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Vandergrift! By Anthony Gallo
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In the early 1890’s, steel tycoon George McMurtry, tries to produce a unique marriage between architecture and industrialism to build a workingman's paradise in southwestern Pennsylvania. But... More > his goal is also to destroy strikers and keep compliant workers happy. He hires Frederick Law Olmstead, the Nation's preeminent architect, to design the town of Vandergrift, named after his partner. Ida Tarbell, who will someday expose J. D. Rockefeller, is intrigued by the idea and visits the town. She and McMurtry clash over his flawed idealism and her subconscious biases. She revisits the town four times over the next half a century, each time reexamining her own and McMurtry’s ideals as the Nation goes through wars, depressions, the New Deal, the Union movement, and the final collapse of the steel industry. McMurtry’s dream and Olmstead’s design live on despite the collapse of both the steel industry. But what happens to the town?< Less
Vandergrift! By Anthony Gallo
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In the early 1890’s, steel tycoon George McMurtry, tries to produce a unique marriage between architecture and industrialism to build a workingman's paradise in southwestern Pennsylvania. But... More > his goal is also to destroy strikers and keep compliant workers happy. He hires Frederick Law Olmstead, the Nation's preeminent architect, to design the town of Vandergrift, named after his partner. Ida Tarbell, who will someday expose J. D. Rockefeller, is intrigued by the idea and visits the town. She and McMurtry clash over his flawed idealism and her subconscious biases. She revisits the town four times over the next half a century, each time reexamining her own and McMurtry’s ideals as the Nation goes through wars, depressions, the New Deal, the Union movement, and the final collapse of the steel industry. McMurtry’s dream and Olmstead’s design live on despite the collapse of both the steel industry. But what happens to the town?< Less
TRACKING THE PIONEERS III: A History of Workman Families of Southern West Virginia By Stanley Browning
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The first Workman families to settle in what is now considered southern West Virginia were descendants of Joseph and Phoebe (M’Ray) Workman, who came from Pennsylvania and eventually settled at... More > Burkes Garden in Wythe County, Virginia. Their progeny spread to Kanawha, Logan, Boone, Wayne, Wyoming, Raleigh and adjacent counties in West Virginia and Kentucky. This book follows those descendants from their first appearances in the records on into the twentieth century. Each of Joseph Workman, Sr’s sons and one daughter are considered individually in separate chapters. Genealogical coverage is given in descendancy charts and accompanying text. Marriage, birth, death, military and census records are presented in numerous charts and tables. Personal property, land and tax records are included to supplement the census records. Numerous old photographs are included.< Less
A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg By Amanda M. Douglas
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A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg is a novel for children set in late 18th century Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania written by the American writer Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831–1916).It opens in 1781 with... More > the news of Lord Cornwallis’ surrender to George Washington as it reaches the Carrick, Bradin, and Duvernay families, pioneers who live near Fort Pitt. The protagonist, Daffodil, is the "little girl" of the title, and the plot primarily is used to illustrate the domestic life of early Pittsburghers. It ends with Daffodil’s marriage and her taking leave of the city. The novel is part of a series (e.g., A Little Girl in Old Boston, A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia) that was among the first fiction series for American girls. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Little_Girl_in_Old_Pittsburg Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Ghosts By Kevin Flinn
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Ghosts is the third novel from North Carolina-based writer Kevin Flinn. It’s based upon Henrik Ibsen’s classic tragedy, a scathing commentary on 19th century morality. Flinn’s... More > adaptation sets the action in northwest Pennsylvania in 1910. While the widow Helen Alving puts the finishing touches on the orphanage that will serve as a memorial to her late husband, her estranged son Oswald returns home from San Francisco. Oswald and his ideas about love and marriage clash with those of the devout Father Manders, Mrs. Alving’s spiritual advisor and partner in the orphanage. During the course of one rainy evening, the Alvings, their priest, maid and carpenter delve deeply into the nature of truth, family, and the ghosts that surround them.< Less
Ghosts By Kevin Flinn
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Ghosts is the third novel from North Carolina-based writer Kevin Flinn. It’s based upon Henrik Ibsen’s classic tragedy, a scathing commentary on 19th century morality. Flinn’s... More > adaptation sets the action in northwest Pennsylvania in 1910. While the widow Helen Alving puts the finishing touches on the orphanage that will serve as a memorial to her late husband, her estranged son Oswald returns home from San Francisco. Oswald and his ideas about love and marriage clash with those of the devout Father Manders, Mrs. Alving’s spiritual advisor and partner in the orphanage. During the course of one rainy evening, the Alvings, their priest, maid and carpenter delve deeply into the nature of truth, family, and the ghosts that surround them.< Less
THE BIRMINGHAMS: A FAMILY HISTORY (1810 - 2013) By Daniel Birmingham
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This family memoir covers the immigration of my great-grandparents to America in the mid and late 19th century. The life and challenges of these European immigrants and their children is uncovered as... More > the families grew in Cumberland, Maryland and Western Pennsylvania. Members of both families would eventually settle in Pittsburgh where the flourishing iron, steel and railroad industries provided new opportunities for immigrants and first-generation Americans. Their stories converge to a single family with the marriage of my father, the grandson of Irish immigrants, and my mother, the granddaughter of German immigrants. The Daniel James and Helen Marie Buchner Birmingham family would then establish even deeper roots in the Mount Washington area of Pittsburgh where my three sisters and I were raised. The story is based on public documents and newspaper articles as well as the collective memories of my sisters and me, and from a book of memories written by our Mother.< Less
Thursday's Child By Joy Smith Lewis
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Growing up in the early years of the twentieth century, Lilly May sorely missed the nurturing of a loving mother: she was only four when her mom died. From a lonely childhood spent in... More > Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley, she was transplanted in early womanhood to the shore of Lake Ontario. Head-strong and often contrary, Lil experienced a tumultuous marriage; she and Earl raised eight children to adulthood. Both her inborn sense of humor and cultivated sense of entitlement served her well through the years. From the high jinks of a dining room water fight waged with a garden hose, to the heartache of unbearable loss, her life was a mix of light and shade, the hilarious intermingled with deep sorrow. Thursday's Child tells the true story of the author's paternal grandmother.< Less
False Start By Laura McKelvy
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In the small Pennsylvania town of Windsor Valley, a group of friends deals with the complexity that growing up and starting high school brings to their lives. Allison begins to feel more distant from... More > best friends Reagan and Hayley, whose high society upbringing has always made her feel like an outsider. The girls bond with best friends Tucker and Austin through romantic pursuits—Austin wanting Hayley, and Allison wanting Tucker—and the five of them form an unlikely friendship. Reagan finds herself in a romantic entanglement separate from the group, as she struggles to keep her crush on Allison’s enemy a secret and ward off her mother’s insistence that she date fellow socialite-in-training Nick. In addition to the high school present, the group narrates “flash-forwards” of their lives nearly a decade into the future, a world where their friendship has been changed by hook-ups, break-ups, betrayal, marriage, and life in general, beginning with a wedding that has everyone’s mind on the past.< Less
False Start By Laura McKelvy
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In the small Pennsylvania town of Windsor Valley, a group of friends deals with the complexity that growing up and starting high school brings to their lives. Allison begins to feel more distant from... More > best friends Reagan and Hayley, whose high society upbringing has always made her feel like an outsider. The girls bond with best friends Tucker and Austin through romantic pursuits—Austin wanting Hayley, and Allison wanting Tucker—and the five of them form an unlikely friendship. Reagan finds herself in a romantic entanglement separate from the group, as she struggles to keep her crush on Allison’s enemy a secret and ward off her mother’s insistence that she date fellow socialite-in-training Nick. In addition to the high school present, the group narrates “flash-forwards” of their lives nearly a decade into the future, a world where their friendship has been changed by hook-ups, break-ups, betrayal, marriage, and life in general, beginning with a wedding that has everyone’s mind on the past.< Less

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