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Allegany to Appomattox Allegany to Appomattox
The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers

Valgene Dunham
"Dunham’s ability to place Private Whitlock—and the reader—in the time and place of the Civil War, whether on the family farm in upstate New York, in the mind-numbing routines of military life, or in the battlefield environment of the Civil War’s Eastern theater makes this a meaningful and memorable contribution to the historical genre of Civil War letters literature."—Rod Gragg, author of Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1011-3    |    2013
ebook 978-0-8156-5205-2


Crossroads In Time
An Illustrated History of Syracuse
Dennis J. Connors
Crossroads in Time: An Illustrated History of Syracuse is the most ambitious publication in the Onondaga Historical Association’s 145-year history. Most of the images—many in color—are taken from OHA’s collection, and several have never been published before. This book provides the engaging story of Syracuse’s expansion and development over the past 200 years.
Cloth $49.95    |   978-0-8156-8149-6    |    2007

The End of the Innocence The End of the Innocence
The 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair
Lawrence R. Samuel
"Samuel has a warm and conversational tone as he journeys back to the 1964–65 World’s Fair. . . . His book will appeal both to readers who were at the fair and those who would like to learn about it."
Library Journal
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0956-8    |    2010

An Ethnic at Large A Memoir of America in the Thirties and Forties An Ethnic at Large
A Memoir of America in the Thirties and Forties
Jerre Mangione
"An Ethnic at Large begins with a boy named Geraldo growing up Sicilian in Rochester, New York, and ends with the author breakfasting with Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House. . . . An effective portrait of what it was like to come of age in the 1930s and 1940s. . . . Finally, the book is a touching revelation of the author himself."
New York Times
Paper $9.95    |    0-8156-0716-4    |    2001

Fanny Seward Fanny Seward
A Life

Trudy Krisher
"This well researched account of young Fanny Seward, resident of upstate New York and daughter of Lincoln’s right-hand man in Washington, DC, brings a human perspective to domestic life in the Civil War period. The poignant story of Fanny from childhood through early adulthood provides rich context to the well-preserved Seward House in Auburn, New York."—Deirdre Stam, Long Island University
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1041-0    |    2014


From Abbotts to Zurich From Abbotts to Zurich
New York State Placenames

Ren Vasiliev
Explores the origins of nearly 2,500 names of settlements, villages, towns, and cities in New York State. Each place’s origin is traced and studied, providing a reason for its name and hints at the history of the people who first settled there.
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0798-9    |    2004

Kodak Elegy Kodak Elegy
A Cold War Childhood

William Merrill Decker
"Hot rods. Rock-and-roll. Race relations. Urban decay. Suburban contentment and strain. Decker’s Kodak Elegy strides the tightrope of 1960s America with passion and skill. His remembered Rochester is tantalizingly rich with character and change."—Alyson Hagy, author of Ghosts of Wyoming: Stories
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0972-8    |    2012

Lake Effect Lake Effect
Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snows

Mark Monmonier
"Mark Monmonier has delighted readers for years with book after book showing how geography and weather have shaped human history. . . . He’s turned his flair for narrative to the story of the lakeeffect weather that rules his native upstate New York. . . . Enter his world and you’ll be glad you did."—William H. Hooke, Policy Program Director, American Meteorological Society
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-1004-5    |    2012

Moonfixer Moonfixer
The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd

Earl Lloyd and Sean Kirst
In 1950, future Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd became the first African American to play in a National Basketball Association game. A warm and gracious man, widely loved and respected, Lloyd has lived what he describes as an "incredible journey" and has spent eighty years gathering passionate lessons from that experience.
Cloth 29.95    |    978-0-8156-0946-9    |    2009


Mount Allegro Mount Allegro
A Memoir of Italian American Life
Jerre Mangione
"A book in which you will learn more about the making of an American than in the most solemn of fictional volumes that purport to tell you all about the subject."
San Francisco Chronicle
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0429-7    |    1998

Monumental New York Monumental New York!
A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York

Chuck D’Imperio
With a Foreword by Senator James L. Seward
"Throughout Monumental New York! Chuck D’Imperio acts as your personal tour guide, detailing not only the particulars of each historical tribute but also the humaninterest characteristics and in many cases, untold stories, behind the carved creations and their subjects."—From the Foreword
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0962-9    |    2011

New York Mills New York Mills
The Evolution of a Village

James S. Pula and Eugene E. Dziedzic
The book chronicles how the village and its people adapted to these environmental changes, survived and prospered, while at the same time making significant contributions to American society beyond what would be expected from a small village.
Cloth $24.95    |    0-9660363-8-7    |    2005

Our Movie Houses Our Movie Houses
A History of Film and Cinematic Innovation in Central New York

Norman O. Keim, with David Marc
"Norm Keim has captured all the excitement and innovation of those early days of local movie making, creating an entertaining and engrossing story. At the same time, he has also created a factually accurate reference book which will be a ‘must-have’ in every theater historian’s library."
—Karen Colizzi-Noonan, President, Theatre Historical Society
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0896-7    |    2008

Peconic Bay Peconic Bay
Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks

Marilyn E. Weigold
"At last! A comprehensive overview from prehistory to today of a unique and most interesting area—the Peconic Estuary with its encircling North and South Forks. Fascinating for newcomers as well as old timers and historians."—Gaynell Stone, director, Suffolk County Archaeological Association
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-1045-8    |    2015

Pulling Strings Pulling Strings
The Legacy of Melville A. Clark

Linda Pembroke Kaiser
With a Foreword by Dennis J. Connors
In Pulling Strings, Kaiser explores the extraordinary career of Melville A. Clark (1883–1953), a musician, inventor, entrepreneur, community leader, and collector whose colorful story is largely unknown. Lavishly illustrated, Pulling Strings not only uncovers the life of a musical genius but also sheds light on a forgotten chapter in Syracuse history.
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0950-6    |    2010


The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project
An Oral History of the Greatest Construction Show on Earth

Claire Puccia Parham
The culmination of a century-long dream to link the Great Lakes interior industrial hubs to the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project stands as one of the largest and most important public works’ initiatives of the twentieth century. Seen as vital to North American commerce and strategic in advancing America’s position on the world stage, the billion dollar seaway and power dam were also a phenomenal feat of engineering involving an unprecedented level of cooperation between Canadian and American agencies and the unrelenting efforts of workers on both sides of the border.
Cloth $34.95    |    978-0-8156-0913-1    |    2009

Salmon River Odyssey Salmon River Odyssey
The Town of Richland and its Hamlets

Hope Irvin Marston
2003 American Association for State and Local History Award Winner
"A remarkable and superior example of local history writing. Approached topically, some surprising aspects of community were documented by its editorial team. And the book's production values rank at the very top of all New York State local history publications."
— Field Horne, author of The Saratoga Reader: Writing About an American Village, 1749-1900
Paper $25.00    |    0-8156-0746-6    |    2002

Stone Houses of Jefferson County Stone Houses of Jefferson County
Edited by Maureen Hubbard Barros, Brian W. Gorman, and Robert A. Uhlig
Photographs by Richard Margolis
"This is a work of great local and antiquarian interest. It is very gratifying to discover in its pages a region with such a fine building heritage."—Susan Henderson, author of Building Culture: Ernst May and the New Frankfurt, 1926–1931
Cloth $49.95    |    978-0-8156-1048-9    |    2015

A Taste of Upstate New York A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the Stories behind 40 Food Favorites
Chuck D’ Imperio
" Every recipe that we create at Beekman 1802 is influenced by the harvests and the happenings that surround us. One peek at this wonderfully written book and you’ll understand our source of inspiration. D’Imperio has compiled the very best of upstate cuisine in his trademark humorous voice. A must-have for any upstate road-tripper or foodie."—Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, founders of
Paper $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1049-6    |    2015

Unknown Museums of Upstate New York Unknown Museums of Upstate New York
A Guide to 50 Treasures

Chuck D’Imperio
"Chuck D’Imperio has traveled the rural byways of the upstate region and explored many of its museums to find the best and most interesting collections for travelers and history enthusiasts."—Garet D. Livermore, Vice President for Education, New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum
Paper $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1049-6    |    2015

Wait 'Til the Cows Come home Wait ’Til the Cows Come Home
Farm Country Rambles with a New York Dairyman

Richard Triumpho
Part biography, part chronicle of social life and customs, part memoir, the pieces in this collection draw heavily on Richard Triumpho’s experiences as a farmer and as a writer for Hoard’s Dairyman.
Distributed for Sunnyside Press
Cloth $19.95    |    0-9717214-0-8    |    2005

Walking Seasonal Roads Walking Seasonal Roads
Mary A. Hood
"Mary Hood extends an invitation, ‘Join me now in walking.’ By all means, accept her invitation. She is the perfect walking companion: a combination botanist, biologist, poet, historian, humorist, conservationist and grand storyteller."—Margaret Kasper Reed, author of Laments Grocery
Cloth $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0973-5    |    2012

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