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The Paris of Appalachia
Pittsburgh in the Twenty-First Century
Brian O'Neill

Carnegie Mellon
2009 • 152 pp. 32 illus. and 3 graphs 6 x 9"
American History / Pittsburgh Reg Hist/ Wstrn Pa

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-509-1

A history of Pittsburgh by newspaper columnist Brian O'Neill.

This isn't so much a history of Pittsburgh as it is a biography. Sometimes we're so afraid of what others think, we're afraid to declare who we are. This city is not midwestern. It's not East Coast. It's just Pittsburgh, and there's no place like it. That's both its blessing and its curse.

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Reviews / Endorsements:

"Brian O'Neill is a wonderful writer. He analyzes perfectly Pittsburgh's unerring habit of screwing itself. He loves all the right stuff. I loved his book."—Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize winner and Pittsburgh native

"Every city needs a loving interpreter who tells the stories that go to its heart and soul and shape its identity. Pittsburgh is lucky to have Brian O'Neill who revels in city life and is alert to the city's maddening insecurities. All of us who love Pittsburgh and think it should shape up immediately will enjoy and identify with this wonderful book."—Peter Leo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Columnist

BRIAN O'NEILL has been a newspaper columnist in Pittsburgh for more than twenty years. He is a winner of the Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania Award for column writing and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Keystone Award for column writing, as well as a winner of regional honors. A graduate of Syracuse University, O'Neill lives on the city's North Side with his wife, Betsy, and daughters, Curran and Clare.

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