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
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.
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
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
Ethnic Utica Edited by James S. Pula
The essays illuminate the reasons why the groups migrated to Central New York and includes the social, economic, political, religious and cultural development of the ethnic communities; and the contributions of the various groups to the development of the local areas.
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.
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
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
Monumental New York! A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York
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
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.
Mount Allegro A Memoir of Italian American Life
"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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 Lament’s Grocery Cloth $19.95
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