Pulse: Creative Buzz July 2006

University of Michigan history prof Matthew J. Countryman won the 2006 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award of the Organization of American Historians for Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania Press; $42.50). … Former Daily News reporter Yvonne Latty interviews 25 soldiers in In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss, and the Fight to Stay Alive (PoliPointPress; $24). … Filmmaker, playwright and native son James Rosin goes from rhythm and blues to rock ’n’ roll to Gamble and Huff, with plenty of photos, in Philadelphia: City of Music (Camino Books; $16.95). … About to turn 30, St. Joe’s prof Tom Coyne left his job and headed to Florida to try and qualify for the PGA tour; the result is Paper Tiger (Gotham Books; $26).