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Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship with to the poet Georg Trakl.
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
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.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
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 New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
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.
Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
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.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service.
A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.
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.
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.
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 comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
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 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.
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.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
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.
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
Poems that explore social and ecological struggles, personal and public nostalgia, family and solitude and seek to balance it all with hope.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.
A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.
A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.
An exciting Revolutionary War tale of double agents and counterespionage in New York State in 1780.
The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.
A thrilling novel of seafaring adventure, romance, and Napoleonic history, from the author of The Leatherstocking Tales.
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
A collection of prose poems by Musan Cho Oh-hyun (1932–2018), celebrated poet-monk of the Nine Mountain school of Korean Zen.
A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.
A novel of political intrigue and coming of age, centered in a torture operative who is a fugitive and his unsuspecting daughter who must shelter him.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.
Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
An exploration of states of consciousness as well as journeys in the imaginal realm.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2018, this collection unveils surrealistic imagery and apocalyptic moments to explore cityscapes external and internal.
Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
Blends history and theory with practical descriptions of how spoken word poetry is taught and how to produce spoken word events.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.
Poems depicting the planetary tilt that shuffles the seasons, the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we aim for the polestar but wake up awry.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
In spring 1972, Brenda Hudson, wife and mother, disappears while vacationing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.