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Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
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Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Robert M. Grom
 

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Braddock, Allegheny County is named after British general Edward Braddock, a military leader whose miscalculation of Native American fighting prowess cost him fame, glory, and life in 1755. The place of defeat was long remembered as Braddock’s Field. The battle was a world-changing event, as it altered the course of American and world history. George

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Braddock, Allegheny County is named after British general Edward Braddock, a military leader whose miscalculation of Native American fighting prowess cost him fame, glory, and life in 1755. The place of defeat was long remembered as Braddock’s Field. The battle was a world-changing event, as it altered the course of American and world history. George Washington was the most memorable participant. His experiences proved invaluable during America’s war for independence. Braddock’s Field later served as a gathering point for whiskey tax protestors wishing to express their outrage upon horror-struck residents of Pittsburgh. Miners, factory workers, and shopkeepers soon displaced farmers. Andrew Carnegie built his first steel mill, a facility of such magnitude that it became the impetus for creating U.S. Steel Corporation. Carnegie also built his first American public library here. Drawing from the archives of Braddock Carnegie Library and area residents, Braddock, Allegheny County chronicles the evolution of this resilient community.

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Publication: The Valley Mirror

Article Title: New book on Braddock

Author: Staff Writer

Date: 11/6/2008

Available in bookshops now is a new book on Braddock that was written by Heritage Health Foundation president Robert Grom. The latest in a lengthy list of nostalgic books on Pennsylvania towns produced by Arcadia Publishing under the “Images of America" banner, “Braddock, Allegheny County” traces the development of the town from the first English settler in 1742 up to the present day. Stuffed full of pictures and peppered with teamed, historical narrative, this 128-page book is essential reading for anyone who currently lives in the town and for the countless thousands who claim some fond association through having once lived or worked there.

According to Grom, the book took about a year to put together and for him was a labor of love. Proceeds from the sale of the book win benefit the educational, social and health programs conducted by Heritage Health Foundation, Inc in Braddock, North Braddock and Rankin. A percentage of the proceeds will also be donated to Braddock Carnegie Library. In addition to local bookshops, the book can be purchased through Arcadia Publishing at (818) 313•2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com. At $19.99, it will make a great stocking stuffer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738563022
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/08/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
625,328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Robert M. Grom, president of Braddock-based Heritage Health Foundation, has written and consulted on Pittsburgh medical history and developed a museum and archive at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a member of the Braddock’s Field Historical Society and C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society.

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