Greed, Graft, and the Forgotten World's Fair of 1926

Thomas H. Keels

It was meant to be the greatest world’s fair of all time—but it ended up as the “Flop Heard ’Round the World”

400 pages | 6 x 9 | 100 halftones, 3 maps


Social Capital in the City

Community and Civic Life in Philadelphia

Edited by Richardson Dilworth

The first interdisciplinary work to examine "social capital" in a single city

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 1 figure, 3 halftones, 1 map


South Philadelphia

Mummers, Memories, and the Melrose Diner

Murray Dubin

A guided tour of Philadelphia's quintessential neighborhood from the days of Thomas Jefferson to the night Palumbo's burned

248 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 5 tables, 2 figures, 125 halftones, 2 maps



The Life and Times of Basketball's Greatest Jewish Team

Doug Stark

The history of the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association's basketball team and the legends it spawned

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 75 tables, 36 halftones


St. Peter's Church

Faith in Action for 250 Years

Cordelia Frances Biddle, Elizabeth S. Browne, Alan J. Heavens, and Charles P. Peitz

A history of the second-oldest Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, published in honor of its 250th anniversary

272 pages | 8 x 10 | 125 color illustrations


Stan Hochman Unfiltered

50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter

Edited by Gloria Hochman

50 years of classic columns from one of Philadelphia's most beloved sportswriters

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones


Still Philadelphia

A Photographic History, 1890-1940

Fredric M. Miller, Allen F. Davis, and Morris Vogel

Photographic memories of Philadelphia, volume 1

312 pages | 8 x 10 | 282 halftones


Strange Philadelphia

Stories from the City of Brotherly Love

Lou Harry with Michael Strickland

A forgotten, and often bizarre, history of Philadelphia is unearthed in these quirky vignettes

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Temple University

125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Nation, and the World

James Hilty and Matthew Hanson

A celebration of Temple University’s 125th Anniversary

320 pages | 9 x 11 | 250 Color Illustrations


Toomey's Triumph

Inside a Key Senate Campaign

Harold I. Gullan

A veteran political observer's take on the critical Pat Toomey-Joe Sestak Senate race of 2010

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones


Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered

Mark Dion

Following the contemporary path of a historic naturalist

112 pages | 8.5 x 12


Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory

Roger C. Aden

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of the memorial to slavery in Independence Mall

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 5 line drawings, 6 halftones, 1 map


Veterans Stadium

Field of Memories

Rich Westcott

A loving tribute to the home of some of Philadelphia's greatest sporting and cultural events

232 pages | 7 x 10


Whisper Not

The Autobiography of Benny Golson

Benny Golson and Jim Merod

A funny, touching, and insightful memoir from one of the last surviving members of the greatest generation of American jazz musicians

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 33 halftones


The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant

Robin Roberts and C. Paul Rogers

The story of the astounding Whiz Kids told by Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts

390 pages | 6 x 9 | 83 halftones