The Steel Bar:
and the Making of America
The definitive history of the legal profession in Pittsburgh, THE STEEL BAR examines Pittsburgh’s role in the development of American democratic and commercial institutions and how its lawyers helped to shape American history in significant ways.
“Ron Schuler’s THE STEEL BAR is a magnificent tour-de-force: It weaves together history, law and powerful story-telling to produce a dramatic, readable account of the people and unexpected forces that shaped our nation’s legal system. This book belongs on the shelf of any serious student of law, history, and the role played by the bench and bar in forging America’s remarkable destiny.”
– Ken Gormley,
New York Times Bestselling author and President, Duquesne University
L.A.’s Golden Age
A grandson of Mexican immigrants, Ron Schuler draws deeply upon his family background in his first novel to tell a fictionalized tale of two families who arrive in East Los Angeles in 1919. A descendant of both families—half-Mexican, half-Anglo—returns to the West Coast and searches for his roots amid the Golden Age of L.A. itself. In the process, he uncovers tragic secrets that were never meant to be exposed and discovers the extent to which identities can be fabricated and reimagined in a city in which image is everything, and truth is ephemeral.
“Lush but tightly-wrought prose reminiscent of Raymond Chandler and Gabriel García Márquez … a gift for any reader interested in that most essential human quest – how we can understand our lives through the lives and hearts of those who came before us.”
– Lori Jakiela, author of Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe
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