Once hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks are all finished, sit down with Drums Along the Mohawk. National Book Award winner, Walter Edmonds penned a masterpiece of historical fiction that brings our state’s past to life in vivid detail.
“The best work of its kind. Throbs with life upon a hostile frontier . . . doubly thrilling as Mr. Edmonds sets it down, touched with local color, lively with dialogue, bright with suspense.” —New York Times
With Father’s Day approaching on June 17th, it can be challenging to scramble together a last minute gift. What’s a better way to honor your father than with a great field guide he can take on a hike or a historic journey he can immerse himself in before drifting to sleep? Luckily with the help of SU Press you can pick out a great book or two from our list. Whether your dad is nature lover, a sports fanatic, or just loves poetry, we’ve got you covered.
1.) Boldt Castle: In Search of the Lost Story By Paul Malo
2.) From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames By Ren Vasiliev
For the nature lover:
1.) Walking Seasonal Roads By Mary A. Hood
3.) Freshwater Fishes of the Northeastern United States: A Field Guide By Robert G. Werner
4.) Trees of New York State: Native and Naturalized By Donald J. Leopold
1.) The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913 By Steven A. Riess
2.) Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary By Michael E. Lomax
4.) Muscle and Manliness: The Rise of Sport in American Boarding Schools By Axel Bundgaard
5.) Anything for a T-Shirt: Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World’s Greatest Footrace By Ron Rubin
Forthe NY history buff:
2.) The End of the Innocence: The 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair By LawrenceR. Samuel
3.) Monumental New York! A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York By Chuck D’Imperio with a Foreword by Senator James L. Seward
For the creative soul:
1.) Gin Before Breakfast: The Dilemma of the Poet in the Newsroom By W. Dale Nelson
2.) Like a Man Gone Mad: Poems in a New Century By Samuel Hazo
3.) Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin By Beth Kaplan
Asa published Syracuse University Press author it will be my pleasure to drop in on this blog every couple of weeks to share with you some of my stories and travels around New York from my latest book Monumental New York! (SUP). This really was a fun book to research and write. My travels took me from one end of New York (lower Hudson Valley) to the other (the High Peaks of the Adirondacks). Plus of course a fascinating journey through the Finger Lakes and on out to Western New York. Really, what a breathtaking state we are blessed to have in New York!
My specialty is monuments! My book takes an extensive look at some of the most interesting monuments, statues and memorials found throughout Upstate New York. They celebrate an astounding pageant of history (both national and state) and are touchstones to some of the most famous and infamous personalities to ever trod the forests, fields and city streets of the Empire State. I hope you enjoy my vignettes, all taken from my new book.
When next we visit we will meet a little girl, her horse named “Star” and an incredible monument created by one of America’s most famous female sculptors.
The Arab American National Museum has revealed the Arab American Book Award Winners of 2012. Syracuse University Press title, Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber, was announced as the Winner of the Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award. Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide, another Syracuse University Press title, edited by Steven Salaita, received Honorable Mention for the Non-Fiction category.
Both awarded titles tastefully represent the Arab American National Museum’s mission by preserving the history, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans through literature. Congratulations to our wonderful editors!
For the complete list of Arab American Book Awards, you can visit the Arab American National Museum website.
For those of you who have been patiently waiting for Syracuse University Press’ new book list, the time has come! Our Fall/Winter 2012 book catalog is now available on our website. This season, we are pleased to announce a variety of different books, ranging from topics such as Television and Pop Culture to Peace and Conflict Resolution. There is sure to be a read of interest out there for everyone!
If you’re looking for an award-winning title, make sure to check out “Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt,” translated from Arabic by Samah Selim. This classic novel, originally published in 1914, unravels the adventurous story of a famous Arab queen. As the winner of the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies Translation of Arabic Literature Award, this book is without a doubt an irresistible read.
If you are an Upstate New York native or, like us, reside in Syracuse, you must read “Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Artic Winds, and Recurrent Snows.” Mark Monmonier, a Syracuse University professor, offers a detailed examination of Lake Effect Snow and the social impacts of extreme weather. Scientific American reviews it as “an artful and funny book, which like any good map, packs plenty in little space.”
View our full Fall/Winter 2012 Catalog on our website to find these two books, as well as many other new titles.
Iroquois History Remembered through Herbert H. Lehman Prize Winner, Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership
Laurence M. Hauptman’s book, Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership, is an epic study of North American history that captures the significance and shaping of the Six Nations. Tracing back 200 years, it focuses on the commitment of heroic Iroquois leaders in overcoming past to present day historical struggles. Not only does Hauptman’s book highlight the importance of these leaders, but it also studies the key role feminine leaders play in Iroquois survival.
One of the many positive reviews, by author Carl Benn, states, “With his usual scholarship, clarity, and passion, Laurence Hauptman has made another important contribution to understanding the Iroquois world, in this case through a fascinating exploration of the men and women who provided leadership in addressing the challenges faced by the Six Nations over the last two centuries.” This book is a powerful, educational read for students of many ages as it portrays momentous Iroquois learning, while also touching on important life values.
It goes without surprise that this esteemed title is recognized for its distinguished scholarship as the winner of the 2012 Herbert H. Lehman Prize. The prize, named in honor of Governor Herbert H. Lehman, is part of the New York Academy of History’s mission to promote and honor outstanding historical research and writing. Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership will not only be a commemoration of Iroquois History, but will continue to further encourage the appreciation and study of History throughout New York.
The Herbert H. Lehman Prize will be awarded to Laurence M. Hauptman on April 12th at the Century Association in New York.
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching this weekend, take a peek at our wonderful Irish Studies Series. We have many great Irish literature titles available to put you in the holiday mood. Some of our newer titles featured are Collaborative Dubliners, Memory Ireland Volume 1: History and Modernity, Memory Ireland Volume 2: Diaspora and Memory Practices, The Midnight Court: A Critical Edition, Samuel Beckett in the Literary Marketplace, and Dance Lessons: A Novel.
Get started by visiting the Syracuse University Press Irish Studies Series at: http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/books-in-print-series/irish-studies.html