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Confessions of a Hayseed D.A.
Confessions of a Hayseed D.A. (May 2022)
Robert R. Meehan - Author

 
 
History of Wyoming County, N.Y.
History of Wyoming County, N.Y. (May 2022)
With Illustrations, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Some Pioneers and Prominent Residents
Frederick W. Beers & Co. - Author
Cindy Amrhein - Introduction

A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service

Originally published by F.W. Beers & Company in 1880, History of Wyoming County, N.Y. is still one of the most referenced histories of the county. Exploring Wyoming County pre-formation, the book also delves into t...(Read More)
 
 
The Crucible of Public Policy
The Crucible of Public Policy (May 2022)
New York Courts in the Progressive Era
Bruce W. Dearstyne - Author

 
 
Sharkey
Sharkey (April 2022)
When Sea Lions Were Stars of Show Business (1907-1958)
Gary Bohan Jr. - Author

The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.

"Sharkey is the natural artist, performing his magic for nothing but love." — Wolcott Gibbs, The New Yorker

Sharkey tells the compelling story of an unusually gifted, trained sea lion who shared the stage with practically every important performer o...(Read More)
 
 
The Jews of Long Island: 1705-1918
The Jews of Long Island: 1705-1918 (March 2022)
Brad Kolodny - Author

The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.

In an engaging narrative, The Jews of Long Island: 1705–1918 tells the story of how Jewish communities were established and developed east of New York City, from Great Neck to Greenport and Cedarhurst to Sag Harbor. Including peddlers, farmers, and factory workers struggling to make a liv...(Read More)
 
 
Inside the Green Lobby
Inside the Green Lobby (February 2022)
The Fight to Save the Adirondack Park
Bernard C. Melewski - Author

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scences struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

Inside the Green Lobby recounts the behind-the-scenes efforts, both at the State Capitol in Albany and the halls of Congress, of a lobbyist for a major environmental advocacy group. Bernard C. Melewski worked to save the six-million acre A...(Read More)
 
 
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York (February 2022)
Including Ghostly Tales of The Bronx, Westchester County, and Long Island Sound
Blake A. Bell - Author

A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!

The Haunted History of Pelham, New York is an unusual and fascinating fusion of New York history and folklore. Recognizing that virtually every gripping regional ghost drama springs from kernels of fact, Blake A. Bell weaves spellbinding accounts of ghosts, spirits, and specters t...(Read More)
 
 
The Spirit of New York, Second Edition
The Spirit of New York, Second Edition (February 2022)
Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Bruce W. Dearstyne - Author

A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.

In this lively and engaging book, Bruce W. Dearstyne presents New York state history through an exploration of nineteen dramatic events. From the launch of the state government in April 1777 through the debut of the musical play Hamilton in 2015, Dearstyne puts the fascinating...(Read More)
 
 
Home as Found
Home as Found (December 2021)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Stephen Carl Arch - Historical introduction, notes, and text

A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.

Within months of publishing Homeward Bound, James Fenimore Cooper continued that story in a second, stand-alone novel, Home as Found. One of the most important of his long career, H...(Read More)
 
 
Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson (November 2021)
Nathaniel Parker Willis - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.

During the 1850s and '60s, by far the most prominent author in all of New York State was the writer, editor, and publisher Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867). Nearly as prominent as Willis himself was his Hudson Valley estate, Idlewild, where literary...(Read More)
 
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