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By the Book [Fall 2016]

Aug 30, 2016 07:12PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Misc Picks 

Pennsylvania: A Portrait of the Keystone State

By Michael P. Gadomski

$19.99, Schiffer Books

Striking images and informative captions, the book takes readers on a journey through one of the country’s most significant and diverse states.

 




Fracking America

By Walter M. Brasch

$34.95, Greeley and Stone

An overview of the issues surrounding the natural gas industry and fracking. Although it focuses upon the Marcellus Shale, it looks at cases and issues in other parts of the country.

 

 



History Picks

Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers: A Visual History of Pennsylvania’s Railroad Lumbering Communities

By Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell

$39.95, Penn State Press

The authors draw on the documentary photography of William T. Clarke to tell the story of Pennsylvania’s lumber heyday. Discovered in a shed in upstate New York and a barn in Pennsylvania after decades of obscurity, Clarke’s photographs offer an unprecedented view of the logging, lumbering, and wood industries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania

By Stephanie Longo

$9.99, Arcadia Publishing

Every Labor Day weekend, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Courthouse Square in Scranton for the largest ethnic festival in northeastern Pennsylvania: La Festa Italiana. Using vintage and recent photographs, Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania shows how the Italian immigrants to this area, some of whom arrived with little more than the clothes on their back, became well-respected community leaders.

 

 

Kid Pick

Strega Nona

By Tomie dePaola

$7.99, Aladdin Paperbacks

Author-illustrator Tomie dePaola combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story of Big Anthony and the magic pasta pot to its hilarious climax.





Additional Books

A Worldwide Vegetarian Journey to Discover the Foods That Nourish America’s Immigrant Soul

By Judith Ader Spinzia

$35, Virtual Bookworm Publishing

Spinzia searched and experimented for years to present what she calls an introduction to the world—two volumes of recipes that celebrate the immigrant in each of us that brought our culinary ideas to the New World. The result is a richness of culture and cuisine.

 



Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny Golson

By Benny Golson and Jim B. Merod

Saxophonist Benny Golson learned his instrument alongside John Coltrane while Golson was still in high school in Philadelphia. Quickly establishing himself as an iconic fixture on the jazz landscape, Golson performed with dozens of jazz greats, from Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins and Jimmy Heath to Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard and others. An acclaimed composer, Golson also wrote music for Hollywood films and television. An eloquent account of Golson’s exceptional life.

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