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An Afternoon with Diane McCormick

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This February, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome Diane McCormick as she presents her new book, Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History: Pennsylvania Pubs Where Rabble-Rousers and Rum Runners Stirred Up Revolutions. McCormick will be in conversation with Harrisburg's own, Sara Bozich Surra.

Book signing to follow discussion. This event is free and open to the public!

About the Book:

Take a pub crawl through 12 Pennsylvania taverns with rebellious pasts, where the stakes were high and the rum was flowing. Meet the scalawags and insurrectionists of the American Revolution, Whiskey Rebellion, the boozy Fries Rebellion, the tumultuous Canal Era, the Underground Railroad, the Battle of Gettysburg (and the making of the movie!), the Molly Maguires, and Prohibition.

Diane McCormick uncovers the quirks and historical marvels that you won’t find on the back of the menu.

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