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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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Flash Points
Flash Points (July 2017)
Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jade Wu - Author

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.

From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and other donors have invested enormous financial and human resources in major peacekeeping and development efforts. Why then is the world no closer to bein...(Read More)
From Italy to the North End
From Italy to the North End (July 2017)
Photographs, 1972-1982
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
James Pasto - Foreword by

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a young boy, Anthony V. Riccio listened to his grandparents’ stories of life in the small Italian villages where they had grown up and which they had left in order to emigrate to the United States. In the early 1970s, he traveled to those villages—Alvignano and Sippiciano—and elsewhere in Italy, taking photogr...(Read More)
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region (July 2017)
Janet A. Null - Author

Explores the architectural treasures of the Southern-Central region of New York’s Adirondack Park and places them in the context of Adirondack history and culture.

The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region provides a professional and insightful survey of the built environment of a unique area within New York’s Adirondack Park. This book is the first field guide to the architecture of the Park...(Read More)
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman (June 2017)
The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830
Susan M. Ouellette - Author

A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.

In 1820, Phebe Orvis began a journal that she faithfully kept for a decade. Richly detailed, her diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. The journal entries tra...(Read More)
New York Art Deco
New York Art Deco (June 2017)
A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture
Anthony W. Robins - Author

The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.

Of all the world’s great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’30s that recast New York as the world’s modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins, New York’s best-known Art Deco guide, includes an introd...(Read More)
Upstate Uncovered
Upstate Uncovered (May 2017)
100 Unique, Unusual, and Overlooked Destinations in Upstate New York
Chuck D'Imperio - Author

An exciting travel guide for Upstate New York road warriors, history lovers, and tourists.

In Upstate Uncovered Chuck D’Imperio mines deep into his travel journal and shares an astonishing array of fun and amazing places in Upstate New York that the casual traveler might otherwise miss. As one of Upstate’s most ardent advocates, D’Imperio has traveled the backroads and byways of the region seekin...(Read More)
Failed State
Failed State (April 2017)
Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Robert Polner - With

Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
Failed State is both an original account of a state legislature in urgent need of reform and a call to action for those who would fix it. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processe...(Read More)
The Best of New York Archives
The Best of New York Archives (March 2017)
Selections from the Magazine, 2001-2011
New York State Archives Partnership Trust - Author

Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication—as told through the records of the men and women who made it.

Home to some of the United States’ most important historical treasures, the Ne...(Read More)
Somewhere in France
Somewhere in France (February 2017)
The World War I Letters and Journal of Private Frederick A. Kittleman
Thomas J. Schaeper - Author

Previously unpublished letters and a private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
The United States entered World War I in April 1917, and by the end of the conflict two million American soldiers were fighting on French soil. One of them was Private Frederick A. Kittleman, who was born in the small city of Olean in western New York. After being drafted in ...(Read More)
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides (December 2016)
The Natural History of a Long Island Pocket Bay
R. Lawrence Swanson - Author
Malcolm J. Bowman - Author

2017 Robert Cushman Memorial Award, presented by the Three Village Historical Society
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.

Stony Brook Harbor, or Three Sisters Harbor as it was known historically, is perhaps the most pristine of the Long Island north shore pocket bays. Untouched by major commercialization, it has been designated a Si...(Read More)
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