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Downstate New York Rock Walks
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Portraits of Public Service
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
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.
The Motorcycle Industry in New York State, Second Edition
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
Bush League, Big City
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.
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.
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
Feminists Reclaim Mentorship
Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.
The Camp Abilities Story
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
Tommy, Trauma, and Postwar Youth Culture
The cultural history of one of rock's greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator.
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.
Provides a reimagined but historically accurate account of the life of the notorious gangster Frank Costello through his own words.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
Hopewell Junction: A Railroader's Town
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
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.
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.
New York's Great Lost Ballparks
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
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.
The Story Is True, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.
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.
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.
Democracy at the Ballpark
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
From Pariah to Priority
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
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.
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.
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.
The Toltec Cup
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
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 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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.
We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet
A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.
Tales of an Ecotourist
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
The Bitter Taste of Hope
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
Elder Care Journey
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
The Senator from New England
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
How to Escape
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.
In the Hamptons Too
Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.
Memoir and meditation on blindness.
Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009
A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage
New York and Slavery
Challenges readers to rethink the way we view the nation’s past and race relations in the present.
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery
The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
Critical Intellectuals on Writing
A fascinating look at how some of the world's most eminent scholars conceive of their own relationship with writing and with the work of being a critical intellectual.
To the Extreme
Insider and outsider narratives on the essence of modern “extreme” sports.
A no-holds barred look at how ideology-based partisan politics is altering the Framers' vision of government and alienating Americans.
Reinventing the Wheel
Suggests that certain Buddhist notions may act as an antidote to the adverse effects of high-tech media.
Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.