Sunday, May 12, 2019

I am delighted to announce that the august New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS), America’s founding genealogical society, established in 1845, recently honored me by commissioning me to author a book on the steps required to create a work of memoir or biographical cultural (oral) history. The book will use anecdotal material gleaned from the multiplicity of interviews and experiences I have had in writing my books on Brookline, baseball, and classical music, as well as from my two memoirs on my boyhood and adult years as reflected in experiences in and around long-gone Braves Field, and still-pulsating Fenway Park. I expect that the book will be completed within a year.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Good news! I am collaborating with audio/video producer Jillian Offerman and longtime radio personality Jordan Rich on a multimedia presentation adapted from American Jews and America’s Game. It's a half-hour montage of historical still and moving images, narrated by yours truly, and it should be ready in time for the 2019 baseball season. Synagogues and temples, Jewish Community Centers, and other organizations in the USA and abroad will find it suitable for all ages. The presentation illustrates American Jewish history as told through baseball, beginning in the nineteenth century when Lipman Pike appeared as the first Major League Jewish star and manager just after the Civil War, through the times of Barney Pelty, ‘The Yiddish Curver,’ Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, and continuing to the present day with Shawn Green and Alex Bregman.

I will be available for FaceTime or Skype Q & A sessions following each showing. For more information, please contact me at