Books Suggested

This page contains a bibliography of suggested reading for two different aspects of my heritage:

  1. Coal and Steel Communities of Southwest Pennsylvania
  2. Yugoslavian Immigrants to America as well as the Cultural History of Bosnia, Croatian, Montenegro and Serbia

List #1: Suggested Reading List pertaining to the coal and steel communities of Southwest Pennsylvania:

Bell, Thomas. (1976). Out of This Furnace: A Novel of Immigrant Labor in America. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Brestensky, Dennis F., Hovanec, Evelyn A. & Skomra, Albert N. (4th printing 2003). Patch/Work Voices: The Culture and Lore of a Mining People. Patch/Work Voices Publishing.

Cossell-Morgan, Yvonne L. Blair. (2015). Flatwoods Baptist Church 1834-2009 Franklin Township, Fayette County PA. Apollo, PA: Closson Press.

Hoerr, John. (2009). Monongahela Dusk: A Novel. Pittsburgh, PA: Autumn House Press.

Hovanec, Evelyn A. (2002). Common Lives of Uncommon Strength: The Women of the Coal and Coke Era of Southwestern Pennsylvania 1880-1970. Dunbar, PA: Stefano’s Printing.

Jason, Sonya. (2004). Icon of Spring. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Lyons, Joan Rodgers Clem and Yvonne L. Blair Morgan. (2005). Tombstone Inscriptions of Mt. Washington Cemetery, PA. Apollo, PA: Closson Press.

Menarcheck, Bob. (2008). Ridge Valley: Living Life in a Coal Mining Town. Bloomington, IN: Author House.

Morgan, Yvonne. (2016). Jackson Elementary School. Apollo, PA: Closson Press.

Morgan, Yvonne L Blair. (2009). Alphabetical Listing – Flatwoods Cemetery Record. Apollo, PA: Closson Press.

Morgan, Yvonne L Blair. (2003). Index of Census, Newpaper Obituary Files, and Microfilm – Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties. PA. Apollo, PA: Closson Press.

Powers, George. (1972). Cradle of Steel Unionism, Monongahela Valley, Pa. East Chicago, IL: Figueroa Printers.

Rose, James D. (2001). Duquesne and the Rise of Steel Unionism. Urbana and Chicago IL: University of Illinois Press.  Link to Google Book

Smucker, Anna Egan & Johnson, Steve. (1989). No Star Nights. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. *This is a children’s picture book.

Thompson, H. Lloyd and Yvonne L. Morgan. (2009). Revolutionary War Vets – Westmoreland County, PA. Apollo, PA: Closson Press.

Winter, Jonah & Widener, Terry. (2008). Steel Town. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.  *This is a children’s picture book.

List #2: Suggested Readings pertaining to Yugoslavian Immigrants to America as well as the Cultural History of Bosnia, Croatian, Montenegro and Serbia:

Andrich, Ivo. (1977). The Bridge on the Drina. (Edwards, Lovett F., Trans.).  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.  (Original work published in 1945)

Dillon, Patrick. (2000). Lost at Sea. Touchstone

Dujlovich, Berislav Branko & Goodreau, Michael. (2006). Branko’s Ride. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris, Corp.

Evans, Andy & Kovac, Vesna. (2011). Displaced. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Evans, Andy. (2012). The Division Bell. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Gard, Rosemary. (2008). Destiny’s Dowry., Inc.

Gard, Rosemary. (2012) Destiny Denied., Inc.

Gard, Rosemary. (2014) Destiny’s Dance., Inc.

Gard, Rosemary. (2015) Destiny Delivered., Inc.

Lundsford, Bret. (2011). Croatian Fishing Families of Anacortes. American Croatian Club of Anacortes.

Obreht, Téa. (2011). The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel.  New York, NY: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Perry, Matthew. (2009) The Fourteen Lives of Matt Perry. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.  Link to Google Book

Prpic, George J. (1971). The Croatian Immigrants in America. New York, NY: Philosophical Library.

Repanich, Patricia. (2012). As The Tree Fell: The History and Reunion of Our Croatian Immigrant Family and the Joys and Challenges of Retirement on Vis, An Adriatic Island. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Roberts, Elizabeth. (2007). Realm of the Black Mountain: A History of Montenegro. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Trifkovic, Srdja. (2010). The Krajina Chronicle: A History of Serbs in Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia. The Lord Byron Foundation.

Walsh, Brendan. (2011). The Princess of Kosovo. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Wilson, Jennifer. (2011). Running Away to Home: Our Family’s Journey to Croatia in Search of Who We Are, Where We Came From, and What Really Matters.  New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.