Excelsior Editions (Imprint)

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Restless Spirits

A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

Doghiker

A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.

Enterprising Waters

Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.

Ghost Fleet Awakened

Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.

When I Am Italian

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

The Architecture of Downtown Troy

Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.

Colonizing Southampton

A study of the times and life in Southampton, New York between 1870 and 1900.

Everything Worthy of Observation

Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.

Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words

A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

I'll Be Home

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

Something's Happening Here

The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.

Forest and Crag

A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.

Battling Editor

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

The Full Pomegranate

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

Popovers and Candlelight

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

Angry Rain

By Maurice Kenny
Edited by Derek C. Maus
Introduction by Derek C. Maus
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

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.

Hell Gate

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.

Years I Walked at Your Side

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

Bootlegger of the Soul

A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.

The Moving of the Water

Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.

We Are Going to Be Lucky

Edited by Elizabeth L. Fox
Notes by Elizabeth L. Fox
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

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.

Finding True North

An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.

Adriaen van der Donck

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.

Dancing with Ophelia

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.