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Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
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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A Passionate Life
A Passionate Life (July 2022)
W. H. H.. Murray, from Preacher to Progressive
Randall S. Beach - Author

 
 
Signs of Distinction
Signs of Distinction (July 2022)
The History of New York State as Told by 51 Welcome Signs
Chuck D'Imperio - Author

Fifty-one unique New York towns with great stories to tell, from L. Frank Baum's and Jello's hometowns to the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement.

Across New York State, small towns and big cities alike have stories to tell. A unique travel guide for history buffs, Signs of Distinction delves into the varied stories revealed on town welcome signs. Welcome signs in ever...(Read More)
 
 
Ways of the Hand
Ways of the Hand (July 2022)
A Photographer's Memoir
Bruce Jackson - Author

A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.

Rocker Rod Stewart, Jackson says, had it wrong when he titled his breakthrough album Every Picture Tells a Story. Pictures don't tell stories—but many of them call to mind stories or have stories about their ...(Read More)
 
 
Confessions of a Hayseed DA
Confessions of a Hayseed DA (May 2022)
Robert R. Meehan - Author
Kathleen Meehan Do - Editor

An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of figthing crime in a rapidly changing world.

In the 1960s, the small county of Rockland, north of New York City, went through a period of rapid expansion. Although beneficial, this explosive growth also led to t...(Read More)
 
 
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

Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.

The Crucible of Public Policy: New York Courts in the Progressive Era relates the dramatic story of New York State courts, particularly the Court of Appeals, in deciding on the constitutionality of key state statutes in the progressive era. The Court of App...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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