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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.

The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 5

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Humor
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By this point in its evolution, Funky Winkerbean is resonating with its readers and its popularity is growing. Crankshaft, the irascible bus driver, and Betty, Westview High School’s secretary, are introduced. Crankshaft quickly became a fan favorite, with many readers responding to the trauma-inducing, surly…

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| Filed under: Biography, Black Squirrel Books™, True Crime
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For 38 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland’s Second Police District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation. Called “Supercop” by the media (a nickname he dislikes), Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since…

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The Miracle of Richfield

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Sports
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Three years before Brian Sipe began his magic with the Cleveland Browns, Bill Fitch and his band of Cavaliers brought a buzz to Northeast Ohio basketball that fans had never seen before. Despite a rough start to their 1975–76 season, the Cavaliers rode the shoulders…

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Ohio’s Craft Beers

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Regional Interest
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Ohio’s Craft Beers celebrates the variety of craft brewing in Ohio, offers appreciations of its quality, and reports on the renaissance of the brewer’s art throughout the Buckeye State. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, the book takes readers on a tour of more than 40…

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| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Literature & Literary Criticism
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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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George Steinbrenner’s Pipe Dream

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books™, Recent Releases, Sports
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In George Steinbrenner’s Pipe Dream, Bill Livingston brings to life the remarkable story of the one-season wonder Pipers and their unlikely national championship. Drawing on personal interviews and extensive research, he introduces readers to the personalities that surrounded the organization, including John McLendon, the first…

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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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