A new book, Great Letters in American History: Words from the Pens of Americans--Great and Small, includes the 1898 letter Andrew Carnegie wrote granting $210,000 for construction of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. This book, authored by Rebecca Price Janney, includes about fifty letters, from throughout American history, which the author uses to "reveal the inner thoughts and passions of those who made up and continue to make up the citizenry and government of this land."

Great Letters in American History is Mrs. Janney's fourteenth book. Other history books she has authored include Harriet Tubman, Great Stories in American History: A Selection of Events from the 15th to 20th Centuries, and Great Women in American History: 24 Women of Faith and Principle. Great Letters in American History, published by Horizon Books of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, is now available at major booksellers. Of course, it is also in the collection of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.


Encyclopedias: "Millennium 2000" edition: World Book Encyclopedia, and the 2000 editions of The

World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia and The World Book Encyclopedia of Peoples and Places.

Books: The Monongahela, River of Dreams, River of Sweat by Arthur Parker; Pittsburgh's Bridges, Architecture and Engineering by Walter C. Kidney; The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw; The Biopolar Child by Demitri F. Papolos, M.D. and Janice Papolos; Designing Interiors with Tile, Creative Ideas with Ceramic, Stone, and Mosaic by Anna Kasabian; Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart by Felicity Allen; and Carnegie Libraries Across America by Theodore Jones.

In the Children's Room: DK Guide to Space by Peter Bond(Reference), Politics, American Style: Political Parties in American History by Isobel V. Morin, Space Disasters and Maritime Disasters by Elaine Landau, and Kosovo, The Splintering of Yugoslavia by Tricia Andryszewski.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of the most recent new books received by the Library. Also, the Library includes the vast majority of fiction books on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

Many of these books were purchased by Library patrons, in memory of a family member or friend, or to honor a family member or friend in recognition of a special event or anniversary. The Library is grateful for the many Library patrons who purchase book memorials or books honors. Contact the Library at (412) 276-3456 to recognize a family member or friend with a book for the Library.