While it may not be an historian's job to "praise famous men," it is his job to tell of men and women, famous or less so, and remember that they were human beings with a human capacity for the remarkable. Henry Heisey Brubaker—in the formal custom of the day, he always styled himself "H. H. Brubaker"—was an imposing figure in the Brethren in Christ Church during the middle years of the twentieth century.
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Boiling Springs is a unique 18th century industrial settlement that developed into a 19th century provincial village and recreational area. The name of the village and its multilayered history revolve around its important water resources. The name "Boiling Springs" is found in the earliest records of the area. This "Boiling Springs " designation was undoubtedly derived from the lake located on the tract.
Book Review: A Capitol Journey: Reflections on the Press, Politics and the Making of Public Policy in Pennsylvania
Vincent P. Carocci, A Capitol Journey: Reflections on the Press, Politics and the making of Public Policy in Pennsylvania. Penn State University Press, 2005. Photographs, index, 298 pages, hardcover $39.95.
David Schuyler, A City Transformed: Redevelopment, Race, and Suburbanization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1940-1980. University Park PA: Penn State Press, 2002. Photos, 278 pps., $19.95.
This is a gold mine of a book. Mrs. Schaumann has done some real digging in official County records and in doing so has come up with an excellent overview of Carlisle as found in tax lists. The major section deals with the original 312 lots, each 60' x 240' as laid out by John Armstrong for the Penn proprietors.
A History of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1835. By Merri Lou Scribner Schaumann. Carlisle: Privately printed, . Available from the author: 249 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013. Price $39.95, including postage and handling.
John Lukacs, A Student's Guide to the Study of History. (Wilmington: lSI Books, 2000). Paperback, 49 pp. ISBN 188292641-2 $5.95.
John H. Light, An Infantryman Remembers World Wtzr II. Shippensburg PA: Beidel Printing House, Inc., 1997. vii, 157 pp. Paperback, $10.95.
At a Place Called the Boiling Springs. Edited by Richard L. Tritt and Randy Watts. Illustrated, 247 pp. Boiling Springs Sesquicentennial Publications Committee, 1995. $35, cloth.
John B. Frantz and William Pencak, eds., Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland. (University Park: Penn State University Press, 1998) viii, 273, maps, index. Hardback $55.00 (ISBN 0-27 1-01 766-X) Paperback $ 19.95 (ISBN 0-271-01767-8).