BAPL Local HistoryMen of South BethlehemCentral Moravian ChurchBethlehem Steel
Local History at the Bethlehem Area Public Library

Suggested Reading (continued)

Smaby, Beverly Prior.
From communal pilgrims to family householders:
the Moravians in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1742-1844.

Hessen, Robert.
Steel titan: the life of Charles M. Schwab.
The definitive (and highly readable) biography of the charismatic Bethlehem Steel President.

Strohmeyer, John.
Crisis in Bethlehem: big steel’s struggle to survive.
A fascinating account of the difficulties the Bethlehem Steel Corporation encountered in the
twentieth century, told from a variety of viewpoints.

Venditta, David A. (Editor).
Forging America: the story of Bethlehem Steel.
Published by the Morning Call newspaper, this provides an excellent summary of the Steel
from rise to fall. An online version is also available for this title.


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