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A Young Sailor at War

| Filed under: Books, Forthcoming, History, Military History
A Young Sailor at War edited by Theodore Catton. Kent State University Press

While a number of published collections of World War II letters are available to readers, few rise to the level of war literature. But A Young Sailor at War: The World War II Letters of William R. Catton Jr. is remarkable for the narrative skill, exuberance, and candor of its letter writer, and for his youthful but thoughtful commentary. Edited by his son Theodore, Catton’s letters give us a truly intimate look into an essential piece of history.

 


The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 9, 1996–1998

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books, Comics, Forthcoming, Humor
The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 9 by Tom Batiuk. Kent State University Press.

Funky Winkerbean, a newspaper staple since 1972, is one of the few comic strips that allows its characters to grow and age. With this ninth volume of the collected Funky Winkerbean, containing strips from 1996 through 1998, time continues to pass and events take place that will forever alter the lives of the core characters, even as new characters take the stage with stories to tell.

 


The Collinwood Tragedy

| Filed under: Forthcoming, Regional Interest
The Collinwood Tragedy by James Badal. Kent State University Press

James Jessen Badal’s extensive research reveals how the citizens of Collinwood were desperate to find someone to blame. Rumor and suspicion splintered the grieving community. And yet they also rose to the challenge of healing: officials reached out to immigrant families unsure of their rights; city charities, churches, and relief agencies responded with medical help, comfort for the bereaved, and financial support; and fundraising efforts to assist families totaled over $50,000—more than $1 million today.

 


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