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Founding Families Of Pittsburgh

Founding Families Of Pittsburgh

The Evolution Of A Regional Elite 1760-1910

A study of twenty wealthy upper-class families during Pittsburgh’s growth into an important commerical and industrial center. It shows how they succeeded in creating the institutions needed to sustain a local aristocracy and possessed the ability to adapt its accumulated advantages to social and economic changes.

Drums In The Forest

Drums In The Forest

Decision At The Forks

This reissued edition deals with the French and Indian War. A discussion of the historical background of Fort Duquesne is followed by the description of five forts on the forks of the Ohio river.

Outposts Of The War For Empire

Outposts Of The War For Empire

The French And English In Western Pennsylvania

This reissued hardcover edition thoroughly examines colonial era forts through narrative and illustration. It offers information about their physical attributes as well as why they were built.

Front-Page Pittsburgh

Front-Page Pittsburgh

Two Hundred Years Of The Post-Gazette

Clarke Thomas has compiled a two-hundred-year history of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the first paper published west of the Alleghenies. From the Whiskey Rebellion to the present, the stories the paper covered reveal the history of Pittsburgh and the people who live there.

About Three Bricks Shy

About Three Bricks Shy

And The Load Filled Up

This is the thirtieth-anniversary edition of a book long considered a classic and one of Sports Illustrated‘s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time. The story of the 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers—a team that was super, but missed the bowl.

Pennsylvania Constitutional Development

Pennsylvania Constitutional Development

First published in 1960, this work remains the seminal study of the development of Pennsylvania’s constitution.

The Puzzle People

The Puzzle People

Memoirs Of A Transplant Surgeon

In The Puzzle People, Dr. Thomas Starzl, a pioneer in the field of transplant surgery, has written a spellbinding and heart-wrenching autobiography.Throughout his career, he has aroused both worldwide admiration and controversy. His technical innovations and medical genius have revolutionized the field, but Starzl has not hesitated to address the moral and ethical issues raised by transplantation. In this book he clearly states his position on many hotly debated issues.

Samuel Rosenberg

Samuel Rosenberg

Portrait Of A Painter

Samuel Rosenberg was an influential Pittsburgh-based painter and art instructor. In this biography Barbara Jones tells the story of his life, accompanied by almost ninety reproductions of the artist’s work.

Seeing Reds

Seeing Reds

Federal Surveillance of Radicals in the Pittsburgh Mill District, 1917–1921

Charles McCormick’s extensively researched work describes the formative period of federal domestic spying in the Pittsburgh region. He utilizes case files from various federal intelligence agencies to add to our understanding of the security state, cold war ideology, labor and immigration history, and the rise of the authoritarian American Left, as well as the career paths of figures as diverse as J. Edgar Hoover and William Z. Foster.

Spring Training

Spring Training

Spring Training is a look back at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1988 spring training season in Bradenton, Florida that reveals how the fundamentals of baseball are taught and learned. The author has added a new introduction and postscript, which includes a lengthy interview with manager Jim Leyland about the lessons that can be learned from losing.

Flatlanders and Ridgerunners

Flatlanders and Ridgerunners

Folktales from the Mountains of Northern Pennsylvania

Excerpt from Flatlanders and Ridgerunners: Out-Riddling the Judge Back in Prohibition my uncle made moonshine. His name was Moses Kenny and his whiskey–they called it “White Mule” was the best in the county. Well, the feds got after him and finally they arrested him. Took him to a federal judge down in Philadelphia. Now, the judge liked a good time and thought he’d have a little fun with this hick from the mountains. When Uncle came into court, he said, “are you the Moses who can make the sun dark?” Moses looked at him and said slowly, “Nope, your honor. But I am the Moses who can make the moon shine.” The judge let him go.

Singing The City

Singing The City

The Bonds Of Home In An Industrial Landscape

A celebration of Pittsburgh’s industrial landscape and an eloquent tribute to a way of life largely disappearing in America. A unique addition to the literature on the importance of place.

The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania

The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania

Chronicles the development of industry, education, religion, social customs, law and order, and many other aspects of life in Western Pennsylvania up until the War of 1812. Based upon the original work of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey, from 1931-1935.

Pittsburgh Sports

Pittsburgh Sports

Stories From The Steel City
Edited By Randy Roberts

Pittsburgh Sports mixes the personal experiences of fans and athletes with team histories to capture the full range of what it means to be a sports fan—in Pittsburgh, or, by extension, anywhere.

The Steel Workers

The Steel Workers

The Steel Workers remains a readable and timeless account of labor conditions in the early years of the steel industry. An introduction by the noted historian Roy Lubove places the book in political and historical context.

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