COUNTY CHRONICLES: A VIVID COLLECTION OF PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIES, VOLUME III. 2007 by Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln.
If you haven't yet read a chapter of the award-winning County Chronicles series, you haven't discovered how much fun reading history can be! Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a varied collection of short stories--true stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American. Each Chronicle/chapter is meticulously researched, each self-contained and short enough to read in one sitting. The author uses no chronological order so that each volume's stories are varied.
If you've already had the pleasure of reading other volumes in this series, be amazed--all over again--with state-of-the-heart author Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln's talent for bringing history alive. Reminiscent of the first two volumes, COUNTY CHRONICLES VOLUME III is a vivid tapestry of assorted people, places and events that affected and shaped the "Keystone State." Along with meticulous research, each volume, in this series of five, embraces remembrances, personal experiences and nostalgic sentiments. The author not only reveals the true history, but takes you there. She has visited each site in Pennsylvania about which she has written, and has added information crucial to today's traveler--a perfect tour guide book.
Author O'Hanlon-Lincoln always believed that history books and historical novels would make a fine marriage, and this is, in essence, how she wrote County Chronicles. Everyone loves a good story well-told; these Chronicles will not disappoint! The author is a master storyteller, who captures the reader's interest from the first page and holds it till the final page-turn. Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln breathes life into historical figures and events with language that captivates all the senses. Her readers don't just read about the history within County Chronicles' turning pages--they experience them!
Ceane (pronounced "Shawn") explains, "History is a collection of true stories, the most significant stories that ever unfolded. I tell history in a story-telling way because that is what history is-- a story; and If an author relates history the way it really unfolded, it is compelling, thrilling-- and unforgettable!"
THE READING LEVEL FOR COUNTY CHRONICLES IS 5TH GRADE THROUGH ADULT.
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Ceane O’Hanlon-Lincoln is a native of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, though she resided in neighboring Westmoreland County’s Ligonier Valley for 18 years, where she taught high school French. Already engaged in commercial writing, she immediately began pursuing a career in writing history, as well as historical fiction. In 1987, O’Hanlon-Lincoln won honors at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute, when two of her screenplays made the “top 25,” chosen from thousands of nationwide entries. In 1994, she optioned one of those scripts to Kevin Costner; the other screenplay, A Toast to Destiny, she adapted, with a fellow teacher, to a compelling mystery novel of the same title.
Ceane has also had a poem published in Great Poems of Our Time. Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award, “The Man Who Holds the Reins” appears in County Chronicles II and in the fore of her anthology, Autumn Song.
From 2000 to 2002, Ceane authored in her hometown newspaper, The Daily Courier, her own bimonthly column, “County Chronicles,” in which she focused on local history. County Chronicles– the series– is the result of the numerous requests for a compilation and continuation of her exciting Chronicles.
In 2004, O’Hanlon-Lincoln won the prestigious Athena, an award presented to professional “women of spirit” on local, national and international levels. The talented author also won for her County Chronicles series two Citation/Special Recognition Awards from both the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate of Pennsylvania.
Ceane shares “Tara,” her restored, century-old Victorian home, with her husband Phillip and their champion Bombay cats, Black Jade and Black Jack O’Lantern. Her hobbies include travel, nature walks, theater, film, antiques, and reading. Her latest book writing venture is a fictional series, The Sleuth Sisters.
Be amazed--all over again--with state-of-the-heart author Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln's talent for bringing history alive. Reminiscent of the first two volumes, COUNTY CHRONICLES VOLUME III is a vivid tapestry of assorted people, places and events that affected and shaped the "Keystone State." Along with meticulous research, each volume, in this series of five, embraces remembrances, personal experiences and nostalgic sentiments. The author not only reveals the true history, but takes you there.She has visited each site in Pennsylvania about which she has written, and has added information crucial to today's traveler. Written in conversational style, each Chronicle is complete in itself, rendering each volume the perfect bedside/fireside reader--ideal for today's busy people who like to read. In this volume, chapter title "Sentimental Journey" recalls the harvested memories of WWII veterans and those waiting at the home front; "Pennsylvania's Sweetheart" portrays the inimitable Shirley Jones. You'll find many more chapters which include the fearless journalist Nellie Bly, the world-famous dance team of Woods and Bray, the daring Flyboys of WWI. Learn about the decisive attack on Kittanning; the heartbreak and tragedy at Muddy Creek; the heroism at Fredericksburg of Civil War soldier Richard Kirkland; and the bravery of the men who fought and died at Gettysburg. Discover the fascinating lifestyle of the Amish, and the mystery and power of the cougar. Relive the terrifying day Pearl Harbor was attacked through personal interviews of those who remember. These stories, and so many more, promise to enthrall and transport you to the bygone times that make up Pennsylvania's rich history. O'Hanlon-Lincoln puts no fences around history. Cover artwork by Helen Alt. 233 pages, 7 x 10 Hardbound ISBN 978-0-97605632-4, LOC 2007927210. Be sure to check out the other four volumes in this series!