Meet the Author of Wicked Pittsburgh!

Muckraking journalist Walter Liggett dubbed Pittsburgh the “Metropolis of Corruption” in 1930 when he reported the city had more vice per square foot than New York, Detroit, Cleveland or Boston.

Join author Richard Gazarik at Penn Area Library on Monday, May 6th at 6:30pm as he reveals the wicked history of the Steel City.

Richard Gazarik spent more than four decades as a journalist in Western Pennsylvania. He has won awards for his writing and investigative reporting into public and corporate corruption in Pennsylvania and has written extensively about the bombing of Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland; the terrorist attack on United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001; and the rescue of the Quecreek Miners in 2002. He is the author of Black Valley: The Life and Death of Fannie Sellins (2011) and Prohibition Pittsburgh (The History Press, 2017).

To register please call the library at 724-744-4414, ext. 101. This program is free and open to the public.