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Bob Regan mines the rich vein of Pittsburgh's history by continually finding a new lens through which to view the past. His previous two books-The Steps of Pittsburgh and The Bridges of Pittsburgh-were received with acclaim, drawing fans from the Pittsburgh diaspora around the world. The Names of Pittsburgh does the same as Regan explores the names of the men and women-notBob Regan mines the rich vein of Pittsburgh's history by continually finding a new lens through which to view the past. His previous two books-The Steps of Pittsburgh and The Bridges of Pittsburgh-were received with acclaim, drawing fans from the Pittsburgh diaspora around the world. The Names of Pittsburgh does the same as Regan explores the names of the men and women-not to mention scientific paraphernalia, patents, astronomical terms, grape varietals, et al.-from the region's history which dot the landscape. Each provides a segue into a broader discussion of some fascinating aspect of Pittsburgh's past....

Title : Names of Pittsburgh
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ISBN : 9780977042975
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Names of Pittsburgh Reviews

  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    2018-10-18 16:21

    This was not as good as some of Regan's previous works, particularly The Steps of Pittsburgh Portrait of a City. Parts betray the desperate need for a copy editor or the excessive use of the STET.Organization is dubious, some parts are confusing, and the food section is really completely extraneous. Ditto the language section; these feel like they were added to pad the book.There are some amusing bits of trivia that even people who consider themselves to be knowledgeable about the city and its namesakes will appreciate.I forgot when I was writing this initially - possibly the largest oversight is failure to mention the name of the guy who named many of the streets in Oakland after various literary figures. (Or if it's there, I missed it. AH HA: it was Franklin Nicola, according to this. He is mentioned, but not in that capacity.)One good thing: it has some views of Luna Park which I've never seen in any other book. (They were drawn from the Library of Congress archive.)