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Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
Dan Eldridge

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2014

Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with ...


Bitter Friday

Dana George, 2014

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, ...


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 ...


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 ...




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.


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 ...


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.


Three Rivers Rising
Jame Richards

Ember, 2011

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 ...


Wade in the Water

Knox Robinson Publishing, 2014

It is spring in the year 1889, and Americans are enjoying the spoils of an industrial revolution, but in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the wheels of industry are brought to a grinding halt when the River Fork dam bursts. Bennett Marsh, a nineteen-year-old kitchen-hand, wants nothing more than to leave his home town of River Fork and attend the Julliard School of Music in New York. Bennett's father, Percival, a steel-mill worker lured by the ...


Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting
Kevin Kerrane

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

MEET THE MEN WHO SHAPE THE GAME OF BASEBALL the men who can make--or break--careers, the men who, more than any others, were responsible for getting Mike Schmidt, Al Kaline, Darryl Strawberry, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, and Brooks Robinson--to name just a few--into their major league positions. Here is all the inside information--trade secrets, player development, original scouting reports; the history and economics of ...


The Bomber Mountain Crash Story: A Wyoming Mystery
R. Scott Madsen

Mountain Man Pub, 2000

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.


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 ...


Stories from the Mohawk Valley: The Painted Rocks, the Good Benedict Arnold & More (NY) (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 ...


Only Echoes Remain

Bella Rosa Books, 2013

Dody Myers concludes the Echoes Trilogy with her most powerful story yet as she weaves a tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey toward self-discovery. At the center of this story is Amanda, born in the North during the turmoil of the Civil War, engaged to Michael, a young visionary endeavoring to transform his father's burned-out Southern plantation into a resort hotel. Just as Michael begins to realize his dream, fate intervenes. ...


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 ...


Belair Stud: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing (The History Press)
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. ...


Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers
Norbert J. Delatte

American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

"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 ...


My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way
Frances Hesselbein

Jossey-Bass, 2011

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

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 ...



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