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Softly, with Feeling
Edward Berger, author of Softly, with Feeling, will be a guest on Gary Walker's show on WBGO (88.3 FM, Newark) on September 1 in the 9-10 am hour to discuss his book and play Joe Wilder's recordings.

The New Eagles Encyclopedia
Ray Didinger's The New Eagles Encyclopedia is now available! Ray will be talking about his book and the Eagles on WIP (94 FM, Philadelphia) on August 31 from 10 am-1 pm with Glen Macnow; on September 3 at 3:00 pm with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis; and at 7:00 am on September 4 with Angelo Cataldi.

Rave Culture
Tammy Anderson, author of Rave Culture, was quoted in the Village Voice on August 27 in an article about the Electric Zoo rave at Randall's Island on Labor Day weekend.

Hot Off The Press
  • The New Eagles Encyclopedia
    Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons

    "[A] masterwork... vastly entertaining...the most readable history of the team ever done." —Philadelphia Inquirer

    "This is the definitive book for any Easgles fan." —Philadelphia Daily News

  • The Outsider Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment
    Dan Rottenberg

    "The curse of history is that it inevitably becomes hazy. The beauty of history is its come-alive revival in Dan Rottenberg's eloquent and meticulously researched The Outsider. As Rottenberg so marvelously shows, Albert M. Greenfield wore a multitude of top hats: real estate, hotels, retail, newspapers, even candy. He was also a marvelous contradiction: a street hustler but of impeccable manner, ruthless in the art of the deal but dedicated to civil rights, the object of despicable anti-Semitism but never of any grudge. What emerges is not simply an indelible portrayal of a great Philadelphian but a great and timeless American." —Buzz Bissinger, author of A Prayer for the City and Friday Night Lights

  • The War on Slums in the Southwest Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965
    Robert B. Fairbanks

    "Hats off to Robert Fairbanks! It is admirable when an established senior historian is willing to undertake new archival research—and multicity research at that. In The War on Slums in the Southwest, Fairbanks has extended his reach to carefully chosen cities with an energetic research agenda. This is the sort of book that we need in order to see patterns in the general fog of historical detail. It is nicely placed at the intersection of two scholarly conversations—about American housing policy and about the politics of cities in the Southwest. The War on Slums in the Southwest makes important empirical points and provides key interpretive arguments that will be welcomed by specialists on urban history and politics, urban planning, housing, and the American West/Southwest." —Carl Abbott, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University

  • The NFL Critical and Cultural Perspectives
    edited by Thomas P. Oates and Zack Furness
    Foreword by Michael Oriard

    "While there is a tradition of studying football critically and culturally, there has not been a volume focused in a thorough way on the NFL in the context of contemporary America. This book, the first of its kind, treads on new turf, bridging the sociology of sport and communication and sport. The NFL will be a landmark for future studies of the institutionalization and cultural influence of American sport leagues." —Lawrence Wenner, Von der Ahe Professor of Communication and Ethics in the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and the editor of the International Review of the Sociology of Sport and Communication and Sport

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