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.
Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.
A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.
An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the "Burned-Over District" of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.
An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
Presents New York history in a fresh way through sixteen dramatic events.
Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.
The story of thirty-six African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War.
A compelling story about three murders in Brooklyn between 1872 and 1873 and the young women charged with the crimes.
Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
The inside story of how a three-year old filly captured the hearts of racing fans and cemented her bid to be named Horse of the Year.
A lavishly illustrated history of New York's Capitol and its recent renovation.
An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.
Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.
An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.
The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
A story of loss and survival.
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.
Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.
Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.
The Adirondack hamlet of Winslow Station is transformed by the unexpected return of its solitary prodigal child.
Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.
A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.
The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.
Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.
While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.
Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.
An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth vice president of the United States.
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.
Childhood recollections of life in the Adirondack Mountains during the Great Depression.
Follows hapless private eye Easy Taylor as he investigates an eco-terrorist plot to stop development in the Catskill Mountains.
Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.
Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.
Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck. ”
A groundbreaking book that brings the insights of Integral Theory to business and organizational development.
The deep-sea exploits of secretive Captain Nemo, embarking on the world's first global vendetta.
Literature's classic race against the clock.
When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.
Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.
Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.
Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.
A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.
The definitive account of a Lake Champlain legend.
An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told though his letters from the battlefield.
A young man’s quest to keep his hometown’s paper mill from closing turns into an odyssey across a rural upstate New York county.
In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.
Three mysteries precipitate an investigation into an otherwise ordinary suburban property, revealing a past inextricably woven into four centuries of American history.
An artist’s appreciation of the Collar City, Troy, New York.
A haunting record of the destruction and rebirth of the neighborhood surrounding Ground Zero.
Fascinating history of the oldest public college on Long Island.
An introduction to our most precious natural resource.
More encounters with sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of the Hamptons, by the editor and publishers of Dan's Papers.
The first complete English translation of Jules Verne's epic fantasy novel.
An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.
Three generations of Northern Appalachian women confront poverty, violence, and isolation.
A tragedy in early June sets off a cascade of deception for the summer people from Manhattan and the local teens on Grand Isle.
A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.
A literary love story.
Provocative essays on the distinct history and culture of Buffalo and the Canadian border region.
A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.
Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.