Alliance History Books

Our award-winning books are available to add to your Alliance history collection from the following Alliance locations:

    • Rodman Public Library (Main and Branch)
    • Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Nest on State (Marketplace Plaza)
    • Mabel Hartzell Historical Home

Books are also available through Amazon for delivery to your home.

What's Cookin'? historical cookbook of Alliance

Recipient of 2013 Ohio Local History Alliance (OLHA) Outstanding History Outreach Award

Mention favorite food in Alliance and you will surely hear mention of The Owl Grill’s Hot Coney Sauce, Shaffer’s Diner’s Baked Rabbit or Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, Mary Mastroianni’s Chocolate Kahlua Cake, or Burger Hut’s Coleslaw. You will find all these recipes and many more contributed by over 100 Alliance residents and businesses in our 214-page, spiral-bound historic cookbook.

Along with the recipes, the book contains stories and photos of the people and places that made these recipes memorable. Even if you don’t like to cook, you will enjoy reading the book and remembering our past.

Spiral-bound edition features black & white illustrations. The Amazon deluxe paperback edition features all color illustrations.

William H. Magrath relates a first-person narrative of life in Alliance, Ohio, during the end of the 19th century. He describes everything from wooden sidewalks and gas street lights to the homes and people who lived along Union Avenue from his unique perspective.

The handwritten manuscript originated in 1949, in preparation for the city’s centennial and was uncovered in the Alliance Historical Society’s archives after nearly 60 years of obscurity. The 208-page volume includes maps and photographs to transport the reader back to this era in Alliance’s history.

Alliance As I Knew It

Recipient of 2012 Ohio Local History Alliance (OLHA) Outstanding History Outreach Award

History of Lexington Township by Levi L. Lamborm

Recipient of 2018 Ohio Local History Alliance (OLHA) Outstanding History Outreach Award in Media and Publications 

It would be as hard to overestimate the impact of Levi L. Lamborn on Alliance as it would to overstate his interests and varied careers. Physician, newspaperman, horticulturist, politician, banker, and real estate developer only cover the highlights of his long life.

Beginning in January 1873, Dr. Lamborn began the publication of a series of 34 articles recounting the labors, events, and people who shaped the first seven decades of our community in The Alliance Weekly Local, the precursor to today’s The Alliance Review. All articles, many based on the accounts of participants and their children, are collected in this book.

Photographs and maps bring the stories to life in this 175-page history of Lexington Township and the city of Alliance.