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Excelsior Editions
Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
An imprint of SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions features affordable books of interest to all.
Excelsior Editions showcases the vibrant history and culture of New York and
surrounding states while at the same time making available noteworthy and
essential popular books, both classic and contemporary.
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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)
 
 
History of Wyoming County
History of Wyoming County (March 2022)
With Illustrations, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Some Pioneers and Prominent Residents
Cindy Amrhein - Author

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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)
 
 
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York (October 2021)
Jay Gould - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age “Robber Baron” Jay Gould.

When Jay Gould died in 1892 he left behind an estate worth the equivalent of seventy-eight billion in today’s dollars. He also left behind a reputation as one of Wall Street’s most shrewd, astute, and (some said) manipulative operators. Long before his ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
In the Catskills and My Boyhood (October 2021)
John Burroughs - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.

Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) “a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau.” Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as “a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle).” Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never ...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Feminists
Unruly Catholic Feminists (September 2021)
Prose, Poetry, and the Future of the Faith
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.

A collection of creative pieces, Unruly Catholic Feminists explores how women are coming to terms with their feminism and Catholicism in the twenty-first century. Through short stories, poems, and personal essays, third- and fourth-wave fem...(Read More)
 
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