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Aims to let silence disclose itself by cultivating attunements with silences’ happening.
Downstate New York Rock Walks
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
Escape from the Pit
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
Curses of the Kingdom of Xixia
Reality merges with illusion in this novel of northwestern China.
Growing Up Roosevelt
A granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.
Spirit of Haiti
A moving tale of contemporary Haiti told through the intersecting lives of four young people struggling to hold on to hope and their identities amid a militarized coup in the early 1990s.
Walking as Artistic Practice
Accessible to a wide range of readers, from artists to commuters to nature lovers and beyond, who wish to expand their understanding of walking.
Nooks and Corners of Old New York
A detailed, historic guide to the rich physical history of New York City, from its founding by Dutch settlers to the turn of the twentieth century.
Struck by Apollo
Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
A compelling biography of virtuoso, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams and how his life intersected with some of the greatest poets, writers, painters, and musicians of his time.
Made in New York
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
An American Girl in India
Offers a portrait of India as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, sharp-eyed, and witty young scholar in the early 1960s.
The Livingstons of Livingston Manor
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Portraits of Public Service
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
Haight-Ashbury, Psychedelics, and the Birth of Acid Rock
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
A novel of early eighteenth-century Venice that Cooper called "in spirit, the most American book I ever wrote."
Ducktails, Drive-ins, and Broken Hearts
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.
Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
The Motorcycle Industry in New York State, Second Edition
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
The Sea Lions
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 Radical Isaac
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Bush League, Big City
The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.
Hawthorne's View of the Artist
The Hawthorne depicted by Professor Bell in these pages will be as much of a surprise to many readers as is his appearance in the rare 1847 daguerreotype reproduced on the book-jacket. "This virtually ...
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
Louise Blanchard Bethune
The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
Perfect Pitch, Third Revised Edition
The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
Truth and Politics
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.
Feminists Reclaim Mentorship
Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.
The Manors and Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
The Camp Abilities Story
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
The Obscure Substance of Sky
A book of poems and painted images.
Blues on Stage
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Tommy, Trauma, and Postwar Youth Culture
The cultural history of one of rock's greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator.
The Devil's Fools
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.
From Binghamton to the Battlefield
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.
Provides a reimagined but historically accurate account of the life of the notorious gangster Frank Costello through his own words.
The Stork Club Cookbook and Bar Book
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
Hopewell Junction: A Railroader's Town
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
The Best of the Adirondack Tales
The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach
Bob Dylan's New York
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
Dialogue on the Threshold
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Harold Taylor and Sarah Lawrence College
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
Weber and Fields
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
Making the Public Service Millennial
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Stories, Streets, and Saints
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
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.
New York's Great Lost Ballparks
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
The Story Is True, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them.
Notable Civil War Veterans of Oswego County, New York
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
Voices from Death Row, Second Edition
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
Ways of the Hand
A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.
The First Chief Justice
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.
In the Brightness of Place
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 Passionate Life
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.
Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Fire in Paradise
A collection of poems written by father and daughter during the Pandemic Year 2020.
Addiction Recovery and Resilience
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
The Letchworth State Park Atlas
A visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.
Home as Found
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.
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Gilbert and Sullivan
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.
Lives beyond Borders
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
From Pariah to Priority
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
Democracy at the Ballpark
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
The Last Noble Gendarme
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
History of Wyoming County, N.Y.
A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service.
Lichen Tufts, from the Alleghanies
An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.
Truly Blessed and Highly Favored
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
Signs of Distinction
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.
The Toltec Cup
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
Between Celan and Heidegger
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
The Crucible of Public Policy
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
Confessions of a Hayseed DA
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 Jews of Long Island
The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
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 Haunted History of Pelham, New York
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
Inside the Green Lobby
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
The Spirit of New York, Second Edition
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
Poetics of Breathing
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
Battling the Prince
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.
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
The Musical, Second Edition
A complete introduction to musical theater from its roots in the eighteenth century through today, written by a master historian.
Vera and the Ambassador
A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.
Watch Me Trick Ghosts
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.
Unruly Catholic Feminists
Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.
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.
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.
The Play of Light
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
From the Bayou to the Bay
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.