Mr. All-Around

The Life of Tom Gola

David Grzybowski

The first, definitive biography of La Salle basketball icon Tom Gola

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones


My Soul's Been Psychedelicized Electric Factory

Four Decades in Posters and Photographs

Larry Magid and Robert Huber

Philadelphia's popular music scene and the concert promoters who shaped it for more than forty years

200 pages | 10 x 12 | 250 color illustrations


Native Sons

Philadelphia Baseball Players Who Made the Major Leagues

Rich Westcott

Profiles of local athletes who made the big leagues

184 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 66 halftones


Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá

The Autobiography of Nelson A. Díaz

Nelson A. Díaz

A lively autobiography by a community activist, judge, and public advocate who blazed a trail for Latinos in Philadelphia

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 19 halftones


On Any Given Sunday

A Life of Bert Bell

Bob Lyons

The first biography ever written about the man who some considered the greatest commissioner in the history of professional sports

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones


One Last Read

The Collected Works of the World's Slowest Sportswriter

Ray Didinger

Coming in Paperback...
Essays from Philadelphia’s most beloved sportswriter—with a new afterword by the author

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


The Outsider

Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

Dan Rottenberg

The remarkable life of Albert M. Greenfield, a Jewish immigrant whose business empire helped shape Philadelphia and the United States in the twentieth century

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 halftones


P is for Philadelphia

Susan Korman

A primer on the City of Brotherly Love, illustrated by the children of Philadelphia, for the children of Philadelphia

64 pages | 10 x 8 | 54 color illustrations


Palestra Pandemonium

A History of the Big 5

Robert S. Lyons

A history of the most famous rivalries in college basketball, fought out in the shrine to the game

240 pages | 8.375 x 10.875 | 119 halftones


The Parker Sisters

A Border Kidnapping

Lucy Maddox

The remarkable story of an 1850s kidnapping of two free black girls in rural Pennsylvania after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act

256 pages | 6.125 x 9 | 5 halftones, 1 map


Pennsylvania Stories—Well Told

William Ecenbarger

An engrossing compendium of stories on the people, places, and events that make Pennsylvania unique. Well told.

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Perfect Square

A History of Rittenhouse Square

Nancy M. Heinzen

A history of America’s best-used public space

224 pages | 8 x 8 | 48 halftones, 3 maps


Phil Jasner "On the Case"

His Best Writing on the Sixers, the Dream Team, and Beyond

Edited by Andy Jasner

Three decades of reporting by renowned Philadelphia Hall of Fame sportswriter Phil Jasner

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 halftones



Neighborhoods, Division, and Conflict in a Post-Industrial City

Carolyn Adams, David Bartelt, David Elesh, Ira Goldstein, Nancy Kleniewski, and William Yancey

The city's history told on its own terms

224 pages | 6 x 9



A Brief History

Roger D. Simon

168 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 30 halftones, 6 maps