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Tuesday, 2 August 2005

John O'Hara I

John O'Hara Remembered

By Frank Wilson
Inquirer Book Editor
 Author John O'Hara was born a century ago in Pottsville. His father was a physician, and
 O'Hara's upbringing was comfortably middle-class. But Pottsville society in those days
 - when coal was still king - was almost feudally structured. The wealthy Protestant iron
 and coal barons lived in mansions higher and higher up along one side of Mahantongo Street.
 The O'Haras lived more modestly, halfway up the other side.
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