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René Villarreal, 1929–2014

Oct 6th, 2014 | Filed as: News

René Villarreal, who spent his youth in Cuba as Ernest Hemingway’s majordomo, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014. He was 85. With his son Raul, René Villarreal was the author of Hemingway’s Cuban Son, the account of his time with Hemingway.


The Films of Richard Myers is featured in Cleveland Magazine

Aug 28th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Author and noted independent filmmaker Richard Myers is featured in the latest issue of Cleveland Magazine. 
Read the article here.


Bickford Sylvester, 1925–2014

Aug 21st, 2014 | Filed as: News

Ernest Hemingway scholar and Kent State University Press author Bickford Sylvestor died on July 24, 2014, age 89.
Read his obituary here.


Race and Recruitment reviewed by The Civil War Monitor

Aug 8th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Reviewed by Kevin M. Levin
In recognition of Civil War History‘s 60th anniversary, the editors at Kent State University Press are releasing a series of books that feature some of the journal’s most important publications. The essays in the present volume, edited by John David Smith, cover…

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Joseph Reinhart wins The Immigrants’ Civil War Award

Aug 5th, 2014 | Filed as: News

First Annual Immigrants’ Civil War Award Goes to Joseph Reinhart


Betty Gold, 1930–2014

Jul 24th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Author and Holocaust survivor BETTY GOLD (nee Potash), age 83, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2014.  Mother of the late Michael (Barbara) Gold and the late Allan (Karen) Gold, she is survived by her son Sheldon Gold, grandchildren Benjamin (Christina) Gold of Columbus, David, Evan, and…

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Cleveland Goes Modern wins 2014 Society of Architectural Historians Western Reserve Award

Jul 16th, 2014 | Filed as: News

For much of their respective careers, James and Nina Freedlander Gibans have recognized the need to document and preserve Cleveland’s underappreciated yet rich architectural heritage. Recently, that passion, after detailed, painstaking work, has reached fruition in two distinct media.
This year, Kent State University Press has published their Cleveland…

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