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Ohio and Regional Book List

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Blood of the Prodigal
An Ohio Amish Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

Faced with an apparent abduction, the bishop of an Old Order Amish community reluctantly turns for help to an outsider in the deceptively tranquil countryside of Ohio’s Holmes County.

Literary Studies · Fiction · American Literature · Ohio and Regional · Mystery · Amish

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Home and Away
The Rise and Fall of Professional Football on the Banks of the Ohio, 1919–1934
By Carl M. Becker

A history of semiprofessional football clubs in Ohio — the Ironton Tanks, the Portsmouth Spartans, and others — and an intimate study of how the citizens and organizations that made up these cities worked to put themselves on the map.

American History · Ohio and Regional · Football · Sports

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R. F. D.
Charles Allen Smart
By Charles Allen Smart
· Foreword by Gene Logsdon

The classic story of a 1930s transplanted New Yorker in the rural Midwest.

Literary Studies · Biography · Memoir · Ohio and Regional

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Walking the Steps of Cincinnati
By Mary Anna DuSablon

During the nineteenth century, various basin and hillside neighborhoods in Cincinnati were linked by over thirty miles of steps--along cliffs with extraordinary panoramic views and through ravines of stunning beauty. Visitors who marvel at Cincinnati's “seven” hills never realize that they can actually be conquered on foot.

Travel · Ohio and Regional · Guide

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Mountain People in a Flat Land
A Popular History of Appalachian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940–1965
By Carl E. Feather

First popular history of Appalachian migration to one community — Ashtabula County, an industrial center in the fabled “best location in the nation.”

History · Midwest · Ohio · 20th century · Americas · North America · United States · Appalachia · Ohio and Regional · American History · Appalachian Studies

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A Journey through the West
Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal from Delaware to the Mississippi Territory
By Thomas Rodney
· Edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Thomas Rodney as a land commissioner and a territorial judge in the newly formed Mississippi Territory. Rodney’s edited and annotated journal, presented in complete form for the first time, is both a travel adventure and a colorful glimpse into the life of his day.

Ohio and Regional · Western Americana · History

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Athens, Ohio
The Village Years
By Robert L. Daniel

In a lively style peppered with firsthand accounts by the people who made Athens, author Robert L. Daniel narrates his tale with wry humor and a sharp eye for detail.

History · American History · Ohio and Regional · Appalachian Studies · Appalachia · United States · North America · Americas · Athens, Ohio

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Catalogue of Photography
The Cleveland Museum of Art
By Tom E. Hinson

Catalogue of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s photographic holdings.

Art · Ohio and Regional · Travel · Photography

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The Centennial Atlas of Athens County, Ohio
Illustrations, History, Statistics
Edited by Fred W. Bush

Unique and invaluable portrait of a bustling turn–of–the–century community.

Architecture · History · American History · Ohio and Regional · Athens, Ohio

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Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1796–1946
Community and Diversity in Early Modern America
Edited by William H. Robinson

Explores Cleveland’s artistic life from its origins to the mid-twentieth century, when regional schools declined relative to the ascent of national and international art movements.

Art · Ohio and Regional

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The Ohio Gardening Guide
By Jerry Minnich

Veteran garden writer Jerry Minnich presents practical direction for growing all the vegetables, herbs, flowers, and plants recommended for the Ohio climate.

Gardening · Ohio and Regional

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Upper Mississippi River Rafting Steamboats
By Edward A. Mueller

As a Wisconsin historical marker explains: “After 1837 the vast timber resources of northern Wisconsin were eagerly sought by settlers moving into the mid-Mississippi valley. By 1847 there were more than thirty saw-mills on the Wisconsin, Chippewa, and St. Croix river systems, cutting largely Wisconsin white pine. During long winter months, logging crews felled and stacked logs on the frozen rivers. Spring thaws flushed the logs down the streams toward the Mississippi River.

History · American History · Ohio and Regional · Transportation History

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Barns of the Midwest
Edited by Allen G. Noble and Hubert G. H. Wilhelm

For many, the barn is the symbol of the Midwestern United States. It represents tangible wealth, solid citizenship, industry, stability, and other agrarian values associated with its conservative, Anglo-Saxon settlers. Editors Noble and Wilhelm set out to examine these stereotypes. European settlement of the Midwest, though primarily English and German, was never homogenous and the character of the Midwest barn reflects this.

Human Geography · American History, Midwest · Midwest · Ohio and Regional

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Way’s Packet Directory, 1848–1994
Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System since the Advent of Photography in Mid-Continent America
By Frederick Way Jr.
· Foreword by Joseph W. Rutter

The first Mississippi steamboat was a packet, the New Orleans, a sidewheeler built at Pittsburgh in 1811, designed for the New Orleans-Natchez trade. Packets dominated during the first forty years of steam, providing the quickest passenger transportation throughout mid-continent America. The packets remained fairly numerous even into the first two decades of the twentieth century when old age or calamity overtook them.

History · American History · Ohio and Regional · Transportation History

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The Marshes of Southwestern Lake Erie
By Louis W. Campbell
· Foreword by Harold Mayfield

Virtually unknown outside the region and, indeed, little known even by area residents, the western Lake Erie marshes are among the most mysterious, beautiful, and vulnerable of all the wild lands remaining in Ohio.

Nature · Ohio and Regional