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Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1897-1959
Authors: Robert P. Wolensky, William A. Hastie, Sr.
Description: A comprehensive examination of the history of violence in labor relations in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal industry, with many historical photographs.
Size: 7 x 10 Paperback – 445 pages
Published: 2013
Price: $25.00

The History of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley: From its Discovery to the Present Century
Author: William L. Stone
Description: Originally published in 1844 as Wyoming and Its History, this copy was reproduced from the 3rd edition, The Poetry and History of Wyoming (1868)
Size: 6 x 9 Hardcover – 406 pages
Published: 2011
Price: $20.00

Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police
Author: Spencer J. Sadler
Description: This private police force ruled small patch towns and industrial cities for their coal and iron company bosses from 1865 to 1931. Paid to protect company property, their duties varied, but unfortunately often resulted in strikebreaking, intimidation, and violence.
Size: 6 1/2 x 9  Paperback – 127 pages
Published: 2009
Price: $22.00

Lincoln: Luzerne County Friends & Foes
Author: William V. Lewis, Jr.
Description: A biographical survey of the local men who actively supported Lincoln’s public career and his policies, as well as those who worked to stop his efforts and defeat him politically.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 94 pages
Published: 2015
Price: $8.00

The Lattimer Massacre…A Radio Play
Author: William E. Bachman
Description: An old-time radio drama based on the recreation of actual events from September 10th, 1897, and the 1898 trial. Hear the march unfold as told by a reporter on the scene! Be an “ear-witness” to the testimony in the courtroom!
Size: 1 CD
Published: 2012
Price: $9.00

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Scientists: Joseph Murgas
Author: Joseph Weber
Description: The story of the life of Joseph Murgas – Scientist, Artist, and Priest.
Size: 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 Paperback – 40 pages
Published: 2009
Price: $10.00

Hazleton’s Trolleys
Author: Benson W. Rohrbeck
Description: History, photographs, and route maps of trolley and streetcar lines of Hazleton and the surrounding area.
Size: 6 ½ x 9 Paperback – 142 pages
Published: 1993
Price: $25.00

Curse of the Tomahawk: Colonel Hartley’s 1778 expedition against the Six Nations
Author: James B. Miller
Description: Dramatization of events that occurred after the Battle of Wyoming
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 370 pages
Published: 2009
Price: $15.00

Butter Size of a Turkey Egg
Author: Robert W. Surridge, D.Ed.
Description: Explored the foodways and social world of the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church of Kingston, PA in 1907, including four-hundred and fifty everyday recipes. Based on a vintage cookbook, Recipes, published in 1907.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 183 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $15.00

Serving Their County, Defending the Commonwealth, Saving the Union: Stories and Images of Luzerne County Soldiers at Gettysburg
Author: William V. Lewis, Jr, Anthony T.P. Brooks, Stephen B. Killian, Angela Lopez, Peter Tomasak
Description: Stories of various events of the Battle and of some of the regiments and men from Luzerne County who fought there.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 46 pages
Published: 2013
Price: $6.00

Valley With A Heart: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley: Portraits, Places & Moments in Time
Author: William C. Kashatus
Description: Chronicles more than two centuries of the Wyoming Valley’s history and heritage.
Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Paperback – 171 pages
Published: 2013
Price: $35.00

Luzerne County
Author: Harrison Wick
Description: A fascinating look back at the many boroughs, townships, and villages that make up Luzerne County in a rare collection of photographs, advertisements and history dating back to the 18th century.
Size: 6 ½ x 9 Paperback – 127 Pages
Published: 2011
Price: $22.00

Mountain Top
Author: Joseph Kubic, Darlene Miller-Lanning, and the Mountain Top Historical Society
Description: History and photographs documenting the growth of the five townships and one borough that make up Mountain Top over the past 150 years.
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 Paperback – 127 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $22.00

Nanticoke
Author: Chester J. Zaremba
Description: Archival photographs from the collection of the Nanticoke Historical Society illustrate the history of Nanticoke from the late 1800s to modern day.
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 Paperback – 127 pages
Published: 2011
Price: $22.00

Stories of the Wilkes-Barre Titanic Passengers
Author: Dr. William V. Lewis, Jr.
Description: Personal stories and some never before published photographs of area Titanic victims and survivors. Over twenty people who were on the Titanic had a local connection and their individual stories are some of the most fascinating of the many Titanic disaster tales.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 44 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $6.00

Battle of Wyoming – DVD
Producer: Rhino Media, West Pittston
Description: This hour-long presentation includes narration describing the events leading up to the Battle, the Battle itself, and the events afterwards. Interspersed in the narration are interviews with area historians, as well as wonderful images of the Wyoming Valley and historic properties.
Produced: 2005
Price:  $15.00

The Battle of Wyoming (Denison)DVD
Description: This 30 minute dramatization of decisions that lead to the Battle, reenactment scenes of the Battle and descriptions of its aftermath, also includes information on the locations of the local forts, a list of the men killed in battle, and a list of books for further reading. Portions of this movie were filmed on location at the historic Denison Homestead in Wyoming.
Price:  $20.00

Maconaquah’s Story: The Saga of Frances Slocum
Author: Kitty Dye
Description: The true story of a little girl abducted by Indians, raised to be one of their own, and discovered again by the Slocum family as an old woman.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 167 Pages
Published: 2000 (Revised Edition)
Price: $17.95

The Anthracite Miners & Their Hollowed Ground
Author: Sue Hand
Description: Catalog of the art collection/exhibit created by Sue Hand to detail the lives and working conditions of the anthracite miners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Signed by the artist.
Size: 9 x 10 ¼ Paperback – 80 Pages
Published: 2008
Price: $35.00

The Face of Decline: The PA Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century
Author: Thomas Dublin and Walter Light
Description: A history of the anthracite industry in Pennsylvania and how the death of the industry was dealt with on government, business and personal levels.
Size: 7 x 10 Paperback – 277 Pages
Published: 2005
Price: $25.00

Gone But Not Forgotten: Civil War Veterans of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Author: Ryan L. Lindbuchler
Description: Book contains short biographies of a handful of local veterans, a directory of cemeteries (mostly from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties), regimental sketches, and also comes with an interactive CD ROM including a full index of names of veterans with the cemeteries they are located in.
Size: 8 ½ x 11 Paperback – 192 Pages
Published: 2001
Price: $40.00 – ON SALE: $20.00

Warrior Road: The Story of Sullivan’s March Through Pennsylvania Before the Invasion of the Iroquois Homelands
Produced by: Luzerne County Historical Society, Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Canterbury Tours & Services, and other community partners
Description: A narrated auto tour on the route of Sullivan’s March; 3 CDs and guidebook
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 48 Pages + 3 audio CDs
Published: 2006
Price: $35.00

A Story Runs Through It: Wyoming Valley Levee System
Publisher: Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, Luzerne County Historical Society
Description: History commemorating three centuries of life along the Susquehanna River.
Size: 8 ½ x 11 Paperback  – 112 Pages
Published: 2003
Price: $17.00
Also available in Hardcover ($21.00)

The Origin and Constitution of Coal
Author: Reinhardt Thiessen
Description: A scholarly lecture originally read before the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society in 1924 and published in Volume XIX of our Proceedings.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 44 Pages
Published: 1924
Cost: $5.00

Remembering Hazleton, PA
Author: Norm Drasher
Description: Historical and genealogical sketches from Hazleton’s past, including a subject and surname index.  (Part I)
Size: 81/2 x 11 Paperback – 245 Pages
Published: 2009
Cost: $25.00

Daniel J. Flood: A Biography
Author: Sheldon Spear
Description: A full-scale biography based largely on the congressman’s voluminous papers at King’s College.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 190 Pages
Published: 2008
Cost: $24.00

Tragedy at Avondale
Author: Robert P. Wolensky, Joseph M. Keating
Description: The causes, consequences, and legacy of the PA anthracite coal industry’s most deadly mining disaster.
Size: 7 x 10 Paperback – 191 Pages – Signed by Author
Published: 2008
Cost: $20.00

150 Years of Photography in the Wyoming Valley
Author:  F. Charles Petrillo
Description:  A brief history of the area’s historical photographers.
Size:  8 ½ x 11  Paperback – 12 Pages
Published:  1990
Cost:  $3.50

Luke Swetland’s Captivity and Rescue from the Indians
Author:  Edward Merrifield
Description:  A detailed narrative of Swetland’s capture, captivity, and escape from the Indians in the Wyoming Valley.  Originally published in 1915.
Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½  Paperback – 68 Pages
Published:  1998
Cost: $9.00

Steamboats on the Susquehanna: The Wyoming Valley Experience
Author:  F. Charles Petrillo
Description:  A history of the valley’s unique experience with steamboats on the river between 1825 and 1902, with 37 photographs and illustrations.
Size:  11 x 8 ½  Paperback – 79 Pages
Published:  1993
Cost:  $10.00

Wyoming Commemorative Association Proceedings
These original paperback issues are from the annual commemoration of the Battle of Wyoming held at the Wyoming Monument each year on July 4th. These pamphlets include the address given by the guest speaker that year, the program, and a list of the members of the Wyoming Commemorative Association.  Please call for a list of years available.
Price:  $5.00

Proceedings and Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society
In addition to covering what was going on with the Historical Society for the years 1858-1984, lectures and addresses on topics of local history are included, as well as a vast amount of vital records of interest to genealogists. Please note: these books are original publications and the physical conditions are “Fair” to “Good.” Some volumes still have uncut pages.
Years available: 1882, 1898, 1900, 1904, 1905, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1971, 1984
Size: 6 x 9  Paperback
Price: $8.50

The Susquehanna Company Papers
These books document the Connecticut migration to the Wyoming Valley area between the years 1750-1808 with transcriptions of many original documents. Each volume contains its own subject and name index.
Volumes available: 2, 3, 9, 11
Size: 6 x 9  Hardcover
Price: $7.50