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The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.
Renowned poets and scholars address the question of how poetry sounds and signifies in different contexts.
The classic work on African American toasts, the predecessor of rap.
Poignant and vulnerable essays that weave together seemingly disparate themes of wild places and mountain stewardship, books and reading, and building a new life after loss.
The neglected small group swing sound of the 1940s–60s takes its place in the pantheon of jazz literature.
Long Island's longest-tenured winemaker weighs in on what makes the North Fork so unique for fine wine production.
Provides a fascinating and in-depth look into the life, career and legacy of one of the most important New Yorkers of the Gilded Age.
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.
Aims to let silence disclose itself by cultivating attunements with silences’ happening.
Reality merges with illusion in this novel of northwestern China.
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
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.
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
Accessible to a wide range of readers, from artists to commuters to nature lovers and beyond, who wish to expand their understanding of walking.
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.
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.
Offers a portrait of India as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, sharp-eyed, and witty young scholar in the early 1960s.
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
A novel of early eighteenth-century Venice that Cooper called "in spirit, the most American book I ever wrote."
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.
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.
The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
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.
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.
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 revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
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.
The cultural history of one of rock's greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator.
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.
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.
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.
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship 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
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
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.
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them.
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 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.
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.
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 visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
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.
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
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.
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.
A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service.
An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
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 celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
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 comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
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.