Spring 2023 Featured Titles
Ducktails, Drive-ins, and Broken Hearts
An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars, like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight.
The Motorcycle Industry in New York State, Second Edition
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
Bush League, Big City
The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
A Passionate Life
The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.
Perfect Pitch, Third Revised Edition
The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
Louise Blanchard Bethune
The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
The Manors and Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
The Camp Abilities Story
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
Feminists Reclaim Mentorship
Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.
History of Wyoming County, N.Y.
A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service.
Tommy, Trauma, and Postwar Youth Culture
The cultural history of one of rock’s greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator
Blues on Stage
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Celebrates the design work of Henry Dreyfuss and his associates that revolutionized 20th century industrial design from telephones to trains to thermostats.
The Story Is True, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them
A new and accessible introduction to this exciting, controversial, and often misunderstood music, drawing on extensive research, close listening, and the author’s experience as a performer.
How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights
Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.
Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.
Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.
Lichen Tufts, from the Alleghanies
An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.
A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.