Excelsior Editions (Imprint)
Life on a Rocky Farm
A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.
Here, Everything Is Dreaming
Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.
The Untold Story of Champ
The definitive account of a Lake Champlain legend.
Fight All Day, March All Night
An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told though his letters from the battlefield.
The Gambler's Daughter
In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.
The Middle of Everywhere
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.
An Uncommon Cape
Three mysteries precipitate an investigation into an otherwise ordinary suburban property, revealing a past inextricably woven into four centuries of American history.
Farmingdale State College
Fascinating history of the oldest public college on Long Island.
An introduction to our most precious natural resource.
A haunting record of the destruction and rebirth of the neighborhood surrounding Ground Zero.
John Emmett Connors
An artist’s appreciation of the Collar City, Troy, New York.
Still in the Hamptons
More encounters with sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of the Hamptons, by the editor and publishers of Dan's Papers.
The Sphinx of the Ice Realm
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.
Dead Woman Hollow
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.
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.
The Prophet of Tenth Street
A literary love story.
Mentors, Muses & Monsters
Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.
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
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.
The Landmarks of New York, Fifth Edition
The definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City.
Photographs and recollections of one of baseball’s most storied icons.
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.
A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.
A new translation of a modern Yiddish masterpiece.
Poems that ponder the conundrums of existence and religious faith in wartime.
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.
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
Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War
Chronicles the Civil War experiences of four brothers from New York’s Hudson Valley.
Shame the Devil
The remarkable and true story of the nineteenth-century novelist, journalist, and feminist Fanny Fern.
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal
The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.
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.
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.
A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.
New and selected poems on love, faith, and the African American experience.
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
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.
Down from Troy
A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers.
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
We Used to Own the Bronx
An inside story of privilege, inherited wealth, and the bizarre values and customs of the American upper crust.
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.
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.
Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945
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.
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.
A quirky yet practical guide to the Capital Region.
Out in Front
Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Memoir and meditation on blindness.
The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.
Knife Song Korea
A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.
A sweeping history of this natural wonder, from its geological beginnings to the present.
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.
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.
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.
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 Gītā
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 Brooklyn
Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.
It Happened in the Catskills
More than one hundred voices recall the "Borscht Belt" in its heyday.
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.
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
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
A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage.