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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Devil's Own Luck: An Irish Story (The Tipperary Trilogy) (Volume 3)
W. A. Patterson
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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 ...
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.
Ship Hotel, The: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway
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 ...
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 ...
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.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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 ...
The Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids from Canada Against the New York Frontier in the Fall of 1780
Gavin K. Watt
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. ...
Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers
Norbert J. Delatte
American Society of Civil Engineers
"Beyond Failure" presents the circumstances of important failures that have had wide-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice. Each case study narrates the known facts of the situation: design and construction, the failure, subsequent investigation or analysis, and, where appropriate, additional issues such as technical concerns, ethical considerations, professional practice issues, and long-term effects. The case studies are organized ...
B. E. F. the Whole Story of the Bonus Army
William C White
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.
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 ...
Belair Stud: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing (The History Press)
The History Press
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 ...
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 ...
An Artist's Life - Frank Townsend Hutchens-American Impressionism
William D. Hutchens
WDH Press, LLC
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine (Transportation)
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 ...
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