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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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Wine - A Gentleman's Game
Wine - A Gentleman's Game (July 2009)
The Adventures of an Amateur Winemaker Turned Professional
Mark Miller - Author

How one man and his family made their dream of owning a winery come true—and helped revitalize New York’s winemaking industry in the process.

In 1957, Mark and Dene Miller purchased a vineyard in Marlboro, New York, overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the distant Berkshires. They really only wanted a few acres of vines, from which they hoped to produce a few cases of wine for themselves and their friends. ...(Read More)
Knife Song Korea
Knife Song Korea (July 2009)
A Novel
Richard Selzer - Author

Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Literary Fiction category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

SILVER MEDALIST - 2010 Independent Publishers Book Award in Literary Fiction Category

2009 Editor's Choice Award for Fiction by Foreword Magazine

A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.

Knife Song Korea...(Read More)
Woodstock (July 2009)
The Oral History, 40th Anniversary Edition
Joel Makower - Author
Michael Lang - With a new Foreword by
Joel Rosenman - With a new Foreword by

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

“The definitive study of the mega-concert.” — Rolling Stone

“Woodstock comes alive here, even if the music itself seems almost incidental to the backstage dramas.” — Publishers Weekly

Woodstock is the definitive, electrifying account of the...(Read More)
Niagara (July 2009)
A History of the Falls
Pierre Berton - Author

A sweeping history of this natural wonder.

“The noble cataract reflects the concerns, the fancies, and the failings of the times. If we gaze deeply enough into its shimmering image, we can perhaps discern our own.” — Pierre Berton

“[Pierre Berton] makes a serious and convincing case for Niagara’s pivotal role in North American history … His Niagara is a lo...(Read More)
The Firekeeper
The Firekeeper (July 2009)
A Narrative of the New York Frontier
Robert Moss - Author

An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author’s dreams of a Mohawk “woman of power” who lived three centuries ago.

“Robert Moss is a writer of considerable skill. In The Firekeeper, he shows a talent for accurate historical detail and an ability to recreate the past, both as it was and as it might have been. To read The Firekeeper is to be t...(Read More)
Naked Lives
Naked Lives (May 2009)
Inside the Worlds of Exotic Dance
Mindy S. Bradley-Engen - Author

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

Is stripping good or bad for the women who do it? According to sociologist Mindy S. Bradley-Engen, there’s no simple answer. An exotic dancer’s experiences can be both empowering and degrading: at times a dancer can feel like a goddess, at times ashamed and dirty. Drawing on extensive interviews as well as her own exper...(Read More)
Main Street to Mainframes
Main Street to Mainframes (May 2009)
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Harvey K. Flad - Author
Clyde Griffen - Author

2010 Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award, presented by Dutchess County Historical Society

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

The history of growth, decline, and revitalization in Poughkeepsie, New York, parallels that of many other small northeastern cities. Main Street to Mainframes tells the story of Poughkeepsie&rsqu...(Read More)
A Family Place
A Family Place (April 2009)
A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family
Leila Philip - Author

One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.

Encompassing three centuries of manor lords and tenant farmers, Civil War heroes and renegade aunts, award-winning author Leila Philip tells the story of her ancestral Hudson Valley home, Talavera, and the mystery of her attachment to it. After her father’s death in 1992, Leila and h...(Read More)
When Play Was Play
When Play Was Play (April 2009)
Why Pick-up Games Matter
Ronald Bishop - Author

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

When Play Was Play offers a fascinating look at the disappearing world of childhood pick-up games. Drawing on his own experiences as well as a wealth of interviews and surveys, Ronald Bishop tells why these loosely structured games mattered—camaraderie, opportunities to develop social skills, and independence from the world of adults. Bishop contrasts his and o...(Read More)

Stairway to Empire
Stairway to Empire (April 2009)
Lockport, the Erie Canal, and the Shaping of America
Patrick McGreevy - Author

The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.

The stunning achievement of the Erie Canal’s completion is brought to life in this riveting story. In the spring of 1821, thousands of workers descended on the isolated village of Lockport, New York, twenty miles east of Niagara Falls. Their goal was to dig and blast a waterway through t...(Read More)
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