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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 City That Never Sleeps
The City That Never Sleeps (April 2015)
Poems of New York
Shawkat M. Toorawa - Editor
Anne Pierson Wiese - Foreword by

An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.

“New York, the city that never sleeps, contains more light than all the myriad heavens conceived of by its denizens of every possible race, religion, culture, color, and creed combined. All poets are besotted with light: it is the most transformative of all phenomena and we are permanently drunk on it—moon mad, sun blind, star struck.” — f...(Read More)
The Three Graces of Raymond Street
The Three Graces of Raymond Street (April 2015)
Murder, Madness, Sex, and Politics in 1870s Brooklyn
Robert E. Murphy - Author

A compelling story about three murders in Brooklyn between 1872 and 1873 and the young women charged with the crimes.

Between January 1872 and September 1873, the city of Brooklyn was gripped by accounts of three murders allegedly committed by young women: a factory girl shot her employer and seducer, an evidently peculiar woman shot a philandering member of a prominent Brooklyn family, and a former nun was arres...(Read More)
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
Fifty Years in Sing Sing (February 2015)
A Personal Account, 1879-1929
Alfred Conyes - Author
Penelope Kay Jarrett - Editor
Ted Conover - Foreword by

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

Written more than eighty years ago, Fifty Years in Sing Sing is the personal account of Alfred Conyes (1852–1931), who worked as a prison guard and then keeper at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York, from 1879 to 1929. This unpublished memoir, dated 1930, was found among his granddaughter’s estate by his great-gr...(Read More)
Capitol Story, Third Edition
Capitol Story, Third Edition (January 2015)
C. R. Roseberry - Author
New York State Office of General Services - Author
Diana S. Waite - Author
Gary David Gold - Photographer
Andrew M. Cuomo - Foreword by

A lavishly illustrated history of New York’s Capitol and its recent renovation.

The New York State Capitol sits majestically at the head of Albany’s State Street, a masterpiece of civic architecture and decorative design. Built between 1867 and 1899, it was the work of four architects—Thomas Fuller, Leopold Eidlitz, Henry Hobson Richardson, and Isaac Perry—who labored under geologically dif...(Read More)
An Irrepressible Conflict
An Irrepressible Conflict (December 2014)
The Empire State in the Civil War
Robert Weible - Author
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author
Aaron Noble - Author
Harold Holzer - Foreword by

Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.

An Irrepressible Conflict documents the pivotal role New York State played in our nation’s bloodiest and most enduring conflict. As the wealthiest and most populous state in the Union, the Empire State led all others in supplying men, money, and material to the causes of unity and freedom. New York’s experience provides significant...(Read More)
Ingenious Machinists
Ingenious Machinists (December 2014)
Two Inventive Lives from the American Industrial Revolution
Anthony J. Connors - Author

Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.

Ingenious Machinists recounts the early development of industrialization in New England and New York through the lives of two prominent innovators whose work advanced the transformation to factory work and corporations, the rise of the middle class, and other momentous change...(Read More)
Stop at the Red Apple
Stop at the Red Apple (December 2014)
The Restaurant on Route 17
Elaine Freed Lindenblatt - Author

An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed’s roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.

The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Located midway between New York City and the resorts of the Catskill Mountains, the restaurant served as a who’s who of entertainment luminaries. Elaine Freed Lindenblatt was born into resta...(Read More)
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century (December 2014)
Marilyn E. Weigold - Author
Yonkers Historical Society - Author

Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.

Yonkers in the Twentieth Century chronicles the decline and rebirth of the fourth largest city in New York State, once known as “the Queen City of the Hudson” and “the City of Gracious Living.” Previously an industrial powerhouse, the city’s factor...(Read More)
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)
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