How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.
Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.
Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.
Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
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.
Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.
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.
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.
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
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.
Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning publication New York Archives.
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.
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
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.
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.
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.
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.
Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.
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.
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.
A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
Explores the history and present-day reality of grain elevators on the Great Lakes.
More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
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.
An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.
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.
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.
The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
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.
A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.
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.
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.
A compelling story about three murders in Brooklyn between 1872 and 1873 and the young women charged with the crimes.
An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.
Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
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.
A lavishly illustrated history of New York's Capitol and its recent renovation.
An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.
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.
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
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.
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.
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.
A story of loss and survival.
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.
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.
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.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.
Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.
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.
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.
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.
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.