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Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City
Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City follows Pittsburgh from its frontier beginnings through its evolution into the most heavily industrialized city in the world, to the city's renewal of itself as "America's Most Livable City." This beautiful volume though, is much more than the story of a single city; it is the history of the United States. This book is based on years of research and includes contributions by such noted American historians as Henry Steele Commager and Oscar Handlin. More than 1100 pictures recreate the city's dramatic 200+year history. Featured are photographs by W. Eugene Smith, Margaret Bourke-White, Norman W. Schumm, Lorant himself and others. A chronology of events from 1717 offers historical snapshots in the day to day life of the archetypical American city.
Insiders' Guide to Louisville
A detailed look at everything you need to know about Louisville, KY.
The Architectural History of Louisville 1778-1900
An overview, arranged by style, of the architecture of Louisville, Kentucky, from 1778-1900. From log cabins and shotgun houses to mansions and commercial structures, Louisville's early built environment is documented and examined. Many of the structures featured are no longer standing. The Architectural History of Louisville, 1778-1900 is a comprehensive look at the building styles that formed the city's streetscape and residences from its earliest days right up to the 20th Century. With hundreds of photographs collected over many decades, The Architectural History of Louisville 1778-1900 is the signature achievement of its author, well-known historian Samuel W. Thomas. Published to mark the 125th anniversary of The Filson Historical Society, "this volume approaches each of the distinctive architectural styles discussed by providing examples in the chronological order of their construction. The result is an indispensable guide to Louisville's early architectural history and a reference book for generations to come."
The Collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum
This book gives the reader a glimpse into many past exhibits at the Cincinnati Art Museum, covering 5,000 years worth of art.
Cincinnati Revealed: A Photographic Heritage of the Queen City
A collection of photos starting at 1788. Grace and White give the reader a glimpse at Cincinnati's evolution from a small pioneer town to the constantly growing City that it is in the present day.
Lord of Misrule
This National Book Award winning novel centers around the happenings at a small racetrack in West Virginia.
Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America
Standiford tells us about the steelworkers' strike that turned the partnership between Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick into a rivalry. Through this rivalry we get a glimpse at steel manufacuring and the business behind it.
The Essential Lewis and Clark
This compact book features selections from Lewis and Clark's journals focusing on natural history, people and landscapes of the West.
Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky
Foster Ockerman Jr. details the not so well known history behind horse racing in Kentucky.
Girl Singer: A Memoir of the Girl Next Door
Girl Singer tells the story of one of the twentieth centuries' greatest voices. Rosemary Clooney opens up about the highs and lows of her life, starting at her first appearance at three years old and following her rise to the top as well as her personal life.
The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720–1830 (A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier)
Run for the Roses: 100 Years at the Kentucky Derby
Book about Derby History fro one of the foremost authorities on the subject.
King gives the reader insight on the top sights, restaurants and experiences that Pittsburgh has to offer.
The Most Glorious Crown: Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirmed
The definitive work on this rare coronation, this book delves into the history, personalities, and subplots of each of the 11 Triple Crown champions. From Sir Barton in 1919 through Affirmed in 1978, each Triple Crown winner has exhibited a true personality and charisma befitting of super stardom and renowned author Marvin Drager's prose brings to life these 11 remarkable stories.
Folded Map: Louisville Street Map
A streetmap of Louisville, KY.
Rand Mcnally Folded Map: Pittsburgh Street Map
A streetmap of Pittsbugh, PA
Always a River, Second Edition: The Ohio River and the American Experience
A compliation of essays taking a look at The Ohio River and the impact that it has had on politics, economics, literature and more.