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Neil Lanctot



Neil Lanctot

Neil Lanctot specializes in modern American history.    A University of Pennsylvania graduate (B.A., 1987), Lanctot went on to study at Temple University (M.A., 1992) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2002.   He is the author of Fair Dealing and Clean Playing: The Hilldale Club and The Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910-1932 (1994) and Negro League Baseball - The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution (2004), hailed by the New York Times as "prodigiously researched" and "enormously important."   His most recent work, Campy - The Two Lives of Roy Campanella (Simon & Schuster, 2011), was named an alternate Book of the Month Club selection.  Lanctot's writing has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and several other journals and anthologies.