Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Book Review: Gettysburg: The Final Fury

Gettysburg:  The Final Fury, by Bruce Catton It is easy to see, in reading this book, why Bruce Catton received and was worthy of a Pulitzer Prize for his historical writing.  As a child I first became familiar with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: King Hedley II

King Hedley II (The Century Cycle #9), by August Wilson King Hedley II is a poignant and tragic play, one of a series of poignant and tragic plays by the author, in which a black man ends up being both … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running (The Century Cycle #7), by August Wilson While this play is certainly easy enough to understand, the title of the play is not as easy to understand.  There are at least a few interesting parts of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The French & Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

The French & Indian War:  Deciding The Fate Of North America, by Walter R. Borneman I must say that as someone who reads a fair amount about the French & Indian War that there was not a great deal of … Continue reading

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From A Pennsylvania Cow Pond A Mighty River Flows

A lonely, bookish boy with sandy hair stood on the grass in a meadow by a lazy stream that wandered from a cow pond past an abandoned coal mine to a larger stream and then to a larger river and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plain Meetinghouses

Plain Meethinghouses:  Lancaster County Old Order Mennonites Gather To Worship, by Beth Oberholtzer, photos by John Herr [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There may not be many … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania:  Architecture & Preservation, Built 1750-1900, by Gregory D. Huber [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Coming as I do from a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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