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By the Book - Spring 2015

Mar 12, 2015 02:12PM ● Published by Erica Shames

History Picks

Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys

By Steve E. Troutman

$29.95, Sunbury Press

Author Steve E. Troutman will take you on a tour of the Mahantongo, Mahanoy and Lykens Valleys of Pennsylvania, from the beginning of time until humans arrived.  Steve explains in layman’s terms the variety of geological features present as well as the conditions that led to them.  He also includes images and discussions about the flora and fauna that were present throughout the geologic time scale.  



A Guide of Pennsylvania Towns

By N. Clair Clawser

$21, AFC Press

Clawser has been interested in cast iron signs since 1960, when he first began writing down the information contained in this book. Sign locations are broken down by county and town. Most remarkably, all of the book’s text type was set by hand in Goudy Oldstyle, in 10 pt. size—over 19,500 words! 

 

Outdoors Pick

Hikes in High Places

By Bill  Rozday

$15.95, Virgin Pines Press

A meditative hiking guide with adventures from both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of our country. In the author’s words: “When cultures that succeed us look for evidence of our lives, they will look upon our trails as socially progressive. On the tablelands or escarpments where Native Americans once traveled and traded, we walked and thought and planned our complex society along ribbons of packed earth, and in the process gained perceptual separation.” 

Tales of the Bald Eagle Mountains in Central Pennsylvania

By Henry W. Shoemaker                

Penn State Press

Originally published in 1912 by the Bright Printing Co., this is the fourth volume of Henry Shoemaker’s many published fantastical tales about Pennsylvania’s folklore and wildlife. Focusing on what Shoemaker calls the “dark and sombre” Bald Eagle Mountains, the book provides a tale or legend centered on each mountain in the range.


Misc Picks

Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts

By Leslie Stainton

Penn State Press

Built in 1763, the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA, was once the walls of a colonial jail that in 1763 witnessed the massacre of the last surviving Conestoga Indians. Those same walls later served to incarcerate fugitive slaves. The book explores these tragic events and their enduring resonance in a building that later became a town hall, theater and movie house.  

 



Dead Man in my Chair

By Carole T. Fulmer

$10, Cee Joy Press

Many people know or have cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This story highlights the struggles and provides hope for those who have felt helpless or alone while caring for their loved ones.

 




Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?

By Victor G. Vogel, MD

$24.95, Westbow Press

Dr. Victor Vogel is an oncologist who has been caring for women with breast cancer and doing clinical research in breast oncology for 30 years. While it’s always appropriate for physicians to look for effective cures for those conditions amenable to therapy, there comes a time when each of us must confront our own mortality. Ultimately, he advocates, a communication strategy that educates patients and their families about the realistic expectations that arise from limited therapies in the face of life-threatening illness will lead them to make different decisions than they would make in the absence of such communication. 

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