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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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What Remains
What Remains (June 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 Federrethinks 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Restless Spirits is a collection of previously unpublished plays by contemporary Assiniboine playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.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, ...(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 offers guidance on selecting a canine hikin...(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 canal’s path, and New York City grew to b...(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)
 
 
When I Am Italian
When I Am Italian (November 2019)
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

“My ancestral Italian village in America was in Waterbury, Connecticut.” In this sentence, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the central question of this book: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Clapps Herman takes a complicated and ...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Xs and Os
Beyond the Xs and Os (September 2019)
Keeping the Bills in Buffalo
Mark C. Poloncarz - Author

Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.

Beyond the Xs and Os is the previously unpublished story of how a long-term stadium lease was negotiated and signed by New York’s Erie County, the state, and the Buffalo Bills football team. Mark C. Poloncarz, the elected executive of the community th...(Read More)
 
 
The Architecture of Downtown Troy
The Architecture of Downtown Troy (September 2019)
An Illustrated History
Diana S. Waite - Author

Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.

Located about 150 miles north of Manhattan, on the east bank of the Hudson River, the city of Troy, New York, was once an industrial giant. It led the nation in iron production throughout much of the nineteenth century, and its factories turned out bells and cast-iron stoves that were sold the world over. Its pop...(Read More)
 
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