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KSU Press wins two 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards

May 19th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Great news! Kent State University Press books have won two 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).
Congratulations to George R. Dekle Sr. for winning the Silver Award for Six Capsules: The Gilded Age Murder of Helen Potts in the US Northeast Best Regional Non-Fiction category and Jason Prufer who won the Gold Award for Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized [...]

 


Podcast: War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion with Thomas Flagel

May 14th, 2020 | Filed as: News

“PA Books features authors of books about Pennsylvania-related topics. These hour-long conversations allow authors to discuss both their subject matter and inspiration behind the books.”
Catch Thomas Flagel as he discusses his book War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion on the PA Books Podcast.
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Tribune Chronicle interviews Learning to Heal co-editor Jeanne Bryner

May 14th, 2020 | Filed as: News

“‘In nursing, if you didn’t document it, it didn’t happen,’ Jeanne Bryner said.
The retired Newton Falls nurse, who spent much of her career working in the emergency room at then-Trumbull Memorial Hospital, took her documenting one step further, turning her experiences into poems, short stories, plays and nonfiction work. Her work even can be found [...]

 


Boxscore News reviews The ’63 Steelers

May 5th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Boxscore News reviews The ’63 Steelers: A Renegade Team’s Chase for Glory by Rudy Dicks.
“Author Rudy Dicks guides us thru the Steelers 1963 season game by game taking us into the clubhouse and at times inside the huddle. He details mercurial Head Coach Buddy Parker’s tactics and back story. Parker and the Pittsburgh faithful find the team [...]

 


Publisher’s Weekly features The Other Veterans of WWII

Apr 24th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Publisher’s Weekly features The Other Veterans of WWII by Rona Simmons. https://bit.ly/3bBMyMi
Find out more about the book at: http://www.kentstateuniversitypress.com/…/other-veterans-o…/

 


Boxscore News reviews Blanton’s Browns: The Great 1965–69 Cleveland Browns

Apr 21st, 2020 | Filed as: News

Boxscore News reviews Blanton’s Browns: The Great 1965–69 Cleveland Browns by Roger Gordon.
“[Blanton's Browns] casts a brilliant beam on a highly competitive NFL outfit. During this era,’65-’69, the franchise nearly repeated as league title holders, nabbed 3 Division championship, and missed by a game going to a Super Bowl.”
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The Hemingway Society reprints “Love in the Time of Influenza: Hemingway and the 1918 Pandemic”

Apr 21st, 2020 | Filed as: News

The Hemingway Society reprints “Love in the Time of Influenza: Hemingway and the 1918 Pandemic” by Susan F. Beegel.
“In 1918 a virulent strain of influenza emerged that would spread around the world, fueled by World War I with its patriotic rallies and parades, its streams of refugees, and its mass movements of troops, such as the [...]

 


Publisher’s Weekly reviews Robert Elder’s Hemingway in Comics

Apr 15th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Check out this Publisher’s Weekly review of Robert K. Elder’s two-fisted take on Hemingway in Comics.
“Some of the comics riff on familiar aspects of the—already somewhat cartoonish—Hemingway persona (such as a Doonesbury strip that references his testy relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald), while some are simply bizarre…”
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Ohio Valley History reviews Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community

Apr 6th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Ohio Valley History reviews Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community by Kathleen M. Fernandez.
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“Fernandez deserves praise. Her study reminds us that Appalachian Ohio was never homogenous. It helps reclaim Zoar from romanticized tourist writing, such as Constance Fenimore Woolson’s 1870 ‘The Happy Valley.’”—Ohio Valley History
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Smoke Signals News interviews The Other Veterans of World War II author Rona Simmons.

Mar 26th, 2020 | Filed as: News

“In 2016, a chance meeting led her to Jill Lyons, the daughter of Pete Peterson, a veteran who had served with the army’s graves registration unit. Through Peterson’s memoir and letters home and Jill’s childhood stories, Simmons pieced together his story and discovered how little she knew about veterans who had served behind the front [...]

 


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