Beauty in the City
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region
Explores the architectural treasures of the Southern-Central region of New York's Adirondack Park and places them in the context of Adirondack history and culture.
Still Speaking of Nature
An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.
From Italy to the North End
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
New York Art Deco
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.
An exciting travel guide for Upstate New York road warriors, history lovers, and tourists.
Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
The Best of New York Archives
Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning publication New York Archives.
Somewhere in France
Previously unpublished letters and private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
Elder Care Journey
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
Running the Long Path
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
The Smalbanac 2.0
A quirky survival guide to New York's Capital District.
Documents the city’s surviving grain elevators and their profound influence on twentieth-century architecture.
FDR on His Houseboat
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
Beer of Broadway Fame
Explores the hundred-year history of Piel Bros. , one of the prominent German American brands that once made New York City the brewing capital of America.
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm
Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.
A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
The Death of Fred Astaire
When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
The Heroic Age of Diving
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.
Preaching in My Yes Dress
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century
Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens
Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
Compelling stories of intercultural contact and emotional survival in a complex world.
Nearer to Never
A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
The Senator from New England
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
Grain Dust Dreams
Explores the history and present-day reality of grain elevators on the Great Lakes.
In the Hamptons 4Ever
More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
The Journal of Ann McMath
An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the "Burned-Over District" of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.
The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
The Affair of the Veiled Murderess
An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.
Letters to a Best Friend
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
Feathers of Hope
A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.
Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.
Stairway to Empire
The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.
Southern Life, Northern City
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
River of Words
An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.
Once an Engineer
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
Breaching Jericho's Walls
An award-winning African-American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadephia childhood in the 1930's to mid-century Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.
Truckin' with Sam
A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.
Creating Sustainable Communities
Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.
A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914.
The Spirit of New York
Presents New York history in a fresh way through sixteen dramatic events.
The story of thirty-six African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War.
The Three Graces of Raymond Street
A compelling story about three murders in Brooklyn between 1872 and 1873 and the young women charged with the crimes.
The City That Never Sleeps
An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.
An Iceberg in Paradise
Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
Six Weeks in Saratoga
The inside story of how a three-year old filly captured the hearts of racing fans and cemented her bid to be named Horse of the Year.
Capitol Story, Third Edition
A lavishly illustrated history of New York's Capitol and its recent renovation.
Stop at the Red Apple
An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.
An Irrepressible Conflict
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.
Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.
How to Escape
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.
Circle of Vines
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.
The Last Amateur
The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
Vanished by the Danube
A story of loss and survival.
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
The Guitar and the New World
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.
L Is for Lion
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
Farms, Factories, and Families
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.
Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.
Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.
Jamestown, New York
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
Clear Skies, Deep Water
A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.
The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale
The Adirondack hamlet of Winslow Station is transformed by the unexpected return of its solitary prodigal child.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
No Longer and Not Yet
Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Oreos and Dubonnet
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
Enough Blame to Go Around
Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.
America's First Crisis
Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.
Nature of the Beast
While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.
Mr. New York
The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.
A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws
Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.
William Almon Wheeler
An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth vice president of the United States.
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
The Anarchist Bastard
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Going the Distance
His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.
Up on a Hill and Thereabouts
Childhood recollections of life in the Adirondack Mountains during the Great Depression.
Key to the Northern Country
Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.
Follows hapless private eye Easy Taylor as he investigates an eco-terrorist plot to stop development in the Catskill Mountains.