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10 books about Pittsburgh
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Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh by Thomas White
This book was published 11 years ago by The History Press and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Such was the wisdom of the Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser in 1866 when describing a railway boss's threat to decapitate a former employee. Pittsburgh has many such stories of strange but mostly true events. Local author Thomas White delves into these lost tales, from Lewis and Clark's inauspicious start involving an intoxicated boat builder to the death ray of inventor Nikola Tesla. A 1907 lion attack at Luna Park, death by spontaneous combustion, Jack the Ripper's rumored visit to the city and an umpire who was rescued from an angry crowd by Pirates players are all part of the forgotten history of the Steel City.
Hidden History of Pittsburgh by Len Barcousky
This book was published 5 years ago by The History Press and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
When Mark Twain visited in 1884, he claimed to spy a little bit of hell in Pittsburgh's smoky appearance. Twain's observations are among the many riveting firsthand accounts and anecdotes to be found in the archives of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Great War hit home after the sinking of the Lusitania, which carried more than a dozen Pittsburgh residents. A few years later, cheering throngs of black and white residents lined downtown streets to welcome African American soldiers returning home from the conflict. The Ringling Brothers Circus held its last outdoor performance here in 1956 and left eight hundred show workers without jobs in the city. With these stories from the archives and more, veteran journalist Len Barcousky shines a light on the hidden corners of Pittsburgh's history.
Pittsburgh Food Crawls: Touring the Neighborhoods One Bite and Libation at a Time by Shannon Daly
Category: Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
This book was published last year by Globe Pequot and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.
Pittsburgh Food Crawls is an exciting culinary tour through Steel City. Discover hidden gems and long-standing institutions. Each crawl is the complete recipe for a great night out, the perfect tourist day, a new way to experience your own city, or simply food porn to enjoy from home. Put on your walking shoes and your stretchy pants, and dig into Pittsburgh one dish at a time.
The Ultimate Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia Book: A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Penguins Fans! by Ray Walker
Category: Travelers & Explorers
This book was published last year by HRP House and takes approximately 4.6 hours to read.
Do you consider yourself a Pittsburgh Penguins fan? It's easy to see why! From Mario Lemieux to Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby to Evgeni Malkin, and all the excellent players in between, the Penguins are a star-studded, top-flight NHL franchise. But, do you know which of those players scored the most goals for the team? How about which was drafted the highest? If you think you've got what it takes to show off your expertise in all sorts of Penguins knowledge, you can put that confidence to the test with The Ultimate Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia Book! This book will set the record straight on such team history as: What celebration made history after the Pens won their first Stanley Cup Which Penguins player had his jersey retired after just 86 games Which jealous NHL team filed a protest after seeing Pittsburgh's new uniforms Which father and son shared the same nickname while playing for the Pens How a Penguins player became the team's owner while still starring on the ice Impress your friends by showing off the depth of your fandom through a series of challenging trivia questions. Select the correct option from the multiple-choice answers provided. Place your bets on whether some of the unbelievable team facts are true or false. And pick up some great anecdotes to share about all the colorful characters who make up Penguins history! Whether you've believed in the team for decades and want to show that you know your stuff, or you're new to Pittsburgh Penguins hockey and can't get soak up knowledge fast enough, this book is sure to please anyone with the good taste to call themselves a Penguins fan!
Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids) by Kate Boehm Jerome
This book was published 10 years ago by Arcadia Publishing and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Collects information about the land, history, and people of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.
Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers by Gary M. Pomerantz
Category: State & Local
This book was published 7 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.
Drawn from personal interviews with the players themselves, a chronicle of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, who won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years.
Engineering Pittsburgh: A History of Roads, Rails, Canals, Bridges and More by ASCE Pittsburgh Section 100th Anniversary Publication Committee
This book was published 3 years ago by The History Press and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
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PITTSBURGH: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: An Awesome Pittsburgh Coloring Book For Adults by Maddy Gray
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 2.0 hours to read.
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The Great Book of Pennsylvania: The Crazy History of Pennsylvania with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States) by Bill O'Neill
Category: Trivia & Fun Facts
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 6.2 hours to read.
How much do you know about the state of Pennsylvania? There's so much to learn about the Keystone State that even its residents don't know. In this trivia book, you'll learn more about Pennsylvania's history, pop culture, inventions, sports, and more! In The Great Book of Pennsylvania, you'll find the answers to the following questions: How did Pennsylvania get its name? Why is it known as the "Keystone State"? Do you know how Hersheypark got started? Do you know which best-selling musician had her first concert at a fair in Pennsylvania? Which famous board game was invented by a Pennsylvanian using stolen ideas from other board games? Which famous fast food item started out in PA? Who was the Stroudsburg Rain Man? What places in Pennsylvania are said to be haunted? Where are you most likely to find Thomas Jefferson's ghost? And so much more! This book is full of facts about Pennsylvania. Some of the facts you'll learn in this book are surprising, some are sad, and others may give you the chills. But the one thing they have in common is they're all interesting! Whether you're just learning about the Keystone State or you already think you're an expert on the state, you're bound to learn something you didn't know in every chapter. Your friends will be amazed at your next trivia night. So, what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Pennsylvania!
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