Publication: The Valley Mirror
Article Title: New book on Braddock
Author: Staff Writer
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.