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The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency by Kenneth Wolensky with George M. Leader (review)

The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency by Kenneth Wolensky... Book Reviews enneth with George M. Leader. The Life Pennsylvania K WolenskyM. Leader: Challenging Complacencyof (Bethlehem: Governor George Lehigh University Press, 2011). Pp. 189. Illustrations, notes, index. Cloth $60. As an urban historian I hesitated to review a book about the son of a Pennsylvania Dutch chicken farmer. George M. Leader was born in rural York County, and remained rooted there until his recent death at the age of ninety-five. For several reasons, however, I consented. First, my parents spent the final five years of their lives at Country Meadows of South Hills (Pittsburgh), a Leaderowned and -managed continuing care retirement community. Second, George Leader was not only governor of Pennsylvania during my college years at Ursinus College, but was also governor during the heyday of urban renewal in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Embedded in a Germanic American farming culture, Leader governed Pennsylvania during an epic liberal and transformational era in urban Pennsylvania. I was curious. pennsylvania history: a journal of mid-atlantic studies, vol. 81, no. 1, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Pennsylvania Historical Association pennsylvania history The facts presented in this book substantiate that despite his rural background, including his own early career as a chicken farmer, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Penn State University Press

The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency by Kenneth Wolensky with George M. Leader (review)

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Book Reviews enneth with George M. Leader. The Life Pennsylvania K WolenskyM. Leader: Challenging Complacencyof (Bethlehem: Governor George Lehigh University Press, 2011). Pp. 189. Illustrations, notes, index. Cloth $60. As an urban historian I hesitated to review a book about the son of a Pennsylvania Dutch chicken farmer. George M. Leader was born in rural York County, and remained rooted there until his recent death at the age of ninety-five. For several reasons, however, I consented. First, my parents spent the final five years of their lives at Country Meadows of South Hills (Pittsburgh), a Leaderowned and -managed continuing care retirement community. Second, George Leader was not only governor of Pennsylvania during my college years at Ursinus College, but was also governor during the heyday of urban renewal in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Embedded in a Germanic American farming culture, Leader governed Pennsylvania during an epic liberal and transformational era in urban Pennsylvania. I was curious. pennsylvania history: a journal of mid-atlantic studies, vol. 81, no. 1, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Pennsylvania Historical Association pennsylvania history The facts presented in this book substantiate that despite his rural background, including his own early career as a chicken farmer,

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Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Jan 17, 2014

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