Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hofstra Athletics: Arcadia Publishing and Author Chris R. Vaccaro ’07 to Release Book on Hofstra Athletics

In collaboration with Arcadia Publishing, author Chris R. Vaccaro is proud to announce the forthcoming release of his fifth book, Hofstra Athletics, in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Sports series.

Hofstra Athletics is set for release in mid- to late-January, and orders are now being accepted for presale. The cost of the book is $21.99 plus $4 for shipping and handling (USPS Priority Mail). For bulk orders or for more information, please call 516-HOF-TIXX. The book may also be ordered online at

Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra University has built a strong reputation in the collegiate sports world. Thousands of athletes have represented one of Long Island’s finest private universities, winning countless championships and helping to create a foundation of history that is remembered today. Hofstra Athletics strings together a pictorial history of Hofstra’s well-known coaches and athletes, championship teams, and players who achieved success on the professional level.

This book captures nearly 200 images of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, facilities and many other aspects of the Hofstra community. With captions accompanying every image and photos dating back to the 1930s, this book is a must for any Hofstra fan. Hofstra Athletics features a foreword by Craig “Speedy” Claxton, one of the most prolific athletes to attend Hofstra. He was selected in the first round of the NBA draft in 2000 and spent 10 seasons in the league. He led the Pride to an NCAA tournament appearance, was inducted into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011, and had his jersey number (10) retired.

Chris R. Vaccaro, an award-winning journalist from Long Island and a 2007 graduate of Hofstra University, is the author of four previous books on Long Island sports history and has written for more than 100 publications nationwide. He is an editor with AOL’s, adjunct professor of journalism at Hofstra University, and a board member for the Press Club of Long Island.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading local history publisher in the United States, with a catalog of more than 6,000 titles in print and hundreds of new titles released every year.

Established in 1993, Arcadia has blended a visionary management approach with the innovative application of state-of-the-art technology to create high-quality historical publications in small local niches.


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