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