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When Play Was Play

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

Fairy Tales

Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

White Savage

Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.

Mystery of The Night Café

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

The Bhagavad Gītā

An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

With an Iron Pen

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India

The oldest surviving anthology of lyric poems from India, the Sattasai presents the many aspects of love and provides a realistic counterpart to the Kāmasūtra.

It Happened in Brooklyn

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

It Happened in the Catskills

More than one hundred voices recall the "Borscht Belt" in its heyday.

Latino Voices in New England

Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.

Where We Find Ourselves

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

The Reason for Crows

The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

Living Waters

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

Black Soldiers of New York State

Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.

Go, Tell Michelle

Treasury of letters written by African American women to Michelle Obama.

The Italian American Experience in New Haven

A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.

Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
By Reed Sparling
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage

New York and Slavery

Challenges readers to rethink the way we view the nation’s past and race relations in the present.

Hudson Valley Voyage

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
By Reed Sparling
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4

Fourth volume of biographies of African American women community leaders, focusing this time on Oklahoma.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3

Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.