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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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In Security
In Security (October 2020)
A Novel
Edward Schwarzschild - Author

Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves.

Gary Waldman is a grief-stricken former tennis coach slowly reentering the world after the death of his wife. As he struggles to remain a good father to his six-year-old son, Waldman finds unexpected comfort and st...(Read More)
 
 
City on the Edge
City on the Edge (September 2020)
Hard Choices in the American Rust Belt
Michael Streissguth - Author

Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.

Why do people stay in a struggling city? City on the Edge explores this question through the lives of five people in Syracuse, New York, a quintessential rust-belt metropolis. Once a booming industrial center with a dynamic civic life and pr...(Read More)
 
 
Niagaras of Ink
Niagaras of Ink (September 2020)
Famous Writers at the Falls
Jamie M. Carr - Author

Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.

Niagara Falls is a place where lands are contested, industry debated, freedom harbored, the spirit uplifted, and fame won. It overflows with stories. Since before digital technologies made visual reproduction easier and more abundant than ever, writers composed Niagara Falls as symbolically meaningful. But in the fa...(Read More)
 
 
What Remains
What Remains (July 2020)
The Suitcases of Charles F. at Willard State Hospital
Ilan Stavans - Essay by
Jon Crispin - Photographer

Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York’s midcentury mental health system.

After the closure of Willard Psychiatric Center on New York’s Seneca Lake in 1995, more than four hundred abandoned suitcases were discovered in its attic, containing thousands of personal possessions belonging to former patients. Three of the suitcases w...(Read More)
 
 
Birth Chart
Birth Chart (May 2020)
Rachel Feder - Author

A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.

In Birth Chart, a collection of heartfelt, ruthless poetry, Rachel Feder rethinks the relationship between astrology and motherhood. She asks, if astrology constellates the universe around the moment of one’s birth, then how might it serve as shorthand for a vast number of personal experiences and cultural phenomena? How might...(Read More)
 
 
Fearless
Fearless (May 2020)
A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America
Neil Thomas Proto - Author

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

In 1977, a thirty-nine-year-old Italian American professor of Renaissance literature, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was chosen as the next president of Yale University, a radical act that was immediately perceived as a threat to the university’s embedde...(Read More)
 
 
Restless Spirits
Restless Spirits (May 2020)
Plays
William S. Yellow Robe Jr. - Author
Jace Weaver - Editor
Hanay L. Geiogamah - Foreword by

A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

Restless Spirits is a collection of previously unpublished plays by contemporary Assiniboine playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr. Including one full-length and seven one-act plays, this book reflects one of the author’s most creative and productive periods in his career. Selected by Yellow Robe, in consultation with editor Jace Weaver, the pl...(Read More)
 
 
Doghiker
Doghiker (March 2020)
Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills
Alan Via - Author

A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.

Much more than a guidebook showing readers great places to hike with their canine companions in upstate New York, Doghiker is a dog owner’s operating manual and tool kit. A lifelong dog owner, Alan Via makes a strong case for responsible ownership and...(Read More)
 
 
Enterprising Waters
Enterprising Waters (March 2020)
The History and Art of New York's Erie Canal
Brad L. Utter - Author
Ashley Hopkins-Benton - With
Karen E. Quinn - With
Thomas X. Grasso - Foreword by

Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.

One of the largest public works projects in American history, the Erie Canal inspired a nationwide transportation revolution and directed the course of New York and American history. When completed in 1825, the engineering marvel unlocked the Western interior for trade and settlement, boomtowns sprang up along the...(Read More)
 
 
Ghost Fleet Awakened
Ghost Fleet Awakened (November 2019)
Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758
Joseph W. Zarzynski - Author

Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.

In Ghost Fleet Awakened, Joseph W. Zarzynski reveals the untold story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755–1763). The story begins more than 250 years ago, when bateaux first plied the waters of Lake George, New York. Zarzynski enlightens readers ...(Read More)
 
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