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Every frat boy knows that the YMCA is a fun place to play. But historian Paula Lupkin isn’t fooling around. Her book Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture takes a sober look at the moralizing intentions and architectural manifestations of the institution that inspired the Village People’s 1978 party anthem. $27.50; University of Minnesota Press