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Something in the Woods Loves You

Black background with nature images.
Jarod Anderson, MA '10

An inspiring blend of nature writing and memoir that explores nature’s crucial role in our emotional and mental health. 

Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: Sept. 10, 2024

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A Lancaster Amish Christmas

Woman holding bundle of letters.

Anne Chlovechok, BSJ '85

Pen name: Anne Blackburne

Amy Clipston, Amy Lillard, Mindy Steel

A collection of four novellas from four authors of Amish romance. "Lucy's Christmas Sunbeam" by Anne Blackburne: When her parents suddenly died, Lucy stepped into the mother role for her infant sister with Down's Syndrome. But Lucy's boyfriend wasn't interested in a readymade family. Living in the...

Genre: Romance
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2024

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Mary's Calico Hope

Woman holding calico cat in her lap.

Anne Chlovechok, BSJ '85

Pen name: Anne Blackburne

If God wills it, Mary Yoder will do it, even if that means using crutches for the rest of her life. She was badly injured in a buggy accident as a child. Still, she is content living in the Dawdi Haus connected to her parents’ farmhouse and with her work weaving baskets and raising specialty roosters whose feathers she...

Genre: Romance
Publication Date: June 1, 2024

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Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle: Academic and Emotional Supports for Struggling Learners

Flowers on cover.
Trynia Kaufman, BSS '05

When students struggle with learning, it can be stressful for both them and their teachers. Struggling learners are more likely to experience low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues—challenges that, combined with highly stressful learning experiences, can tip students into a trauma response...

Genre: Education
Publication Date: March 26, 2024

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Olly & the Spores of Sapphire Creek

Two figures walking into lit up cave.
Glenn Somodi, BSJ '92

Olly, Ember, and their lovable and mythical mushroom friends known as Spores visit an abandoned mine near Littleton, Colorado, to visit a growing Spore community. They work with some unlikely friends to stop the source of something poisoning some of the Spores in the community.

Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: March 17, 2024

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50 Things to Do Before You're 5 Journal: Must-Do Family Activities to Spark Fun, Connection, and Curiosity

Animated images of adventures on cover.
Maggie Downs, BSJ '10

Let the family adventures begin! This interactive journal, full of engaging activities and prompts, makes it easy for families with young kids to explore the world, connect with one another, and create lasting memories. Brimming with inspired ideas for cultural outings, kitchen projects, experiences in nature, and more...

Genre: Children
Publication Date: March 5, 2024

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The Ultimate Glue Guide

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Annye Driscoll, BSCS '12

Get your hands on this ultimate guide that will get you through all the essentials of gluing, no matter which material you are working with. From metals, plastics, painted surfaces, and all sorts of fabrics, the materials used in our homes and in cosplay are wide-ranging, and new materials appear on the market frequently...

Genre: Non-Fiction
Publication Date: Feb. 25, 2024

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Classes of Travel: Things I Learned and Taught Along the Way

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Edward August Schack, MA '86

After Army and Peace Corps service the author received his M.A. degree in International Affairs from Ohio University and went on to a career as an ESL teacher, Customs Inspector, International Training Team Leader and Diplomat, working in 36 countries including war torn Afghanistan and spending time in an...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2024

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Calvin Peete: Golf's Forgotten Star

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Gordon Hobson, BGS '75

Calvin Peete: Golf’s Forgotten Star is the first book about an overlooked PGA superstar and the second best Black golfer in history. Born to a family of migrant laborers, he dropped out of school in the eighth grade and went to work picking crops. Yet with this most unlikely beginning, he rose to become one of the best golfers in the world in...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Feb. 6, 2024

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The Perfect Affair

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Angela Henry, BA '92

The lives of college professor Aaron Nichols and his wife Paige unravel when his former mistress and colleague Cara Morton disappears, and he becomes the prime suspect. Paige knows her husband can keep secrets. She's keeping dark secrets of her own. But is he a killer? The police seem to think so. But they don't know Cara. They don't...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2024

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The Encouraging Mentor: Your Guide to 40 Conversations that Matter

Coffee cups on table.
Brian Raison, MA '98

One of the most important things you can do in life is encourage someone. Doing that as a caring mentor increases the impact. The Encouraging Mentor offers step-by-step instructions with proven conversation-starting tools for deep engagement. You can use these with no training. They work with individuals or groups...

Genre: Business
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2024

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40 Conversations: A Guided Journal for Personal and Professional Growth

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Brian Raison, MA '98

This guided journal prompts you with questions to help you grow personally and professionally, regardless of your age or career stage. Research shows that writing out brief responses will aid the process. You may complete this as an independent study, or with a mentor. Topics include life purpose and mission, career...

Genre: Business
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2024

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Narratives of Narcolepsy in Everyday Life: Exploring Intricacies of Identity, Sleepiness and Place

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Nicole Eugene, PhD '17

In Narratives of Narcolepsy in Everyday Life, Nicole Eugene draws on in-depth interviews, participant observation, and field notes to examine life with narcolepsy, with a particular focus on how certain socially-defined places play significant roles in determining the meaning of sleepiness, medication side effects, and other narcolepsy symptoms...

Genre: Health/Medicine, Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Dec. 15, 2023

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Fantasy Fiction: A Writer's Guide and Anthology

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Jennifer Pullen, PhD '17

The first fantasy-writing textbook to combine a historical genre overview with an anthology and comprehensive craft guide, this book explores the blue prints of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction. The first section will acquaint readers with the vast canon of existing fantasy fiction and outline the many sub-genres encompassed...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Dec. 14, 2023

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Pippa Potter, President's Daughter: Pippa Speaks Up! (Book 1)

Girl on cover with White House in the background.
Elizabeth James, BSJ '04

Pippa Potter, President's Daughter is a groundbreaking, illustrated chapter-book series that takes kids into the captivating world of the White House while weaving empowering mental-health techniques into the storyline about family, friendship and facing your fears.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Dec. 3, 2023

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Ruth's Ginger Snap Surprise

Woman holding ginger cat.

Anne Chlovechok, BSJ '85

Pen name: Anne Blackburne

Ruth Helmuth has never been rude in her life; trust her to choose the bishop of her Amish community for her first time! Ruth has worked hard to keep body and soul together since her husband, Levi’s, death. She tends her herd of goats, making her living from the milk and fiber she gets from them, all while running a farm...

Genre: Romance
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2023

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The Last Caretaker

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Jessica Strawser, BSJ '01

A woman in search of a new beginning is put to the test in ways she never imagined in this empowering and provocative page-turner—an instant USA Today bestseller from the author of Not That I Could Tell. When a woman accepts a job as caretaker on a nature reserve, she discovers her new home is harboring...

Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2023

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Lights on Lancaster: How One American City Harnesses the Power of the Arts to Transform its Communities

Lancaster arts images.
John Gerdy, MSA '83, PhD '86

The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when viewed from the outside, looks just like other small cities in America, so what makes this city so unique when it comes to the arts? Told through the stories of people who bring art and creativity to every aspect of life in Lancaster, this collection of essays gives us a glimpse into what makes...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Nov. 21, 2023

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Holiday Edition - Trivia To-Go Family Challenge

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Elizabeth James, BSJ '04

This holiday season, transform your family’s travel time into quality family time! Packed with 240+ of the most interesting and engaging holiday trivia questions, this interactive road trip book for kids provides the best travel activities for kids 9-12 while learning fascinating holiday-related facts from around the world—making it...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Nov. 20, 2023

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The Great Big Book of 'Whoa! Really?' Volume 3

Whoa Really Book cover.
Joe Gatto, BA '94

Did you know fun facts are an excellent way to get middle school students to want to read more? When focus is an issue they need something that can hold their interest. Well, the content and format of this fun facts book for kids is the perfect way to encourage those who might not otherwise enjoy reading to read, and actually...

Genre: Nonfiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2023  
 

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LIMBO: An Aid Worker Remembers the Vietnamese Boat People Saga (1975-1996)

Wood boat on cover.
Mike Kendellen, MAIA '84

He ended up in Malaysia, Galang Refugee Camp in Indonesia, and Vietnam as an aid worker with an international NGO directing education programs. Politics, corruption, humanitarianism, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, national governments, the US Department of State, and the Vietnamese refugees encompass...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Nov. 3, 2023

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Sirens

Up close image of woman with red lipstick.
Chloe Ruffennach, BSJ '21

Even if the method is corrupt, there will always be a market for seduction. Michael Ken knew this when he created the Sirens video game. This is why when he made a fantasy world featuring a partner tailored to the gamer's preferences, he knew he had a hit on his hands. But he wasn't aware that his game would be so...

Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: Oct. 28, 2023

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The Great Big Book of 'Whoa! Really?' Volume 2

Animated animals on cover.
Joe Gatto, BA '94

Discover the world of natural wonders and amazing animals like never before with "The Great Big Book of 'Whoa! Really?' Volume 2" – the ultimate educational adventure that will leave your kids utterly captivated! In this second volume, I've curated a mind-blowing collection of fun facts that will spark your child's curiosity...

Genre: Nonfiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 26, 2023

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The Mountain Empire League

Baseball glove with ball on cover.
Marshall Adesman, MED, '73

It is common knowledge that Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball in the 20th century. What is often overlooked are the problems faced by so many of those who attempted to follow in his massive footsteps in the minor leagues, especially those located in southern states, where...

Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: Oct. 20, 2023

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Fifty Years a Browns Fan

Animated turtle spinning on its back on cover.
Mike Overstreet, BSCE '95

A lighthearted fifty-year account of the colossal effort it takes to be and remain a fan of the Cleveland Browns.

Genre: Sports  
Publication Date: Oct. 19, 2023

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Dreams of Green

Green leafy cover.
Mariel Jungkunz, MS '08

It’s eleven days after Christmas and Lucía yearns to be in lush Puerto Rico celebrating Día de los Reyes with family and friends. But this year, instead of dancing and singing in the parrandas of her Puerto Rican neighborhood, she is surrounded by cold and silence in snow-blanketed Ohio. How will she ever be able to guide the Three...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Oct. 3, 2023

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The Great Big Book of 'Whoa! Really?'

Collage of animated pictures.
Joe Gatto, BA '94

Although many fun facts kids books are just big, random lists “The Great Big Book of 'Whoa! Really?'” organizes the topics and expands on the most interesting ones. Fun activities at the end of each chapter encourage kids to not just to read but to venture out and seek their own amazing facts & stories. Short quizzes test their reading...

Genre: Nonfiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 19, 2023

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The Shades Dripped Red: A Nick Montaigne Mystery

House on cover.
Peter Kurtz, BSJ '81

Based on a horrific unsolved true crime in the author's old neighborhood, suave Atlanta-based private investigator Nick Montaigne and his humorous ex-cop partner Vern Wister visit an Ohio town to solve 25-year-old homicides of an unobtrusive middle-aged couple. They're assisted by a crusading local news reporter with a...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 6, 2023

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FEDERAL CENTRAL: The 10th Capital

Red, white and blue cover with gold star.
Chuck First, BArch '69

This work builds on insights from history, political science, geography, architecture and urban planning to envision a new home for the federal government.

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Aug. 29, 2023

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FEELING STUCK? Empower Yourself to Live a Happier, More Fulfilling Life

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Nicole Hollar, BSJ '97

Do you feel stuck in a rut, or like you are on an automated path to your destiny? "FEELING STUCK?" is a roadmap for personal transformation and empowerment. It brings the successful teachings of a private coaching program to a broader audience by guiding the reader through relatable examples and thought-provoking discussions...

Genre: Personal Development  
Publication Date: Aug. 10, 2023

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Ohio Buckeye Candy: A Sweet History (American Palate)

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Renee Casteel Cook, BBA '04

Explore the history of Ohio's one-bite wonder! From humble origins, the buckeye has become Ohio's namesake candy. Though a classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, each producer's offering is as bespoke as the buckeye is beloved. Taste tradition in Amish country at Coblentz Chocolate Company or sample capital...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Aug. 7, 2023

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Navigating the Reach

Photo of building on lake on cover.
Mary Buchinger, MA '90

"How does one learn / to navigate the reach / its treacherous rocks?" asks Mary Buchinger in the title poem of her new collection. The "reach" she refers to is not just a stretch of ocean between islands off coastal Maine. This book is about the churning cross-currents of grief. Buchinger's poems recount difficult months before and after...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: July 25, 2023

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Sails, Swords, and Smugglers

Black and white image of pirate ship.
Joe Gatto, BA '94

Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of colonial piracy and smuggling with "Sails, Swords, and Smugglers: A Swashbuckling Journey into Colonial America's Pirate Underworld," book 1 in a series of history books for 6th graders. A lot of the most exciting details, which get kids interested in and fascinated by their nation's formation...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: July 5, 2023

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One More War to Fight: Union Veterans' Battle for Equality through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Lost Cause 

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Stephen A. Goldman, BA '79

In One More War to Fight, psychiatrist and author Dr. Stephen A. Goldman offers a pioneering look into how Union veterans’ obligation to their country did not end when they returned home, but had only begun. Instrumental to saving the Union and destroying slavery, they were bound together by a shared ideological commitment to what...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: July 1, 2023

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Overlap: The Heart of Happiness. An Evidence-Based Recipe for Joy, Meaning, and Life Satisfaction

Heart shape in overlapping colors.
Trevor Petersen, MS '09, PhD '13

After spending over twenty years studying the science of thriving, carefully analyzing associated theories and evidenced-based practices, Dr. Trevor Petersen has drilled down to the underlying mechanism by which happiness is created. This book draws from the wisdom of the ages, contemporary psychology and neuroscience...

Genre: Self-Help  
Publication Date: June 26, 2023

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Cheerful Obedience

Helicopter on book cover.
Patrick McLaughlin, BGS '72

Ignoring his 2-S selective service deferment, Conor Patrick McKall volunteers for the draft and Uncle Sam promptly deposits him in the Big Green Machine. Six months later McKall is walking point in jungles, rice paddies, and rubber plantations. In nine short months, he's made an infantry squad leader responsible for a dozen other...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 26, 2023

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Imagination Station

Colorful with futuristic train.
Joe Gatto, BA '94

Embark on an exciting adventure into the vibrant world of creative writing with "Imagination Station: Your Express Track to Exciting Stories". This is no ordinary guidebook - it's a passport to boundless creativity, custom-designed for creative, ambitious 6th graders eager to craft their own captivating tales. It's also a workbook that will...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: June 16, 2023

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The Shadow Dancers of Brixton Hill

Ballerina dancers on cover.
Nicole Willson, BA '90

Kate Montgomery travels to the small town of Brixton Hill to scout a new act for her father’s struggling circus. Lewis Oswald, a trainer and friend of Kate’s family, introduces her to the Shadow Dancers, three young girls who can make their shadows dance independently of their bodies. While the act would...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 13, 2023

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At the River: Poems of Love and Laughter with God

Drawing of figure fishing in river on cover.
Mary Ann (Balcar) Hastings, BA '74

Poems to inspire you to love, to hope and to have grace and gratitude in this crazy, mixed up place we call Earth. About religion, politics, sexuality, social justice, climate change and nature, there are even some funny poems about dental visits and Pi Day and a jingle about Pickleball.   
Most importantly, every poem will whisper into your heart how very much in love with you is The River.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 11, 2023

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Secret Truth

Path through the woods on cover.
Jennifer Schwirian, BA '94

SECRET TRUTH is the story of loss, betrayal, and ultimately absolution. Lauren and Edward Miller are the picture of success. They have two beautiful children, a healthy income, and a reputation for being dependable. Angela and her boyfriend, Tommy, live a mile away from the Miller family, but they may as...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 26, 2023

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Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country Legend

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Taylor Hagood, AA '96, BA '98, MA '00, Ohio University Eastern

A beloved member of the country music community, David “Stringbean” Akeman found nationwide fame as a cast member of Hee Haw. The 1973 murder of Stringbean and his wife forever changed Nashville’s sense of itself. Millions of others mourned not only the slain couple but the passing...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 23, 2023

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The Journey of an Old White Dude in the Age of Black Lives Matter: A Primer

Black and white cover.
John R. Gerdy, MSA '83, PhD '86

We are all somewhere along a developmental continuum relating to issues around race. While POC should occupy the majority of space to articulate these issues, there is only so much Black people can tell White people about them. To that end, Gerdy writes specifically as one old White dude...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 13, 2023

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I Blew Up My Life, And I've Never Been Happier

Woman on cover.
Amber James, BSJ '08

Amber James seems to have it all—a thriving career in NYC, a perfect-on-paper relationship, and a need to please those around her. But when her world is turned upside down by a global pandemic, a heartbreaking loss, and a life-threatening medical crisis, she must decide if it’s worth detonating her safe life for...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 9, 2023

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The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Concise History

Statues on cover.
John Moser, BA '89

The Great Depression was the worst economic crisis that the United States ever faced. By the time it reached its low point in early 1933, the stock market had lost nearly 90 percent of its value, gross domestic product (GDP) had dropped by more than 30 percent, nearly a quarter of the nation’s workforce was...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 1, 2023

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Mitan & Moni

Two women on cover.
Jenny Levallius, BSJ '98

This is the true story of two talented, young Swedish women who dared to dream of fashion success in Hollywood. In 1967, a young woman from Sweden convinced her sister to move to the US with her to start a crochet clothing business from scratch. After an early, fortuitous meeting with Vogue...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: April 21, 2023

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Farther, Faster, and Far Less Drama: How to Reduce Stress and Make Extraordinary Progress Wherever You Lead

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Janice Fraser, BA '89

Jason Fraser

Eric Ries (Foreword)

Farther, Faster, and Far Less Drama offers theory alongside hands-on exercises, formulas, and frameworks that can all be adapted to real-life situations in both professional and personal contexts. The world around you might constantly be in flux, but you don’t have to be. With this book, you’ll be empowered...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: April 11, 2023

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A Diversity of Photo Essays & Glimpses of Life Before COVID

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Jim Golding, BSJ '72

A Diversity of Photo Essays: Glimpses of Life Before COVID, an entertaining, poignant and informative work documenting my experiences of people and places around the world. The 615 photographs range from the wonderful to the wacky, parades, portraits, contemplative scenes, the beauty of our cities and...

Genre: Other  
Publication Date: April 11, 2023

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Suds Series

Cover with baseball image.
Jonathan Daniel, BSC '91

In Suds Series, J. Daniel takes readers back forty years, telling a story that is part baseball history, part urban history, and part U.S. cultural history, the narrative weaving together the development of the Midwest cities of St. Louis and Milwaukee through their engagement with beer and baseball...

Genre: Sports  
Publication Date: March 31, 2023

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Career Roadmap: Setting Yourself Up to Reach Your Career Aspirations 

Colorful map.
Greta Oliver, PhD '06

Easy-to-follow roadmap for finding your interests, discovering self and successfully navigating the journey to your career with clarity, confidence, and control by branding yourself as the only choice for hire. Dissatisfied with your job and confused about how to get started finding something else? Confused by...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: March 29, 2023

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The Lyric Essay as Resistance: Truth from the Margins

Colorful letters.

Edited by: Zoë Bossiere, PhD '22

& Erica Trabold

Lyric essayists draw on memoir, poetry, and prose to push against the arbitrary genre restrictions in creative nonfiction, opening up space not only for new forms of writing, but also new voices and a new literary canon. Editors Zoë Bossiere and Erica Trabold situate this anthology within the ongoing work...

Genre: Creative Nonfiction  
Publication Date: March 21, 2023

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Soulful Tasting

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Anthony Webb, BSC '76

Soul Tasting is Anthony Webb's third collection of poetry. All poems in the collection were written in 2022, telling the story from Anthony's perspective of what events, situations or thoughts spoke to him during the year. Over the years, Anthony learned that the more he wrote, the more of his soul was...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: March 16, 2023

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The Foursome - A Love Story

Couple embracing on cover.
Vern Turner, BS '66

Accidental millionaire Bill Bannock discovers a female golf prodigy who introduces him to her mother. Love emerges as Bill, Alice, Geraldine and Benjamin form a foursome of respect and inter-racial family dynamics. Alice becomes a champion golfer in ways that pre-date the great Tiger Woods.

Genre: Romance  
Publication Date: March 15, 2023

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Knowing When

Clock sitting on window sill.
Mark Fleisher, BSJ '64

Under the mantle of its intriguing title Mark Fleisher writes of sadness and tragedy, lightens the mood with poems about love, nature, even baseball, as well as a mirthful look at technology. Fleisher’s blend of narrative and lyric styles cuts to the heart of the matter, showing the ability to speak volumes in a...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: March 7, 2023

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The Tales of Alexandria Stecklar: The Locket

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Tiara Brown, BSC '13

“Hatred. War. Death. Pain. No matter how hard we try, it seems as if man cannot escape these casualties, and no matter how hard I try, neither can I.” Fifteen-year-old Alexandria Stecklar lives a sheltered life. Sick of spending days in her underground home, she longs to be a part of the outside world. A world she... 

Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: Feb. 28, 2023

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The Way You See Me

Animated image of woman on cover.
Katherine Bitner, BFA '16

Scarlett Ray’s life has never been steady. Every few months, there’s a new apartment, a new job, a new boyfriend…The only constant is Daisy, her unruly shelter dog, and the man who raised Scarlett — Gramps. So when Gramps calls from the hospital, Scarlett abandons her messy life yet again, and heads...

Genre: Romance  
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2023

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The Wicked Side (Connor Harding Book 3)

Desert in background.
Trace Conger, BA '98

An ex-mob fixer must find a missing teenager and disrupt a human trafficking operation before she disappears forever. Connor Harding is the go-to man when it comes to solving problems for those who can’t go to the police. Ellie Armstrong is a seventeen-year-old living in Big Rock, Wyoming. When Ellie disappears, Zoe Armstrong...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 31, 2023

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Just Fly the Airplane

Black and white image of airplane in tree.
Patrick Piper, BSED '71

The narratives cover a forty plus years of adventures flying small airplanes, the good the bad and the frightening. As a retired aircraft mechanic an private pilot, he enjoyed mostly peaceful and uneventful flights. The author shares several harrowing experiences that had God not intervened, the stories would not have been written...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 30, 2022 

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Plow the Dirt but Watch the Sky: True Tales of Manure, Media, Militaries, and More

Tornado on cover.
Martin Kufus, MS '91

Plow the Dirt but Watch the Sky comprises an introduction and 26 chapters, from "A is for America" to "Z is for Zodiac" (flood-rescue boat). In these stand-alone chapters the author vividly describes his experiences as a farm boy growing up in Tornado Alley, print journalist, Russian-speaking Army paratrooper, backpacker in Iceland...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 30, 2022

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The Lincoln-Kennedy Coincidences

Photos of Lincoln and Kennedy on cover.
Jonathan Knight, BSJ '99

This work is a witty exploration of the eerie similarities between the assassinations of presidents Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy that have fascinated history buffs for more than half a century. From the compilation of these mysterious coincidences to the campfire story of a curse cast upon the American presidency, this account...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 23, 2022

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From Vietnam to Operation Welcome Home

Images of soldier and members of parade on cover.

Mike Jackson, BSED '68, PhD (Honorary) '12

Karen Jackson, BSED '69

From Vietnam to Operation Welcome Home relives Mike Jackson’s return from Vietnam, where he flew 210 missions as a forward air controller, to anti-war protests at San Francisco International. As his family subsequently moved fourteen times, experiencing the high points and sacrifices of a career military family, Mike never forgave those protesters...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 14, 2022 

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The Violence of Reason 

Black and white with yellow candle.
Pete Planisek, BSC '99, ME '04

Norill Haugen, a spy in the Norwegian resistance movement, has survived two years of Nazi occupation. But the arrival of Gerntz, a Nazi soldier, will change everything. Her spy ring compromised, Norill will soon find that the line between friend, foe, and family blends and shatters them all. In order to survive, Norill must...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 8, 2022

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Dawned on the Danube

Person looking out over water.
Chera Thompson, BSJ '75

Travel writer Charlene Andre jumps on an assignment to visit Hungary soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain …and her marriage. Budapest! That most fabled of cities… but is it safe? War threatens along the border. The government is corrupt. Charlene throws her fate to the wind and makes the journey...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 5, 2022

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Carrion

Bird flying.
J.E. Irvin, BA '67

A young woman with a questionable past... A family struggling to find common ground... A murder victim with no known enemies... This sequel to The Dark Side of the Rainbow is a haunting exploration of the long-term effects of trauma and a sizzling murder mystery with page-turning suspense.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2022

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/klaudz/

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Mary Buchinger, MA '90

The making of meaning from ephemera is a deeply human activity. The poems in this collection arise from this impulse. The title / klaʊdz / is the phonetic transcription of ‘clouds’— the symbols indicate how to pronounce the word. Like clouds, sounds are re-combinable elements with shifting...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Nov. 17, 2022

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Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill

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Glenn Somodi, BSJ '92

When Oliver (Olly) Appleton’s grandfather dies in a suspicious accident, his family decides to move to Littleton, Massachusetts, to care for the family estate. Once there, they discover they need to protect their land from a greedy mall developer, Henry Dalton...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2022

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Weekend and Summers with Dad

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Aaron Jeter, BSED '01

"Weekends and Summers with Dad" describes the various activities Aubrey and Zachary participate in with their father on the weekends and throughout the summer when at his house. Everyone's path to parenting, stepparenting, grandparenting, and uplifting...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Nov. 5, 2022

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Social Media, Social Justice and the Political Economy of Online Networks

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Jeffrey Blevins, PHD '01

While social network analyses often demonstrate the usefulness of social media networks to affective publics and otherwise marginalized social justice groups, this book explores the domination and manipulation of social networks by more powerful political groups. Jeffrey Layne Blevins...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Nov. 4, 2022

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Trashlands

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Alison Stine, PhD '13

A few generations from now, the coastlines of the continent have been redrawn by floods and tides. Global powers have agreed to not produce any new plastics, and what is left has become valuable: garbage is currency. In the region-wide junkyard that Appalachia has turned into, Coral is a “plucker,”...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2022

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Woodrow Wilson's Wars: The Making of America’s First Modern Commander-in-Chief (President as Commander in Chief)

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Mark Benbow, PhD '99

Woodrow Wilson's presidential administration (1913-1921) was marked not only by America's participation in World War I, but also by numerous armed interventions by the United States in other countries. Spanning the globe, these actions included the years-long occupations of Haiti and the...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2022

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33 Ways Not To Screw Up Negotiations

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Gerry Parran, BSC '78

Achieve more of what you want in life by learning how to negotiate more effectively. In the book, you will find: Actionable negotiating tactics you can immediately put into practice; Learn tactics from some of the most we-known negotiators in history that you too can use; Easy-to-use tactics when...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Oct. 8, 2022

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When They Tell You to be Good

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Prince Shakur, BA '15, Ohio University Eastern

In When They Tell You To Be Good, Prince Shakur takes us on a fearless journey through the non-linear landscape of his childhood as a queer, closeted kid in an immigrant family from Jamaica. Through Shakur's raw and honest portrayal of his identity as a writer, anarchist, and traveler, we witness...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2022

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Christ Among Us: Sculptures of Jesus Across the History of Art

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Joseph Antenucci Becherer, BFA '87, MFA '90

Henry Martin Luttikhuizen

In this “catalogue for an imagined exhibition,” two prominent art historians—one from the Roman Catholic tradition, one from the Protestant tradition—offer a guided tour of fifty-two sculptures of Jesus Christ from throughout the Western world. The chronological scope of the selection ranges...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2022

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Alone in the House of My Heart

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Kari Gunter-Seymour, BFA '94, MA '16

Deeply rooted in respect and compassion for Appalachia and its people, these poems are both paeans to and dirges for past and present family, farmlands, factories, and coal.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2022

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Signing Day

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Devlin Culliver, BFA '91

A star athlete is found dead under the bleachers on a rainy morning after a home football game. His death shocks the entire city but no one more than Antietam Jones his coach. Coach Jones takes it upon himself to find out what happened.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2022

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Historic Mills of West Virginia

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

Hundreds, if not thousands, of mills once dotted the hills and glades of what is now West Virginia. Though the vast majority are gone, towns all over the Mountain State bear the names of the mills that put them on the map. History buffs, nature photographers, and outdoor enthusiasts, you are invited to come...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Sept. 26, 2022

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The Blue Wife Poems

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Hayley Mitchell Haugen, PHD '06

Reading The Blue Wife Poems,I think of Adam Zagajewski: “Only in the beauty created / by others is there consolation, / in the music of others and in others’ poems.” To consolation, I would add solace. I would add awe at the transformation of pain into beauty. This is what I ask for in poetry, and what...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Sept. 23, 2022

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Make Every Move a Meditation: Mindful Movement for Mental Health, Well-Being, and Insight

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Nita Sweeney, BSJ '82

Transform movement and meditation into the powerful practice of mindful movement. Exercise can be meditation. What do you think of when you hear the word meditation? A quiet room filled with monks? An Instagram influencer? What about moving meditation? Yoga? Tai Chi? For too long, meditation in books has focused...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Sept. 23, 2022

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Disney Underground: Dreams, Drama, & Deaths

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Bruce Wolfe, AA '17 Ohio University Lancaster, BSS '19 OHIO Online, MA '21 Athens

Storytime with Bruce Disney Underground: Dreams, Drama, and Deaths' is a collection of non-fiction stories based on real experiences, conversations, and observations by author Bruce Wolfe, a 25-year member of the Disney organization, company shareholder, and member of the Disney family. This first book...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 19, 2022

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Beyond the Voting Rights Act

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Gregory T. Moore, BSC '83, MPA '21

Beyond the Voting Rights Act movingly recounts over 30 years of contemporary voting rights battles in the United States from the 1980s to the present day. The book places in context the modern-day battles against voter suppression laws that were embedded in American history and are still underway...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Sept. 6, 2022

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Walking in Ava's Shoes

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Kathi Howard-Primes, BBA '86

Ava explains how she goes about her everyday activities processing information with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ava is driven, smart, fun-loving, and energetic who often feels misunderstood by her family and peers. Ava is an extraordinary girl ready to take the world by storm and...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2022

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Virology

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Mary Buchinger, MA '90

"What will you teach us, O Plague?" is the central question in VIROLOGY. In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, each day offered up startling revelations of science and society. We learned that we can harm and be harmed by what we cannot see and what we choose not to see; that the world is...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2022

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Chuck Jones from A to Z-z-z-z

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Michael Samerdyke, MA '89

A look at the short theatrical cartoons directed by Charles M. (Chuck) Jones between 1938 and 1967. Chuck Jones worked for Warner Brothers and helped develop Bugs Bunny, as well as devising the Coyote vs. Roadrunner cartoons and Pepe Le Pew. The book also covers the cartoons Jones made for the War Department...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Aug. 16, 2022

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Zippy the Zebra Takes the Stage

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Brittany D. Eaton, BSC '06

There are moments in life when things just don't go our way. How we react to these moments can be a major step toward growth and self-discovery. Zippy The Zebra Takes The Stage teaches us not to give up when things go wrong. Sometimes, a little perseverance and help from others can be just the fix we need. In this...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Aug. 14, 2022

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You Are a Filmmaker

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Matt Harry, BSC '98

You Are a Filmmaker is an illustrated, interactive novel about making it big in the movie business. With over 100 different outcomes, you may become an Oscar-winning director, marry a movie star, join a cult, or get killed by a paranoid producer. There are also secret endings, celebrity cameos, and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 14, 2022

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Catch and Release (Connor Harding Book 1)

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Trace Conger, BA '98

An ex-mob fixer must solve the murder of a hitman’s wife and daughter before becoming the next victim. Connor Harding is the go-to man when it comes to solving problems for the underworld’s most dangerous criminals. Freddie Blasko is a violent hitman with a reputation for results. Twelve years after...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 7, 2022

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Japan 1941: Between Pan-Asianism and the West

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John Moser, BA '89

Set in Japan during the early years of World War II, this game helps students understand the political and strategic reasons behind Japan's decision to enter the war. Taking on the roles of leading figures in Tokyo—army or navy officers, bureaucrats, and members of the Imperial Court—students are thrust into...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: June 1, 2022

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The Media Offensive: How the Press and Public Opinion Shaped Allied Strategy During World War II

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Alex Lovelace, PHD '20

Lovelace recasts World War II in a new and unique fashion by placing media and public opinion at the center of battlefield decision-making. Unlike past scholarship on the media during World War II that focused on censorship, propaganda, or the adventure stories of war correspondents...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 25, 2022

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Odyssey In Progress

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Sandra Pittman Brown, BSS '12

Odyssey in Progress presents the life experiences of Sandra D. Brown through various styles of poetry. "Haiku #1" and "My Odyssey" serve as the starting points of Brown's poetic memoir. She becomes incarcerated for defending her life, but pieces such as "Truth or Dare," reveal that prison...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: May 19, 2022

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Ohio Ice Cream: A Scoop of History

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Renee Casteel Cook, BBA '04

Drawing on a rich dairy heritage, Ohio has whipped up an ice cream industry worthy of tourism. The state has legitimate claims as the birthplace of the ice cream cone and the banana split, and the Klondike Bar and the Good Humor Man were created here. Ohio's storied legacy lives on today in the...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: May 16, 2022

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Some of My Best Friends are Labs

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Gloria Orlando Ives, BSC '88

Spencer is a Vizsla dog. But some of his best friends are Labs (Labrador Retrievers, that is!). Everywhere he goes, from the beach to the country, he meets Labradors. Vizslas and Labradors are different breeds, but they're more alike than different. They both love to wrestle and fetch sticks...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: May 12, 2022

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The Missing Semester

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Gene Natali

Matt Kabala, BSS '01

The Missing Semester provides a short course on the essentials for making wise financial decisions and gaining financial freedom. Although designed with the recent college graduate in mind, The Missing Semester is relevant to a much wider audience. Those who bypassed college, or who...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: April 26, 2022

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Cyber Storm: How to Protect Your Business from a Data Breach and the Resulting Cyber Storm of Fines, Lawsuits, and Customer Loss

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Trent Milliron, BBA '03

Adam Spencer, Alvion Legall, Bob Savage, David Spigelman, Gregory Marron, John Stock, Joseph Salazar, Julio Lopez, Konrad Martin, Michael Duke, Mike D. Moore, Paul Tracey, Scott Kreisberg, Stephen Cracknell, Sunil Raina

To stay one step ahead of these cybercriminals and protect your network from a data breach and ransomware, you need the right team to safeguard your network and protect your data. The cyber security experts in this book are a great start. These 16 IT services firm owners have years of...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: April 14, 2022

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Discovering Your Excellence Within Workbook: A Holistic Guide To Being Your Best

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Nick T. Pappas, MED '96

In his thought-provoking book "Discovering Your Excellence Within," Dr. Nick Pappas shows the world that everyone possesses an inner storehouse of amazing treasures waiting to be discovered. Now it is time to learn how to access the array of empowering, yet often dormant, abilities residing...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: April 13, 2022

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Discovering Your Excellence Within: A Holistic Guide To Being Your Best

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Nick T. Pappas, MED '96

Within every individual is a storehouse of amazing treasures waiting to be discovered. Dr. Nick Pappas first realized this during his professional athletic career when at times he felt challenged to the extreme. While stress can weaken performance and energy levels, it can also be motivational and...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: April 12, 2022

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I am not a poet.....yet

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Anthony Webb, BSC '76

I am not a poet…yet, is my second collection of poetry. Yes, I have jumped down the rabbit hole of life again, to express myself through the written prose. This collection of poetry spans the years 2020-2021 when COVID, death, and fear become common companions. I have attempted to...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: April 12, 2022

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The Immigrant's Grandson

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Vern Turner, BS '66

This generational epic follows Virgil and his new wife, Anna, from Eastern Russia to Ohio. There, the entire family struggles through the Great Depression giving them a new life and purpose. In 1932, the immigrants' grandson, Howard Virgil Savage, enters a world of strife, poverty and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 5, 2022

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Answering Liberty's Call: Anna Stone's Daring Ride to Valley Forge

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

In 1778, war is men’s business. That doesn’t stop Anna Stone from getting involved in the fight. As the wife of a preacher-turned-soldier, a healer, and mother of three, Anna knows her place in this world. She tends to things at home while her husband and brothers fight for liberty. But when her...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 29, 2022

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The Next Thing You Know

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Jessica Strawser, BSJ '01

As an end-of-life doula, Nova Huston’s job—her calling, her purpose, her life—is to help terminally ill people make peace with their impending death. Unlike her business partner, who swears by her system of checklists, free-spirited Nova doesn’t shy away from difficult clients: the ones who...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 22, 2022

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Why Would God Love Me?

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Tonya Walters, AA '94

Using scriptures, answers the question, why would God love me? In light of bad choices and a poor self image, we often think that a God of love could only love the most deserving. But that is not so. He loves based on who he is.

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: March 2, 2022

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Meme Life: The Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Memetic Communication

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Shane Tilton, AAS '98, MA '04, PHD '12

Memes have been part of computer-assisted communication almost since the development of the first consumer browser (the "WorldWideWeb") in 1990. The Internet's ability to provide a public sphere for people to discuss the issues of the day and other topics of interest means that people...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2022

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Incidental Moments: New and Selected Poems

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Mark Fleisher, BSJ '64

Incidental Moments invites the reader to come along on a literary journey featuring poignant and powerful poems interspersed with generous helpings of humor. Mark Fleisher’s narratives weave tales spanning a broad array of subjects while his use of imagery paints pictures both abstract...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2022

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Knight's Shade (Xavier Knight Series, Book 2)

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Angela Henry, BA '92

Still hiding from the Equinox Agency, fallen angel turned detective Xavier Knight reluctantly agrees to find Rose McHugh, a makeup artist at Night Shade cosmetics, sister Lacy, who vanished without a trace the week before. But things get complicated when Lacy’s disappearance connects to the...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 9, 2022

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The Pursuit of Excellence

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Ryan Hawk, BSC '05

A masterclass in achieving and sustaining excellence, even in the most challenging of times―from the host of The Learning Leader Show and author of Welcome to Management. Ryan Hawk has interviewed hundreds of the most productive achievers in the world on his acclaimed podcast, The Learning...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2022

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Stupid Mistakes People Make Which Result in Bodily Harm and Suggestions as to How to Avoid Becoming One of the Statistics

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Dr. George Lucas, BA '57

Dr. George L. Lucas, MD practiced orthopedic surgery for fifty years. During that time, he treated thousands of people who were injured in a variety of ways. Orthopedic surgeons treat patients with infections, arthritis, congenital deformities, tumors, and developmental problems, but the bulk of...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Jan. 17, 2022

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One Heart With Courage

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Teri Rizvi, BS '80

In One Heart with Courage, Teri Rizvi brings a powerful, original voice to a collection of essays that shows why our dreams matter. Woven throughout her writings is a deep faith in what's possible when we open our hearts. A journalist and storyteller who has traveled widely, Rizvi...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2022

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Anonymous Source

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Krysten Bennett, BSJ '06

What if a stranger knew everything about you? Where you live. Who you trust. Your worst memories. Every dark secret. And what if that stranger was a murderer? For three years, journalist Jennifer Gibbs has been following a brutal serial killer who sends her clue that hint at his identity and shows...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2022

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Molli and Me and the Family Tree

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Margi Kramer, BSED '74

A whimsical girl, a nostalgic mom and a wise old Family Tree take a journey back in time. Molli and Me and the Family Tree reveals beloved ancestors who mysteriously appear to Molli as root vegetables and imaginative characters dangling on the trees' branches. This fanciful book will...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Nov. 24, 2021

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The Pegasus Tower

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Chuck First, BArch '69

In 1957, Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned The Illinois, a mile high office building that was never built. In The Pegasus Tower, a global bank acquires the plans many decades later and erects it. Step into the perfect workplace.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 21, 2021

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When Time Runs Out

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Gerald Roche, BSC '69

Would-be journalist, Ted Travis, is unemployed, homeless, and depressed--almost to the point of suicide. Discouraged ingenue Debbie Kessler is more than ready to start over for the third time in her life. Charismatic evangelist John January is convinced that a global catastrophe of biblical...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 19, 2021

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Love and Loss: The Storied Nature of Nursing Home Care

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Carolyn Bailey Lewis, PHD '07, EMERT '13

Although it is the unthinkable, all people think about it at some point or have it in the back of their minds. Whatever your thoughts about skilled nursing homes are, the images are not always pleasant. Whether you are aging yourself, have aging parents, or have a disability, who will provide for you?...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Oct. 28, 2021

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The Long Red Thread: How Democratic Dominance Gave Way to Republican Advantage in US House Elections

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Kyle Kondik, BSJ '06

Long-term Democratic dominance in the US House of Representatives gave way to a Republican electoral advantage and frequently held majority following the GOP takeover in 1994. Republicans haven’t always held the majority in recent decades, but nationalization, partisan realignment, and...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Oct. 26, 2021

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Distant Turns: A Novel About Abuse Survival

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Marie Hess Hammerling, MS '83

Tina Perry often wonders how she got to this place in life. The only child of dysfunctional Holocaust concentration camp survivors, Tina learned early to have low expectations. Feeling unworthy of love or acceptance, and although she excels at almost everything, she thinks she is nothing special...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 20, 2021

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Black (The Firebrand Trilogy - Book 2) 

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David Kettlehake, BSC '82

The Storm that wiped out civilization five years ago killed billions across the globe, leaving only a handful of people alive. Scout is one of those few.Now on her own, she is desperate to find a cure for going Gray, the worldwide pandemic that eventually turns the living into mindless, murderous...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 19, 2021

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Five Will Die

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Trace Conger, BA '98

A small-town sheriff with a panic disorder must solve a series of murders before the killer claims his fifth victim and disappears forever. Tim Burke is the sheriff of Lincoln, Ohio, a small town where nothing happens. That all changes when he finds a chilling note claiming five people will die in town. At first...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2021  
 

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Journeys: Finding Joy on Horseback

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Joy Ream Miller-Upton, BSJ '73

With two horses, a dog and a used Gibson guitar a young woman set out in 1973 for a month-long adventure, following trails and back roads deep in Appalachia in southeastern Ohio. A few weeks before, Joy MillerUpton had been a journalism student at Ohio University, but now, with a BS...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2021

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When Your Soul Whispers: Strategies for leaders to Redefine Values and move forward after life’s transitions

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Licia Thompson, BSJ '83

When Your Soul Whispers: Strategies for Leaders to Redefine Values and Move Forward After Life's Transitions provides insight to why you may struggle to change. Based on her personal and career experiences, entrepreneur, mother, and certified Reinvention Strategist, Licia...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Sept. 23, 2021

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Evolution of Hummingbird

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Latrice Rogers, AB '91

After losing her Great Grandma Rose, who lived until almost 100 years old, Latrice realized that it didn’t matter how long you lived––it mattered how well you lived. Life is about making memories, and we should choose to make good ones. This became Latrice’s mantra after she coined...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Sept. 22, 2021

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Soul Licensed: Tips and Tales

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David Tuttle, BSJ '72

Tips and Tales takes readers on the author’s life journey through interactions with spirits, spirit guides, angles, and mystical events showing how easy it is to connect with deceased relatives daily…and to live with hope...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Sept. 15, 2021

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Little Brucie: The True-Life Story of Struggle For Strength

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Bruce Wolfe, AA '17 Ohio University Lancaster, BSS '19 OHIO Online, MA '21 Athens

This is the true story of a young boy living a life of extreme child abuse, identity struggles, and finding his way to survive. Set primarily in rural America, "Little Brucie" tells the story of his constant guard to save the lives of his mother and sister from his same horrors by remaining silent from the age of 6...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 14, 2021

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Find Your Happy at Work: 50 Ways to Get Unstuck, Move Past Boredom, and Discover Fulfillment

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Beverly Jones, BSJ '69, MBA '75

Has your career plateaued? Do you sometimes dread starting work? Are you bogged down by frustration, tedium, loneliness, or uncertainty? There’s hope. Find Your Happy at Work, the latest book by acclaimed executive coach Beverly Jones, gives you a road map to quickly create more joy...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2021

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Passages (Scruples on the Line - Book 3)

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Evie Yoder Miller, MA '94, PHD '98

In this series finale of historical fiction from 1864 and 1865, the spotlight shines brightest on Esther and David in the ravaged Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, while all five narrators show versions of courage, adaptation, and survival. During these closing years of the American Civil War, no...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 31, 2021

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Flashpoint: How a Little Known Sporting Event Fueled America's Anti-Apartheid Movement

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Derek Catsam, PhD '03

Forty years ago, a South African rugby tour in the United States became a crucial turning point for the nation’s burgeoning protests against apartheid and a test of American foreign policy. Derek Charles Catsam tells the fascinating story of the Springbok’s 1981 US tour and its impact on...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2021

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College Roadmap: Essential Tips For First Time College Students and Their Families

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Greta Oliver, PhD '06

Easy-to-follow roadmap for navigating the journey to college with clarity, confidence, and control (for both the parent and high schooler) Confused about how to get started with finding the right college for your high schooler? Overwhelmed with all the fragmented (and sometimes contradictory)...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2021

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Bartlett

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James Janson, BFA '69

High school freshman Elaine Shiver, having witnessed her mother Mildred's life of domestic oppression, resists the accepted standards forced upon women in the 1960s. She wants to walk a different path. The launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union changes Elaine's life forever. She dreams of...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 17, 2021

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Good Outfit: The 803rd Engineer Battalion and the Defense of the Phillipines 1941-1942

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Paul Ropp, AB '65, MA '67

This book is the account of the 803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion and its deployment to the Philippines during WWII. It is a cautionary tale, detailing the failures of leadership at all levels which led to ineffective infrastructure development, and eventually, the destruction of the heavy bomber...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Aug. 11, 2021

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Tidepool

Tidepool cover.
Nicole Willson, BA '90

In 1913, Henry Hamilton disappears while on a business trip, and his sister, Sorrow, travels to Tidepool, the last place Henry visited. Residents of the small, shabby oceanside town can’t meet Sorrow’s eyes when she questions them about Henry. After corpses wash up on shore looking as if they’ve...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 3, 2021

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Chasing Happy at Work

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Chris Cano,  BSHCS '02

Learn to run with your team instead of chasing them as they walk out the door. Chasing Happy at Work provides a series of actionable steps leaders can take to build amazing workplaces either in office or remote.

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Aug. 1, 2021

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Stiff Hearts

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Joanna Neff, MA '80

Pen name: Jo Deniau

2022 Somerset Awards Finalist (Chanticleer International Book Awards - CIBAs); October 2021 International Impact Award for Women's Fiction. Gillian is a brave young girl from Missouri trying to free herself from an abusive relationship with her mother. After her father’s death, she decides to face the unknown and moves to New York by herself...

Genre: Historical Fiction  
Publication Date: July 28, 2021

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To Lead is to Teach: Stories and Strategies from the Classroom to the Boardroom

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Jim Mahoney, MED '79, PHD '89

"I wish I'd been able to read this book before becoming Governor. Mahoney's charm, wit, and wisdom-drawn from deep experience-will guide today's and tomorrow's leaders to achieve the results they desire." -Robert (Bob) Taft, Distinguished Research Associate (University of Dayton)...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: July 26, 2021

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Quilling Will

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Alice-Catherine Jennings, AB '72

In this poetry collection, Alice-Catherine Jennings flips lines out of William Shakespeare's sonnets into the memories and reflections of daily events. A fast-paced ride through cultures, food, and political thought-all in 14 lines.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 30, 2021

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When Stars Collide (A Chicago Stars Novel, Book 9)

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips, BFA '66

Phillips is the only five-time winner of the Romance Writers of America Favorite Book of the Year Award. In 2001, she was inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame and in 2006 was a recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Genre: Romance  
Publication Date: June 29, 2021

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The Dead Life

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Matthew Sprosty, BFA '04

A sixteen-year-old girl wakes up in somebody's front yard, and cannot remember a single thing. All she knows is that she was abandoned, has a bite wound on her shoulder, and a hankering hunger for meat.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 15, 2021

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Braver Than You Think 

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Maggie Downs, BSJ '10

Embarking on an international journey — visiting all the places her mother, struck with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, could not visit herself — journalist Maggie Downs learned to make every moment count while traveling around the globe and home again, losing a parent while discovering the...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Publication Date: May 11, 2021

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Tomorrow’s Jobs Today: Wisdom And Career Advice From Thought Leaders In Ai, Big Data, Blockchain, The Internet Of Things, Privacy, And More

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Abby Jane Moscatel, BSC '02

This collection of in-depth profiles featuring Smart City CIOs, Data Protection Officers, Blockchain CEO’s, Informatics Doctors and other diverse, skilled professionals gives readers first-hand insight into what tomorrow’s jobs look like today. The hands-on experiences, subject matter...

Genre: Computers/Technology  
Publication Date: May 1, 2021

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Stop Driving, Start Riding: A public transit memoir

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Brandon Clark, BSS '07

Bus life isn’t glamorous, but that’s not why you’re here. Is your curiosity pinging you, asking “what is public transit culture like?” I’ve ridden thousands of miles on Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) flagship offering, and I’ve laid out the most outlandish, heartwarming and high-octane experiences...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Publication Date: April 21, 2021

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The Rise and Fall of Max Linder: The First Cinema Celebrity

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Lisa Stein Haven, PhD '05

Max Linder, born Gabriel Leuvielle in St. Loubes, France in 1883, started in films with the Pathe Brothers in Vincennes, just outside of Paris in 1905, making him one of the first film comedians that became world-renowned. In fact, there is evidence that Linder was the first screen celebrity...

Genre: Film Studies  
Publication Date: April 19, 2021

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The Doctor Will be Late

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Sarah Carroll Smith, DO '01

Have you ever waited in a doctor’s office and wondered why it takes so long? In this book for children ages 3 to 8, Lucy Elizabeth Brown tells the story of waiting for the best doctor in her town. Through adorable illustrations, children learn the importance of patience and empathy at...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: April 17, 2021

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ReFocus: The Films of John Hughes

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

The films of John Hughes (1950–2009) have enjoyed popular and critical success alike, from his first scripts in the early 1980s through to his celebrated work later in the decade and into the 1990s. While Hughes is best remembered for his stories about teenagers, such as Sixteen...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: April 13, 2021

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The Goodbye Book

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Ruby Martinez-Kalyani, BSRS '99

This children's book is about trying to understand the natural feelings that occur after losing someone you love. It is my hope that this book will allow children to explore their feelings and to understand that it is ok to be sad. The story will also provide children with a few skills in what to do when...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: March 24, 2021

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A Million Reasons Why

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Jessica Strawser, BSJ '01

When two strangers are linked by a mail-in DNA test, it’s an answered prayer—that is, for one half sister. For the other, it will dismantle everything she knows to be true. But as they step into the unfamiliar realm of sisterhood, the roles will reverse in ways no one could have foreseen.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 23, 2021

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The Man in the Arena: Surviving Multiple Myeloma Since 1992

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James D. Bond, BBA '70

James Bond's survival of multiple myeloma since 1992 is an amazing story of tenacity, hard work and good fortune. In this book Jim shares his and his caregiver wife's, Kathleen, approaches and experiences and difficulties.

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: March 20, 2021

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Zippy The Zebra Earns His Stripes

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Brittany D. Eaton, BSC '06

Zippy The Zebra Earns His Stripes is about a kind little zebra who knows that it isn't nice to make fun of others. This book shows us how to stand up for one another and be a friend to those in need. We learn that it's okay to be different...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: March 19, 2021

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Heart Boss: Trust Your Gut, Shed Your Shoulds, and Create a Life You Love

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Regan Walsh, BSC '99

Women are doing it all: running companies, nurturing marriages, raising kids, volunteering on boards, and still making Pinterest-perfect cupcakes for the class party, thank you very much. But we're exhausted. We're running on hamster wheels and popping Xanax, and in our most private...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: March 8, 2021

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Sleep the Sleep of the Innocent: Three Death Row Men and Moral Lessons of Matthew 25 Parables

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James Slack, BA '75

This book is about three death row men and their experiences in living life and trying to avoid hell. Each of the three death row men's experience is viewed through a different moral lesson found in the three parables of the Christian Bible's Book of Matthew, Chapter 25. These moral lessons...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: March 7, 2021

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Raindrops to Rainbow

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John Micklos Jr., BSJ '78

Raindrops are falling outside, but there's still a world of color to experience! Delightful rhymes and brilliant illustrations detail how a gloomy, rainy day might not actually be so gloomy after all when you get to spend time with Mom, Brown Bear, and the colors around you. And when a "beaming...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: March 2, 2021

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Heavenly Chats with Izzy and Nana: A Day in the Park

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Nancy Elizabeth Gainor, BSHS '78

As families navigate the sorrow of losing a loved one, children often have their own questions, feelings and concerns. Addressing these can be challenging. Heavenly Chats simplifies the response with examples combining nature, adventure, and scripture. The interactive format allows the child to...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date:  Feb. 10, 2021

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a more perfect Union

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Teri Ellen Cross Davis, BSJ '98

In the tender, sensual, and bracing poems of a more perfect Union, Teri Ellen Cross Davis reclaims the experience of living and mothering while Black in contemporary America, centering Black women’s pleasure by wresting it away from the relentless commodification of the White gaze...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Feb. 10, 2021

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Cinemas of Boyhood: Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

Drawing from political sociology, pop psychology, and film studies, Cinemas of Boyhood explores the important yet often overlooked subject of boys and boyhood in film. This collected volume features an eclectic range of films from British and Indian cinemas to silent Hollywood and the new Hollywood of the 1980s...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Jan. 20, 2021

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When All God's Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People In Far Western North Carolina

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Ann Miller Woodford, BFA '69

Author, Ann Miller Woodford of Andrews, North Carolina researched and wrote When All God’s Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Far Western North Carolina to highlight the presence and significance of the Black community in the far western mountains near Georgia and...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Jan. 18, 2021

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Fight Sports and the Church: Boxing and Martial Arts Ministries in America

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Richard Wolff, PHD '92

Fight sports may seem at odds with Christian tradition, yet modern ministries have embraced them as a means for evangelism and social outreach. While news media often sensationalize fighting sports, churches see them as a way to appeal to male congregants, presenting a peace-loving yet...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Jan. 17, 2021

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Mirage Man (Connor Harding Book 2)

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Trace Conger, BA '98

An ex-mob fixer with a price on his head must return to his New York City stomping ground to find out who wants him dead and cancel the contract before someone else cancels him. Connor Harding was the go-to man when it came to solving problems for the underworld’s most dangerous criminals. He’s smart...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 5, 2021

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Old Mrs. Kimble's Mansion

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George T. Arnold, PHD '80

Forty-four-year-old Forrest Alderson isn’t at all sure of his motives for returning from self-imposed exile to Asher Heights, West Virginia, to see his hometown for the first time since he graduated from college. All he knows for certain is it’s something he has to do if he is to find out whether he...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 4, 2021

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Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains

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Bruce Goldberg, BSC '71

David C. Warner

Marking Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, this all-new 256-page book presents a thorough summary of every Amtrak route since 1971, featuring detailed tables, surveying train schedules, and station stops at ten-year intervals. Also included are comprehensive lists of train names, stations...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2021

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The Eagle and the Condor

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Nate Falkoff, BSC '13

Deep in the remote mountains of Ecuador, an eccentric scientist studies ayahuasca, the most powerful psychedelic known to man. Twenty western participants are thrilled to experience the exotic spiritual tradition, all expenses paid. Then something goes wrong. As the line between...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 20, 2020

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Boyhood: A Young Life on Screen

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

This book traces the development of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood from its audacious concept through its tenacious production to its celebrated reception, placing it within the context of cinematic parables about children to demonstrate its distinctive vision. Timothy Shary, author of numerous...

Genre: Cinema  
Publication Date: Dec. 18, 2020

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Wild Abandon: American Literature and the Identity Politics of Ecology

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Alexander Menrisky, BSJ '12

The American wilderness narrative, which divides nature from culture, has remained remarkably persistent despite the rise of ecological science, which emphasizes interconnection between these spheres. Wild Abandon considers how ecology's interaction with radical politics of authenticity in...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Dec. 17, 2020

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Mommy Has a Boo-Boo: Explaining Breast Cancer to Children

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Marci Greenberg Cox, BSC '00

Cancer is no respecter of persons. Anyone can develop cancer, even young moms with children who need her. Mommy Has a Boo-Boo: Explaining Breast Cancer to Children by Marci Greenberg Cox, Kristen Hampshire, and Brooke Foster helps children deal with the trauma and stress of their mom having cancer...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Dec. 16, 2020

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Once Upon a Word

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Anthony Webb, BSC '76

Once Upon a Word, Anthony Webb's first collection of poetry takes the reader on a poetic journey spanning four decades. The collection of poems escorts you to a time when a tootsie roll lasted a long time to today where up is down and down is around. The word evocative has been used to describe how...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Dec. 12, 2020

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Memories in the Drift

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Melissa Payne, AB '97, MPA '99

My name is Claire. I’m thirty-six years old. It’s September. I know what I’m doing and why I am here…for now. Ten years ago, Claire Hines lost her unborn child―and her short-term memory―following a heartrending tragedy. With notebooks, calendars, to-do lists, fractured pieces...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2020

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Every Living Thing

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David Crane, BGS '72, MA '73

The first ever memoir of a Chief Prosecutor of and an international war crimes tribunal , by the first American to be such since Robert H. Jackson at Nuremberg.

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2020

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Cleveland's Crown Angels Vs. The Legion of Glue

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Drakeel Burns, BSJ '93

Cleveland's Crown Angels (CCA) is the first fiction book from Hair! How I Grew It Host and Producer Drakeel Burns. CCA is a zany supernatural adventure rooted in her natural hair journey. It's also a little steamy. Not Fifty Shades, but there's some heat, and the book celebrates Cleveland, Drakeel's hometown. Cleveland native Adrian. S. Lane illustrated the beautiful book cover.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 28, 2020

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Black Jackknife: A Nick Montaigne Mystery

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Peter Kurtz, BSJ '81

Urbane, vain Nick Montaigne has a taste for Porsches, fifties jazz, and cinnamon chewing gum. When a beautiful Georgia coed is brutally murdered on the Appalachian Trail, detective Montaigne and his lovable but awkward partner Vern Wister are pulled into terra incognita. Montaigne...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 24, 2020

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National Security Law

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Douglas McKechnie, BA '98

Eric Merriam

A new textbook exploring selected national security law issues, focusing on the choices between liberty and security and law’s role as a tool or constraint on national security policy. Written for students who may not have prior experience studying the various areas of law that comprise national...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Nov. 19, 2020

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A Hero's Journey - A Novel of War, Love and Heroism

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Vern Turner, BS '66

Just married to his high school sweetheart, Albert "Bert" Waller is drafted into war. The year is 1965. He performs heroically in Viet Nam and returns to earn advanced degrees in science. After a brief career in industry, Bert and his spouse Nancy, work toward advanced education. Bert eventually teaches...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2020

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Loyalties (Scruples on the Line - Book 2)

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Evie Yoder Miller, MA '94, PHD '98

Set against the backdrop of three major American Civil War battles at Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg, the same five narrators return to tell the stories of what happened in their communities of conscience. Members of Mennonite, Amish, and German Baptist churches choose their loyalties...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 9, 2020

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Augustus: Julius Caesar - Cleopatra - The First Roman Emperor - Philo

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John Mench, EMBA '83

This story takes place before the time covered in my series of books The First Four Hundred Years. After the end of the Roman Kingdom around five hundred years BCE, the Roman Republic came into existence and endured until the year twenty-seven BCE when it was replaced by the Roman...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Sept. 29, 2020

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The Journalism Breakdown: Writing Multimedia Journalism Content in an Era of Changing Media Systems & Economic Models

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Shane Tilton, AAS '98, MA '04, PHD '12

One of the issues facing journalists is a lack of training that focuses on creating editorial content with the changes to media platforms, economic models, and the mode of communicating with their audience. There is a lack of guidance on how to apply their storytelling style and lessons...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Sept. 24, 2020

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Gray (The Firebrand Trilogy - Book 1)

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David Kettlehake, BSC '82

The Storm was a disaster of epic proportions. Billions perished and thousands of years of civilization were destroyed, gone forever beneath a hundred feet of water. Scout, Lord, and their small group of friends are some of the few still alive. Together, they have learned how to survive in...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 21, 2020

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Life Is Simple: It Just Comes With Challenges

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Mark T. Jones, BSED '73

Everyone would love to have all the answers to everything that they will face in their life. Unfortunately, those answers sometimes come with bumps, bruises, and a lot of strife of passing through life on a bumpy road. Well, Life Is Simple will smooth out that road and provide you some very real...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Sept. 8, 2020

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Mountaintop Moments: Sixty Years of Music Education in Story and Practice

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Robert C. Trocchia, BSED '61

Mountaintop Moments chronicles the journey of a musician turned music educator in a series of honest, poignant, and inspiring first-person stories. At the same time, the book includes remarkable insights and how-to practical advice for those who teach music to young people and adults...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 3, 2020

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The House That Rock Built: How it Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans To Bring the Rock Hall To Cleveland

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Norm N. Nite, BFA '65

For 25 years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has defined Cleveland’s image as the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World.” But while the Rock Hall has become an iconic landmark for the city of Cleveland and for fans of rock and roll around the world, it was just one missed phone call away...

Genre: Music  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2020

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Road Out of Winter

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Alison Stine, PHD '13

Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty—her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she’s been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn’t return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented, extreme winter.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2020

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If You Build it They Will Stay

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Chris Cano,  BSHCS '02

Learn to build an amazing workplace by leveraging the unique talents of each generation. This book provides practical insights and real world examples for accomplish your workplace culture goals.

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2020

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Tortured Logic: Why Some Americans Support the Use of Torture in Counterterrorism

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Joseph Young, MA '03

Erin M. Kearns 

Erin M. Kearns and Joseph K. Young draw upon a novel series of group experiments to understand how and why the average citizen might come to support the use of torture techniques. They find evidence that when torture is depicted as effective in the media, people are more likely to approve...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: July 28, 2020

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The Adventures of Millsport: The Story of a Visionary Sports Marketing Agency

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Jim Millman, BSC '72

The Adventures of Millsport charts the growth and development of one of the most highly respected sports marketing agencies in business history. Launched as a 2-person agency in 1975, Millsport grew to service and represent many of the premier US and global brand marketing leaders...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: July 14, 2020

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Celestial Mirror: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II

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Barry Perlus, MFA '84

Between 1724 and 1730, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories, called Jantar Mantars, in northern India. The four remaining observatories are an extraordinary fusion of architecture and science, combining elements of astronomy, astrology, and...

Genre: Science/Math  
Publication Date: June 2, 2020

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Lady Chevy: A Novel

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John Woods, BA '09

Amy Wirkner, a high school senior in Barnesville, Ohio, is a loner, nicknamed “Chevy” for her size. She’s smart, funny, and absolutely determined to escape from her small town in the Ohio Valley, a place poisoned by fracking. She does well in school despite the cruelty of her classmates and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 2, 2020

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Rainbow Soup

Animated image of flying moth with kids riding on its back nd gold pot with rainbow liquid spilling out.
Laura Hanks Stevens, BSJ '79

Rainbow Soup takes place in a richly detailed world of wonder, imagination, and fantasy. It manifests the power of love, friendship, and positive thinking through Chantelle - caring and devoted granddaughter of Popper - who treks through the Rainbow to find the legendary pot of gold to...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: June 1, 2020

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Confessions of an Investigative Reporter

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Matthew Schwartz, BSJ '76

Award-winning investigative reporter Matthew Schwartz was ordered to lie on TV in the name of sensationalism. He was arrested for trespassing on the property of a business he exposed for committing fraud. A target of one of his investigations swung a baseball bat at his head...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 26, 2020

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Inside Pitch: Insiders Reveal How the Ill-Fated Seattle Pilots Got Played into Bankruptcy in One Year

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Rick Allen, MA '73

The year 1969 ushered a new Major League Baseball team into Seattle: the Pilots. After many earlier years of successful minor league ball, the city had high hopes for a similar outcome. With plans for a new ballpark and a temperamental but hot-hitting young player named Lou Piniella in the...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 18, 2020

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What's Left Untold

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Sherri Leimkuhler, BSJ '94

Every secret has its price. Anna Clark and Lia Clay were unlikely best friends in high school, but their yin-and-yang personalities drew them together in a sister-like bond. Then during college, Lia inexplicably walked out on their friendship and disappeared, leaving Anna hurt, confused, and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 11, 2020

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Restorative Yoga: Relax, Restore, Re-Energize

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Caren Baginski, BSJ '06

Are you seeking balance, healing, and a calmer mind? Unlike active styles of yoga that focus on stretching and movement, restorative yoga emphasizes mindful rest by using props to support your body in complete comfort and relaxation—no flexibility required! Whether you already...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: May 5, 2020

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Sharing Stories of Jesus with Children

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Nancy Elizabeth Gainor, BSHS '78

Sharing Stories of Jesus with Children was designed to assist parents and church leaders in their ability to convey the life of Christ personally and inspirationally to youth. Rhyming short stories abbreviate the Scripture in terms a child can understand in an entertaining format. In "Fishing," she...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: May 2, 2020

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Europe on the Brink, 1914: The July Crisis

Map of Europe on cover.
John Moser, BA '89

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 by a Serbian nationalist has set off a crisis in Europe. Since the Congress of Vienna in 1815, peace had largely prevailed among the Great Powers, preserved through international conferences and a delicate balance of power. Now, however...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 1, 2020

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Restoring the World, 1945: Security and Empire at Yalta

Multiple country flags on cover.
John Moser, BA '89

The devastation of the Second World War is coming to an end. As victory for the Grand Alliance draws close, the leaders of Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States gather at Yalta, a resort town on the Black Sea, for the most important summit meeting of the war. Can the great powers finalize their plans for a...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 1, 2020

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A Place So Deep Inside America It Can't Be Seen

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Kari Gunter-Seymour, BFA '94, MA '16

Gunter-Seymour’s work provides a refuge where one’s curiosity, intelligence, and awareness of the complexities of contemporary Appalachian female culture and the struggle to hold on to “old ways” while embracing the new, take shape. The work is firmly and unapologetically attached to the poet’s home soil.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: April 27, 2020

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A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality

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Matthew Hughey, MED '02

In 1905, Henry Arthur Callis began his studies at Cornell University. Despite their academic pedigrees, Callis and his fellow African American students were ostracized by the majority-white student body, and so in 1906, Callis and some of his peers started the first, intercollegiate Black...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: April 14, 2020

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Wascally Wabbit

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Michael Samerdyke, MA '89

"Wascally Wabbit" is a history of Bugs Bunny, starting with the "proto-Bugs" cartoons of the late Thirties and continuing on through the last theatrical Bugs Bunny short cartoon in 1964. How the various makers of Bugs Bunny cartoons (Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones...

Genre: Cinema  
Publication Date: April 7, 2020

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I Have the Answer

Water color cover.
Kelly Fordon, MS '97

If you thought the suburbs were boring, think again. Kelly Fordon’s I Have the Answer artfully mixes the fabulist with the workaday and illuminates relationships and characters with crisp, elegant prose and dark wit. The stories in Fordon’s latest collection are disquieting, humorous, and thought-provoking...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 1, 2020

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Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row

Handwritten letter on ruled paper across cover with title in red.

Tessie Castillo

Michael J. Braxton

Lyle May, AA '13, OHIO Online

Terry Robinson

George Wilkerson

Through thirty compelling essays written in the prisoners’ own words, Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row offers stories of brutal beatings inside juvenile hall, botched suicide attempts, the terror of the first night on Death Row, the pain of goodbye as a friend is led to execution, and...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: March 12, 2020

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Shadows (Scruples on the Line - Book 1)

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Evie Yoder Miller, MA '94, PHD '98

Authentic voices shape this fresh look at a familiar story, the American Civil War, beginning with the rapid buildup of tension between North and South and continuing into early summer of 1862. But the narrative grip comes through the eyes of civilians, trapped in the conflicts of obedience...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: March 12, 2020

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The Chanter's Reed

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James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

The "Chanter's Reed" is the reed through which the piper births the passion, emanating from the bagpipes, the passion needed to inspire communication as global citizens. The poems strive to achieve a moral bond between races and tongues, with a vision that poetry, like all arts, will cross borders and...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: March 5, 2020

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On a Sunday in May

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Stephen Hupp, BA '83, University of Chillicothe

The three most important events in international motorsports frequently occur on the Sunday of the American Memorial Day holiday. These are the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis Five Hundred, and a Six Hundred Mile race at Charlotte, North Carolina. On a Sunday in May presents...

Genre: Graphic Novel  
Publication Date: Feb. 20, 2020

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Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, 1933-1964

Old photo of women's white dress gloves.
Philip Nash, PhD '94

Using newly available archival sources, Philip Nash examines the history of the "Big Six" and how they carved out their rightful place in history. After a chapter capturing the male world of American diplomacy in the early twentieth century, the book devotes one chapter to each of the female...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Jan. 21, 2020

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The Ten Arms of Durga (Sonya Keller Series, Book 1)

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Vern Turner, BS '66

Sonya Keller is a terribly abused teenager who works to gain strength and skills in martial arts. She becomes the worst nightmare for the local drug dealers in her small Indiana town. But in addition to wreaking havoc on the bad guys, she becomes a generational track and field athlete earning a college...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2020

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Wyandotte Bound

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George T. Arnold, PHD '80

Bound, like many other strong words, finds its meaning in the perceptions of those it affects. To the Van Sheltons, it is positive and deep-rooted, defining their ties to a vast amount of land abundant in the timber, cattle, and silver that make them the wealthiest and the most powerful family...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 31, 2019

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Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention - Third Edition

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Roberta DePompei

Jean L. Blosser, BSHSS '69

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention, Third Edition presents a unique philosophy for assessing and treating children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. The text is written for the many service providers and families who support children or adolescents with TBI...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Dec. 31, 2019

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A Guy's Guide to Throat Cancer: Do's and Don'ts for Recovery

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Edmund Rossman, MA '80

A Guy's Guide to Throat Cancer is based on the CaringBridge journal entries Ed wrote during his battle with cancer. CaringBridge is a social media platform for people with illness to easily keep all those interested in their treatments and locations as informed as possible in an efficient way...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Dec. 19, 2019

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4-31 Infantry in Iraq's Triangle of Death

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Darrell E. Fawley III, MSS '15, MPA '15 OHIO Online

The Iraqi Triangle of Death, south of Baghdad, was a raging inferno of insurgent activity in August of 2006; by November 2007, attacks had been suppressed to such an extent as to return the area to near obscurity. In the intervening months, the U.S. Army 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 18, 2019

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House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga

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Kevin C. O'Connor, PhD '00

The House of Hemp and Butter begins in the twelfth century with the arrival to the eastern Baltic of German priests, traders, and knights, who conquered and converted the indigenous tribes and assumed mastery over their lands. It ends in 1710 with an account of the greatest war Livonia...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Nov. 15, 2019

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Snowy Farm

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Calvin Shaw, BA '11

A magical and lyrical fantasy about a family of farmers who live in a shimmering, frosty house in a snowy white world, where warmth of each other is all they need to be cozy and happy.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Nov. 5, 2019

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Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe 🦒

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Rozanne Weissman, BSJ '64

When Rozanne was a little girl she loved watching wild animals. When she grew up, she traveled to see wildlife where they lived—in the wild. ‘Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe’ covers three wildlife adventures with her engaging, full-color animal photos—from consoling a baby orphaned... 

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2019

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The Secrets of Lost Stones

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Melissa Payne, AB '97, MPA '99

A soul-stirring novel about the bonds between mother and child and the redemption that comes with facing the past and letting it go. Thirty-two-year-old Jess Abbot has lost everything: her job, her apartment, and―most heart-wrenching―her eight-year-old son, Chance, to a tragic accident...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2019

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Master Your Financial Success: Retirement and Legacy Secrets from Planning Professionals

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Briggs A. Matsko

Jeffrey R. Maas

Douglas E. Knable

Kelly L. Kennedy

Paula D. Tarpey

Paul A Gydosh, Jr., BSEE '74

Craig C. Bartlett

Philip G. Moshier

Michael McFeeley

Alex Harrison

J. Louis McCraw

Tyler R. McCraw

Derek B. Ferriera

J. Todd Anderson

Awareness, education, stewardship, and action are key themes that are found in most successful families and individuals. This book identifies many of the secrets of those who have achieved significant success in life and business, thus enabling them to make a better life for their children and...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2019

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Inspirational Snowflakes: The World According to Snowflakes

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Ralph Crew, DO '81

Inspirational comparisons of snowflake photographs to human behavior.

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Aug. 23, 2019

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Paul

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John Mench, EMBA '83

This story begins in Tarsus about 6 BCE. It involves three families and their joys and struggles with birth, love, travel, religion, and death.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 7, 2019

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Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World

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Robert Lawson, BS '88

Benjamin Powell

Irreverent but honest economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell have all the data—and even more important, the firsthand global experience—to affirm that socialism fails to deliver on any of the utopian promises it makes and instead is very bad for your economic (and other) health. This is a book that...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: July 30, 2019

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Sacred Groves: Or, How a Cemetery Saved My Soul

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Kathleen Davies, BA '77

In the not-so-sacred Groves of Academe, where female colleagues can be less than supportive and male colleagues downright intimidating and even devious, Kathleen Davies felt intense pressure to prove herself as an English professor. But in the beautiful local cemetery, she found a truly...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: June 28, 2019

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Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene

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Edited by: Jessica Cory, BA '09

Mountains Piled upon Mountains features nearly fifty writers from across Appalachia sharing their place-based fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. Moving beyond the tradition of transcendental nature writing, much of the work collected here engages current issues facing the region and the...

Genre: Science/Math  
Publication Date: June 24, 2019

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Opera on TV

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James Lowell Brunton, AB '03

Opera on TV is a collection of experimental poetry/theory that examines the role of aesthetic practice in political subject formation, particularly for queer and trans subjects. The book addresses the role of state institutions and economic structures in making our lives intelligible — from our...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 21, 2019

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Hocking Hills Day Hikes

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Mary Reed, BSJ '90, MA '93

Southeast Ohio's Hocking Hills is known for its waterfalls, recess caves, and gorges. Hocking Hills Day Hikes recommends the best hiking trails in the region. Each featured hike entry provides a trail description, trailhead directions (including GPS coordinates), a descriptive photo, and an...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: June 17, 2019

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Reading for Action: Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature

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Ashley S. Boyd

Janine J. Darragh, BSED '94, MED '99

This book illustrates how teachers can draw upon young adult literature to facilitate students’ social action. Each chapter centers on one novel that represents a contemporary topic including police brutality, women’s rights, ecojustice, and bullying. In each, authors provide pre-, during-, and after...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: June 5, 2019

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If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Cubs: Stories from the Chicago Cubs Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

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Jon Greenberg, BSJ '01

In 2003, the Cubs were five outs from advancing to the World Series before things went historically awry. From 2004 through 2015, the Cubs tried, in vain, to get back to that moment. Jon Greenberg was a reporter in Chicago during this span and was there for that rollercoaster ride and the 2016...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: June 4, 2019

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Santa's Big White Chicken

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Louis J. Marino, BFA '56

On Christmas Eve, one of Santa's reindeer informs him that all of his reindeer have come down with the flu and will be unable to pull his sleigh that night. Santa panics and wonders how he will be able to deliver all the toys to the children this Christmas. While searching for answers, he stumbles...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 3, 2019

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Mindreacher

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Irene Baron, MED '90, Ohio University Zanesville

VESPER (Virtual ExtraSensory Perception Experimental Research project) leaders learn of South African 'mindreachers' born several decades ago. Rumored to have the ability to read minds over great distances, no one knows their current locations. A teacher and pilot, Ana Masterson, is...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 24, 2019

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Testament of an Exceptional Plus Selected Short Stories

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Don Korenewych, BBA '85

What fiction readers crave. The bizarre cloaked in the familiar. Testament of an Exceptional is a saga of power and intrigue set in a world only a heartbeat away. The whole world may be won if you have the right plan. And this plan is Exceptional. Plus eight short stories that take the reader...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 23, 2019

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Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink

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Nita Sweeney, BSJ '82

An unforgettable story of tenacity, running therapy, beating depression, and the companionship of a dog. The Dog Writers Association of America awarded Nita Sweeney a Maxwell Medallion for excellence in writing about the Human/Animal Bond for her memoir. Running is my therapy. Before she discovered running therapy...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 15, 2019

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Grandpa's Secret Gift

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Dick "Grandpa" Trigg, BBA '71

This work of Christian nonfiction draws upon the author's extensive life and spiritual learning to address issues of faith facing our society and young Christians today. The author's writing flows naturally and is filled with care and passion for both his subject matter and his readers. He is clearly a natural-born...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 8, 2019

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Stand Up: How to Flourish When the Odds Are Stacked Against You

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Rene Banglesdorf, BSS '16

Divisiveness and double standards have overrun our culture. If everyone stands up and models decency, courage, and good manners, communities and families will flourish. Stand Up is a battle cry for women to take a posture of readiness and action, determine their purpose, plan for successes...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: April 9, 2019

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Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas

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Lary Bloom, BSJ '65

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. For his site-specific...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: April 2, 2019

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Boy, You Are Brilliant!

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Ashley Aya Ferguson, BSJ '06

An inspirational illustrated poem for young men. This book serves as a vehicle to deliver positive affirmations to boys and to reinforce messages about empathy, being kind and knowing that it is okay to ask for help.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: April 1, 2019

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Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers and Interview Anyone Like a Pro

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Dean Nelson, PHD '91

Interviewing is the single most important way journalists (and doctors, lawyers, social workers, teachers, human resources staff, and, really, all of us) get information. Yet to many, the perfect interview feels more like luck than skill—a rare confluence of rapport, topic, and timing. But the thing is... 

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Feb. 19, 2019

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A Time To Wander

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Chera Thompson, BSJ '75

NF Johnson

Take a romp through the rebellious 1970s with Kris and Lena as they reflect on the events that shaped their lives. Inspired by actual events, the story begins with the anti-war riot at Kent State and carries on through the decisions about the Pill, psychedelics, and open relationships...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2019

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Forget You Know Me

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Jessica Strawser, BSJ '01

Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit―in the friendship and the marriage. When Daniel goes away on...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 5, 2019

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Goodbye Toothless House

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Kelly Fordon, MS '97

In deceptively familiar language, Kelly Fordon turns the reader’s gaze just a few degrees left, to an elegiaic, apocalyptic, nearly unbearable vision of ordinary life, where everyday transgressions pare down the self to an elemental, alien form. “With words as effective and as cunningly crafted as...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2019

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Art in the Moment: Life and Times of Adger Cowans

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Adger Cowans, BFA '99

Renowned artist, photographer and native of Columbus, OH, Cowans worked with artist legends Gordon Parks, Lillian Bassman, Ben Somoroff and others, is the recipient of the John Hay Whitney Fellowship, and the Lorenzo il Magnifico Al Carriera in recognition of a distinguished career at the...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Jan. 31, 2019

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Dancing Naked in Front of Dogs

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Michael Maul, AB '70, MA '72

This is a compelling full-length collection of poetry. It finds inspiration, beauty and resonance in the cloth of everyday American living. Many of the poems share the stories of people dealing bravely within very challenging situations. These circumstances include Down Syndrome, generational...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Dec. 24, 2018

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Harmony

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Cristina Sicard, BSJ '18

Little Harmony feels like he's stuck in Ohio. The rest of his llama family lives in Peru. Follow Harmony around the pasture, through the barn, and in the herd as he thinks about the place where he lives. It takes Harmony a trip around the farm to realize that Ohio is home.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Dec. 15, 2018

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Phinally!

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Jonathan Daniel, BSC '91

A lot happened in baseball in 1980. After being stabbed with a penknife in Mexico during spring training, the Indians' "Super Joe" Charboneau captured Cleveland's heart--and Rookie of the Year. Nolan Ryan became baseball's first Million Dollar Man, Reggie Jackson twice found...

Genre: Sports  
Publication Date: Nov. 16, 2018

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Constantine

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John Mench, EMBA '83

This story takes place during the third and forth centuries. Constantine's story begins in Britain where the Roman Empire had deployed a large contingent of troops. Constantine's military service took him to the eastern part of the empire where he met Helena.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2018

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Jews Make the Best Demons: 'Palestine' and the Jewish Question

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Eric L. Rozenman, BSJ '69

What happened to the post-1945 world of Never Again!? In Jews Make the Best Demons: Palestine and the Jewish Question, to be published this October by New English Review Press, Eric Rozenman examines how we got here, the danger posed not only for the Jewish state and Jews...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Oct. 22, 2018

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Christmas Reindeer Food Mishap

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Nicole Antoinette Smith, BBA '92

One snowy Christmas Eve, Jayla and her sister, Honey, make a big batch of Reindeer Nibbles (Ribbles) and bake animal biscuits. The sisters, along with their father, visit Sweet Olive Farm Animal Rescue to deliver treats for the animals. After arriving at the Farm, Jayla finds herself involved in a new...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2018

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A Season with Hope

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Drew Wathey, BSC '79

Love and cancer. Two words that at times, are inextricably linked to one another. Each resonates with the heart and soul beyond description and evokes the most far-reaching and deeply moving aspects of the human spirit. In A Season With Hope, love that was once feared lost is found again...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 10, 2018

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Badge 387: The Story of Jim Simone, America's Most Decorated Cop

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Robert Sberna, BSJ '78

For nearly 40 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's 2nd District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S. Nicknamed "Supercop," Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since Eliot Ness searched for Cleveland's "Torso...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 2, 2018

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Paul Brown's Ghost

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Jonathan Knight, BSJ '99

Paul Brown’s Ghost explores the mystery surrounding the greatest ghost story in NFL history: why two once-proud franchises have been perpetually denied good fortune—as if they’re being haunted by their mutual patriarch. It examines the colorful characters and memorable moments that both...

Genre: Sports  
Publication Date: Oct. 2, 2018

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Hiking West Virginia: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

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Mary Reed, BSJ '90, MA '93

From rugged Appalachian ridges to verdant river valleys, this guide details fifty of the very best hiking trails in the state. Inside you'll find detailed maps, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, backpacking tips, and informative details about landmarks and natural history.

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2018

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Pawpaw is My Favorite Flavor!

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Kaitlin Kulich, BSJ '18

Henry loves to go visit his Grandpa on his farm in Athens, Ohio. During this visit, Henry and Grandpa come across a pawpaw tree and decide to pick the fruit to make homemade ice cream. Henry finds out it’s fun to try new things and even learns about pawpaws along the way. If you want to learn...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Sept. 14, 2018

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Mary Knew: A Biography of Mary from Ancient Scriptures

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Irene J. Baron, MED '90, Ohio University Zanesville

In this historical narrative, you will learn about God naming, blessing, and ordaining Mary before her conception to become the mother of his son, Jesus. Angels informed her parents that Mary would be more blessed than any woman born on Earth. This biography provides details about the...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 10, 2018

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Light & Shadow, Shadow & Light

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Hayley Mitchell Haugen, PHD '06

My first full-length poetry collection, Light & Shadow, Shadow & Light contains poems that have appeared in over 30 national poetry journals. The 56 poems are typical of what I've come to describe as my West Coast Confessional style that I developed in my early years as a poet living and writing...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Sept. 5, 2018

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Meet Maddie

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Renee Casteel Cook, BBA '04

In this introduction to Maddie, we meet a young female monkey who has a specific fashion sense. Inspired by illustrated characters also famous for their spirit and spunk, Maddie the monkey combines one part Eloise with one part Olivia and one part Pippi, all modernized for the style of today's youth...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2018

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Shadows Trail Them Home

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Scott Owens, BA '84

Priscilla Campbell

Shadows Trail Them Home is an excellent and compelling novel in poetry, an important contribution to the cultural canon of American life, presented in an engaging but disturbing context. It needs to be read by a wide audience, not only those who have faced abuses as children, as the two main...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 3, 2018

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A Place To Be Happy: Linking Architecture and Positive Psychology

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Chuck First, BArch '69

Beauty and art have long been the bedrock of architecture and design for creating happy experiences to live and work in. In recent decades, a new field has emerged offering another tool to enhance a worker’s well-being: Positive Psychology. This book assembles key findings resulting from...

Genre: Science/Math  
Publication Date: June 1, 2018

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einfühlung/in feeling

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Mary Buchinger, MA '90

"Gathered under the transcontinental title einfühlung/in feeling, these poems serve as attestations to borders crossed, to exterior and interior landscapes spanned. Whether charting Michigan fields, cafés of Vienna, or the mountains of the Andes, Mary Buchinger is a dauntless traveler, unearthing...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: May 31, 2018

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Visions (Series 1) 

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Patrick Fatica, MFA '08

This book is an artistic exploration and journey of faith. I am coming to terms with reality and growing spirituality. Science proves there are vast laws at work in the universe, laws we barely understand. God is a mystery to me, but even though I only know a little, more will be revealed in time. This...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: May 3, 2018

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The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit Versus the Press, 1833-1923

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Ronald R. Rodgers, PhD '05

In this study, Ronald R. Rodgers examines several narratives involving religion’s historical influence on the news ethic of journalism: its decades-long opposition to the Sunday newspaper as a vehicle of modernity that challenged the tradition of the Sabbath; the parallel attempt to create an...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: April 30, 2018

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The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds

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Chris Garber, BSJ '95

Chad Dotson

Marty Brennaman (Forword)

The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. Experienced sportswriters Chad Dotson and Chris Garber recount the living history of the Reds, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Big 50: Reds brilliantly brings to life the Reds...

Genre: Sports  
Publication Date: April 15, 2018

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Man With Two Faces

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Don Swaim, BFA '59

In Manhattan, during the depths of the Great Depression, Tokol Tokoloshe, a soldier of fortune, diamond thief, and rum runner, has turned vigilante along with his Amazonian-bred, blowgun- wielding sidekick Diana. Despite his crusade to combat evil, Tokol’s past catches up with him when he’s...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 2, 2018

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Not That I Could Tell

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Jessica Strawser, BSJ '01

When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 27, 2018

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Folk Music In Overdrive: A Primer on Traditional Country and Bluegrass Artists

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Ivan Tribe, BSED '62, MA '67

Folk Music in Overdrive is a reader of music scholar Ivan Tribe’s more significant published articles, revised and updated from their original publication in magazines such as Bluegrass Unlimited, Precious Memories: Journal of Gospel Music, Old Time Music, and Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional...

Genre: Music  
Publication Date: March 26, 2018

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Stepping Up: Teachers Advocating for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools

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Jenell Igeleke Penn

Courtney Johnson

Jill Williams, BS '92

Dorothy Sutton

Kim Swensen

Lane Vanderhule

Stepping Up! offers inspiring suggestions for ways teachers and teacher educators can stand up and speak out for students to create welcoming classroom climates for LGBTQ and gender diverse youth. Building from ten years of collaborative longitudinal inquiry, including interviews with...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: March 23, 2018

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Girl, You Are Magic!

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Ashley Aya Ferguson, BSJ '06

An inspirational illustrated poem for girls. This book speaks directly to girls and young women about realizing the power within. The colorful illustrations and strong poetic verses promote self-esteem and confidence in children, helping them to believe that anything is possible if they...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: March 10, 2018

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My Mother’s Poetry, Writings and Musings

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Shirley Williams-Kirksey, PHD '91

This is a book for all seasons that describes a mothers love of human nature and Gods creatures sometimes humorously and other times philosophically intuitive to encourage the reader to empathize and think quietly about a place, or people, often not seen.

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: March 9, 2018

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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro

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Amy Rock, BGS '92, MA '05

Ryan Malhoski

ArcGIS Pro is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. This book will help you create visually stunning maps that increase the legibility of the stories being mapped and introduce visual and design concepts into a traditionally scientific, data-driven...

Genre: Science/Math  
Publication Date: March 8, 2018

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The Mysterious Frog King

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Alan W. Shafer, BS '83, MS '91

A young boy finds that his local wetlands and all of its inhabitants are slated for destruction. In response to his findings and a secret from a resident swamp creature, he takes matters into his own hands as he searches the swamp for the one source that has the intellectual power to stop the...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: March 5, 2018

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The Catalyst Effect: 12 Skills and Behaviors to Boost Your Impact and Elevate Team Performance

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Jerry Toomer

Craig Caldwell

Dr. Steven Weitzenkorn, AB '72

Chelsea Clark

Have you ever known colleagues who the minute they stepped into the conference room, on stage, or onto the playing field, elevated the performance of everyone around them? Someone whose impact within the team could be seen in nearly everything that was said and done?...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Feb. 12, 2018

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Alternative Models of Sports Development in America: Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health

Green cover with sports bracket.
B. David Ridpath, MSA '95

In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century. Multimillion-dollar high school football stadiums, college coaches whose salaries are many times those of their institutions’ presidents, psychological and educational tolls on student-athletes, and...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Jan. 16, 2018

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Communicating with IMPACT: Effectively Communicate Ideas and Achieve Greater Results

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Patrick Donadio, BSC '80, MBA '81

Communicating with IMPACT, by Patrick Donadio, will inspire and empower you to strive for a better version of yourselves and make a greater IMPACT when communicating, speaking, presenting, and leading others.  Communication has expanded to several channels in an age dominated by technology...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Dec. 14, 2017

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Retirement Planning for Young Physicians

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Ralph P. Crew, DO '81

Most doctors beginning their medical careers wont have the luxury of selling a practice, office building or an associated business to fund their retirements. Instead, they'll be retiring as employees of large groups or hospital systems. Making matters worse: Wages are expected to be flat for...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Dec. 11, 2017

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Karma in Action: Finding Meaning, Making Choices

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Constance L. Vincent, AB '62

Using examples from personal experiences, Vincent clearly explains the twelve laws of karma and the different ways karma manifests in our lives. You’ll learn how karma can help you overcome obstacles, anticipate the future, and link unlikely but serendipitous events together for your own...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 7, 2017

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The Great Depression and the New Deal: Core Documents

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John Moser, BA '89

This collection of documents on the Depression and New Deal is the second volume in an extended series of document collections from the Ashbrook Center that will cover major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. The series began with a collection on the Founding. This volume...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 7, 2017

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Cecil Brown: The Murrow Boy Who Became Broadcasting's Crusader for Truth

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Reed W. Smith, BSC '72, PhD '93, Ohio University Zanesville

The son of Jewish immigrants, war correspondent Cecil Brown (1907-1987) was a member of CBS' esteemed Murrow Boys. Expelled from Italy and Singapore for reporting the facts, he witnessed the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia and the war in North Africa, and survived the sinking of the British...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 5, 2017

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James Friedrich and Cathedral Films: The Independent Religious Cinema of the Evangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966

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Kenneth Suit, MFA '90

James Friedrich and Cathedral Films: The Independent Religious Cinema of the Evangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966 looks at the religious sub-genre of independent cinema during the classical Hollywood period through the works of one of its most accomplished pioneers. Episcopal pastor...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2017

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Revolt: Book Four of the Resistance Series

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

Fugitive Resistance fighter Tommy Bailey has come out of hiding to help rescue Careen Catecher from the clutches of the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense, where she’s being held and interrogated for information about the rebel group. The OCSD is poised to launch the Cerberean Link...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2017

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Peter Tompkins, BSC '88

A song, a lady and a wish. Peter Hopkins was tired. The extra thirty pounds he carried, mostly in his midriff, made his back and his knees ache. Even his mind ached. Each step he took seemed to be a painful reminder that the “big five-0” was right around the corner and he wasn’t looking...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 25, 2017

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Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art (Codex Arcanum, 1)

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Matt Harry, BSC '98

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 10. 2017

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The Nation's Capital Brewmaster: Christian Heurich and His Brewery, 1842 - 1956

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Mark Benbow, PhD '99

Christian Heurich (1842-1945) was not only Washington D.C.'s most successful brewer, he was the world's oldest, with 90 years' experience. He walked across central Europe learning his craft, survived a shipboard cholera epidemic, recovered from malaria and worked as a roustabout on a...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 9, 2017

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Blessed Shadows Dark and Deep (Love Amid the Carnage: Book 1)

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Michael Staton, BSJ '74

A Tar Heel boy joins the Confederate Army to win the heart of his true love. Soon, Private Bill Stamford sees halos around men destined to die shortly and meets a Virginia girl who titillates his heart. Hard decisions lie ahead for Bill if he survives the battlefield and camp sicknesses.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 29, 2017

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Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics)

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Douglass Daniel, MA '91, PHD '95

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1931–2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in the stage and film drama...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 22, 2017

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Making it Happen: A Memoir of Peace Corps and Venezuela in the 1970s

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Mike Kendellen, MAIA '84

Have you ever wondered about your place in the world? Had trouble figuring out your next steps? Wanted to just run away from it all? Mike Kendellen did. In the mid-1970s, just out of college and with no real plans for life, he decided to pack it all up and join the Peace Corps, moving to...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 20, 2017

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Abortion, Execution, and the Consequences of Taking Life (2nd Edition)

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James Slack, BA '75

This book guides the reader through an in-depth examination of Life Policy and Death Policy in the U.S. A framework for understanding life and death policy is presented using the writings of the Founders and Dietric Bonhoeffer. Theocentric phenomenology is used to apply...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Sept. 8, 2017

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The Crows of Beara

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Julie Christine Johnson, BA '99

When Annie Crowe travels from Seattle to a small Irish village to promote a new copper mine, her public relations career is hanging in the balance. Struggling to overcome her troubled past and a failing marriage, Annie is eager for a chance to rebuild her life. Yet when she arrives on the remote...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2017

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Term Life: A Novel of Love, Death and Computer Security

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William H. Boyd, MA '78

Gus Bishop lives in a trendy downtown Austin condo. He works in computer security for a high tech Austin tech company and drives a high performance car. Yet, something is missing. Every woman he wants eludes him, and his company is under the threat of being hacked. But after an...

Genre: Science Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 24, 2017

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A Philosophy of Yard

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Jack Kolkmeyer, BA '68

Poetry is considered Life! A true statement for A Philosophy of Yard and an even truer one for the author who spent over thirty years of his life traveling, working and learning from the hidden truth lying in plain sight. From a glyph on a stone to the outline of an alp; from simple encounter with...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Aug. 24, 2017

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Tessie Tames Her Tongue: A Book About Learning When to Talk and When to Listen

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Melissa Martin, PHD '14

Tessie Tames Her Tongue.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Aug.17, 2017

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The Funeral Plain

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Michael Dean Kiggans, BSM '79

Elijah is just nine when he loses his iron working father in a skydiving plane crash. When his father is forever buried in the family cemetery, Elijah accepts the realization that one day—already marked—he too will die. Through vivid memories of not just that fateful day but also his childhood...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 10, 2017

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Best of Trailer Food Diaries

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Renee Casteel Cook, BBA '04

From the Southwest, to the Northwest to the Midwest, this book features all the best stories and recipes from food trucks across the U.S.A. Join culinary travel author Renee Casteel Cook, alongside Tiffany Harelik and Steven Shomler as they take you through an unprecedented literary food truck...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Aug. 1, 2017

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Being Christian in the Twenty-first Century

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Sam Gould, BS '64

Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century was written for those who are yearning for a faith and understanding of Christianity that is beyond literalism, dogmatism and creedal formulations -- all of which seem to be driving people away from the church. The book is well suited for individual...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

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Mammoth Cave: A Human and Natural History

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Horton H. Hobbs III

Rickard A. Olson

Elizabeth G. Winkler, BA '81, MA '89

David C. Culver

This book reveals the science and beauty of Mammoth Cave, the world's longest cave, which has played an important role in the natural sciences. It offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of the cave, combining insights from leading experts in fields ranging from archeology and...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: July 3, 2017

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Pride of the Valley: Sift through the History of the Mount Healthy Mill

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

Steve Hagaman

Jediah Hill (1793-1859) was a farmer and businessman who, around 1820, built a sawmill on the bank of the West Fork of Mill Creek near Mount Pleasant, a village situated about halfway between Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio. A few years later, Henry Rogers (1806-1896), soon to become...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: June 16, 2017

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The Enchanted Valley

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Dr. Larry Powell, BSED '70, PHD '93, Ohio University Southern

Please continue to follow the journey of moundbuilder warrior/shaman Ahki as he continues to struggle in the end time of a great civilization. Ahki continues his journey along the Scioto and Ohio River valleys over fifteen hundred years ago. Dr. Larry Powell’s journey continues with this...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 9, 2017

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Reading Lincoln: an Annotated Bibliography

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David Keck, BSED '69, MED '71

There is nothing like this book on the market. Reading Lincoln - 3rd Edition - includes annotated reviews of over 550 books, ranging from campaign biographies written in the 1860s to works published in 2021. There is at least one selection from every decade 1850 to the present. The citations...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 20, 2017

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Candy is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes

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Jami Curl, AB '97

Chai Tea Lollipops, Honey and Sea Salt Marshmallows, Chocolate Pretzel Caramels, Cherry Cola Gumdrops—this is not your average candy, or your average candy book. Candy-maker extraordinaire Jami Curl breaks down candy making into its most precise and foolproof steps. No guess...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: April 18, 2017

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Priceless Memories of Troop 3: The Adventures, History, and Traditions of An Iconic 100-Year-old Parkersburg, West Virginia boy Scout Troop

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Ron Taylor, BSEE '60

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the nation s foremost values-based youth training organization, currently reaching 2.3 million youth throughout the United States. Many prominent business and civic leaders attribute their success in life to Scouting. In this book, author Ron Taylor recalls his...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: April 17, 2017

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The White Boy

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Trace Conger, BA '98

From award-winning author Trace Conger comes a ghost story that explores the fine line between what is real and what is the product of a child’s vivid imagination.  Quinn Becker doesn't believe in ghosts. Or coincidences. That changes when his five-year-old son, Drew, tells him about the "white boy" who visits him...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 7, 2017

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Appalachia Boy: A Memoir

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Dr. George Lucas, AB '57

Dr. George Lucas, a hand surgeon in Wichita, Kansas, grew up in Somerton in southeast Ohio, a part of the state firmly located in Appalachia. His father died when George, the eldest, was just 10, leaving his mother with three kids and another on the way. The family was poor – his mother...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: April 5, 2017

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The Yellow Envelope:  One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World

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Kim Dinan, BA '03

After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: April 4, 2017  
 

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Almost Missed You

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Jessica Strawser, BSJ '01

Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 28, 2017

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The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy

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Steven P. Remy, MA '06, PHD '01

During the Battle of the Bulge, Waffen SS soldiers shot 84 American prisoners near the Belgian town of Malmedy―the deadliest mass execution of U.S. soldiers during World War II. The bloody deeds of December 17, 1944, produced the most controversial war crimes trial in American history...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: March 14, 2017

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The Sound of a Million Dreams: Awakening to Who You Are Becoming

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Suanne Camfield, BSJ '97

What does a dream sound like? In these pages Suanne Camfield writes of the varied dreams that she has pursued over the course of her life. With captivating and eloquent stories and concepts, she guides us through what it feels like to have a stirring deep inside of us? And how God guides...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Feb. 7, 2017

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Heavy Metal

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Andrew Bourelle, BSJ '97

Andrew Bourelle’s novel, Heavy Metal, gives us a glimpse into the life of Danny, a teenager who seeks peace and stability after the suicide of his mother.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 7, 2017

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Union Power: The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania

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James Young, AB '63

If you're lucky enough to be employed today in the United States, there's about a one-in-ten chance that you're in a labor union. And even if you’re part of that unionized 10 percent, chances are your union doesn't carry much economic or political clout. But this was not always the case, as...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2017

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The Protectors

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Alison Stine, PhD '13

It was supposed to be a fresh start for eighteen-year-old Devon Grace and her father, but fate had other, darker plans. The Appalachian town of Millicent, Ohio, is poor and forgotten by the world—the perfect setting for a disgraced cop and his artistic “misfit” daughter to regroup after a tragic...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2016

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Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp in America, 1947-1977

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Lisa Stein Haven, PhD '05

This book focuses on the re-invigoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America from the point at which Chaplin reached the acme of his disfavor in the States, promoted by the media, through his departure from America forever in 1952, and ending with his death in Switzerland in...

Genre: Film Studies  
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2016

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Failure to Pursue: How the Escape of Defeated Forces Prolonged the Civil War

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Charles Frey, BSCE '61

Was the Civil War preordained to last four years or were there reasons why neither side could land a knockout punch? From the outset, both North and South had anticipated a brief conflict but despite more than 50 bloody battles neither could force a decisive conclusion. For most of the war...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2016

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Edible Flowers: A Global History

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Constance L. Kirker

Mary Newman, MPA '03

Edible Flowers is the fascinating history of how flowers have been used in cooking, from ancient Greek dishes to the today’s molecular gastronomy and farm-to-table restaurants. Looking at flowers’ natural qualities: their unique and beautiful appearance, their pungent fragrance, and their...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2016

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What the Grimm Girl Looks Forward To

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Hayley Mitchell Haugen, PHD '06

What we learn from fairy tales is that things do not turn out so well for the Grimm Girl. Her pain and her losses are not hers alone, however, but remain recognizable to all women through the ages. The poems in this collection explore various challenges  -- both physical and emotional -- of...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Oct. 7, 2016

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Life, Camera, Action! The Art of Hosting and Entertaining from Home

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Rita Fuller-Yates, BA '12, Ohio University Zanesville

Life, Camera Action is a great book created of tips that any hostess or entertainer could utilize. Rita Fuller-Yates is a Lifestyle Expert that gives you simple ways to make entertainment at home fun, easy and full of life. This book, created of twelve short chapters, is a collection of stories and...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 29, 2016

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Across the Threshold of India: Art, Women and Culture

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William K. Mahony

Martha A. Strawn, MFA '70

Across the Threshold of India reveals, the story of the threshold drawings for the first time, history of how the threshold drawings evolved, what they have meant and represent in Indian and Hindu culture, and how the practice became a high form of vernacular art for religious and everyday life...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Sept. 6, 2016

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Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

Nancy McVittie

Fade to Gray offers one of the first extended studies of the portrayal of older people in American cinema from the silent era to the present. Writing in an accessible style for both general audiences and scholars, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie examine social attitudes toward aging through an...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Sept. 6, 2016

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The Mansion of Happiness

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Jon Loomis, AB '81

Alien abduction, reincarnation, earthquake, love, death, middle age, children, the end of the world―Jon Loomis’s new collection covers a lot of ground. From the quiet and contemplative lyric voice of “The Past” and “If I Come Back” to the wild, unrepentant personae of “Jon Loomis, Inc.” and...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2016

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Mattering: Feminism, Science and Materialism

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Edited by: Victoria Pitts-Taylor, AB '93

This volume insists that feminist theory can take matter and biology seriously while also accounting for power, taking materialism as a point of departure to rethink key feminist issues. The contributors, an international group of feminist theorists, scientists and scholars, apply concepts in...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Aug. 30, 2016

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American Studies Encounters the Middle East

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Edited by: Alex Lubin &

Marwan M. Kraidy, MA '94, PHD '96

In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of U.S. engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings in protest against economic inequality, social discrimination, and political repression. Here, Alex...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Aug. 24, 2016

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From Mascot to Agent and Everything in Between

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Justin Richard Hunt, BBA '06, MSA '10

Starting out as a high school student who aspired to be a sports agent, Justin Hunt went on to work as a salary cap administrator in an NFL team's front office and serve as a sports agent and attorney for professional athletes and coaches. Justin learned firsthand that sports is a relationships...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Aug. 3, 2016

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Summer Warriors: An Air Force Cadet Mystery

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Bill Sharp, BSME '65

Late at night a maniacal killer bent on revenge, sneaks quietly into one of many Quonset Huts in a dark corner of an aging military compound. Carrying a heavy flight bag over his shoulder, he bitterly drops a lifeless body onto a cadet’s empty bunk; signaling the beginning of five weeks of...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: July 26, 2016

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The Prison Guard's Son (Mr. Finn: Book 3)

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Trace Conger, BA '98

Finn Harding specializes in finding people who don’t want to be found. Willie Baker is a grieving father hell-bent on revenge. Thirty years after his son’s brutal slaying, Willie hires Finn to find the two men responsible. The only problem? They’re in witness protection.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: July 14, 2016

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My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration

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Yvonne Maffei, BA '97, BA '97, MA '00

Yvonne Maffei is the founder of the hugely popular cooking blog and Islamic lifestyle website My Halal Kitchen. Her new book, My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration, celebrates halal cooking and shows readers how easy it can be to prepare halal meals...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: July 12, 2016

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Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals

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Michelle Flaum Hall

Scott Hall, MED '91

Written for both mental health and health care leaders and professionals, the book reflects the growing trend toward interprofessional practice and training in health care, as well as the growth of patient-centered and person-centered care. It reflects the mandate of the PPACA for availability...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: July 12, 2016

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Katherine of Aragon

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Alice-Catherine Jennings, AB '72

Katherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII were the "Kate and Will" of England in the 16th century. Young, royal and beautiful they commanded the attention of all of Europe. All they needed to do to extend their reign was to produce a male heir. In Katherine of Aragon, Alice-Catherine Jennings...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: July 11, 2016

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Intersections: Poems from the Crossroads

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Mark Fleisher, BSJ '64

Intersections: Poems from the Crossroads brings together the people, places, events and even occasional dream that informed Mark Fleisher’s second publication of poetry. Fleisher is at heart a narrative poet, leaning on his journalistic background to impart clear and powerful messages as...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 22, 2016

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Bite Somebody (Book 1)

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Sara Dobie Bauer, BA '04

“Do you want to be perfect?” That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting, but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 21, 2016

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Ignite: Book Three of the Resistance Series

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

Tommy and Careen have been vilified in the media for the Resistance's failed attempt to take down the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense. Both teens struggle to survive the circumstances that thrust them into the national spotlight, and this time, they don't have each other to lean on. They're...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 19, 2016

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The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President

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Kyle Kondik, BSJ '06

Part history, part journalism, this entertaining and astute guide proposes that Ohio has been the key state in the Electoral College for more than a century and examines what the idea of the swing state has come to mean. In discussing the evidence, Kondik uses the state’s oft-mentioned status...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: June 6, 2016

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I Am One of You

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Nicole M. K. Eiden, BSC '98

Described as "moving," "delightful," and "skillfully written," Nicole Eiden's poetry examines our connections to each other and the continuity of the human experience. She is a keen storyteller who details the experience of attentive living. From "My Blank White Bumper Sticker" to "The Bridge,"...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 1, 2016

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Haint

Blue cover.
Teri Ellen Cross Davis, BSJ '98

"Haint is a book of life. Not a book of survival, though the poet survives, not a book of reckoning, though the poet comes to terms with many things. Haint is a book of choices, and witnessing. A book of learning the bodies territories, pleasures and sorrows. A book that constructs the irrepressible center of a soul..."

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: May 28, 2016

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Devil in Texas (Book 1)

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Adrienne DeWolfe, BSJ '83

Pinkerton Agent Sadie Michelson poses as a casino singer to investigate a Texas Senator. Before she can cozy up to her quarry, she must get past his bodyguard, William Cassidy, her long-lost lover. An outlaw seeking redemption, Cass was lured to Texas by the promise of a Ranger badge. But...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 12, 2016

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Fever

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David Kettlehake, BSC '82

Frankie Brubaker, the woman Ari loves but can never have, has been abducted from the hospital where she works. There’s no ransom note, and no contact from the kidnappers. With his past experience working for the FBI, this type of investigation is right up Van Owen’s alley. In no time he...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 4, 2016

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The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook

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Renee Casteel Cook, BBA '04

Tiffany Harelik

Every food truck in Columbus has a story. Jim Pashovich, godfather of the local scene, honors his Macedonian heritage with his fleet of Pitabilities trucks. After working as a New York City line cook, Catie Randazzo returned to Columbus to open Challah! and wow the hometown crowd with her...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: May 2, 2016

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Smuggler's End: The Life and Death of Barry Seal

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Del Hahn, BSC '59

Notorious Louisiana drug smuggler Barry Seal made countless runs from Central America to the United States, flying thousands of pounds of cocaine and marijuana into the country and making millions of dollars. When faced with criminal prosecution, Seal turned snitch for the DEA, but he...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: April 21, 2016

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Princess Bella and the Dragon's Charm 

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Pete Planisek, BSC '99, ME '04

It’s a magical age of kings and queens, knights and castles, and royal marriages. For some reason, poor Princess Bella never laughs, that is until she befriends a friendly dragon named Spurlock. Together they’ll face Bella’s doubtful parents, a snobbish prince, and an evil witch who wants the...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: April 14, 2016

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Runners of North America

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Mark Remy, BSJ '93

If there's one thing that Mark Remy knows, it's running. After 25 marathons and a career of writing for and about runners in Runner's World, he is well equipped to dissect the running world and the odd creatures that make up its population. The North American Runner has evolved greatly over the...

Genre: Humor  
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

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The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce: A Love Story

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Don Swaim, BFA '59

The novel is based on the real-life literary celebrity Ambrose Bierce, who mysteriously vanished in Mexico in 1913. In summary: The 71-year-old Bierce crosses into revolutionary Mexico where he encounters Pancho Villa. Not only does Bierce save Pancho's life but develops a close...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 1, 2016

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Don't Get Caught

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Kurt Dinan, BSED '93

10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. ―Chaos Club -- When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 1, 2016

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Dali & His Doctor: The Surreal Friendship between Salvador Dali and Dr. Edmund Klein

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Paul Chimera, BSJ '71

The backstory of the remarkable bond between Surrealist artist Salvador Dali and the man who found a cure for skin cancer -- Dr. Edmund Klein. In addition to a biographical sketch of Dr. Klein, the book chronicles the creation of a unique personal collection of drawings Dali did for Klein, and...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: March 15, 2016

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A Monologue Is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition

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Herb Parker, MFA '80

A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition explains how to successfully tackle the "cattle call" acting audition with a sixty-second monologue. Through Q&As, tips, director’s notes, and a glossary full of outrageous actions meant to inspire the actor into truly...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Feb. 26, 2016

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ReFocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling

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Edited by: Frances Smith &

Timothy Shary, MA '92

Refocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling is the first book-length study of the work of Amy Heckerling, the phenomenally popular director and screenwriter of Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. As such, the book constitutes a significant intervention in Film Studies, prompting a...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Feb. 19, 2016

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The Boy Who Stopped Time

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Michael A Massa, BSC '82, Ohio University Southern

A poignant story of a little boy in an Italian Mountain Village, wishing to stop his ill grandfather from dying, convinces the local church monk to stop the village clock at the stroke of midnight, in his quest to 'stop time'... The little boy soon learns that although time can't be stopped…that love never expires...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2016

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In Another Life

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Julie Christine Johnson, BA '99

Historian Lia Carrer has finally returned to southern France, determined to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. But instead of finding solace in the region's quiet hills and medieval ruins, she falls in love with Raoul, a man whose very existence challenges everything she knows...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 2, 2016

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Willard the Dragon: Sneeze-Fire

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Suzanne Cordatos, MAIA '94

What could be more miserable than a little dragon with a cold, one with a cold that makes others miserable, as Willard's friends discover. Brr! Curl up with a dragon this winter. New picture book Sneeze-Fire will warm you up.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Jan. 6, 2016

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It's NOT That Complex!

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Phil Yoder, BFA '68

‘It’s NOT That Complex!’ is written based on the belief that Americans are abandoning their innate ability to form common-sense opinions and act on them as opposed to accepting popular perspectives from the media or others. We continue without understanding that a new level of proactive, vocal participation is necessary! 

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2016

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Christmas Reindeer Food

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Nicole Antoinette Smith, BBA '92

On a cold winter day, while looking out the window, 8-year-old Honey becomes curious about how reindeer fly. Her father tells her she'll discover the secret if she uses her imagination. Honey's curiosity turns into fear, as she begins to worry about the reindeer traveling to all the homes in the world on Christmas Eve...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2016

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40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

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Edmund Rossman, MA '80

Offering step-by-step guidance, in this book Rossman shares more than 40 revenue-generating methods to bolster the library's bottom line. Through plentiful examples, interviews, and implementation exercises this book: discusses the current context of funding for libraries and non-profits, using the...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: 2016

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The Savage Apostle

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John B. Kachuba, MA '03

Thoroughly grounded in years of research, The Savage Apostle, is an exciting and colorful account of the events leading up to King Philip’s War, the costliest war per capita ever fought on American soil. Moreover, it is an exemplary lesson for today’s world where divisiveness and conflict are so...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 23, 2015

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Voices from the Attic: The Williamston Boys in the Civil War

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Carleton Young, MA '80

Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering hundreds of letters written during the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing why his family had the letters, the author uses the resources of Ancestry.com and other sources to discover how two Vermont soldiers fit into his...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 9, 2015

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Nicaragua and the Politics of Utopia

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Daniel Chavez, MA '94, MA '99

The history of modern Nicaragua is populated with leaders promising a new and better day. Inevitably, as Nicaragua and the Politics of Utopia demonstrates, reality casts a shadow and the community must look to the next leader. As an impoverished state, second only to Haiti in the Americas...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: Nov. 15, 2015

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Eyewitness to a Savior

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Nancy Elizabeth Gainor, BSHS '78

This inspiring collection of poetic prose takes a personal look inside the life and world of Jesus Christ. Author Nancy Elizabeth Gainor lets us shadow Jesus, overhear His conversations, experience His joy, and look into His compassionate and loving eyes through her verse.

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Oct. 28, 2015

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Scar Tissue (Mr. Finn: Book 2)

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Trace Conger, BA '98

Finn Harding specializes in finding people who don’t want to be found. Dr. Daryl Jennings is a family friend who mistakenly becomes entangled in a fentanyl smuggling operation. Finn negotiates a deal with a violent Indianapolis mob boss to earn the doctor’s freedom, but it doesn’t come cheap.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 22, 2015

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Dismantlements of Silence: Poems Selected and New

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William Virgil Davis, BA '62, MA '65, PhD '67

William Virgil Davis is a widely published, award-winning poet. Among his many honors, fellowships, and awards are the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, the New Criterion Poetry Prize, and the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Poetry. His poems regularly appear in leading journals...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2015

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My Life Inscribed: An Easy-to-Follow Interview Guide for Capturing Your Loved One's Stories

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Jill Basom, BSHCS '00

My Life Inscribed is an easy-to-follow interview guide that walks you and a loved one through a series of questions written specifically to draw out great stories and words of wisdom. The chronological order of the questions creates an interview that feels like an illustrative walk through a loved...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2015

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Lessons in Elemental Style

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Steven Calantropio, MFA '73

A collection of works with notes and suggestions for further development and improvisation. Includes original works and folk music arrangements and continues and elaborates on ideas and materials presented in 'Pieces and Processes' (SMC 569). Provides tools for effective, creative teaching.

Genre: Music  
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2015

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Buddy Bloom Wildflower: A Tale of Struggle and Celebration

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Jerry Snider, BSC '78, Ohio University Lancaster

Buddy Bloom is a flower seed looking forward to fresh air, sunshine, and gentle rain to help him grow. After a raging storm-with help from George the Ant, Ken the Turtle, and Sadie the Butterfly, he learns the value of struggle, the joy of friendship, and the celebration of life.

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2015

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Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist

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Amina Hassan, MA '00, PHD '05

Loren Miller was one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s and successfully fought discrimination in housing and education. Alongside Thurgood Marshall, Miller argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 22, 2015

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The Lost and Found: Sometimes Life is About Taking a Step Back to Go Forward

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Sara Marie Normand, BSJ '08

Kate Jefferies is obsessed with the TV show “Lost,” crazy about the main character, Jack Shepherd, and desperate to find the way around an island of her own, that place where all confused, unemployed, recent college graduates end up before they figure out what they actually want to do for a...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 5, 2015

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The Crystal Tower: Book 1

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Luann Tennant Coyne, MA '78

The Crystal Tower is an unusual, gentle story, full of gripping adventure and timeless wisdom about the human heart. Readers of all ages will enjoy its rich characterization and humor as they are swept up in the page-turning adventures of Blair, Florian and all the creatures Blair and Florian meet...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2015

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

Knowledge comes with a price. Tommy and Careen’s eyes are opened to the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense’s abuses of power. After accidentally discovering that the miracle antidote that’s supposed to protect them is actually meant to control them, they take their knowledge public...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2015

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Shooting for the Stars (The Gil Malloy Series Book 3)

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R. G. Belsky, BSJ '67

Some thirty years ago, movie star Laura Marlowe was shot to death by a crazed fan in New York City, who then killed himself. The police ruled it a murder-suicide, the case was closed, and the beloved starlet faded away into history. But when New York Daily News reporter Gil Malloy...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 11, 2015

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Shakespeare's Conspirator: The Woman, The Writer, The Clues

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Dr. Steven Weitzenkorn, AB '72

It's 1587. Shakespeare is struggling to launch his career. Finally he persuades James Burbage, a theater owner, to stage Henry VI. He's the same proprietor who refused to look at Amelia Bassano's comedic script. Infuriated after being blocked at every turn, she reluctantly seals...

Genre: Historical Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 10, 2015

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The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II

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John Moser, BA '89

The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II demonstrates the ways in which the economic crisis of the late 1920s and early 1930s helped to cause and shape the course of the Second World War. Historian John E. Moser points to the essential uniformity in the way in which...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: July 30, 2015

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Operation Pucker Up

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Rachele Alpine, BSED '01

When Grace Shaw finds out she’s been cast as the lead in her school play, she has about two seconds to celebrate before she realizes she’ll have to kiss Prince Charming, aka James Lowe, aka the heartthrob of Sloane Middle School…on the lips! She’s never kissed a boy, and the idea of...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: July 21, 2015

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Doubly Blessed an Inspirational Memoir

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Kevin Hershner, BBA '89

The setting for the first two chapters of Doubly Blessed is actually Ohio University in Athens, one of my favorite places on Earth. It's where I met my first wife. It's a story of loss, struggle, and hope. 

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: July 20, 2015

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The Lost Crown of Apollo

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Suzanne Cordatos, MAIA '94

Climb aboard for an adventure to the Greek islands of past and present! You'll meet creatures of land and sea-and if you think pirates are a thing of the past, you might want to keep an eye on your valuables. Meet Elias Tantalos, an almost-eleven year old bad luck magnet who escapes the most...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: July 17, 2015

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Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England

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Sara D. Luttfring, AB '02

This volume examines early modern representations of women’s reproductive knowledge through new readings of plays, monstrous birth pamphlets, medical treatises, court records, histories, and more, which are often interpreted as depicting female reproductive bodies as passive...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: July 16, 2015

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Facing Your Fears: Speaking up When You Really Feel Like Throwing Up!

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Lou Davidson Tillson, PHD '92

For teachers and employers: Have you ever wished for a magic wand that, with the casual wave of your hand, could dispense confidence and assertiveness to your students or employees who are terrified of delivering a presentation? If you are troubled by the visible anxiety you see in your...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: July 14, 2015

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Why Me? Why Not Me!

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Jon A. Logan, MHA '15, OHIO Online

Actions for a Truly Outstanding Life! Has something happened in your life that seems unfair? Of course it has, but have you even thought about your response? This story summarizes some of my own obstacles and how I responded. The actions I chose were not always correct, and believe me...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: July 14, 2015

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The Making of Major League 

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Jonathan Knight, BSJ '99

If you love watching Major League, you’ll be fascinated by this inside story. Based on interviews with all major cast members plus crew and producers, it tells how writer/director David S. Ward battled the Hollywood system to turn his own love of the underdog Cleveland Indians into a...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: May 29, 2015

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The Girl Who Founded Nebraska and Other Stories

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Gary Carr, MA '66

Short stories by Gary Carr. In these eleven short stories by Gary Carr we follow a biblical-era weapons merchant with good taste in food, meet the author’s self-portrait in the face of someone on the subway, and consider the staging of a “Chekhovian action scene.” And the wild and funny ride...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 16, 2015

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Behind the Shades

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Sue Ann Baker, BFA '68

Behind the Shades tells the story of the life of a female agent entering the male dominated world of the Secret Service. It is a story of personal sacrifice, adventure, acceptance and rejection, tenacity, endurance, and hard work during trying times. Sue Ann Baker was on the front lines of...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: May 12, 2015

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Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom

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Alysia Burton Steele, MA '10

These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions of the Jim Crow era and during the courageous changes of the Civil Rights Movement. With the help of local pastors, Steele recorded these living witnesses to history and folk ways, and shares the significance of...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: April 7, 2015

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Garden for the Blind

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Kelly Fordon, MS '97

In Garden for the Blind, trouble lurks just outside the door for Kelly Fordon’s diverse yet interdependent characters. As a young girl growing up in an affluent suburb bordering Detroit, Alice Townley witnesses a tragic accident at her parents’ lavish party. In the years that follow, Alice is left mostly in the...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 1, 2015

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Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon

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Cathleen Morgan Burnham, BSC '88

In Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon, 10-year-old Doyli, with the help of her family, rescues endangered, orphaned monkeys from the perils of native hunters and the black market. She carries the rescued animals home to her island home in the Peruvian Amazon, where...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: March 25, 2015

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Frankenstein Soul's Echo (Book 2 of 3 in The Resurrection Trinity) 

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Pete Planisek, BSC '99, ME '04

Ernest Frankenstein continues to unravel the dark legacy of his ill-fated brother, Victor and must decide if he should fight against or join his brother’s unholy creation. Meanwhile, Ernest’s mysterious sister-in-law, Abrielle, a French Imperial spy, must rescue her niece. To do so, she’ll have to outmaneuver...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 6, 2015

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Racing to the Brink: The End Game for Race and Capitalism

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Vern Turner, BS '66

Telling the truth is difficult for some and hearing it even more difficult for others. "Racing to the Brink..." uses facts, truths and expert analysis to explain the evolution of our American economics, its politics and especially how race, racism and capitalism have combined to bring us to the brink...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Feb. 5, 2015

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The Midnight Hour (The Gil Malloy Series Book 2)

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R. G. Belsky, BSJ '67

Still plagued from the fallout of the “Houston” prostitute scandal, New York Daily News reporter Gil Malloy finds an opportunity to land a big story and return his reputation to good standing when a star reporter at the paper is found dead in an abandoned building. Even with all hands on deck to...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 3, 2015

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Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age

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Susan Crites Price, BSJ '72, MAIA '73

Generous Genes is a road map for parents, grandparents and others who want to teach kids--from 2 to 20--to live compassionately. This indispensable guide is full of practical advice, inspiring stories and resources to help adults encourage their kids to share their time, talent...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Jan. 30, 2015

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Lessons My Patients Taught Me: Memoirs of a Family Physician

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Michael E. Day M.D., BS '69

This book is a collection of stories and observations gleaned from the author’s many years of experience as a family physician. Almost every chapter features at least one patient experience or example. Some of the stories are more humorous, some more inspirational, and some more an...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Jan. 19, 2015

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Coaching the Single Wing Hybrid

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Tom Lewis, BFA '90

Coaching the Single Wing Hybrid was written to help coaches who are interested in installing a run-oriented offense but who may be unwilling to line up in base single wing on every play. The single wing hybrid combines the power and deception of the single wing with the option attack of the pistol...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Jan. 6, 2015

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One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me!

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John Micklos Jr., BSJ '78

Count your way through the seasons! In spring, the tree’s leaves appear, one by one. By summer, there’s a glorious canopy. And when autumn winds blow, leaves fly from the tree, one after another, leading us into winter. There’s a world of activity to spy in and around this beautiful tree as...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2015

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Letters of Enlightenment

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Jeffrey Faulkner, BSC '70

Have you ever received a letter from the same person month after month for ten years? Jeff Faulkner has been that person. He has sent these letters faithfully to many friends and family members. Now you can read this collection of heartfelt stories and inspirations that will give you time to...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 3, 2014

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OpenVZ Essentials

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Mark Furman, MBA '18, OHIO Online

If you are a system administrator or Linux professional who wants to learn to set up, install, and manage OpenVZ containers on a server to implement OS-level virtualization, then this book is for you. Along with elementary knowledge of Linux programming, you need to have a conceptual understanding of system...

Genre: Computers/Technology  
Publication Date: Nov. 11, 2014

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Ball or Bands: Football vs. Music as an Educational and Community Investment

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John R. Gerdy, MSA '83, PhD '86

In a perfect world, all school extracurricular activities would be fully funded. But with all indications being that future education funding will be significantly reduced, it's clear we no longer live in a perfect world. As a result, school and community leaders, as well as parents, will be forced to...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Nov. 3, 2014

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Never Forgotten: Teaching in the Rebellious Eritrea 1965-1967 and Returning after 35 Years

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Paul E. Huntsberger, MA '71

Never Forgotten chronicles the Peace Corps service of a young American who taught in Saganeiti, Eritrea during a nascent rebellion against Ethiopia in 1965-1967. The story recounts his return after 35 years to reunite with Eritreans after years of war led to independence. Numerous...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2014

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Not Going Gently: A Psychologist Fights Back Against Alzheimer's for Her Mother... and Perhaps Herself

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Constance Vincent, AB '62

A poignant mother-daughter memoir, Not Going Gently fuses story and science together into a unique book. Constance L. Vincent, PhD, shares her mother’s personal experience living with Alzheimer’s, intertwined with her own professional research into the disease. Striving to use her skills to...

Genre: Health/Medicine  
Publication Date: Sept. 25, 2014

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Famous Chefs and Fabulous Recipes: Lessons Learned at One of the Oldest Cooking Schools in America

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Lisa Abraham, BJS '85

Catherine St. John

Tucked into the historic enclave of Hudson, Ohio, is one of the oldest cooking schools in America, the Western Reserve School of Cooking. Originally founded by Zona Spray, and now run by Catherine St. John, the intimate institution has been a destination for many prominent chefs...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: Sept. 19, 2014

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A Place for Humility: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Natural World

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Christine Gerhardt, MA '98

A Place for Humility examines Dickinson’s and Whitman’s poetry in conjunction with this important change in American environmental perception, exploring the links between their poetic projects within the context of developing nineteenth-century environmental thought. Christine Gerhardt...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2014

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Cartoon Carnival: A Critical Guide to the Best Cartoons from Warner Brothers, MGM, Walter Lantz and DePatie-Freleng

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Michael Samerdyke, MA '89

This book provides critical commentary on cartoons made by Warner Brothers, MGM, Walter Lantz and DePatie-Freleng between 1933 and 1976, covering cartoons “starring” Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and the Pink Panther among others.

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2014

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The Shadow Broker (Mr. Finn: Book 1)

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Trace Conger, BA '98

Finn Harding specializes in finding people who don’t want to be found. Bishop runs a black-market information brokerage on the dark web, selling stolen personal data to the highest bidder. When someone blackmails Bishop, threatening to go public with his identity and crimes, he hires Finn...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 26, 2014

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The Kennedy Connection

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R. G. Belsky, BSJ '67

In this bold and entertaining thriller from a true media insider, discredited newspaper reporter Gil Malloy breaks the story of the link between seemingly unconnected murders—a Kennedy half dollar coin found at each of the crime scenes. At the same time, a man emerges who claims to...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 12, 2014

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Counteract: Book One of the Resistance Series

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Tracy Lawson, BSC '88

The government uses fear to control you. Show no fear, and they will destroy you. Still raw from the death of his parents, eighteen-year-old Tommy Bailey isn't sure if he wants to live—until he meets complex and intriguing Careen. He comes to her aid during a terrorist gas-strike, sharing his last...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 4, 2014

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The Marketing Performance Blueprint

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Paul Roetzer, BSJ '00

The Marketing Performance Blueprint is an actionable and innovative guide to unlocking your potential as a marketer and accelerating success for your business. With an eye toward the marketing industry's rapid evolution, this book focuses on the processes, technologies, and strategies that...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: July 25, 2014

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The Mystery of Bila Land

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Nitish Krishna, MBA '06

“A warrior is meditating at the foot of a giant snow-capped mountain, surrounded by vibrant flowers, lush green fields and a flowing water stream. A warrior is sitting inside a dark cave with a large hole on the roof from where the water is falling onto his head. A warrior is fighting a battle. There is...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 23, 2014

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My Faire Lady

Girl in Renaissance clothing.
Laura Wettersten, BMUS '03

When a cheating boyfriend leads to an unexpected summer job, Rowena discovers that the best way to let go of the past might be to dive right into it. Rowena Duncan is a thoroughly modern girl with big plans for her summer—working at the mall with her best friends, taking trips to the Cape...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: June 3, 2014

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Secret Rivers

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Marilyn Cavicchia, AB '95, MS '02

Marilyn Cavicchia gives vivid voices to the drivers and passengers traveling a rainy stretch of freeway in eastern Ohio. She conjures distinctive verbal identities for each of her personae, and each poem’s vignette delights the imagination and the ear. A further joy is to trace the “secret rivers”...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: June 1, 2014

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What's Important: Understanding and Working with Value Perspectives

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Kenton Hyatt, PhD '86

Cheryl De Ciantis

What's Important is about Values Perspectives: a different way of looking at and working with values, whether you want to really understand what drives your own life and work choices; or if you want to build a foundation of shared values energy with your team, or, align your organization...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: May 27, 2014

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The Body in Bodega Bay: A Nora Barnes and toby Sandler Mystery

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Michael Hinden, AB '63

Betsy Draine

Life in Bodega Bay on the rugged, foggy coast of northern California has been pretty quiet since Alfred Hitchcock filmed The Birds there. But antiques dealer Toby Sandler learns that his new business partner Charlie has been found dead on an abandoned boat in the harbor. When the...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: May 23, 2014

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Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics

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Edited by Joshua Hall, BBA '97, MA '99

In Homer Economicus a cast of lively contributors takes a field trip to Springfield, where the Simpsons reveal that economics is everywhere. By exploring the hometown of television's first family, this book provides readers with the economic tools and insights to guide them at work, at home...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: May 14, 2014

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The Bones Poems

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William Virgil Davis, BA '62, MA '65, PhD '67

The writing in this remarkable collection makes such masterful use of bones as metaphor that the book reads as much like a single long poem as it does a bringing together of individual lyrics. Open the book anywhere and enjoy a small gem of poetry, or read the whole book-even in a single...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: April 21, 2014

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Starting Up Silicon Valley

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Katherine Maxfield, BA '69

From Fruit Shed to Fortune 500: The inside story of ROLM and its continuing influence on Silicon Valley. Decades before Facebook, seven years before Apple, four young men were hard at work in a prune-drying shed designing ''the world's toughest computer.'' That was the founding of ROLM...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: April 8, 2014

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Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in American Cinema since 1980

Cover with multiple movie images.
Timothy Shary, MA '92

Generation Multiplex (2002) was the first comprehensive study of the representation of teenagers in American cinema since David Considine’s Cinema of Adolescence in 1985. This updated and expanded edition reaffirms the idea that films about youth constitute a legitimate genre worthy of study on its own...

Genre: Cinema  
Publication Date: April 1, 2014

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Contemplative Man

Cream cover with title in black.
Brock Guthrie, BA '01, MA '05

You could be sitting on a good one, a two-to-eight word answer that says exactly how important Guthrie's Contemplative Man is. Something concise. Something direct. Something that proves a summary actually can say something true about something else. You think, damn, this sounds smug, and...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: March 14, 2014

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Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Baseball players from the past, one sliding into a base and other reaching down to tag.
Nathaniel Grow, BSC '02

The controversial 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the "business of base ball" was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. In Baseball on Trial, legal scholar Nathaniel Grow defies conventional wisdom to explain why the...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Jan. 27, 2014

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Streetwalker

Man and woman embracing with city behind.

Sharon Arthur Moore, BSED '69, AB '73, MED '73

Pen name: Angelica French

A very different novel of romance, recovery and sex for sale! Carrie is a smart woman with a dark past and more than her share of heartache. Determined to retire early from hands-on sex work, she uses her skills as an exhibitionist to bargain for partial ownership of a high-end, brownstone...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 2, 2014

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Diagramming Sentences: A Playful Way to Analyze Everyday Language

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Amy Lynn Hess, MA '01

This 12-chapter textbook teaches sentence diagramming from beginning concepts to advanced sentence structures. It was written and designed by an experienced teacher of Developmental English. The methods and lessons have been classroom tested, revised, and published here as effective...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2014

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Ezra: A Mother's Portrait

Painting of wooded area.
Stella Elliston BSG '75

Penned by his courageous mother, this is the portrait of a boy as gifted as he was challenged, and of the family that loved him. Born two months premature, Ezra suffered permanent brain damage at six days old. His parents ignored the forewarnings of doctors and welcomed their son...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 3, 2013

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It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey

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Rick Dodgson, MA '95, PhD '06

Counterculture icon and best-selling author of the anti-authoritarian novels One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey said he was “too young to be a beatnik and too old to be a hippie.” It’s All a Kind of Magic is the first biography of Kesey. It reveals a youthful...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Nov. 12, 2013

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The World Shouldering I

Gray cover.
James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

These poems advocate for courage in the face of a future whose business it is to be dangerous. There is a gallery of marvels in these pages - poems of nature, love, jazz, and family, and while some address the despairing tragedies of history, all remain affirmations of hope.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Oct. 23, 2013

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Mary Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen and the Revolution

Painting of Mary Antoinette with big extravagant hair pieces.
Will Bashor, MA '00

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better part of the queen’s reign, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 16, 2013

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Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People

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Renee Evenson, BSS '04

Most of us are going to work today with individuals who at times come across as incompetent, lazy, spotlight-hugging, whiny, or backstabbing. Then, tomorrow we go to work with them again and again. Like it or not, the bulk of our waking hours are spent with people at work--people who can grate...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2013

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How To Write Your Own Wedding Vows

Bride holding bouquet.
Elena Michaels, BA '71

This easy to follow formula explains how to write your own wedding ceremony, make your vows unique to you and your partner and create memories that last a lifetime. The sections of the ceremony and examples are provided so you can adapt your ceremony to truly reflect you and your partner. Written...

Genre: Self-Help  
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2013

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The Formula: How I Found It and What It Can Do For You

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Bernard Bushell, AB '58

Part lifestory and part lifeadvice, The Formula offers an immensely lucid and readable account of how the sexes relate to each other, and how the partners in a relationship can understand and empathize with each other to harmonious effect. Bernard Bushell combines anecdote, personal...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Aug. 30, 2013

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Mary Norton of New Jersey: Congressional Trailblazer

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David Porter, MA '65

Mary Norton of New Jersey: Congressional Trailblazer tells the compelling story of Mary Norton, who served in the United States House of Representatives for 13 terms from 1925 to 1951, featuring her significant role as a congressional pioneer for women and American workers. The...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: June 20, 2013

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The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

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Turney Duff, BSJ '93

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A former Galleon Group trader portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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Super Boys: the Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Creators of Superman

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Brad Ricca, MA '96

In time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of the DC Comics superhero Superman and the inspiration for Michael Chabon's Kavalier and Clay -- Drawing on ten years of research in the trenches...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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Models of Atonement: Speaking about Salvation in a Scientific World

Purple cover with graphic of DNA.
George L. Murphy, BS '63

Models of Atonement breaks new ground in the science-theology dialogue, going beyond questions about the doctrine of creation to speak about God's work of new creation through Christ in a world described by science. The book builds on the author's earlier work that addressed questions...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: May 15, 2013

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The Color of Rain

Girl with curly hair with moon above.
Cori McCarthy, BA '05

If there is one thing that seventeen-year-old Rain knows and knows well, it is survival. Caring for her little brother, Walker, who is "Touched," and losing the rest of her family to the same disease, Rain has long had to fend for herself on the bleak, dangerous streets of Earth City. When she looks...

Genre: Science Fiction  
Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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The Politics of Social Welfare in America

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Glenn David Mackin, BA '96, MA '99, University of Chillicothe

The Politics of Social Welfare in America examines how politicians, theorists and citizens discuss need, welfare and disability with respect to theoretical and political projects. Glenn David Mackin argues that participants in these discussions often miss the way their perceptions of those in...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: April 22, 2013

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A Going Concern

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Brian Railsback, MA '85, PHD '90

The thing about the end of the world is...It doesn’t end. Trent Sheets goes on a long bender in the woods and wakes up to discover most of humanity is dead. Trent expects zombies, ghosts, or crazed vigilantes. Instead he faces nothing but vast space and mind-blowing silence. Striking...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: March 20, 2013

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God's Creative Gift - Unleashing the Artist in You

Pink and blue circles.
Jody Thomae, MA '90

God's Creative Gift is an in-depth study for Christian creatives, artists and worshipers. It is intended for both professional and lay artists, for the casual crafter and hobbyist, and for those in both sacred and secular settings. It is for those who see things where others do not and for those...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Feb. 27, 2013

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The Dream Cabinet of Dr. Kino

Black cover with white gate at bottom.
Michael Samerdyke, MA '89

As the mysterious Dr. Kino travels from village to village in the aftermath of the First World War, Karl becomes his assistant, enthralled by the nightmarish visions shown each night in the Dream Cabinet. The twenty-one stories within the Dream Cabinet include the vampire tales "Winter...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 26, 2013

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Their Greatest Victory: 24 Athletes Who Overcame Disease, Disability, and Injury

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David L. Porter, MA '65

This book profiles 24 athletes who overcame seemingly insurmountable medical odds to attain athletic success. Each profile describes the athlete's problem, the medical issues he or she faced, how success was achieved despite the setback, and the personal qualities that helped the athlete to...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2013

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Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

In Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema, editor Timothy Shary collects fourteen contributions that consider male representation in films made at the turn of the century to explore precisely how those questions have been dealt with in cinema. Contributors move beyond...

Genre: Cinema  
Publication Date: Dec. 17, 2012

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Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

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Scott Kaufman, MA '94, PhD '98

Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California's Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they called Plowshare. Joined by like-minded government officials, scientists, and...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 15, 2012

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Sly, Slick & Wicked: A Kendra Clayton Mystery (Book 5)

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Angela Henry, BA '92

Love is in the air in Willow, Ohio, but not for teacher Kendra Clayton. Her lawyer boyfriend, Carl, dumped her and moved to Atlanta after a misunderstanding, and the other man she thought she could count on, Reverend Morris Rollins, has romantically hooked up with her nemesis...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 12, 2012

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Bluejackets in the Blubber Room: A Biography of the William Badger, 1828-1865

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Peter Kurtz, BSJ '81

Bluejackets in the Blubber Room explores key events in US maritime history from the 1820s to the end of the Civil War through the biography of the sailing ship William Badger. Taking a biographical approach to his subject, Peter Kurtz describes three phases of the life of the William Badger, a...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Nov. 28, 2012

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Earplugs

Abstract drawing of an ear.
Bram Riddlebarger, BA '98

A quaint town overtaken. Antique dealers selling off the living room. Relationships that fizzle. Ensconced biddies fighting the newest mayor, Ms. Service Industry. Who will win? And will Lisa, the young woman jogger with the Band-aid and the pink bandana ever return? In this novel a quest for...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Nov. 20, 2012

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Blue Spots! Yellow Spots!

Colorful, fluffy birds with spots.

Jenean Atwood Baynes, MFA '99

John H. Atwood

Meet the Frazzies from the Land of Dushkin! These fuzzy-haired creatures are alike in every way but one . . . some have yellow spots and some have blue. Will this small difference keep them apart forever? In this enchanting tale, Blue Spots! Yellow Spots! John Atwood and Jenean Atwood...

Genre: Children  
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2012

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Landing Right Side Up in Nehru's India: Field Notes from a Punjab Sojourn

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Jean Durgin Harlan, MS '68, PHD '78

On India's Independence Day in 1962, an Ohio family of six landed dockside at the Bombay Harbor, stranded by holiday miscommunications. It was a fitting introduction to an upside down lifestyle ahead. A two day train journey to their temporary home in the Punjab confirmed the fascination and...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Nov. 12, 2012

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Landscape in American Guides and View Books: Visual History of Touring and Travel

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Herbert Gottfried, PHD '74

Landscape in American Guides and View Books: Visual History of Touring and Travel is vested in the American relationship to landscape and the role guidebooks and view books played in touring and travel experiences, including immigration. Early in the history of the republic, the relationship...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Nov. 8, 2012

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Getting Beyond the Day: Your Guide to Surviving a Job Layoff

Men's dress shoe nose down in a coffee cup.

Nicole Antoinette, BBA '92

Jill Cox-Cordova

"Tag - you're it" can be heard in virtually all neighborhoods as children play the game Tag. The basic rule to Tag is that one person is designated as "it," and that person runs around trying to touch someone else. If they succeed, the person they touch is now "it." Unannounced, that cheerful, yet...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Nov. 6, 2012

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The Holocaust and World War II: In History and In Memory

Black cover with green and red splatters.

Nancy E. Rupprecht

Edited by: Wendy Koenig, MFA '98

The Holocaust and World War II: In History and In Memory is a thematic volume of nineteen articles based on papers presented at the 9th Middle Tennessee State University International Holocaust Studies Conference in October, 2009. It focuses on the connection between World War II and...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2012

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House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler

Black and red cover with image of man on left.
Robert Sberna, BSJ '78

House of Horrors exposes the shocking details of Sowell's depraved crimes and twisted psyche. He preyed on neighborhood women, luring them to his home with alcohol and drugs. Sowell then murdered the women and lived among their corpses. At least five other women were attacked by...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Oct. 29, 2012

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At Dawn

Playground slide on cover.
Jobie Hughes, BBA '02

Caught in a riptide of haphazard underemployment, at turns violent and unpredictable and with no family or friends to speak of, Stratton Brown longs for the chance to escape his small-town past and build a new life. He sets out for Chicago, where he meets a new and fresh hell: a nine-to-fiver in a nondescript...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 16, 2012

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Blue Suede Shoes and Thunderbirds

Classic red car with high heel shoes on hood.
Judy Allen, BSED '67

Our Millie stories recounts an innocent and simple time when the important things in life were family, friends, helping people, animals, giving and living with nature and seeing life in a clearer and more honest way. The stories are amusing, fun to read, and sometimes rather sad, but they reflect...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 25, 2012

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The White Forest

Forest of white trees.
Adam McOmber, BA '98

Jane Silverlake lives with her father in a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret—an unexplainable and frightening gift that allows her to see the souls of man-made objects—and this talent isolates her from the outside world. She finds solace in her...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 11, 2012

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October Ridge

Woods with green sky above.
Diane Mechem Kinser, AB '65

October Ridge follows a serial killer as he stalks and kills his victims in beautiful Wayne National Forest. A half-century later, a criminal profiler is finally on the trail of the serial killer.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 11, 2012

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Mongolia (Other Places Travel Guides)

Two women dressed in Mongolian garb dancing.

Nathan Chamberlain, BA '04

Leslie Chamberlain 

Ashlee Christian

Andrew Cullen

Mongolia is an adventurous travel destination. While some luxury accommodations exist in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar (UB) and some tourist hot spots have more Westerner-friendly accommodations, the most interesting experiences are outside the capital, where travelers must be creative...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Aug. 23, 2012

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White Bound: Nationalist, Antiracists and the Shared Meanings of Race

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Matthew Hughey, MED '02

Discussions of race are inevitably fraught with tension, both in opinion and positioning. Too frequently, debates are framed as clear points of opposition--us versus them. And when considering white racial identity, a split between progressive movements and a neoconservative backlash is...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: Aug. 22, 2012

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The Football Corporations

Colorful playbook drawing.
William Heyen, MA '63, PHD '68

William Heyen's work explores romantic conceptions of contemporary sport, powering its way into a post-catastrophe setting of dirty bombs in stadiums, tortured athletes, corporate domination, and cynicism on a global level.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Aug. 14, 2012

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Psychopomp Volume One: Cracked Plate

Black cover with green circle.
Amanda Sledz BA '01

Psychopomp Volume One: Cracked Plate is the story of Meena, a struggling writer who suffers a mental fracture on Portland's light rail that alters her life in an instant. Confused and afraid that her unexpected unraveling will result in universal rejection, she confronts a man in a coffee shop and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 10, 2012

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Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3 in The Resurrection Trinity)

Dark cover with moon shining through trees.
Pete Planisek, BSC '99, ME '04

Ten years after the loss of his entire family to madness and death, Ernest Frankenstein finds himself compelled to return to the city of his birth, Geneva, in order to discover if his elder brother, Victor, might still be alive. Only Victor can provide the answers to questions, which have long...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 1, 2012

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Borrowing Through the U.S. Treasury's Fast Money Tree: The Need to Balance Austerity and Growth in the 21st Century

Tree with leaves that look like paper money.
Dr. Michael William Sunner, BA '66

The continuing U.S. Government's debt ceiling crisis is an anomaly characterized by a dysfunctional Congress that previously approved the budgetary expenditures for a multitude of government programs that now requires that same body to approve raising the ceiling to pay for those...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: July 27, 2012

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Straw Man

Gun and credit cards laying on table.
David Kettlehake, BSC '82

When Marcus Schmidt discovers his estranged brother is missing he quickly returns to the Midwest, determined to find him. What he uncovers instead is a side of Rolland that he never knew, someone deeply involved in a Mexican drug war that threatens to explode into a blood bath...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: July 20, 2012

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Sports Fundraising: Dynamic Methods for Schools, Universities, and Youth Sport Organizations

Football players in red uniform running onto field.
David J. Kelley PHD '02

Sports Fundraising is a complete introduction to fundamental principles and best practice in sports fundraising. Focusing on the particular challenges of fundraising in intercollegiate and interscholastic sport, and for youth sport organizations, the book is designed to help students...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: July 18, 2012

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Up Jumps the Devil

Man with horns wearing hat and black duster roasting marshmallows over fire.
Michael Poore, BSED '95

John Scratch, the Devil himself, is the protagonist in this stunningly imaginative, sharp, funny, and tender novel, as he tricks, teases, and prods America to greatness in the hope of luring his lost love back down to Earth from Heaven. Up Pops the Devil is fiction with humor and heart, the...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: July 3, 2012

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The Smart Guide to United States Visas

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Scott Syfert

Melisa Boris, BSC '92

This simple, easy-to-understand guide to one of the most complex, confusing, and misunderstood areas of U.S. law helps readers navigate the bewildering and intimidating world of U.S. visa and immigration laws. The book simplifies complex concepts, defines common terms, and...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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The Caretakers

Dirt path through trees.
Robert Martin, MS '81, PHD '84

The Thompson Tract is a property in southeastern Tennessee, of great environmental importance, owned by a grandfatherly John Thompson, known locally as JT. An unscrupulous land developer, Sam Webster, plans to destroy thousands of acres of primitive wilderness after the death...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: April 12, 2012

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Behind the Curtain: A Career in EEO

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Charles E. Duffy, BA '67

Behind the Curtain:A Career in Equal Employment & Education Opportunity "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chuck Duffy began some of his EEO presentations with, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."...

Genre: Politics/Government  
Publication Date: April 1, 2012

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For One Who Knows How to Own Land

Orange glow over tree with cow underneath and wood fence.
Scott Owens, BA '84

Scott Owens describes his new volume of poetry: I grew up in two worlds: my father’s parents’ world of brick homes, city streets, shopping, and playgrounds; and my mother’s parents’ world of dirt roads, livestock, growing our own food, and endless woods. That second world was...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Feb. 23, 2012

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Parktails

Solid white buck with fog around.
Douglas G. Campbell, PHD '79

Parktails is an adventure that takes place in the aftermath of a great forest fire. Once the fire is extinguished, the animals of Geyser District, led by Zornova and Gondzor, are forced to confront numerous difficulties. Many of these displaced animals become despondent as a result of the...

Genre: Religion  
Publication Date: Feb. 22, 2012

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Our Millie Leaves Home and Other Stories

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Judy Allen, BSED '67

Our Millie used to say that she lived in the hairy armpit of life, but I didn’t know what she meant until I met her Ma, Big Mil. Big Mil stood almost six feet tall with muscles built from hard work and harder play. She could scare the bull out of the pit bull, the rattle off the snake and make any...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Feb. 16, 2012

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The Dark Side of Sports: Exposing the Sexual Culture of Collegiate and Professional Athletes

Red cover.
Nick T. Pappas, MED '96

The Dark Side of Sports has strong appeal for diverse audiences because it highlights the need for risk management in every male athletic culture. This includes individuals with direct involvement in sports such as athletes, coaches, managers, administrators, and support staff, who...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2012

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Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape

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Katherine Ziff, PhD '04

The story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum.

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Feb. 12, 2012

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Winning the Food Fight

Hands holding fork an knife with food in the background.

Steve Willis

Ken Walker, BSJ '73

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver brought his mini-series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, to Huntington, West Virginia, "the fattest city in America." But long before the small town was on the chef's radar, one pastor had already begun to pray for Huntington's spiritual and physical transformation...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: Dec. 14, 2011

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Long Beach Lullaby

Photo on cover of board walk and beach to left.
Richard Lewis Abrahams, BSC '73

What would you do if you received a postcard sent by three people you met in 1972, and their message was as baffling as the 1931 postmark? That’s the challenge which sets Sam and his friend into action 36 years after their backpacking trip through Europe during the...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 2011

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C is for Chafing

Cover with runner.
Mark Remy, BSJ '93

Whether you're a child, a child at heart, or just childish, you'll enjoy "C is for Chafing"--a kid-friendly running book that covers the good (E is for Endorphins) the bad (B is for Blister), and the ugly (O is for "Oh, No..."). With 26 gorgeous color illustrations, "C is for Chafing" offers a fun and...

Genre: Humor  
Publication Date: Nov. 25, 2011

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[Bond, James]: alphabet, anatomy, [auto]biography 

Face sideways on cover.
Michelle Disler, PHD '07

Invokes a narrative and intimate distance through the imbalance of power between men & detectives and women & wives, leaving a risky proposition like an alphabet or the simple complexity of memoir and writing about memory. A sobering examination of the ultimate spy-styled...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Nov. 15, 2011

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Rare Confidence: Strategies & Inspiration to Strengthen Your Belief That You Can Achieve Anything

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David "Doc" Shirey BGS '08

DREAM BIG & MAKE IT HAPPEN In this easy to read confidence-building book by David Shirey you'll learn: * Exact words to say to get the job and then how to excel at it * How to treat the janitor like the CEO and vice versa * What the sports world can teach us about confidence * The...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: Nov. 8, 2011

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Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution

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Joshua M. Bernstein, BSJ '00

Fine wine has always had its expert guides to taste and terroir. Why not beer? Funky, young, and smart, this is the ultimate beer geek's companion, covering everything from the homebrew renaissance to nanobreweries to many of America's preeminent beer events and festivals...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2011

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My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself

Woman walking in green grass field.
Kelly K. Ferguson, PhD '14

Kelly Kathleen Ferguson needed to know — was connecting with her lifelong heroine the key to knowing herself? She decided to find out. Kelly donned a prairie dress and retraced the pioneer journey of Laura Ingalls Wilder. From Wisconsin to Minnesota, South Dakota to Missouri...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2011

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Murder in Lascaux

Cave drawing of bull and mansion off in distance.


Betsy Draine

Michael Hinden, AB '63

The cave of Lascaux may be closed to the public, but five scholars a day are allowed inside, and Nora Barnes has finagled an appointment. True, she may have fudged a bit in her letter to the authorities, but she does teach art history, and she isn’t about to miss her chance to see the...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Oct. 4, 2011

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The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight

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Meg Galvin

Stepfanie Romine, BSJ '03, BA '03

This practical yet inspirational guide, which is based on the same easy, real-world principles as the SparkPeople program, takes the guesswork out of making delicious, healthy meals and losing weight-once and for all. Award-winning chef Meg Galvin and SparkRecipes editor Stepfanie Romine have...

Genre: Cookbooks  
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2011

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Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again

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John Kachuba, MA '03

Author John B. Kachuba visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public―so you can test your own ghosthunting skills, if you dare. Join John as he visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal...

Genre: Science Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 13, 2011

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The Red Scorpion

Red cover with scorpion.
Ed Newman, BGS '74

While on a late 1930’s research venture in Mexico, a University of Minnesota anthropologist experiences a serendipitous encounter with a youth from a secretive indigenous clan. The youth, who has become disaffected with his people, shares with Dr. Comstock a secret of his people and...

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Sept. 9, 2011

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Saving the Fig Tree Till Last: Diary of an American Adventurer in Southwest France 

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Patricia McKinnes, BSS '05, MA '07

Patricia woke up one day and realized that Einstein’s definition of Insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result” really applied to her so this domicile-free and income challenged American decided it was time to Do Something Different! Taking the first...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Sept. 6, 2011

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In the Eyes of God: The Black Diamond Legacy

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Diane Mechem Kinser, AB '65

The Markham saga continues. A family of coal miners suffer unspeakable tragedy and are forced to make a painful decision. Mollie Hunt, left whirling by husband and boss Fred Hunt, fills the empty spaces in her heart by going into politics and rising to the most coveted position possible.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Aug. 23, 2011

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How to Give Employees Performance Feedback

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Ross Blake, BFA '71, MS '72

Proven skills, not theories, to give employees performance feedback the way they want to be given it in order to gain their cooperation and avoid creating defensiveness. Also includes skills to develop feedback agreements in advance; how to resolve resistance if it occurs; and what to do when...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Aug. 11, 2011

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Authorial Ethics: How Writers Abuse Their Calling

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Robert Hauptman, MA '67, PHD '71

Authorial Ethics is a normative study that deals with the many ways in which writers abuse their commitment to truth and integrity. It is divided by academic discipline and includes chapters on journalism, history, literature, art, psychology, and science, among others. Robert Hauptman offers...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Feb. 22, 2011

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Syd Chaplin: A Biography

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Lisa Stein Haven, PhD '05

This is the first study of the life and art of Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's brother, a person notable not only for his importance in establishing his brother's career, but in several other early Hollywood enterprises, including the founding of United Artists and the Syd Chaplin Aircraft...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Dec. 15, 2010

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Antenna Towers for Radio Amateur

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Don Daso, BSJ '70, MFA '77

Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs is full of practical information for anyone who’s ever considered installing a tower, or who’s in the process of installing a tower. Don Daso, K4ZA, a professional tower climber with years of experience, leads you through the process of designing and building...

Genre: Engineering  
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2010

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The Runner's Field Manual

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Mark Remy, BSJ '93

Hot on the heels of last year's popular The Runner's Rule Book comes another indispensable guide from Mark Remy and his fellow Runner's World experts. Whether you run in the city or on trails, in races or just for fun, you'll find The Runner's Field Manual loaded with practical advice and...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Oct. 12, 2010

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Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers

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Frederic V. Hartemann

Robert Hauptman, MA '67, PHD '71

Operating in some of the most challenging and dangerous conditions on earth, mountain climbers are uniquely driven men and women. In these interviews, 15 well-known climbers and three leading historians of the sport, all native to or living in North America, recount experiences shared by...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 7, 2010

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The Covered Bridges of Ohio: A Photo Guide

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Jack R. Perry, BBA '74, MBA '76

A photo guide to the over 140 historic 'authentic' covered bridges remaining in Ohio. Written and photographed by Jack R Perry and includes many high dynamic range photos. The book provides the locations and GPS coordinates for each bridge, when built, details on the truss system used and more...

Genre: Travel  
Publication Date: Aug. 26, 2010

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I am Number Four

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Pittacus Lore

(Jobie Hughes, BBA'02 & James Frey)

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real...

Genre: Young Adult  
Publication Date: Aug. 3, 2010

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Leading Them to the Promised Land: Woodrow Wilson, Covenant Theology, and the Mexican Revolution, 1913–1915

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Mark Benbow, PhD '99

Through careful investigation of Wilson’s writings and correspondence, along with other contemporary sources, author Mark Benbow shows how Wilson’s religious heritage shaped his worldview, including his assumption that nations should come together in a covenant to form a unitary whole like the United States.

Genre: History  
Publication Date: June 11, 2010

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The Runner's Rule Book

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Mark Remy, BSJ '93

Every sport has rules. Running is no exception. If you're curious, just visit the Web site of USA Track & Field, the sport's governing body, where you'll find detailed dictates on everything from disqualification to bib-number placement to the caliber of the starter's pistol. But what about the everyday rules of running? The unspoken...

Genre: Humor  
Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2009

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Too Long a Solitude

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James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

Too Long a Solitude migrates from isolation to communion. Beginning alone on an iceberg, we eventually find ourselves at one with a lover in a moonlit vale. As solitude lifts and the journey ends, the poet finds he need no longer travel to find solace. But we’re glad, all the same, to have shared the journey with him.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2009

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Youth Culture in Global Cinema

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

Youth Culture in Global Cinema offers the first comprehensive investigation of how young people are portrayed in film around the world. Eighteen established film scholars from eleven different national backgrounds discuss a wide range of films that illuminate the varied conditions...

Genre: Cinema  
Publication Date: Jan. 27, 2009

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Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

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Derek Catsam, PHD '03

Tells the story of the Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides, challenges to segregation on interstate buses and the facilities serving them.

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Dec. 18, 2008

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10 Steps to Successful Business Writing (2nd edition)

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Jack Appleman, MS '80

Elevate your writing—simply. In 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing (2nd edition), you’ll transform how you write to achieve better career and business outcomes. In Jack Appleman’s business writing book, he reveals the practical steps he’s perfected in two decades as a writing instructor, coach and professor...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2007

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Cincinnati (The Black America Series)

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Gina Ruffin Moore, BSJ '79

Cincinnati’s photographic memory sometimes fades when it comes to the rich heritage of its African American community. This historical work by Gina Ruffin Moore recounts Cincinnati’s role in the Underground Railroad, as well as the Great Migration of African Americans to the north after the Civil War. The book...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: July 30, 2007

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The Kindness of Strangers

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Katrina Kittle, BSED '90, BA '90

A young widow raising two boys, Sarah Laden is struggling to keep her family together. But when a shocking revelation rips apart the family of her closest friend, Sarah finds herself welcoming yet another troubled young boy into her already tumultuous life.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 31, 2006

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Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen

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Timothy Shary, MA '92

Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen is a detailed look at the depiction of teens on film and its impact throughout film's history. Timothy Shary looks at the development of the teen movie – the rebellion, the romance, the sex and the horror – up to contemporary portrayals of ever-changing youth. Films...

Genre: Cinema  
Publication Date: Dec. 15, 2005

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Right Turn: John T. Flynn and Transformation of American Liberalism

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John Moser, BA '89

John T. Flynn, a prolific writer, columnist for the New Republic, Harper's Magazine, and Collier's Weekly, radio commentator, and political activist, was described by the New York Times in 1964 as “a man of wide-ranging contradictions.” In this new biography of Flynn, John E. Moser fleshes out his many contradictions and profound...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: April 1, 2005

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In The Talking Hours

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James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

James Ragan's first book of poems originally published in 1979 unleashes its raw energy and emotional power like a collection of classic paintings brought forth in a new retrospective. Hailed by Josephine Miles as an authoritative voice who will be recognized as an important voice, this distinguished collection...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: April 1, 2004

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Football (2nd Edition)

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Joe Theismann

Brian Tarcy, BSJ '83

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Football, Second Edition, provides new and intermediate football fans with all the information they need to understand and enjoy football. From high school to the NFL, coverage includes the basics of offense and defense, players, rules, strategies...

Genre: Education  
Publication Date: June 1, 2001  
 

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Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

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Jerri L. Nielsen, BS '74

This is Dr. Nielsen's own account of her experience at the Pole, the sea change as she becomes "of the Ice," and her realization that as she would rather be on Antarctica than anywhere else on earth. It is also a thrilling adventure of researchers and scientists embattled by a hostile environment; a penetrating...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 2001

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The Language of the Land: Living Among the Hadzabe in Africa

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James A. Stephenson, BA '93

At the age of 27, Stephenson intended to spend the year living among the Hadzabe, and, more importantly, living their life, hunting what they hunted, eating what they ate, participating in their dances and ceremonies, consulting with their medicine men and learning their myths and dreams. Armed only...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Sept. 15, 2000

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The Art of Ellis Wilson

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Albert Sperath, BFA '73, Margaret R. Vendryes, Steven H. Jones, Eva King

Ellis Wilson (1899-1977) was an African American artist from Mayfield, Kentucky. After attending The Art Institute of Chicago he moved to Harlem where he lived the rest of his life. His subject matter was people at work and play. Wilson worked for the WPA and received two Guggenheim Grants that took him to...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Feb. 11, 2000

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Too Close to the Falls

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Catherine A. Gildiner,  AB '70

Heartbreaking and wicked: a memoir of  stunning beauty and remarkable grace. Improbable friendships and brushes with death. A schoolgirl affecting the course of aboriginal politics. Elvis and cocktails and Catholicism and the secrets buried deep beneath a place that may be another, undiscovered Love...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 1, 1999

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Surge

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Matthew Cooperman, PHD '98

Articulating the search for a cohesive American identity, Matthew Cooperman’s poetry attends to the slippery question of place: its history in personal and cultural memory and its tenuous constitution as family, nature, love, and community. Cooperman uses the metaphor of travel to invoke the necessary...

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: April 9, 1999

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Midlife Orphan: Facing Life's Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone

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Jane Brooks, BSED '68

The word "orphan" may make us think of a child--but even self-sufficient adults can feel the pain of "orphanhood" when their parents are suddenly gone. Complicating the natural mourning process is the fact that this loss often occurs in our thirties, forties, or fifties--as we are raising our own children, watching...

Genre: Social Sciences  
Publication Date: April 1, 1999

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Twisting the Lion's Tail: American Anglophobia between the World Wars

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John Moser, BA '89

In 1918, Anglophobia, a permanent fixture of the nineteenth-century American cultural landscape, made a stunning reappearance in American political discourse. Anti-British invective, whether directed against the empire, the monarchy, the aristocracy, or even against Americans suspected of harboring pro-English sympathies...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 1998

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Lusions

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James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

In Lusions, the internationally acclaimed poet James Ragan casts his eye on modern and ancient history in poems that put an original spin on the progression of the world. These are lyrical and witty poems about change and cultural evolution from an intellectual and insightful mind. Ragan explores humankind's cultural and mythical identities.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: March 18, 1997

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Loverboy

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R.G. Belsky, BSJ '67

Her career stagnant in the ten years since she covered the unsolved murders of Loverboy, an infamous serial killer whom she has never been able to forget, reporter Lucy Shannon connects two recent homicides to Loverboy.

Genre: Fiction  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 1997

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Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman

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Alonzo L. Hamby, EMERT 09'

Harry Truman, Hamby writes, was a flawed man--insecure, often petty and vindictive--yet one of the great presidents of the twentieth century. But Americans cherish him less for what he did than for who he was: an ordinary person who worked his way up the political ladder to the summit of power...

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Oct. 26, 1995

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The Hunger Wall

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James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

A critically acclaimed poet explores the parallels between riot-torn Los Angeles and Prague, the crux of the newly divided Czechoslovakia, reflecting on the nature of divisions--ethnic, cultural, and political--in resonant, delicately crafted verse.

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Oct. 26, 1995

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Opening America's Market: U.S. Foreign Trade Policy Since 1776

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Alfred E. Eckes, EMERT '11

Eckes reconsiders trade policy issues and events from Benjamin Franklin to Bill Clinton, attributing growing political unrest and economic insecurity in the 1990s to shortsighted policy decisions made in the generation after World War II. Eager to win the Cold War and promote the benefits of free trade...

Genre: Business  
Publication Date: Sept. 11, 1995

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Rogers Hornsby: A Biography

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Charles C. Alexander, EMERT '04

A profile of the legendary baseball player, manager, and instructor contrasts his extraordinarily successful sports career with his complex, sometime turbulent personal life and analyzes Hornsby's seminal role in the history of professional of professional baseball.

Genre: Biographies/Memoirs  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 1995

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Death Throes of a Dynasty

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E.G. Ruoff, AB '50

Through the Ewing correspondence and his own narrative, Ruoff shows the parallel between the attitude toward the Chinese held by the foreign community in the 1890s and the equally restricted outlook the Chinese held of their land and themselves. But just as the views held by the...

Genre: History  
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 1990

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Womb-Weary: Poems

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James Ragan, MA '67, PhD '71

Womb-Weary, chronicles a soul-searching odyssey through the international landscape of human joy and suffering, a private charting of a terrain both physical and metaphysical. 

Genre: Poetry  
Publication Date: Jan. 1, 1990

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