Biography/Memoir/Autobiography

Are You Two Sisters?

The Journey of a Lesbian Couple

Susan Krieger

Authored by one of the most respected figures in the field of personal ethnographic narrative, this book serves as both a memoir and a sociological study, telling the story of one lesbian couple’s lifelong journey together

326 pages | 6 x 9

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Artists of Wyeth Country

Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth

W. Barksdale Maynard

A guidebook filled with biographical discoveries about the places that Andrew Wyeth, N. C. Wyeth, and Howard Pyle painted in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

258 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 75 figures, 2 maps

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Barriers and Belonging

Personal Narratives of Disability

Edited by Michelle Jarman, Leila Monaghan, and Alison Quaggin Harkin

A collection of personal narratives that asks, Why does disability studies matter?

296 pages | 6 x 9

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The Beat of My Drum

An Autobiography

Babatunde Olatunji and Robert Atkinson

The story of how Drums of Passion introduced Americans to West African music


272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones

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Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate

The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher

Rich Westcott

Now in Paperback—the first biography of arguably the greatest catcher in the Negro Leagues

208 pages | 5.375 x 8.5 | 1 table, 3 figures, 20 halftones

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Blue-State Republican

How Larry Hogan Won Where Republicans Lose and Lessons for a Future GOP

Mileah K. Kromer

What the story of Maryland's two-term Republican governor can teach us about winning elections

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 13 tables

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Bringing the Civic Back In

Zane L. Miller and American Urban History

Edited by Larry Bennett, John D. Fairfield, and Patricia Mooney-Melvin

A critical appraisal of the career of Zane L. Miller, one of the founders of the new urban history

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation

The Life and Times of a Philadelphia Entrepreneur

Bill Double

An effervescent biography of Charles Elmer Hires, the Philadelphia pharmacist who introduced root beer to the American public

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 11 color photos, 1 table, 1 figure, 17 halftones

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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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The Education of a University President

Marvin Wachman

The remarkable story of how a Milwaukee newsboy rose to university president

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 halftones

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Elaine Black Yoneda

Jewish Immigration, Labor Activism, and Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration

Rachel Schreiber

The remarkable story of a Jewish activist who joined her incarcerated Japanese American husband and son in an American concentration camp

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones

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Espejos y ventanas (Mirrors and Windows)

historias orales de trabajadores agricolos y sus familias (Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and the Families)

Mark Lyons

Oral histories of Mexican farmworkers in the Philadelphia region

318 pages | 6 x 9 | 89 halftones

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The Evolution of a Cricket Fan

My Shapeshifting Journey

Samir Chopra

An autobiographical account of a cricket lover’s journey across nations and identities

248 pages | 6 x 9

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The Feel of Silence

Bonnie Poitras Tucker

The compelling memoir of a profoundly deaf woman lawyer and professor surviving the ironies and trials of accommodating a hearing world

232 pages | 6 x 9

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Final Negotiations

A Story of Love, Loss, and Chronic Illness
Revised and Expanded Edition

Carolyn Ellis

A poignant autoethnography that reflects back forty years on loving someone chronically ill

416 pages | 6 x 9

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