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The Films of Richard Myers

| Filed under: Film, Recent Releases
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Richard Myers has been producing experimental and documentary films for over 40 years. The Films of Richard Myers chronicles these films, along with descriptions and reviews by such film critics as Roger Ebert, Arthur Knight, Roger Greenspun, Kevin Thomas, and Amos Vogel, as well as…

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On Lincoln

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War History Readers, Recent Releases
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For sixty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship in the study of America’s greatest struggle. The Kent State University Press is pleased to present this third volume in its multivolume series, reintroducing the most influential of more than 500…

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In the Wake of the Butcher

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Recent Releases, True Crime
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In 2001 The Kent State University Press published James Jessen Badal’s In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland’s Torso Murders—the first book to examine the horrific series of unsolved dismemberment murders that terrorized the Kingsbury Run neighborhood from 1934 to 1938. Through his access to…

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The Printer’s Kiss

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children (Byers and Belle) in the treacherous borderlands…

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Classic Steelers

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Classic Sports, Recent Releases
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When it came to football in the 1930s, the college sport was king. But in 1933, former boxer and minor league baseball player Art Rooney, who had quarterbacked the squad at Duquesne University, purchased a team for Pittsburgh for $2,500. Thus began the legacy we…

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The Righteous Remnant

| Filed under: History, Recent Releases, Sports
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Many Americans associate the House of David with its bearded barnstorming baseball teams of the 1920s and ’30s. Others may recall the sex scandal associated with the group, a scandal that gave newspapers during the first years after World War I some added spice. Still,…

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To Plead Our Own Cause

| Filed under: American Abolitionism and Antislavery, Civil War Era, History, Recent Releases
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The antislavery movement entered an important new phase when William Lloyd Garrison began publishing the Liberator in 1831—a phase marked by massive petition campaigns, the extraordinary mobilization of female activists, and the creation of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society. While the period from…

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