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Moments of Truth author Howard Ruffner interviewed on Live on Lakeside

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Don’t miss this informative television interview of Howard Ruffner speaking about his new book Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970. The interview aired September 18 on WKYC-TV3′s Live on Lakeside.
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Emerging Civil War reviews Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered

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Emerging Civil War reviews Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered edited by Michael P. Gray.
“This outstanding volume is a great read and engaging exploration of a field of Civil War study too often neglected.”—Emerging Civil War
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A Century of Flight at Paton Field

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A Century of Flight at Paton Field by Schloman & Schloman. Kent State University Press.

This detailed and well-illustrated study explores the hundred-year history of the longest-surviving public-use airport in Ohio. Intertwining the story of the airport’s development with the history of flight-education programs at the University, the book highlights a vast cast of characters and an examination of aviation’s development on the local level throughout the last century.

 


From Garfield to Harding

| Filed under: Forthcoming, U.S. History
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In 1880, James Garfield decided to try something new: rather than run the typical passive campaign for president, he would welcome voters to his farm. By the end of the campaign, thousands of people—including naturalized voters, African Americans, women, men from various occupations, and young voters—traveled to Garfield’s home, listened to him speak, shook hands, met his family, and were invited inside. The press reported the interactions across the country. Not only did Garfield win, but he started a new campaign technique that then carried three other Republicans to the presidency.

 


“The Belle of Bedford Avenue is “highly recommended” says Strand Magazine

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Kudos from Strand Magazine on Virginia McConnell’s latest book The Bell of Bedford Avenue: The Sensational Brooks-Burns Murder in Turn-of-the-Century New York.

“Ultimately, McConnell does a splendid job of re-creating early twentieth-century New York City and provides the reader with a compelling look at the lives of adolescents with a taste for mayhem and destruction. The [...]

 


Politician Extraordinaire

| Filed under: Biography, Political Science & Politics
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This carefully researched and engagingly written political biography marks the first full treatment of Ohio native and politician Martin L. Davey. An important figure on the local, state, and national political scene in the early decades of the twentieth century, Davey served as mayor of Kent, Ohio, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and completed two terms as Ohio governor.

 


Garfield

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Garfield by Allan Peskin. Winner of the Ohio Academy of History Award, the Ohioana Book Award in History, and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. Kent State University Press

“Garfield’s military career, the congressional years, the Presidency, receive thorough attention and evaluation, and one of the delights of this massive biography is that Peskin writes so well…This is a brilliant and skillful portrait of a man of many parts, of the political and social landscape of his time.”—Publishers Weekly

 


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