Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.
Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.
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.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.
A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.
Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.
A study of the times and life in Southampton, New York between 1870 and 1900.
Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.
The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.
Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.
An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.
From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
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.
How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.
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.
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.
Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.
Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.
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.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.
An exciting travel guide for Upstate New York road warriors, history lovers, and tourists.
Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning publication New York Archives.
Previously unpublished letters and private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
A quirky survival guide to New York's Capital District.
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
Documents the city’s surviving grain elevators and their profound influence on twentieth-century architecture.
Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.
Explores the hundred-year history of Piel Bros. , one of the prominent German American brands that once made New York City the brewing capital of America.
Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.
An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Compelling stories of intercultural contact and emotional survival in a complex world.
More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
Explores the history and present-day reality of grain elevators on the Great Lakes.
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.
An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.
An award-winning African-American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadephia childhood in the 1930's to mid-century Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.
A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.