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Black Squirrel Books™

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Frisky, industrious black squirrels are a familiar sight on the Kent State University campus and the inspiration for Black Squirrel Books™, a trade imprint of The Kent State University Press.


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DescriptionAn inside look at the Inklings and their creative process
C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other’s work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing?…

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Classic Pens

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In the Pittsburgh Penguins’ early years, starting in the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to buy a $5 ticket for a seat at the top of the Civic Arena (the “Igloo”) and at the end of the first period move to a seat in the…

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Founding 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers are among the most dynamic franchises, not only in the National Football League but in all of professional sports. They have won five Super Bowl titles and have produced some of football’s most dynamic players in Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and…

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Cincinnati Reds Legends

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Best-selling baseball author Mike Shannon brings to bear his expertise on the Reds in selecting and profiling the forty Reds who best fit the definition of “legend.” From the Wright Brothers and Edd Roush to Johnny Vander Meer and Ted Kluszewski, from Frank Robinson and…

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The Baseball Stadium Insider

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Major League Baseball occupies a special place in the hearts of Americans. The sound of the umpire yelling “play ball” is as familiar as the sight of the Stars and Stripes, and generations of sports fans spend summer nights staying up late to watch games….

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The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 4, 1981-1983

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By the 1980s Batiuk’s talent for character- and story-driven work comes into its own. Harry L. Dinkle, the World’s Greatest Band Director and Funky’s first breakout character, is still marching along happily. He makes the first of two visits to the Tournament of Roses Parade,…

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Unforgettable Ohioans

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Famous Buckeyes are recognized by practically everyone. They range from presidents and inventors to aviators and astronauts. But other important Ohioans have been unfairly forgotten over the years. To find them, the authors of Unforgettable Ohioans dug beneath the layer of well-known names to discover…

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