It Happened in Pennsylvania

It Happened in Pennsylvania

by Fran Capo, Scott Bruce
     
 

From the story behind the crack in the Liberty Bell to the tale of how a small leak triggered the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, It Happened in Pennsylvania takes readers on a behind-the-scenes look at intriguing people and episodes from the Keystone State's past.
Here you'll find out whether or not the Battle of Gettysburg was an attempt by Confederates to

Overview

From the story behind the crack in the Liberty Bell to the tale of how a small leak triggered the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, It Happened in Pennsylvania takes readers on a behind-the-scenes look at intriguing people and episodes from the Keystone State's past.
Here you'll find out whether or not the Battle of Gettysburg was an attempt by Confederates to capture shoes, and how Frank W. Woolworth nickel-and-dimed his way to purchasing the Woolworth building for $13.2 million-cash. You'll 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.
In an easy-to-read style that's entertaining and informative, authors Fran Capo and Scott Bruce recount twenty-eight of the most captivating and unusual moments from Pennsylvania's history.

Editorial Reviews

Comedian Fran Capo has won Guinness Book recognition as the world's fastest-talking female, but her ability to utter 603 words a minute (that's 10 words a second!) may be less impressive than her mastery of weird and wonderful Pennsylvania history. In this fascinating book, she and coauthor Scott Bruce waltz us through 30 events in Keystone State history, from Pennsylvania's only witch trial to the Conspiracy of 1803 to "the lost children of the Alleghenies."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762730469
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
It Happened In Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.52(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. He is currently the new host of The Pennsylvania Game, a television trivia show that airs on PBS.

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