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The Chief

The Chief

The Chief is a one-man play that faithfully reenacts the larger-than-life persona of Pittsburgh icon Art Rooney, owner of one of the most successful football franchises of all time. Reproduced in print for the first time, it’s complemented by photographs of Rooney, his family, members of the Steelers, and scenes from the play.

Big Steel

Big Steel

The First Century of the United States Steel Corporation 1901-2001

Big Steel is the first comprehensive history of the company at the center of America’s twentieth-century industrial life—the United States Steel Corporation. Granted unprecedented access to the U.S. Steel archives, Warren tells the compelling history of this business.

Helen Clay Frick

Helen Clay Frick

Bittersweet Heiress

Chronicles Helen Clay Frick’s lifelong commitment to social welfare, the environment, and her purchase of many significant works of art for her private collection, the Frick Collection in New York, the University of Pittsburgh teaching collection, and the Frick Art Museum.

Pittsburgh in Stages

Pittsburgh in Stages

Pittsburgh in Stages offers the first comprehensive history of theater in Pittsburgh, placing it within the context of cultural development in the city and the history of theater nationally.Lynne Conner details the defining movements of each era and analyzes how public tastes evolved over time. She offers a fascinating study of regional theatrical development and underscores the substantial contribution of regional theater to American theatrical arts.

Pirates Reader

Pirates Reader

The Pirates Reader is a tribute to the Pittsburgh Pirates, their fans nationwide, and to the franchise’s rich history of baseball—Richard Peterson has collected the writing of baseball’s greatest storytellers. Included are early pioneers of sports journalism, such as Henry Chadwick, the father of baseball statistics, and Alfred H. Spink, founder of The Sporting News.

Harry, Tom, and Father Rice

Harry, Tom, and Father Rice

Accusation and Betrayal in America's Cold War

Centered around mostly ordinary people, Harry, Tom, and Father Rice relates the story of the author’s uncle Harry Davenport, union leader Tom Quinn, and Father Charles Owen Rice to the great conflict between anti-Communist and Communist forces in the American labor movement.

Before Renaissance

Before Renaissance

Planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943

Examines a half-century epoch when planners, public officials, and civic leaders engaged in a dialogue about the meaning of planning and its application for improving life in Pittsburgh. Defines Pittsburgh’s key role in the national urban planning movement.

Knowing Stephanie

Knowing Stephanie

Stephanie Byram was an active, athletic young woman entering the prime of her life. She held dreams of earning her doctorate, pursing a career, falling in love, and starting a family. A doctor’s visit, shortly after her thirtieth birthday, changed everything.

She had been concerned about a painful, swollen right breast, and tests confirmed the presence of a tumor. Stephanie was diagnosed with highly aggressive, highly malignant breast cancer-Stage IIIb infiltrative ductal carcinoma-and within two months she underwent a double mastectomy. Doctors gave her a 50 percent chance of surviving five years.

Despite this prognosis, Stephanie looked to the future, and refused to be deterred by the obstacles thrown suddenly into her path. Though she was rarely cancer-free and suffered recurrences that were progressively more invasive and damaging to her body, over the course of the next eight years she would live a life of her choosing.

Knowing Stephanie is a photographic essay that details the remarkable story of one woman’s fight against breast cancer—and how she channeled her ever-waning energy to transform her life and enrich her spirit.

Improbable Fiction

Improbable Fiction

The Life of Mary Roberts Rinehart

A compelling account of the life of Pennsylvanian writer Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Through the examination of the tension between her seemingly contradictory domestic and professional identities, Jan Cohn illuminates precisely why Rinehart’s accomplishments are so remarkable.

Pittsburgh and the Appalachians

Pittsburgh and the Appalachians

Cultural and Natural Resources in a Postindustrial Age

The book assesses how Pittsburgh deindustrialization over the past decades has posed both opportunities and challenges for the city and surrounding tri-state area.

One for the Thumb

One for the Thumb

The New Steelers Reader

A collection of the best sports writing about the fabled franchise, One for the Thumb is the definitive anthology of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Includes the 2005 Super Bowl season. A must-read for all fans of the team and the game of football.

Pittsburgh Then And Now

Pittsburgh Then And Now

This handsome volume presents 161 pairs of matching before and after photographs of Pittsburgh. A treasury of images for those who remember the old Pittsburgh, those who are curious about its past, and anyone interested in Pittsburgh’s fascinating evolution from “smoky city” to the city it is today.

After the Smoke Clears

After the Smoke Clears

Struggling to Get By in Rustbelt America

After the Smoke Clears contains thought-provoking, personal stories of hardship and endurance from five towns in America’s collapsing industrial heartland. It focuses on the complex relationships between work, loss, and identity. Includes 48 plates of black and white photographs.

Luke Swank

Luke Swank

Modernist Photographer

Replete with both biographical and analytical information, Howard Bossen’s book reintroduces the important work of photographer Luke Swank.

Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice Magazine (2006).

Guns at the Forks

Guns at the Forks

A special reissue commemorating the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War, Guns at the Forks tells about the dramatic parts five successive forts, particularly Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, play in the war between 1750 and 1760. O’Meara’s narrative also relates the larger story of the French and Indian War and its role in the global conflict that altered the course of world events.

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