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AB4: Pumphouse Market

We will be at the Pumphouse Holiday Market (on the bike trail, south side of the Mon at the Waterfront) this weekend selling books. Hope to see you there, 10-2 Sat/Sun.

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AB3: Volume 3

The sites for Volume 3 are shot … now I need to research the sites, write the introduction and chapter openers, and lay the book out. Hoping it will be available for purchase in January 2014.

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AB1: Intro

From the introduction to Vol. 1: Pittsburgh’s history is enchanting. It is the land of pierogies, babushkas, neb-noses, gumbands, jagoffs, jimmies and redding up. The first night World Series was played here ... the first polio vaccine was developed here ... the first motion-picture theater was opened here ... and the first Big Mac and banana split were eaten here. Few American cities have retained their immigrant-founded ethnic neighborhoods, and yet proud Pittsburghers can still be thoroughly Polish, German, Jewish or Italian in Polish Hill, Deutschtown, Squirrel Hill or Bloomfield. Pittsburgh now looks to a future of innovative technology, medicine, financial services and education, and is rightly proud of its blue-collar charm and much-lauded livability. But Pittsburghers are slow to...

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