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The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419750496
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Published: Abrams Press - February 1st, 2022

The first full biography of St. Louis native, star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer James "Cool Papa" Bell is now out in paperback for your convenience! As Satchel Paige famously quipped, he was so fast he could flip a light switch and be in bed before the room got dark.


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Climbing the Ladder, Chasing the Dream: The History of Homer G. Phillips Hospital Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780826222473
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Published: University of Missouri - December 30th, 2021

A long overdue history of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, St. Louis's renowned Black teaching hospital.
Opened in the midst of the Depression, for over four decades, Homer G. gave made it possible for African Americans to both be treated to decent health care and become doctors and nurses. The pride of St. Louis, Homer G. Phillips now gets its due.


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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780807000298
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Drawing on two decades of research, including in St. Louis, author Sheryll Cashin shows how government created "ghettos" and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is the linchpin of US inequality-and issues a call for abolition.
Insightful and necessary.


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Wrestling at the Chase Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781681063447
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Published: Reedy Press - October 7th, 2021

Finally, a tribute to one of St. Louis's most enduring pastimes.  You will know who needs this book.


11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals Cover Image
By Benjamin Hochman, Chris Carpenter (Foreword by), Jason Motte (Afterword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781629378732
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Published: Triumph Books - April 27th, 2021