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Encyclopedia of New York State   The Encyclopedia of New York State
Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief
Laura-Eve Moss, Managing Editor
The Encyclopedia of New York State is one of the most complete works on the Empire State to be published in a half-century. In nearly 2,000 pages and 4,000 signed entries, this single volume captures the impressive complexity of New York State as a historic crossroads of people and ideas, as a cradle of abolitionism and feminism, and as an apex of modern urban, suburban, and rural life.
 
 
Muscle and Manliness   Muscle and Manliness
The Rise of Sport in American Boarding Schools

Axel Bundgaard
Sheds light on the emergence and development of secondary school athletics in the setting of the boarding school.
 
 
Inventing Black-on-Black Violence   Inventing Black-on-Black Violence
Discourse, Space, and Representation

David Wilson
Examines the civil invention of a social problem throughout the 1980s and beyond: "black crime."
 
 
Red Heifer   New in Paper
The Red Heifer
A Novel

Leo Haber
A compelling story set in the Lower East Side of New York from the 1930s to the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Jewish American boy.
 
 
New York Poems   New York Poems
D. H. Melhem
In a remarkable series of poems spanning thirty years, this long-time resident and New York poet leads us through the vanished and still-vanishing milieu of the 1970s and 1980s.
 
 
Religion and the Rise of Nationalism   Religion and the Rise of Nationalism
A Profile of an East-Central European City

Robert E. Alvis
Explores the interface between Christianity and nascent nationalist movements in East-Central Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century through an in-depth study of Poznan, a city located roughly midway between Berlin and Warsaw.
 
 
Jewish High Society in Old Regime Berlin   Jewish High Society in Old Regime Berlin
Deborah Hertz
Offers the first detailed analytical social history explaining why this institution arose and what it meant to its participants.
 
 
Nightingales and Pleasure Gardens   Nightingales and Pleasure Gardens
Turkish Love Poems

Edited and Translated from the Turkish by Talat S. Halman
Associate Editor, Jayne L. Warner
The first anthology of Turkish love poetry in English, featuring more than one hundred poems by over fifty poets from centuries ago to the most recent decades.
 
 
A Diplomat's Progress   A Diplomat's Progress
Ten Tales of Diplomatic Adventure In and Around The Middle East

Henry Precht
A compelling portrayal of the challenges of life in the American Foreign Service.
 
 
Disciples of Passion   Disciples of Passion
Hoda Barakat
Translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth
A novel by a writer hailed by the critics as "the most important woman novelist in Lebanon and in the Middle East," interweaving an account of the Lebanese civil war with a story of an illicit interfaith relationship.
 
 
Fatma   New in Paper
Fatma
A Novel of Arabia

Raja Alem with Tom McDonough
The story of one woman's passionate odyssey and sophisticated fantasy of Arabia, ancient and modern.
 
 
Beyond the Exotic : Women's Histories in Islamic Societies   Beyond the Exotic
Women's Histories in Islamic Societies

Edited by Amira El-Azhary Sonbol
Presents new challenges and new theories that unlock the history and life of women in the Islamic world.
 
 
Open Veins of Jerusalem   The Open Veins of Jerusalem
Edited and with an Introduction by Munir Akash with Fouad Moughrabi
The first comprehensive attempt to remedy the immense injury inflicted by mainstream ideology and triumphant mythomania on the historical and present realities of Jerusalem.
 
 
Bedbugs   Bedbugs
Clive Sinclair
"Wildly erotic and weirdly plotted, the subconscious erupting violently into everyday life. . . . It is not for the squeamish or the lazy. [Sinclair's] stories work you hard; tease and torment and shock you."dashFinancial Times
"An ever-changing kaleidoscope of character and scenery and time, some bewilderingly surreal, others starkly cold. They are powerfully written, extremely clever and very unpleasant."dashThe Times
 
 
Absence / Presence   Absence/Presence
Essays and Reflections on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust

Edited by Stephen C. Feinstein
Essays provide comments and reflections about how the trauma of the Holocaust can be represented and how art mixes with theory.
 
 
An Irish Literature Reader   An Irish Literature Reader
Poetry, Prose, Drama Second Edition

Maureen O'Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop
A unique anthology expressly designed to give interested readers access to the immense variety and richness of literature written in Ireland.
 
 
Two Irelands   Two Irelands
Literary Feminisms North and South

Rebecca Pelan
Critically examines the interplay between Irish society from 1970 through the mid-1990sdashin both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Irelanddashand the extraordinary work produced by Irish women writers during that period.
 
 
David Aronson   David Aronson
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture

Edited by Jeanne Vee Koles
With an Interpretive Essay by Asher D. Biemann
A unique and sweeping retrospective on the work of David Aronson, from 1946-2002.
 
 
Wild Exuberance   Wild Exuberance
Harold Weston's Adirondack Art

Rebecca Foster and Caroline M. Welsh
With Contributions by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., Stephen B. Phillips, and Kathleen V. Jameson
An exhibition catalogue of the artistic contributions of Harold Weston (1894-1972), a significant twentieth-century American painter, etcher, and muralist that breaks new scholarly ground in the field of American art.
 
 
Wait 'Til the Cows Come Home   Wait 'Til the Cows Come Home
Farm Country Rambles with a New York Dairyman

Richard Triumpho
A delightful book recording the pleasures and pitfalls of daily life on the family dairy farms in upstate New York.
 
 
Boundless Self : Communication in Physical and Virtual Spaces   The Boundless Self
Communication in Physical and Virtual Spaces

Paul C. Adams
Explores new terrain in human geography and new-sprung concepts of corporeal boundaries and place.
 
 
SU An Architectural Guide   Syracuse University
An Architectural Guide

Jeffrey Gorney
Provides a narrative and visual tour of the architectural heritage-and future-of Syracuse University.
 
 
Hendricks Chapel   Hendricks Chapel
Seventy-five Years of Service to Syracuse University

Richard L. Phillips and Donald G. Wright
A comprehensive history of Syracuse University's Hendricks Chapel.
 
 
Ethnic Utica   Ethnic Utica
Edited by James S. Pula


The history of America is the history of the people that have settled it from all over the world. This volume includes twelve essays by scholars on the local history of the most significant ethnic groups in the Utica, New York area, including the African, Bosnian, German, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Lebanese, Oneida Indian, Polish, Syrian, Ukrainian, and Welsh communities.
 
 
New York Mills   New York Mills
The Evolution of a Village

James S. Pula and Eugene E. Dziedzic
Local communities can often provide a microcosm for examining the larger experience of American history and culture. This history traces the evolution of the village through successive periods beginning with the original English, Scottish and Welsh settlers and the establishment of their religious, cultural and social patterns, to the arrival of French-Canadian workers in the 1870s and 1880s, followed by Polish, Italian and Syro-Lebanese immigrants between 1890 and 1920.
 
 
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