Own all 3 books, The President Was Here!, War Stories and Forging America. PLUS, get a free 4 pack of vintage postcards.
The President Was Here
An original 176-page collection of stories about facts and artifacts from more than 200 years on the Lehigh Valley campaign trail. A lock of hair from Washington, a beer glass from Obama and countless headlines, ribbons, buttons, photos and mementos both odd and grand over the intervening span of time. Presidents-to-be, presidents in office, presidents past and would-be presidents have frequently made the Lehigh Valley a stop in their travels and left much behind. The President Was Here! chronicles the events and memorabilia that frame the presidency as seen by local residents, from John Adams’ first stop in 1777 to the 2012 contest.
An original 176-page collection of stories as told by Pennsylvanians who served in the armed forces during the major U.S. wars of the 20th century. War Stories: In Their Own Words is a collection of stories as told by Pennsylvanians who served in the armed forces during the major U.S. wars of the 20th century - World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Published in The Morning Call over the last 12 years, these are vivid, personal accounts of men and women from the Lehigh Valley and beyond who had a role on the world stage at critical times. They are stories of heartbreak and suffering, humanity and courage that take us from the earliest days of the 1900s, when the cavalry was chasing Pancho Villa into the Mexican desert, to the early 1970s, when GIs slogged through the rice paddies of Vietnam.
An original 158-page story by The Morning Call that chronicles how Bethlehem Steel changed the face of America. Sweeping narrative history, Forging America chronicles the rise and fall of Bethlehem Steel, beginning with the 19th century Welsh ironmaker who kindled a fire in anthracite-rich eastern Pennsylvania and ending with the second largest U.S. steelmaker’s collapse in 2003. Bethlehem Steel was a powerful manifestation of American capitalism. The industrial titan built the Golden Gate Bridge and much of the New York City skyline and stood at the center of defense efforts through two world wars. Along the way, Bethlehem Steel became intertwined with the lives of icons Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Babe Ruth. More than the story of a grand enterprise, Forging America is about its captains and the people who poured their lives and souls into the gritty, dangerous business of making steel.