It Happened in Pennsylvania, 2nd

It Happened in Pennsylvania, 2nd

by Fran Capo, Scott Bruce
     
 

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From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and beyond, from the Appalachians to the Alleghenies to Lake Erie, the great state of Pennsylvania is a wondrously varied expanse of mighty rivers, scenic valleys, fertile farmlands, resource-rich plateaus, and endless mountains. No wonder its history is chock full of amazing true tales. It Happened in Pennsylvania goes behind the

Overview

From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and beyond, from the Appalachians to the Alleghenies to Lake Erie, the great state of Pennsylvania is a wondrously varied expanse of mighty rivers, scenic valleys, fertile farmlands, resource-rich plateaus, and endless mountains. No wonder its history is chock full of amazing true tales. It Happened in Pennsylvania goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Keystone State.

Find out whether or not the Battle of Gettysburg was sparked by an attempt by Confederates to capture shoes.

Meet the engineer who turned a spring into a popular toy, the doctor who spontaneously combusted, and the World War II-era Pittsburgh-Philadelphia football team called the Steagles.

Learn how a tragic accident involving 30,000 pounds of bananas became a popular song, and how a small leak triggered the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.

Editorial Reviews

Comedienne Fran Capo has won Guinness Book recognition as the world's fastest talking female, but her ability to 603 words a minute (that's ten words a second!) impresses us less than her mastery of weird and wonderful Pennsylvania history. In this fascinating book, she and co-author Scott Bruce waltz us through thirty events in Keystone State history; from Pennsylvania's only witch trial to the Conspiracy of 1803 to "the lost children of the Alleghenies" and beyond. A second edition of a Commonwealth favorite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762764099
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,293,369
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Fran Capo is a freelance writer, standup comic, lecturer, and the Guinness Book of World Records' Fastest Talking Female. This Queens College graduate has appeared on more than 248 radio shows and 98 TV shows, including Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, and Good Morning America.Scott Bruce is a professional comedian who has been performing in every available venue, including television, radio, stage, colleges, cruise ships, and comedy clubs.

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