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Building Drexel

The University and Its City, 1891-2016

Edited by Richardson Dilworth and Scott Gabriel Knowles

The first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia

456 pages | 6 x 9 | 45 color photos, 3 tables, 1 line drawing, 61 halftones


A Century of Philadelphia Sports

Rich Westcott

An engaging history of sports in the Philadelphia area during the twentieth century

400 pages | 7 x 10 | 151 halftones


Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation

The Life and Times of a Philadelphia Entrepreneur

Bill Double

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


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


City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves

Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972

Marc Stein

A path-breaking history of the vibrant Philadelphia lesbian and gay community

480 pages | 6 x 9


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


Color Me...Cherry & White

A Temple University Coloring Book

Temple University Press

The first adult coloring book for the worldwide Temple University community

60 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 25 line drawings


Community Gardening

A PHS Handbook

Pete Prown, and Peter Prown

How to build a community gardening for all to share

132 pages | 8.5 x 8.5


Contested Image

Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century

Laura M. Holzman

How three important public artworks each helped create a new image for Philadelphia

214 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 halftones, 3 maps


Cultural Connections

Museums and Libraries of the Delaware Valley

Morris Vogel

A guide to the rich cultural institutions of the Philadelphia area

256 pages | 25 color illustrations


Dancing the Fairy Tale

Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty

Laura Katz Rizzo

The Sleeping Beauty and the story of ballet in Pennsylvania

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 6 halftones


The Defender

The Battle to Protect the Rights of the Accused in Philadelphia

Edward W. Madeira Jr. and Michael D. Schaffer

Forthcoming in Paperback - Spring 2024

A vibrant history of the Defender Association of Philadelphia—dubbed “the best lawyers money can’t buy”

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology
Second Edition

Rebecca Yamin

New archaeological finds in Philadelphia and state-of-the-art analyses bring more of the city’s unknown past and its people to life

320 pages | 7 x 10 | 75 color photos, 2 tables, 10 figures, 91 halftones, 9 maps


Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent

Beth Kephart

A young adult novel set during the height of Philadelphia's industrial age

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


The Eagles Encyclopedia

Champions Edition

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons

An updated edition of the best-selling book The Eagles Encyclopedia celebrating the Super Bowl Champions, the E-A-G-L-E-S!

512 pages | 8.3125 x 10.875 | 33 color photos, 368 halftones