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Jul 14, 2014 05:00PM ● By Erica Shames

Early Columbia County

By Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society

$21.99, Arcadia Publishing

Nestled among the high ridges and amid river valleys and a fertile creek, Columbia County was formed in the early 1800s. Settled by Quakers, Scotch-Irish, German, Italian and eastern European immigrants, the county has continued to grow. Over 200 vintage photographs capture life the way it used to be.

Pennsylvania Yesterday & Today

By Blair Seitz  

$26.95, Voyageur Press

The history of Pennsylvania and its people is the history of American ingenuity and progress: a colony established on the principles of political and religious freedom; the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; a center of industrial innovation; and a rich melting pot of peoples and cultures throughout the centuries. The book explores the myriad experiences and landscapes that have defined the Keystone State through four centuries.

Seitz is the photographer of more than 20 books, and his prints have been exhibited by the World Exhibition of Photography, Museum of Natural History in New York, and numerous smaller galleries.

Fading Echoes

By Mike Sielski

$24.95, Berkley Books

The compelling chronicle of two outstanding athletes: their lives, the game they loved and the separate journeys they took from the football field to the battlefield.

Sielski is the sports columnist for Calkins Media and the recipient of seven awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, the most prestigious award in sports journalism.

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