Philadelphia

Reforming Philadelphia, 1682⁠–⁠2022

Richardson Dilworth

A short but comprehensive political history of the city, from its founding in 1682 to the present day

130 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 2 figures, 15 halftones

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The Real Philadelphia Book


2nd Edition

Jazz Bridge

An anthology of compositions by popular Philadelphia jazz and blues artists accessible for every musician

344 pages | 9 x 12

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The Mouse Who Played Football

Written by Brian Westbrook Sr. and Lesley Van Arsdall; Illustrated by Mr. Tom

Who would ever think that a mouse could play football?

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32 pages | 10 x 8 | 23 color illustrations, 1 halftone

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BLAM! Black Lives Always Mattered!

Hidden African American Philadelphia of the Twentieth Century

Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

The historic accomplishments of 14 notable Black Philadelphians from the twentieth-century—in graphic novel form

164 pages | 9 x 13.5

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Exploring Philly Nature

A Guide for All Four Seasons

Bernard S. Brown

A handy guide for all ages to Philly's urban plants, animals, fungi, and—yes—even slime molds

168 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 131 color photos

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If There Is No Struggle There Is No Progress

Black Politics in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia

Edited by James Wolfinger

Highlighting the creativity, tenacity, and discipline displayed by Black activists in Philadelphia

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 20 figures

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Beethoven in Beijing

Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China

Jennifer Lin

An eye-opening account of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unprecedented 1973 visit to the People’s Republic of China

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 92 photographs

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The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia

History, Culture, People, and Ideas

Edited by Andrea Canepari and Judith Goode

Essays and images showcasing the rich contribution of Italians and Italian Americans to Global Philadelphia

424 pages | 9 x 12 | 211 color photos, 29 halftones, 2 maps

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Real Philly History, Real Fast

Fascinating Facts and Interesting Oddities about the City's Heroes and Historic Sites

Jim Murphy

An amusing and informative insider’s guide to the Philadelphia history you don’t know

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 45 color photos, 6 halftones, 1 map

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Finished Business

My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches

Ray Didinger

Ray Didinger on following his dream from the bleachers to the Hall of Fame

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 41 halftones

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Salut!

France Meets Philadelphia

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan

Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 169 color photos, 2 halftones, 1 map

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The Defender

The Battle to Protect the Rights of the Accused in Philadelphia

Edward W. Madeira Jr. and Michael D. Schaffer

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

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones

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Philadelphia Battlefields

Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City

John Kromer

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

340 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 tables, 12 halftones, 23 maps

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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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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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