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Everything Happens in Chillicothe: A Summer in the Frontier League With Max McLeary, the One-Eyed Umpire
Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub
"One thing about Max was that he was about as well-adjusted to his disability, if you want to call it that, as anyone could be... He even used his eye once to shut up an obnoxious high school coach. After he’d heard all the complaining he wanted to hear, Max took his eye out of the socket and handed it to the stunned coach, saying, ‘You want to umpire this game? Here, be my guest.’" Everything Happens in Chillicothe is an ...
Slap Shot Original: The Man, the Foil, and the Legend
Slap Shot ranks as one of the most popular sports movies of all time, and the bespectacled, fighting Hanson Brothers are among the most memorable characters ever spawned by the silver screen. Now, one of the brothers--real-life hockey player Dave Hanson--invites readers onto the movie set and into the rough-and-tumble world of minor-league hockey in this hysterical and highly anticipated autobiography. Follow Hanson's fascinating life from the ...
Only Mortals Can Be Heroes: A True Story about Drug Addiction
David J Weaver
Cambria Creations, LLC
Only Mortals Can Be Heroes is a true story about a young boy, Adam Weaver, who experiences the pleasures and pains of the drug culture. Adam started drugging at the age of 12 because he wanted to fit in with his peers. After marijuana and beer came Ritalin, oxycontin, ecstasy, LSD, uppers, downers, cocaine, heroin, and everything in between. Adam's story is punctuated with a cocaine overdose when he was 16 and a heroin overdose a few years ...
PA Breweries: 3rd Edtiion (Breweries Series)
A new and updated tour of 53 of Pennsylvania's breweries and brewpubs. Beer writer and connoisseur Lew Bryson brings new establishments to the list, revisits some old favorites, relates some of the history of brewing in the state, and gives information for each site on tours, beers brewed, food served, and nearby lodging and attractions, along with his pick of favorite beer for each brewery.
STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN
written from direct, personal experience. never before has a book contained such a detailed account of how angels work in the world. this book opens new windows onto the worls of angels.
Unabridged CD Audiobook 47 CDs / 54.75 hours long
Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
Avalon Travel Publishing
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 ...
Three Rivers Rising
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 ...
Crisis In Bethlehem
University of Pittsburgh Press
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 ...
American Heritage: Great Minds of History
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 ...
Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT, Book 3
Daniel A. Reed
Prestwick House Inc
In 2005, the SAT implemented major revisions, including: New reading sections Analogies removed Multiple-Choice Grammar and Usage Questions Modified Reading Questions. Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT addresses all of the revisions in the test without vocabulary studies. Students will benefit from: Focused prefix, suffix, and root practice Challenging inference exercises Detailed critical reading exercises New SAT-style writing and grammar ...
Thunder Voice (The Ghost Rider, Book 4)
#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.
Stories from the Mohawk Valley: The Painted Rocks, the Good Benedict Arnold & More (NY) (American Chronicles)
The History Press
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 ...
A Time of Terror: The Story of Colonel Jacob Klock's Regiment And The People They Protected, 1774-1783
The Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley, and the story of the Second Tryon Militia, is told through the people the Regiment protected, battles and raids, and the soldiers.
The Best Places You've Never Seen: Pennsylvania's Small Museums, A Traveler's Guide
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
You know the Carnegie Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but have you ever visited the Toy Robot Museum in Adamstown or Bill's Old Bike Barn in Bloomsburg? The Tom Mix Museum in Mix Run? The Houdini Museum in Scranton? Pennsylvania's many small museums are easy to miss in an age of instant information and superhighways. After reading Therese Boyd's guide, however, you'll rush to get off the beaten track to find them. Pennsylvania's ...
My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way
Tracing her development as a leader, Frances Hesselbein reveals her remarkable personal story and the principles that have served and guided her well throughout her extraordinary life. Written in an intimate and compelling voice, this book delivers key leadership lessons applicable to leaders in every walk of life. My Life in Leadership offers a look at what shaped Frances Hesselbein personally and as a leader, from her youth in the ...
The Bomber Mountain Crash Story: A Wyoming Mystery
R. Scott Madsen
Mountain Man Pub
THE BOMBER MOUNTAIN CRASH In The Bomber Mountain Crash, Scott Madsen reconstructs the strange tale of a young Army Air Force bomber crew headed for England in June, 1943. An ironic sequence of events joined the youthful airman in tragedy high in Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains. It is a war story, a romance, a mystery -- a TRUE story you won't soon forget.
Phil Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles, The 1905 Philadelphia Giants
Phil S. Dixon
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 ...
Striking Steel (Critical Perspectives On The P)
Temple University Press
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 ...
Kimberly S. Seigh
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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