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How to Escape

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

The Last Amateur

The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.

The Glory and Other Stories

Eight intimate stories that speak to the spiritual question of what matters in life.

Polio Boulevard

A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

Vanished by the Danube

A story of loss and survival.

L Is for Lion

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

Mary Barnard, American Imagist

Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.

Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance

By Hafiz & Martin Bidney
Translated by Martin Bidney
Subjects: General Interest

A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.

Adirondack

Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.

Rain, Sky, Wind, Port

Poems on nature and the human condition.

Casual Affairs

Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.

Black Passports

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

Clear Skies, Deep Water

A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.

The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale

The Adirondack hamlet of Winslow Station is transformed by the unexpected return of its solitary prodigal child.

Bitter Greens

Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.

No Longer and Not Yet

Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

College Girl

The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.

Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice

A new reading of justice engaging the work of two philosophical poets who stand in conversation with the work of Martin Heidegger.

Envisioning Sociology

Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.

Ecology Is Permanent Economy

Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.

Passionate Commitments

A story of two twentieth-century American women whose love for each other fueled their work to create an egalitarian world.

Oreos and Dubonnet

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.

Lost Orchard

Edited by Jo Pitkin
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.

Nature of the Beast

While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.

Mr. New York

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.