice Prize in Fiction, presented by Foreword

GOLD MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. North-East - Best Regional  Fiction Ca...(Read More)
 
 
No Longer and Not Yet
No Longer and Not Yet (March 2014)
Stories
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The stories in No Longer and Not Yet look at the ways our lives are lived in the split seconds between what is no longer but is still not yet. Most take place on Manhattan’s iconic Upper West Side, in the shops, hallways, and parks that reveal this well-known “big city” neighborhood for the tiny, even backwater village it mo...(Read More)
 
 
America's First Crisis
America's First Crisis (January 2014)
The War of 1812
Robert P. Watson - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. History Category (tie)

Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.

The War of 1812, sometimes called “America’s forgotten war,” was a curious affair. At the time, it was dismissed as “Mr. Madison’s War.” Later it was hailed by some as A...(Read More)
 
 
Enough Blame to Go Around
Enough Blame to Go Around (January 2014)
The Labor Pains of New York City's Public Employee Unions
Richard Steier - Author

Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City’s public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.

Since 1980 Richard Steier has had a unique vantage point to observe the gains, losses, and struggles of municipal labor unions in New York City. He has covered those unions and city government as a reporter and labor columnist for the New York ...(Read More)
 
 
Lost Orchard
Lost Orchard (January 2014)
Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community
Jo Pitkin - Editor

FINALIST - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Anthology category

A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.

A collection of poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and adminis...(Read More)
 
 
Mr. New York
Mr. New York (January 2014)
Lew Rudin and His Love for the City
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Bill Clinton - Foreword by

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.

Lew Rudin was one of New York City’s most influential power brokers in the latter part of the twentieth century, but he was also one of its most indefatigable boosters. Born in the Throgs ...(Read More)
 
 
Nature of the Beast
Nature of the Beast (January 2014)
An Easy Taylor Mystery
Roland Keller - Author

While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.

Since losing his job and its regular paycheck at an Albany investigative firm, life for private investigator Edward Zachery Taylor, known as Easy, is going downhill. In business for himself—wit...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of the Watchdog
The Art of the Watchdog (January 2014)
Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
David R. Eichenthal - Author

Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.

Does government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption make your blood boil?

In The Art of the Watchdog, Daniel L. Feldman and David R. Eichenthal show how to fight back. Based on their own work in federal, state, and local government over the last forty years, they will arm you with the tools and...(Read More)
 
 
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws (December 2013)
Prohibition and New York City
Ellen NicKenzie Lawson - Author

Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.

With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, “drying up” New York City promised to be the greatest triumph of the proponents of Prohibition. Instead, the city remained the nation’s greatest liquor market. Smugglers, Bootleggers, a...(Read More)
 
 
William Almon Wheeler
William Almon Wheeler (December 2013)
Political Star of the North Country
Herbert C. Hallas - Author

An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth Vice President of the United States.

William Almon Wheeler’s life is an American success story about how a poor boy living near the Canadian border in Malone, New York, achieved fame and fortune. Often referred to as “the New York Lincoln,” Wheeler was a lawyer, banker, rai...(Read More)
 
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