Compass American Guides: Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition (Full-color Travel Guide)

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9780676901412: Compass American Guides: Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition (Full-color Travel Guide)

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass Pennsylvania covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of Pennsylvania.

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The author:
Douglas Root, a lifelong Pittsburgh resident and graduate of Penn State, is a writing instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and a contributing writer for Pittsburgh Magazine.
The photographer:
A former locomotive engineer with the old Pennsylvania Railroad, Lancaster County's Jerry Irwin is now a nationally recognized photographer known for his images of the Amish.

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Mountainous, historic Pennsylvania, with its dense forests and well-plowed fields, its sophisticated urban centers and famous battlefields, is one of America's most fascinating states.  Come here to relive the founding of the nation at Independence Hall.  Visit Valley Forge, where George Washington's troops suffered through the cold winter of 1776-77 and the Gettysburg Battlefield, where North and South fought the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Here you'll find variety, from the Amish farms of Lancaster County, to the Poconos resorts, the elegance of Philadelphia, and reborn Pittsburgh, one of America's most livable cities.

An intricate array of rural landscapes, city squares, and postcard-like scenes give the face of Pennsylvania an honest beauty -- no makeup and few pretensions. History and age are not hidden here, they are worn with pride.

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