Other Recent Releases

Book Review presents reviews of recent publications on Pennsylvania subjects by noted scholars, historians and journalists.

Abandoned Eastern Pennsylvania
Remnants of History
by Cindy Vasko
America Through Time, 96 pp., paperback $23.99

Vasko adds Eastern Pennsylvania to her growing series of books featuring her stunning photography of abandoned buildings and places throughout the Northeastern U.S. (her Abandoned Western Pennsylvania was published in 2019). In addition to well-known locations such as Eastern State Penitentiary, Penhurst, Bethlehem Steel and Fonthill, this volume explores a dilapidated high school in Holmesburg, a decaying Shriners temple in Wilkes-Barre, a forsaken lace factory in Scranton, a shuttered movie theater in Lansdowne, and a deserted resort site in the Poconos.

 

The Philadelphia Eagles
by Brian Michael, Andrew Palagruto, and Andrew Weicker
Arcadia, 128 pp., paperback $23.99

Eagles fans will savor this pictorial journey through the team’s history, from their origins in Philadelphia and their first game in 1933 to their Super Bowl LII win and even a bit beyond. The authors have scoured archives and personal collections to compile this assortment of seldom-seen photographs for what sports journalist Ray Didinger calls, in his Foreword, “a family album . . . a book of images, of memories and emotions that resonate across the generations.”