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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...


Teaching Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

by Lisa Tyler

"It is, I think, the collective hope of us involved with this volume that-through its authors' collective experience, intellectual rigor, practical advice, conversational tone, sample syllabi, and enthusiastic...


The Space Between Stars

by Matt McBride

"There is a sadness to McBride's poetry that only a deep thinker can recreate, someone who has been inside the beautiful dark hollows of disappointment. It is encouraging to read the powerfully rendered thoughts...


Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage

by Jim McCormac & Gary Meszaros

A photographic documentation of the most outstanding natural habitats in Ohio"We hope this book never becomes an epitaph for what once was. Ohio is incredibly rich in biodiversity, possibly more so than any...


An Artist of the American Renaissance: The Letters of Kenyon Cox, 1883-1919

by H. Wayne Morgan

Kenyon Cox was born in Warren, Ohio, in 1856 to a nationally prominent family. He studied as an adolescent at the McMicken Art School in Cincinnati and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia....


The Detroit Tigers

by Frederick Lieb

A facsimile reproduction of the 1946 history of the Detroit TigersFred Lieb's team history of the Detroit Tigers was originally published in1946 as part of the celebrated series of major league team histories...


The Philadelphia Phillies

by Frederick G. Lieb & Stan Baumgartner

A facsimile edition of the 1953 history of the Philadelphia PhilliesFred Lieb and Stan Baumgartner's history of the Philadelphia Phillies was originally published in 1953 as part of the celebrated series of...


Connie Mack: Grand Old Man of Baseball

by Frederick G. Lieb & Richard "Pete" Peterson

Fred Lieb's biography of Connie Mack was originally published in 1945 as part of the celebrated series published by G. P. Putnam. Known for their lively prose and engaging narratives, these Putnam books have...


Modernizing the American War Department: Change and Continuity in a Turbulent Era, 1885-1920

by Daniel Beaver

An important study of the evolution of the U.S. War DepartmentNot a simple, linear administrative history, Modernizing the American War Department is a unique study of the adjustment of nineteenth-century military...


Ohio Hill Country: A Rewoven Landscape

by Carolyn Platt

A fascinating survey of the geologic, environmental, and human history of southeastern OhioThe southeastern third of Ohio is quite different from the flat or gently rolling portions of the state, differing in...


White Coats: Three Journeys through an American Medical School

by Jacqueline Marino & Tim Harrison

Although we rely on physicians, calling on them at birth and death and every medical event in between, rarely do we consider the personal challenges faced by doctors-to-be. In 2005 author Jacqueline Marino and...


"Gentleman George" Hunt Pendleton: Party Politics and Ideological Identity in Nineteenth-Century America

by Thomas Mach

The first modern biography of this notable politician"Mach's detailed and thoughtful examination of Ohio lawyer-politician-diplomat George Hunt Pendleton is an impressive piece of scholarship and will surely...


Botanical Essays from Kent: Some Botanical Features of a University Town in Ohio

by David E. Boufford, Tom S. Cooperrider & Hope Taft

A leading Ohio botanist reflects on Kent's remarkable floraDuring the latter half of the twentieth century, the world witnessed the rise of the modern environmental movement. Chronicling this significant occurrence...


Long Road to Liberty: The Odyssey of a German Regiment in the Yankee Army: The 15th Missouri Volunteer Infantry

by Donald Allendorf

One of the "Fightingest Three Hundred" regiments of the Civil WarMissouri, torn by divided loyalties between supporting the North or the South, had 39 infantry regiments serving in the Union army. Of these,...


Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler

by Paul Bauer & Mark Dawidziak

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2012 IN BIOGRAPHY & IBPA/BEN FRANKLIN AWARD FINALIST 2012 IN BIOGRAPHY"Bauer and Dawidziak tell the story cleanly, with pace, some verve and very impressive research....


Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration

by Gavin Ashenden

An examination of the tumultuous inner life of this poet and writerHe was a close friend of T. S. Eliot, deeply admired by C. S. Lewis, inspirational for W. H. Auden in his journey to faith, and a literary sparring...


Ohio Outback: Learning to Love the Great Black Swamp

by Claude Clayton Smith

A collection that reveals the surprising variety of life in northwest Ohio Ohio Outback is a unique compilation of writings by Claude Clayton Smith about his experiences of living in Ohio for the past twenty-two...


Though Murder Has No Tongue: The Lost Victim of Cleveland's Mad Butcher

by James Jessen Badal

The unfortunate victim of a frightened city desperately in need of a scapegoat. Though Murder Has No Tongue tells the story of Frank Dolezal, the only man actually arrested and charged with the infamous "Torso...


Snow Hill: In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister

by Denise Seachrist

A fascinating exploration of a now-lost communal society During the first half of the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania became home to a variety of German-speaking sectarians who rebelled against the oppression...