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Heinz History Center Authors

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This collection features some of the superb work done by members of the Heinz History Center staff. Enjoy a hearty assortment of book topics -- from the history of the Heinz Company to Pittsburgh amusement parks. Take advantage of this special discounted bundle pricing to add to your collection of Heinz History Center Publications! Bundle includes the following paperbacks:

57 Servings From the Heinz Table (by Curator Emily Ruby) 
57 Servings is a colorful retelling of early Heinz company history -- in 57 short chapters -- using the Heinz History Center's vast collection of images and artifacts.

Launched: The Life of Olympian Herb Douglas (by Chief Historian and Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Anne Madarasz)
Pittsburgh native Herb Douglas, a University of Pittsburgh alumnus, won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He later became one of the first African American vice presidents of a major U.S. corporation. This biography features a forward by football Hall of Famer Franco Harris, 90 photographs with extended captions, and commentary by world-class athletes mentored by Douglas such as Roger Kingdom.

Kennywood: Behind the Screams (by Director of Publications Brian Butko) 
Kennywood: Behind the Screams, Pocket Edition takes long-time fans and new visitors on a walking tour through Kennywood by exploring the history at each ride and attraction. Founded in 1898, the park has layers of history that tell of changing architecture, entertainment, and regional history, all brought to life by more than 300 vintage photos — many never-before-seen and in color. 

Luna: Pittsburgh's Original Lost Kennywood (by Director of Publications Brian Butko)
Luna follows the intriguing, intertwined stories of two very different amusement parks in suburban Pittsburgh: Kennywood in West Mifflin and Luna Park in North Oakland. Butko takes readers on a rollicking trip to the rowdy picnic spot first called Kenny's Grove, then we meet the Ingersoll family of inventors who go from building rides at Kennywood to creating its chief competitor. Luna, for all its exotic architecture and dazzling lights, went dark after just five seasons. All but forgotten a century later, Luna saw its legacy revived when Kennywood Park opened Lost Kennywood, an area modeled after Luna and other "world's fair"-style parks. 

Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era (by Director of the African American Program Samuel Black)
Even as African American men and women headed to Vietnam to fight for their country and to show their patriotism, they faced racism in the ranks, as did their families on the home front. This stunning book, which accompanies a traveling exhibit, looks at black life through the eyes of vets during the Civil Rights era by bringing together artifacts, poetry, fiction, oral histories, art, and riveting recollections that recall the horrors of war, the complexities of race, and the duality of African American life. With a foreword by Albert French, author of Patches of Fire, this book captures the spirit of the African American Vietnam experience and highlights the literary expression of Vietnam vets.

Retail value $88.00 --- special discounted pricing at $75.00!
(Please note that this special discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers!).