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Regional Interest

Side by Side

and | Filed under: Biography, History, Regional Interest
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Quakers Alice and Staughton Lynd worked in Central America and Israel, where they championed the rights of Palestinian Arabs living in the West Bank. They took up the cause of prisoners’ rights following the April 1993 Lucasville, Ohio, prison uprising—the longest such rebellion in American…

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James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus

, and | Filed under: Biography, Political Science & Politics, Regional Interest
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In his day he dominated the political landscape like no one in Ohio’s long, proud history ever had—or likely ever will. James A. Rhodes (1909–2001) plotted a path that took him from tiny Coalton, Ohio, to the governor’s office. In this first biography of Rhodes,…

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Native Fishes of Ohio

and | Filed under: Nature, Regional Interest
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Ohio’s original heavily forested landscape included glacial lakes, large rivers, and streams that teemed with an abundant variety of fish, most of which remain resident today. Native Fishes of Ohio documents the more than 130 species originally found in the state and describes how their…

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Beyond Trochenbrod

and | Filed under: History, Regional Interest
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Few are familiar with one of the Holocaust’s most monstrous acts, the systematic murder of 5,000 Jewish residents in a Nazi-occupied Polish town, Trochenbrod, on August 11, 1942. Of the 33 who escaped death, only one person remains to describe these events—Betty Gold. Twelve-year-old Betty…

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A Colony Sprung from Hell

| Filed under: History, Regional Interest
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The early settlement of the region around Pittsburgh was characterized by a messy collision of personal, provincial, national, and imperial interests. Driven by the efforts of Europeans, Pennsylvanians, Virginians, and Indians, almost everyone attempted to manipulate the clouded political jurisdiction of the region. A Colony…

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House of Horrors

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books, Regional Interest, True Crime
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To his neighbors on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, Anthony Sowell was a quiet and helpful former Marine who played chess and hosted summer barbeques in his front yard. But there was a dark side to Sowell—and a horrific secret inside his house. In mid-2007,…

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May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 (DVD)

| Filed under: Art, Drama, History, Regional Interest
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Stage Direction by:  Katherine BurkeFilmed by: Mathias PeraltaWritten by:  David HasslerCo-produced by: Kenneth Bindas & David Hassler
On October 12, 2012, the play, May 4th Voices, was featured at the annual Oral History Association Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.  Over the next month, film director Mathias Peralta…

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