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Coming Summer 2024: my bio of legendary Pittsburgh Steelers announcer Myron Cope, with the tentative title Behind the Yoi.  

Myron created the Terrible Towel, helped name

the Immaculate Reception, hosted Pittsburgh's

first successful sports talk show, was one of the

nation's foremost sportswriters, and served as

color analyst in the Steelers' radio booth 

for a record-setting 35 years.

His catchphrase was an excited "Yoi!" - amended to "Double Yoi!" when the Steelers did something especially great.  

I'm writing the book with Myron's daughter

Elizabeth, who has graciously granted access to her dad's personal papers, photos and tapes. 

To be published by University of Nebraska Press.



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Baseball's Greatest What If won

the 2022 Ron Gabriel Award from

the Society of American Baseball Research, for the best book on

the Brooklyn Dodgers.

"An engrossing, comprehensive look at a ballplayer who knew only one way to play." 

-- Tyler Kepner, New York Times and author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches.

"Dan Joseph hit a HR with Last Ride of the Iron Horse, this book on Pete Reiser is a grand slam. GREAT biography!" -- Baseball Almanac. 

"Joseph passionately pursues this story and gives an extraordinary ballplayer his due." -- Anthony Castrovince, and author of A Fan's Guide to Baseball Analytics.

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Last Ride of the Iron Horse tells the tale of Lou Gehrig's final year in the Yankee lineup, as he dealt with early symptoms of the ALS.  Despite losing strength and speed to the deadly disease, Gehrig hit 29 home runs and led the Yankees to a World Series title, in what may be the most astounding feat in baseball history.

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Inside Al-Shabaab recounts the rise, fall and resurgence of this Al-Qaeda-linked East African terrorist group.  Using interviews with former militants, including high-ranking officials, military commanders and foot soldiers, Harun Maruf and Dan Joseph reveal the motivations of those who commit their lives to the group and its violent jihadist agenda.

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(Site updated February 2023)

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