Part memoir, part anecdotal history...

...of Pittsburgh's North Side, where the author grew up, and part football book, "Ruanaidh" follows to its conclusion the extraordinary life of Art Rooney, Sr. - the Chief. The strange-looking title (pronounced Ru-ah-nee) is the Gaelic word for Rooney. Candid personality portraits of almost everybody in the Chief's wide orbit are mingled with tales from Art Rooney, Jr's own high school and college football-playing days, from his time as a failed drama student in New York, from his six months of boot camp training with the Marines, and from his subsequent career as personnel director of his father's football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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HOF Franco Harris and Art Rooney Jr at the Heinz History Center for Francos 40th Anniversary of the Imaculate Reception.

HOF Franco Harris and Art Rooney Jr at the Heinz History Center for Francos 40th Anniversary of the Immaculate Reception.

Ruanaidh In The News

"SUPERBOWL SUNDAY: One of the members of the family behind the Steelers Success, Art Rooney Jr., talked to Brian Kilmeade about the teams record 6 Super Bowl wins."

—Brian Kilmeade interview

FOX NEWS: FOX & Friends
"Brand new book due out in December. This Book details Steelers history in black and white by commissioned artwork by Art himself. The book signing event will spotlight the new book of Art Rooney Jr., the son of Steelers founder Art Rooney, and the history in artwork form. The only way to get the book is by donation at the book signing coming up on December 6 2014 at World West Gallery in Washington, PA. It's set up to raise money for the Mel Blount Youth Home in nearby Claysville, Washington County."

—Bob Karlovits

Book details Steelers' history in black and white

Cards From Art Rooney Jr.'s Private Collection

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montage of managers, coaches and scouts