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The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time

by Karen Hellekson

What would the world be like if history had taken a different course? Science fiction literature has long contemplated this interesting question. Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle considers how the...


Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862

by Joseph L Harsh

Complementing Confederate Tide Rising, which covers the origins of the Maryland Campaign, Taken at the Flood is a detailed account of the military campaign itself. It focuses on military policy and strategy...


The Country Doctor Revisited: A Twenty-First Century Reader

by Therese Zink

An anthology that addresses the changing nature of rural medicine in the United States "These authors courageously document the emotional and literally physical vulnerabilities they experience while delivering...


Politician Extraordinaire: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Martin L. Davey

by Frank P. Vazzano

The biography of a colorful and controversial 20th-century politicianThis carefully researched and engagingly written political biography marks the first full treatment of Ohio native and politician Martin L....


The Lousy Racket: Hemingway, Scribners, and the Business of Literature

by Robert Trogdon

The business of making an American literary iconThe Lousy Racket is a thorough examination of Ernest Hemingway's working relationship with his American publisher, Charles Scribner's Sons, and with his editors...


Hemingway and French Writers

by Ben Stoltzfus

A collection of essays tracing seven decades of literary interaction between Hemingway and notable French authorsIn a 1946 Atlantic Monthly essay, Jean-Paul Sartre writes: "The greatest literary development...


Beyond the Plain and Simple: A Patchwork of Amish Lives

by Pauline Stevick

A series of vignettes describing Amish people and customsPauline Stevick has visited more than 50 Amish homes in numerous Amish settlements across the country. She has attended weddings, viewings, school sessions...


Visible Heavens

by Joanna Solfrian

Winner of the 2009 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize "There are poems which carry us clean away, transporting us into worlds as specific as the pink purse the author of Visible Heavens helps a little boy buy for...


My Father Spoke Finglish at Work: Finnish Americans in Northeatern Ohio

by Noreen Sippola Fairburn

A regional view of Finnish immigrationIn 1874 the first Finnish immigrants came to Northeast Ohio's Lake Erie port towns to work on the docks loading coal or unloading iron ore from ships sailing the Great Lakes...


A Community of Inquiry: Conversations Between Classical American Philosophy and American Literature

by Patrick Dooley

Explores the ways literature and philosophy enrich each other's inquiry into the human condition"I applaud the novel ways in which Dooley brings to life the interchanges between philosophy and literature in...


The Plants of Middle-earth: Botany and Sub-creation

by Dinah Hazell

A new path for exploring the culture and values of Tolkien's Middle-earth"Rather than inventing an alien world into which human and familiar characters are introduced, as in science fiction, Tolkien created...


Trolling Big-Water Walleyes: Secrets of the Great Lakes Fishing Guides, Charter Captains, and Walleye Pros

by W.H. Chip Gross

Experts reveal surefire methods for walleye trolling, equipment techniques, tactics, and moreOn big, open water like the Great Lakes, sprawling Western reservoirs, and large North American rivers, trolling puts...


Confessions of a Reformer

by Frederic C. Howe & James F. Richardson

Frederic C. Howe lived in interesting times. By education (at Johns Hopkins in the early 1890s) and instinct he was a progressive, in the best sense of that term. From the Cleveland of Tom Johnson to the Washington...


War + Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway S Early Life and Writings

by Steven Paul, Gail Sinclair & Steve Trout

Casts fresh light on the formative years of one of the twentieth century's most important literary figuresErnest Hemingway's early adulthood (1917-1929) was marked by his work as a journalist, wartime service,...


Murder on Several Occasions

by Jonathan Goodman

A new look at some gruesome and riveting murdersIn this grisly and gripping collection of essays-some revised and updated, some never before published, but all new to American audiences-prize-winning English...


Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories during World War II

by Kathleen L. Endres

In this richly illustrated book Kathleen L. Endres examines the lives of women working in the rubber industry in World War II.Endres points out that women were not new to the factories of Akron. Years before...


A Lost King: A Novel

by Raymond DeCapite

Raymond DeCapite's second published novel, A Lost King, has been described by Kirkus Reviews as a "small masterpiece, so unique in spirit and style." If the mood of The Coming of Fabrizze is joyous, that of...


Sleepwalking with Mayakovsky

by Robert Brown

Sleepwalking with Mayakovsky is a collection of poems that explores the relationship between chaos and order."Robert Brown extends a tradition that unites reasons and passion, form and wit, history and memory....


Holding the Line: The Third Tennessee Infantry, 1861-1864

by Robert Ferrell

FLAVEL C. BARBER'S memoir of his service with the Third Tennessee provides a rare contemporary history of a Confederate regiment. Major Barber's imprisonment after the surrender of Fort Donelson spurred him...


The Coming of Fabrizze

by Raymond DeCapite

First published in 1960, The Coming of Fabrizze has been called by the New York Herald Tribune a "comic folklore festival about an Italian American colony in Cleveland, Ohio, back in the 1920s when all the land...