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J'aime New York, 2nd Edition

A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.

New York in Bloom, 2012 Calendar

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
Series: Excelsior Editions

New York blooms year-round in photographs by award-winning National Geographic photographer Ted Spiegel.

Hudson River Towns

A captivating journey, in words and photographs, through the cities, towns, and villages of the Hudson Valley.

A Beautiful and Fruitful Place

Second volume of papers from a well respected annual seminar that showcase the latest research on Dutch colonial history in New York State.

Drifting

A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.

Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King

A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.

The Landmarks of New York, Fifth Edition

The definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City.

Truant Pastures

By Harry C. Staley
Introduction by George Drew
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Poems that ponder the conundrums of existence and religious faith in wartime.

The Stadium

Photographs by Jon Plasse
Subjects: Sociology
Series: Excelsior Editions

Photographs and recollections of one of baseball’s most storied icons.

Ordinary Jews

By Yehoshue Perle
Translated by Shirley Kumove
Introduction by Shirley Kumove
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

A new translation of a modern Yiddish masterpiece.

The Sadness of Antonioni

An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.

Episodes from a Hudson River Town

The story of New Baltimore, New York, a small Hudson River town, and how outside pressures and local hard work have combined to forge a lasting community

When Huai Flowers Bloom

Depicts the Cultural Revolution through stories in a variety of voices.

Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War

By D. Reid Ross
Foreword by Duane A. Smith
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Chronicles the Civil War experiences of four brothers from New York’s Hudson Valley.

Shrouds of White Earth

--Pointed, absorbing novel about an indigenous artist’s long journey of creativity and coming-of-awareness from White Earth Reservation to Paris

The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal

The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.

Shame the Devil

The remarkable and true story of the nineteenth-century novelist, journalist, and feminist Fanny Fern.

The Beach Beneath the Streets

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.

Body Shots

Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the “eating disordered culture” represented in Hollywood productions and popular images of celebrity life.

Coach

Edited by Andrew Blauner
Preface by David Duchovny
Foreword by Bill Bradley
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.

Corbino

A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.

When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport

A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.

Sweet Solitude

New and selected poems on love, faith, and the African American experience.

PhanFood

A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.

A Place in History

A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

Cooking with Chef Silvio

A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.

Castles of New York

An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.

New York in Bloom, 2011 Calendar

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
Series: Excelsior Editions

New York blooms year-round in photographs by award-winning National Geographic photographer Ted Spiegel.

Tales from the Sausage Factory

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York's legislature was once the nation's model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present dysfunction.

Roman Candle

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

Down from Troy

A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers.

We Used to Own the Bronx

An inside story of privilege, inherited wealth, and the bizarre values and customs of the American upper crust.

Arsenic and Clam Chowder

Recounts the sensational 1896 murder trial of Mary Alice Livingston, who was accused of murdering her mother with an arsenic-laced pail of clam chowder and faced the possibility of becoming the first woman to be executed in New York's new-fangled electric chair.

Bungalow Kid

Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.

The Man Who Saved New York

A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.

The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945

Edited by Danielle Bailly
Translated by Betty Becker-Theye
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

In the Hamptons Too

Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.

Smalbanac, The

A quirky yet practical guide to the Capital Region.

The Smoking Horse

With an ear for life’s fractured melodies, marine biologist Stephen Spotte recounts his lifelong study of literature and the sea and his search for the mythical place where reason and revelation intersect.

Out in Front

By Jeb Byrne
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Making Poems

Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.

Fire Along the Sky

A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.

The Old Guard

A brutal and unflinchingly honest portrayal of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche.

Amazing Journeys

New, superbly translated omnibus of five of Jules Verne's most renown stories.

But One Race

Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.

The Italian Actress

A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.

King of the Bowery

The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.

Saving Troy

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.

Hudson River Panorama

Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and its impact on the peoples and landscape of New York State.

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players

Edited by Judith E. Barlow
Subjects: Literature
Series: Excelsior Editions

Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.

Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures

A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.

New York in Bloom, 2010 Calendar

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
Series: Excelsior Editions

New York blooms year-round in photographs by award-winning photographer Ted Spiegel.

Wine - A Gentleman's Game

How one man and his family made their dream of owning a winery come true--and helped revitalize New York's winemaking industry in the process.

Knife Song Korea

A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.

Woodstock

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

Going Blind

Memoir and meditation on blindness.

Niagara

A sweeping history of this natural wonder, from its geological beginnings to the present.

The Firekeeper

An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.

Naked Lives

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

Go, Tell Michelle

Expanded audiobook edition of the widely praised collection of letters to Michelle Obama by African American women

A Family Place

One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.

When Play Was Play

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

Fairy Tales

Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

White Savage

Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.

Mystery of The Night Café

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

The Bhagavad Gita

An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

With an Iron Pen

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

It Happened in the Catskills

More than one hundred voices recall the "Borscht Belt" in its heyday.

It Happened in Brooklyn

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

Latino Voices in New England

Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.

The Reason for Crows

The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

Living Waters

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

Black Soldiers of New York State

Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.

Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
By Reed Sparling
Series: Excelsior Editions

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage

New York and Slavery

Challenges readers to rethink the way we view the nation’s past and race relations in the present.

Hudson Valley Voyage

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
By Reed Sparling
Series: Excelsior Editions

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage.