Celebrating our 50th Anniversary

Commemorating this significant milestone with these bestselling, groundbreaking, and memorable titles from 1969–2019.

"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

Contemporary Planning in New York City

Scott Larson

How Bloomberg's urban development relies on a blending of Moses and Jacobs

198 pages | 6 x 9

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Acres of Diamonds

Russell H. Conwell

A new edition of the classic inspirational speech

102 pages | 5 x 7 | 1 halftone

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The Afrocentric Idea

Revised and Expanded Edition

Molefi Kete Asante

Asante's spirited engagement with culture warriors, neocons, and postmodernists updates this classic

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.2

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The Audacity of Hoop

Basketball and the Age of Obama

Alexander Wolff

The influence Barack Obama has had on basketball and vice versa, in essays and photographs

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 108 color photos, 22 halftones

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Behind the Backlash

Muslim Americans after 9/11

Lori Peek

How Muslim-American identity has been shaped by 9/11 and its after effects

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 3 figures

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Beyond Preservation

Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities

Andrew Hurley

A framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighborhoods through the public interpretation of historic landscapes

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 maps 14 halftones

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Boathouse Row

Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

Dotty Brown

A magisterial history of Philadelphia's iconic Boathouse Row

288 pages | 10 x 8 | 63 color photos, 3 line drawings, 110 halftones

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Cheap Amusements

Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York

Kathy Peiss

The dilemmas of work and leisure for women at the turn-of-the-century

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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City in a Park

A History of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park System

James McClelland and Lynn Miller

How Philadelphia’s early efforts at conservation led to the country’s greatest park system

392 pages | 8 x 10 | 158 color photos, 19 halftones

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Classical Hindu Mythology

A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. van Buitenen

Fresh translations of the Mahapuranas, many available in English for the first time

388 pages | 6 x 9

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Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

American Life in Columns

Michael A. Smerconish

Now in Paperback—the opinions—and evolution—of Michael Smerconish, the provocative radio/TV host and political pundit

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 31 halftones

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The Cost of Being a Girl

Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Traces the origins of the gender wage gap to part-time teenage work, which sets up a dynamic that persists into adulthood

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 8 line drawings

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Don't Call Me Inspirational

A Disabled Feminist Talks Back

Harilyn Rousso

A disabled woman confronts body image, sexuality, bias, discrimination, and condescension as she fashions an independent and fulfilling life

224 pages | 5.25 x 9

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Envisioning Emancipation

Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

What freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War era

240 pages | 7 x 10 | 150 halftones

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Fireweed

A Political Autobiography

Gerda Lerner

A beautifully written, dramatic memoir from one of women's history's founders

408 pages | 7 x 10 | 24 halftones

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