Susan Petrie, publicist at SUNY Press, weighs in with her favorite:
My favorite book for 2006 would have to be Brookland by Emily Barton. (I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about the Hudson River and its industrial history and enjoyed seeing it from a woman’s point of view.)
Susan also sends along word of an upcoming event featuring SUNY Press author Nancy L. Todd (whose book got a mention in a recent Times Union local books column):
NEW YORK’S HISTORIC ARMORIES
At the Schenectady County Historical Society, Nancy L. Todd, author of New York’s Historic Armories: An Illustrated History, [SUNY Press] will be giving a presentation on armories, their architecture, and their military function. The talk is scheduled for Saturday, January 13 at 2pm. Books will be available for sale and the event is free and open to the public. The SCHS is located at 32 Washington Avenue (in the Historical Stockade), Schenectady, NY. Please call 518-374-0263 for more information.
For a detailed description of New York’s Historic Armories, please click this link to the SUNY Press website: http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61348