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Peter John Williams will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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PHILADELPHIA - Feb. 4, 2014 - PRLog -- In 1914, Philadelphia was the third largest city in the United States with a population of just over one and a half million people. It was fitting, therefore, that during World War I, Philadelphia mobilized itself for the war effort perhaps more than any other large American city.

Nicknamed the “Workshop of the World,” Philadelphia saw its manufacturing and textile companies converted, almost overnight, to full wartime production. Meanwhile, private and city-sponsored organizations sprang up to send relief to the people of war-torn Europe and prepare for the possibility of American involvement.

The Great War would forever alter the city’s landscape and its people. Architecturally, demographically, and socially, Philadelphia would experience sweeping change, and the people of William Penn’s “greene country towne” would come together as never before to support the war effort at home and their boys over there. With the one hundred year anniversary of the start of the First World War approaching in 2014, the book provides a look at the city and the people of that time.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


740 Upper State Road, North Wales PA 19454

When: Friday, February 14th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.


100 Veterans Way, Warminster PA 18974

When: Saturday, February 15th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (

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Philadelphia: The World War I Years

by Peter John Williams

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: December 2,  2013
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