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The Devil's Own Luck: An Irish Story (The Tipperary Trilogy) (Volume 3)
W. A. Patterson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Mid-eighteenth century Ireland is in turmoil. The Catholic Church, the country’s single unifying force, has been torn asunder, gutted by the Penal Laws imposed upon it by the invading regime. Corruption is rife. Violence erupts spontaneously. Ireland’s people have lost their way, their country has lost its conscience and is now in grave danger of losing its soul. The traditions which have been the backbone of the land for centuries are being ...


American Heritage: Great Minds of History
American Heritage

Wiley, 2000

The great historians of our day take you on an exhilarating tour through the crucial moments in American history . . . "Easy reading and very informative."- Civil War News "All the interviews are fascinating."- Tampa Tribune-Times "Fascinating . . . Highly recommended."-Library Journal American Heritage Great Minds of History In a series of interviews that are as valuable as they are engrossing, today's best and brightest historians weigh ...


Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
Dan Eldridge

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2007

Former music editor for the Pittsburgh City Paper , Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from visiting the Andy Warhol Museum to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side. Eldridge includes unique trip ideas like "Go Where the Locals Go," "Fun and Cheap," and "Out with the Parents." Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Pittsburgh has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every ...


Rough Seas Ahead
Anne Higgins Petz

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Prejudice, murder and intrigue beset Nancy O’Leary, who at the age of 17, journeys from Ireland to America. The crossing was hard, but the life before her has its share of hardships as well. Rough Ahead Seas follows not only the difficult and uplifting lives of intrepid Irish settlers in the late 1800s, but also intertwines the stories of all immigrants as the turn of the century unfolds during a defining era in American history. Readers ...


Stories from the Mohawk Valley:: The Painted Rocks, the Good Benedict Arnold & More (American Chronicles)
Bob Cudmore

The History Press, 2011

Nestled in Upstate New York along the banks of the Mohawk River are the many communities of the Mohawk Valley. These villages, towns and cities have unique histories but are inextricably tied together by the waterways that run through them. The mills, railroads and the Erie Canal sustained early growth; the Painted Rocks beautified the landscape; and tales from the local Mohawk Nation still enrich the folklore. Many remarkable individuals have ...


Clinchfield No. 1, The:: Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine
Mark Stevens, Alf Peoples

The History Press, 2014

As general manager for Erwin, Tennessee-based Clinchfield Railroad, Thomas D. Moore found an eighty-six-year-old vintage 4-6-0 ten-wheeler steam engine--the Clinchfield No. 1. Miraculously, the engine had escaped the cutter's torch when, in the mid-1950s, the railroad retired its steam fleet, shuttered passenger service and embraced the diesel era. Moore wanted the No. 1 fully restored and its long life on the rails--which had included being the ...


Crisis In Bethlehem
John Strohmeyer

University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994

Pulitzer Prize winner John Strohmeyer’s account of the collapse of Bethlehem Steel.  As editor of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Globe-Times from 1956 to 1984, Strohmeyer followed the steel industry from the height of its power through its decline.  He evaluates the self-indulgence of both the unions and industry management and movingly describes the human agony caused by the failure of steel.  His account is reinforced by over one hundred ...


Ship Hotel, The: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway
Brian Butko

Stackpole Books, 2010

The larger-than-life hotel shaped like a ship, once lodged in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains along the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway, is one of the country's all-time favorite roadside attractions. In this fascinating book--liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints--author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents to tell the eight-decade story of this beloved icon of the road that was also a ...


Secrets of the Lake
William Thompson Ong

Redner Investments, 2014

SECRETS OF THE LAKE Lake Conemaugh, the playground of the Pittsburgh rich (names like Carnegie, Mellon, Phipps, Frick, and Pitcairn) is where Caleb McBride, a struggling immigrant science teacher, accidentally meets and falls in love with Annabelle Prescott, the vivacious and strong-willed daughter of a steel baron. At the same time, Caleb discovers the fatal flaw in the dam holding back the waters. Secrets of the Lake is the story of the ...


Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
Jame Richards

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010

Sixteen-Year-Old Celstia spends every summer with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel’s hired boy. It’s a friendship she must keep secret, and when companionship turns to romance, it’s a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the ...


Belair Stud:: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing
Kimberly Gatto

The History Press, 2012

Founded in 1747 by Maryland governor Samuel Ogle, Belair Stud Farm created a long line of champions whose bloodlines live on in the great Thoroughbreds of today. Author Kimberly Gatto recounts the lives and races of some of Belair s most celebrated horses, including the only father-son Triple Crown winners, Gallant Fox and Omaha, and the legendary champion Nashua. The story goes beyond the stakes to tell the history of a Maryland racing ...


The Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids from Canada Against the New York Frontier in the Fall of 1780
Gavin K. Watt

Dundurn, 1997

In the fifth year of the War of Independence, while the Americans focused on the British thrust against the Carolinas, the Canadian Department waged a decisive campaign against the northern frontier of New York. Their primary target was the Mohawk River region, known to be the "grainbowl" that fed Washington’s armies. The Burning of the Valleys details the actions of both sides in this exciting and incredibly effective British campaign. ...


Phil Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles, The 1905 Philadelphia Giants
Phil S. Dixon

BookSurge Publishing, 2006

Philadelphia's African-American Giants were organized in 1902 by Harry A. Smith and H. Walter Schlichter. Smith, a former baseball player and writer for the Philadelphia Tribune, had conceived the idea of organizing a team and approached Schlichter, the sports editor of the Philadelphia Evening Item, for financial backing. Veteran player/manager Solomon 'Sol' White was hired as captain of the newly organized Giants and immediately placed in ...


An Artist's Life - Frank Townsend Hutchens-American Impressionism
William D. Hutchens

WDH Press, LLC, 2014

American Impressionism in the early twentieth century is laced with artists' names such as Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Frank Vincent DuMond. Frank Townsend Hutchens, a plein air painter of portraits, landscapes and figures, while skilled and prolific, remains a relatively unknown artist in the Impressionist movement. That is until now. William D. Hutchens, Frank Hutchens' great-nephew, has painstakingly reconstructed ...


Thunder Voice (The Ghost Rider, Book 4)
Sigmund Brouwer

Victor Books, 1995

#4 Thunder Voice Marshal Samuel Keaton wasn't all that shocked when the town drunk was found with a bullet in his back. So why would two of the toughest Texas Rangers to fill a legend suddenly show up and start asking questions.


B. E. F. the Whole Story of the Bonus Army
W.W. Waters, William C White

Cincinnatus Press, 2007

In the summer of 1932, General Douglas MacArthur led regular United States Army troops into the streets of Washington, D.C. to evict more than ten thousand veterans of the Great War from the streets of Washington. This is the story of those veterans, told by one of their number.


Family of Love
Christine F. Carpenter

Chapel Hill Press, Inc., 2014

Emily, a spirited young patient in a state sanatorium in the 1940s, dares to believe she will overcome an incurable disease and live to create a family with Len, the love of her life. Though she is sent home to die and her dashing Italian beau enlists as a paratrooper in the Pacific Theater, the couple clings to faith and love. But their greatest challenges lie ahead. Their true story offers this generation a message of hope. Trust and believe ...


Bitter Friday
Dana George

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Charlotte Lange’s life began the day the South Fork Dam collapsed. Robbed of her family and youthful ideals by the most powerful man in Johnstown, Charlotte has one opportunity to reclaim her life. As flood waters rise, so does Charlotte’s determination to find her way back home and to the only man she has ever loved. Based on the true story of how Johnstown, Pennsylvania was crushed by tragedy on that Bitter Friday in 1889, Charlotte’s ...


Striking Steel (Critical Perspectives On The P)
Jack Metzgar

Temple University Press, 2000

Having come of age during a period of vibrant union-centered activism, Jack Metzgar begins this book wondering how his father, a U.S. Steel shop steward in the 1950s and '60s, and so many contemporary historians could forget what this country owes to the union movement. Combining personal memoir and historical narrative, "Striking Steel" argues for a reassessment of unionism in American life during the second half of the twentieth century and a ...


Prospect Hill
Kimberly S. Seigh

Headline Books, 2007

Johnstown, PA from the aftermath of the Flood of 1889 to Lindbergh s historic flight, follow the intertwined lives of the Edelweiss family as Crystal struggles to keep her family together and becomes an independent woman of the 1920 s. Author Kim Seigh has captured life in 20th century Johnstown, PA, and follows the lives of a struggling family as they celebrate the victories of life and the defeats. This book offers a slice of life that is ...



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