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Signed copies of the books listed below are currently available. Quantities are limited, and we will contact you if we are unable to fill your order. A few special editions of books are available as well - it is noted if these are not autographed. 

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A book of poetry by writer David Bayne.

David Bayne lives in Cambridge, NY. He has worked as a biologist, furnituremaker, and an art conservator. As such he has seen some of the most beautiful things in the world through a microscope and a telescope in places all over North America and Europe. 

Published by Troy Book Makers, 2022. 


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Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergman's powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collide with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can't be denied.


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Debut poetry collection that is heartfelt and beautiful. 


"We Were Marched Hither and Thither...": The 123rd New York in the Gettysburg Campaign

Michael Russert 

"We Were Marched Hither and Thither" is a fitting title for the 123rd NYS Vols. in the Gettysburg Campaign. The adventures during the month-long trek of the rural farm boys from Washington County, New York is related through their own words. A majority of primary sources and photographic images have not been used previously. On the road to Gettysburg, the provincial farm boys captured descriptive images of the landscape of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Most of these men had never been more than twenty miles from home. 

It is fascinating to read the different viewpoints of the marching citizen soldiers. For example, the accounts of the men of the execution of three deserters are interesting to compare, especially the contrast of the boys in the ranks to their commanding officer's commentary, Colonel Archibald McDougall, a lawyer by trade. The colorful commentary concerning local inhabitants along the line of march tend to be reflective, and amusing. 

The text of this study, in addition to portraying daily soldier life, provides analyses of several controversial events focused on July 1st. First, Slocum's Corps in the Pipe Creek Circular; second, The Howard/Slocum Affair; finally, the presence of Williams's Division on Ewell's flank, which prevented Confederate movement on Culp's Hill.

The majority of this study is an examination of the battle for the lower crest of Culp's Hill. The text is accompanied by ten maps created by Brad Gottfried. The use of the XII Corps by commander of the Army of the Potomac, as a mobile reserve unit that marched hither and thither is an important aspect of the narrative. The detailed account in which the Washington County boys constructed a stockade defensive wall is instructive, as is the skirmishing outside the wall once the lower crest was seized. The author has named this area, where a rare skirmish line monument was located, "The Shelf." The fascinating concluding chapter explores the manner in which the veterans selected their monument, considered one of the most artistic on the battlefield. 

About the author

Michael T. Russert was born and raised in Buffalo, where he was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from The State University at Buffalo. He received a Masters of Arts, Liberal Studies (MALS) in Nineteenth Century American Studies, from Empire State College. In 1972, Michael and his wife Judy relocated to Cambridge, New York, where they live in a circa 1760 farmhouse. The author taught a combination of over three decades in Buffalo and in rural Hoosick Falls. After his retirement, he was Coordinator, New York Veteran Oral History Program, traveling the Empire State with fellow interviewer, Viet Nam Veteran, Wayne Clarke. The program has accumulated over two thousand interviews that are housed in the New York Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs. Russert served as Chair of The New York State Battle Flag Preservation Program, and has published over two hundred book reviews for several publishers.


Unsung: An Overdue Tribute to Humble Heroines & 120 Years of Cambridge Girls Basketball

by Gerry Preece

At a time when so much seems to divide us, it is heartwarming to discover that a group of girls with our town’s name on their jerseys can remind us of our deep connectedness. 

The history of Cambridge girls basketball is one of the most wonderful stories in our town. It is a history full of courageous and talented people who overcame obstacles and achieved excellence. It is a hidden history too few of us know. It is quiet heroines and heroes who, for too long, have gone unrecognized, unappreciated, and unsung.

This is their song.

Our one hundred twenty years of Cambridge girls basketball is inextricably entwined with our town’s history and the role of women. It is a basketball history marked with periods of soaring success, painful defeat, bold achievement, times of trial and even outright oppression. But in the end, it is a story of heroines and heritage; it is a story of champions.

Did you know…?

  • One team scored >100 points in a game
  • Multiple teams were #1 in New York State
  • One player scored 72 points in a single game
  • Multiple players became D-1 college coaches
  • One player has a college building named after her
  • One coach was the top player at Syracuse University
  • Cambridge teams played against and beat college teams
  • One player’s name is in the National Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Our first game was played in 1901 where Silvano’s is now located
  • One coach became the Athletic Director at Division-1 Virginia Tech
  • Multiple players are now Hall-of-Famers at their colleges/universities
  • One player out-rebounded U. No. Carolina’s all-time leading rebounder


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This is a fairy tale set, not in some far away mystical land but, in any town USA. The hero is a little girl named Polly who loves going to the park with her mother. One day she notices homeless people sleeping on the benches. When Polly asks her mother why they are there, her mother tells her that they are good people who have simply lost their way.

Polly offers to share her lunch with a homeless woman she has seen before. In exchange for her sweet gesture, the woman gives Polly a magic orchid that grants wishes. But there are two catches: you can't wish for anything for yourself, and with each wish the flower loses a petal. When Polly realizes the orchid has only four wishes left, she sets out to help as many people as she can.

Sweet Polly Petals will teach children the virtue of helping those who are less fortunate, and has a surprise ending kids will love.

John Gray is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist and columnist in upstate New York, and the author of two popular children's books, God Needed a Puppy and Keller's Heart, and the forthcoming Sweet Polly Petals. John's books have captured the hearts of readers around the world. His heart shines through his uplifting stories, teaching children that kindness is the path to happiness. John donates a generous portion of book sales to help others; he has given $30,000 to more than 50 animal shelters around the country. John is a father of three and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Courtney, and their five rescue dogs; three of which have disabilities.


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Author and historian Joseph Cutshall-King has been writing about the rich history of the Greater Glens Falls region for decades. Between 1994 and 2003, he wrote his "Over My Shoulder" column for the Post Star, weaving together local history, commentary, and personal memories. Aware that some of his readers dislike history more than a root canal, the columns were written with the hope they would entertain, and maybe offer history without pain. 

In addition to his columns, Cutshall-King has written four published histories and has been a co-editor and contributing author on other publications. His radio program on local history ran for a decade on WWSC AM/WCKM FM. His first foray into fiction is the historical mystery novel, The Burning of the Piping Rock

Cutshall-King lives with his wife, Sara, and an ancient cat in Cossayuna, NY, a community located in "Upstate New York" -- a nebulous phrase for an area of over 49,000 square miles. 


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Stephen Lack was born in Montreal, Canada, and brought up on comic books, pulp fiction, and horror stories. He has been exhibiting his art internationally since the 1980s when he was a seminal figure in the East Village Art Scene in NYC. His work is found in major collections worldwide including the National Gallery of Australia, Chase Manhattan Bank, Rubell Family Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Senvest, and the Royal Bank of Canada. As a filmaker he has participated in the making of over ten feature films. This is his first book. 


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Signed exhibition catalogue, approximately 6" x 9".

24 pages with over 24 color plates. 

Limited number available. 


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Tales from the Mansion

Compiled by Julie Smith and Jon Katz

Fifteen stories written by residents of The Mansion, Cambridge, NY.

 


Pre-Order James Howard Kunstler's new book, Living in the Long Emergency, due out from Ben Bella books on March 3, 2020. We will ship signed copies. 

In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st century--the end of affordable oil, climate irregularities, and flagging economic growth, to name a few. Now, he returns with a book that takes an up-close-and-personal approach to how real people are living now--surviving The Long Emergency as it happens.

Through his popular blog, Clusterf**ck Nation, Kunstler has had the opportunity to connect with people from across the country. They've shared their stories with him--sometimes over years of correspondence--and in Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward, he shares them with us, offering an eye-opening and unprecedented look at what's really going on "out there" in the US--and beyond.

Coming from all walks of life, the individuals you'll meet in these pages have one thing in common: their stories acutely illustrate the changing realities real people are facing--and coping with--every day. In profiles of their fascinating lives, Kunstler paints vivid, human portraits that offer a "slice of life" from people whose struggles and triumphs all too often go ignored.

With personal accounts from a Vermont baker, homesteaders, a building contractor in the Baltimore ghetto, a white nationalist, and many more, Living in the Long Emergency is a unique and timely exploration of how the lives of everyday Americans are being transformed, for better and for worse, and what these stories tell us both about the future and about human perseverance.

James Howard Kunstler is the author of more than twenty books, both nonfiction and fiction, including The Geography of NowhereThe Long EmergencyToo Much Magic, and the World Made By Hand series, set in a post-economic-collapse American future. Kunstler started his journalism career at the Boston Phoenix and was an editor and staff writer for Rolling Stone, before "dropping out" to write books. He's published op-eds and articles in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The American Conservative. He was born and raised in New York City but has lived in upstate New York for many years.

 


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From the renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler, The Harrows of Spring concludes the quartet of his extraordinary World Made By Hand novels, set in an American future of economic and political collapse, where electricity, automobiles, and the familiar social structures of the "old times" are a misty memory.

In the little upstate New York town of Union Grove, springtime is a most difficult season, known as "the six weeks want," when fresh food is scarce and winter stores have dwindled. Young Daniel Earle returns from his haunting travels around what is left of the United States intent on resurrecting the town newspaper. He is also recruited by the town trustees to help revive the Hudson River trade route shut down peevishly by the local grandee, planter Stephen Bullock. Meanwhile, a menacing gang of Social Justice Warriors styling themselves as agents of the Berkshire People's Republic appear one evening camped on the outskirts of town. Their leaders are the imposing Amazonian beauty Flame Aurora Greengrass and the charismatic grifter Sylvester "Buddy" Goodfriend, progressive to a fault in their politics and determined to extract whatever tribute they can from the people of Union Grove.

Romance, politics, bunko, violence, and family tragedy swirl through the thrilling finale to Kunstler's bestselling series. The Harrows of Spring is a powerful, heart-wrenching, and satisfying conclusion to this poignant history of the future.


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Order here and you will receive an autographed copy of James Howard Kunstler's newest novel, A Safe and Happy Place. 

“In the fall of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from Short Pump, Virginia, got me pregnant. Well, okay, I got myself pregnant with his assistance. I fell for this superficial clod one rainy October afternoon when we were the only two patrons in a hole-in-the-wall called Café Ludovico off Astor Place. . . .” 
So begins the journey into adulthood of 19-year-old Erica “Pooh” (as in Winnie the) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, Long Island. She’s a sophomore at NYU and nothing is working out there. She’s knocked up. She hates the city. The Vietnam War is making America crazy, not to mention the sit-com looniness of everyday existence on the home-front. Pooh desperately wants out. She hears about a magical place up in Vermont where you can leave all this crap behind, a commune called Sunrise Village founded by the mysterious, charismatic figure known in the hippie underground only as “Songbird.” Maybe she ought to go up there and check the situation out. . . .

James Howard Kunstler is the author of 19 books, including "The Geography of Nowhere" (Simon & Schuster), "The Long Emergency" (The Atlantic Monthly Press), "Too Much Magic" (same), and the four-volume novel series "World Made By Hand" (also The Atlantic Monthly Press). Mr. Kunstler was an editor at Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1970s. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. He is going "off the reservation" with this experiment is self-publishing on CreateSpace.


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This is the third novel in the World Made by Hand series by James Howard Kunstler. Your copy will be signed by the author. 

Following the catastrophes of the twenty-first centurythe pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaospeople are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones. It is a stormy Christmas Eve when Robert Earle s son Daniel arrives back from his two years of sojourning throughout what is left of the United States. He collapses from exhaustion and illness, but as he recovers tells the story of the break-up of the nation into three uneasy independent regions and his journey into the dark heart of the New Foxfire Republic centered in Tennesee and led by the female evangelical despot, Loving Morrow. In the background, Union Grove has been shocked by the Christmas Eve double murder by a young mother, in the throes of illness, of her husband and infant son. Town magistrate Stephen Bullock is in a hanging mood. 
"A History of the Future" is attention-grabbing and provocative, but also lyrical, tender, and comica vision of a future of America that is becoming more and more convincing and perhaps even desirable with each passing day.


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Scarlett Bashaw is in sixth grade at Cambridge Central School. When she is not thinking up stories or planning next year's school picture hijinks, you can usually find her skiing, playing softball, painting in her art studio, reading, or snuggling with her three dogs. 

Glacier is Bashaw's first novel.