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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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Angry Rain
Angry Rain (October 2018)
A Brief Memoir
Maurice Kenny - Author
Derek C. Maus - Edited and with an introduction by

 
 
We Are Going to Be Lucky
We Are Going to Be Lucky (August 2018)
A World War II Love Story in Letters
Elizabeth L. Fox - Editor

 
 
Finding True North
Finding True North (July 2018)
A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks
Fran Yardley - Author

 
 
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies (May 2018)
Peter Lacovara - Editor
Sue H. D'Auria - Editor
Tammis K. Groft - Foreword by

From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.

In 1909, two mummies, one dating from the 21st Dynasty and the other from the Ptolemaic Period, arrived in Albany, New York. Purchased from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo by Albany businessman Samuel Brown for the Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA), they have been on continuous exhibition since then and are the most ...(Read More)
 
 
Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

This book tells the compelling story of the young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. At best, he has been labeled a hero, a visionary, and a spokesman of the people. A...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with Ophelia
Dancing with Ophelia (March 2018)
Reconnecting Madness, Creativity, and Love
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

A personal narrative that explores madness through the use of literature, art, and philosophy to achieve lasting mental health without drugs.

“Twenty-two years ago, I lost my mind.” So begins Jeanne Ellen Petrolle’s fascinating personal narrative about her mental illness and recovery. Drawing on literature, art, and philosophy, Petrolle explores a unique understanding of madness that allowed her to achieve last...(Read More)
 
 
The History of Here
The History of Here (February 2018)
A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany
Akum Norder - Author

How the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, New York, changed and grew, as reflected in the history of one house and the lives of its residents.

When you buy an old house, you get much more than a house. In all its quirks, its alterations, in fragments of memory and traces left behind, you get a bundle of small mysteries. Who used to live here? Why did they come here, and where did they go? Whose name is that written on the attic...(Read More)
 
 
A Spirit of Sacrifice
A Spirit of Sacrifice (December 2017)
New York State in the First World War
Aaron Noble - Author
Keith Swaney - Author
Vicki Weiss - Author

Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.
“New York’s pride is the pride of things done. Her leadership is no more due to her great wealth or her large population than to the patriotism of her citizens and the uses to which her wealth is put. In every war in which this country has engaged, she has shown a spirit ...(Read More)
 
 
Rebels on the Niagara
Rebels on the Niagara (December 2017)
The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866
Lawrence E. Cline - Author

Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.

In what is now largely considered a footnote in history, Americans invaded Canada along the Niagara Frontier in 1866. The group behind the invasion—the Fenian Brotherhood—was formed in 1858 by Irish nationalists in New York City in order to fight for Irish independence from Britain. At t...(Read More)
 
 
Tales of an Ecotourist
Tales of an Ecotourist (December 2017)
What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us about Climate Change
Mike Gunter Jr. - Author

Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.

Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an ...(Read More)
 
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