Pig & Whistle: The Story of the Philadelphia & Western Railway
Ronald Degraw (Central Electric Railfans’ Association, 224 pages)
Affectionately known as “the Pig and Whistle,” the beloved P&W might also be called “the little railroad that could,” having survived both the Great Depression and World War II. Through stories, photographs and letters from passengers, the late Ronald Degraw—whose career with SEPTA spanned 26 years—documents the railroad’s history from 1902 (when it was just an idea) to its takeover in 1953 by Red Arrow Lines.
The History of Tredyffrin Township 1707-2007
(Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society, 89 pages)
Last year marked the 300th anniversary of Tredyffrin Township. And while those who witnessed its early days are long gone, their stories, the places they lived and ventured to, and a host of memorable moments are featured in this comprehensive look at the evolution of the area from colonial times to the present day. Available at tehistory.org, Paoli Pharmacy and other area shops.
Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus
Kathleen A. Bogle (NYU Press, 272 pages)
In her ambitious sociological study, Kathleen Bogle, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at La Salle University, offers valuable insight on the hook-up craze sweeping college campuses and examines the demise of traditional dating, how campus life promotes casual sex, its impact on post-college relationships, and more. Don’t let your college freshman leave home without it.