Book Reviews

New Book Exposes Mobster-Jazz Connection

Posted August 22, 2022 by

Jazz Icons and the Mob Jazz in the United States emerged in the dark-lit clubs of New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, New York City and other cities. It’s popularity exploded during Prohibition, boosting its intersection with underground bars. Jazz also became
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American Urbanism’s Forgotten Hero

Posted May 30, 2022 by

Whyte’s Groundbreaking Critique of Cities When we think of the foundational heroes of progressive American urbanism, Jane Jacobs often first comes to mind. Jacobs’ 1961 classic, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” transformed our view of cities and
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New Books Highlight Baseball’s Rebels

Posted April 11, 2022 by

Recent books have pulled back the curtain on America’s hidden racial history. Two companion volumes, Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels, by Peter Dreier and Robert Elias now do this for America’s Pastime. Baseball fans will definitely want to read
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