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How New Yorkers transformed the world!
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Offers a portrait of India as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, sharp-eyed, and witty young scholar in the early 1960s.
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
A novel of early eighteenth-century Venice that Cooper called "in spirit, the most American book I ever wrote."
An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars,
like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight.
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams
The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
A book of poems and painted images.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
Infused with eco-logic, informed by feminism, and taking cues from Eve, Cain, Proserpine, Ulysses, Parsifal, and selves present and past, the fifty poems of The Devil’s Fools question and illustrate myths of nature and the nature of inherited myth.
An annotated collection of over one hundred Civil War letters that trace a Union soldier's transformation from eager recruit to war-weary, battle-tested veteran.
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
Provides a reimagined but historically accurate account of the life of the notorious gangster Frank Costello through his own words.
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
A new and accessible introduction to this exciting, controversial, and often misunderstood music, drawing on extensive research, close listening, and the author’s experience as a performer.
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.
Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
A New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
A collection of poems written by father and daughter during the Pandemic Year 2020.
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.
A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.
A visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.
Endorses the pursuit of paradigm shifts in our understandings of faith, truth, and nature to remedy the "underside" of modernity and thus to inaugurate a post-modern (but not anti-modern) and post-secular (but not anti-secular) view of the world.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
Highlights the original cast members—both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown—who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
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.
An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.
A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service.
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
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 fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
A complete introduction to musical theater from its roots in the eighteenth century through today, written by a master historian.
A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.
Strangers and spirits intersect between surreal city streets and tactile dreams in this fourth collection from the award-winning poet.
New poems by the author of Winter Crows.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.
As the '90s spiral towards the new century, a Manhattan nightlife ingenue and her gritty East Village dive-bar crowd fight long odds to win at love, friendship, and ambition.
Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
A volume of lyric poetry including ekphrastic works, animal poems, life studies, and found objects.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.
Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.
The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.
Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.
Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves.
The poems in this book, by the way they speak to all parts of our minds, invite us to come alive and experience each movement, each emotion and action, and some statements therein, intuitively and aesthetically.