Category Archives: History

Gettysburg author Jessica James wins Southern Fiction award

Gettysburg author Jessica James is the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, according to a news release. James first won the prestigious literary award in 2011 for her Civil War novel “Noble Cause,” … Continue reading

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Adams County author C. James Gilbert Jr. talks about creating characters for ‘A Darker Shade of Freedom’

By Sarah Chain For the Daily Record/Sunday News If you asked C. James Gilbert Jr. what he likes best about writing, he’d tell you about his characters. Specifically, he might tell you about James Langdon, the son of a cotton … Continue reading

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Book signing ‘Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps’ at Pages of the Past Bookstore

Editors M. David Detweiler and David Reisch will lecture and sign copies of their newest Gettysburg title at 6:30 p.m. July 1 at the Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, according to a news release. The … Continue reading

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Author and historian Sue Allan to speak in Lancaster in August

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be hosting Sue Allan, author of “In Search of Scrooby Manor,” at 11 a.m. August 23 at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster. Sue Allan will give a … Continue reading

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Local author Judy Wolfman will sign books May 24 at Irvin’s Book Store

Judy Wolfman, along with illustrator Brett Greiman, both of York, will sign copies of their new book from noon to 2 p.m. May 24 at Irvin’s Book Store, 2159 White St. “The Long Escape,” an account of the Chinese refugees … Continue reading

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Two book events set for local author J. Arthur Moore

J. Arthur Moore of Lancaster County will sign and sell books and talk about his Civil War series “Journey Into Darkness” from noon to 2 p.m. May 25 at Antiques at Silver Bell Farm, 1641 Horseshoe Pike (Route 322) just … Continue reading

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Local author, illustrator publish nonfiction book about Chinese asylum seekers imprisoned in York

Author Judy Wolfman and illustrator Brett Greiman, both of York, have published a book about the true story of 286 Chinese people seeking asylum in America, some of whom ended up in York County Prison. “The Long Escape!” details the … Continue reading

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York County libraries celebrate Black History Month

Deb Sullivan of York County Libraries System shares how the libraries celebrate Black History Month in this Feb. 15, 2014, column.

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Manchester Twp. author Scott Mingus wins award for Civil War biography

Manchester Township author and historian Scott Mingus Sr. won the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award this month for his 2013 biography, “Confederate General Williams ‘Extra Billy’ Smith.”

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Spring Garden Twp. author Joseph Cress to be featured on PA Books

Spring Garden Township author Joseph Cress will appear on the Jan. 26, 2014, episode of PA Books to discuss his book “Hidden History of Cumberland County.”

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