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PAPERBACK RELEASE OF AL CAPONE AND THE 1933 WORLDS FAIR

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PAPERBACK AL CAPONE

The Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller’s Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution Pub Date May 12 2020

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on The Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller’s Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution Pub Date May 12 2020

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The inspiring story of a little-known hero’s pivotal role in the American Revolutionary WarDuring the brutal winter of 1775-1776, an untested Boston bookseller named Henry Knox commandeered an oxen train hauling sixty tons of cannons and other artillery from Fort Ticonderoga near the Canadian border. He and his men journeyed some three hundred miles south and east over frozen, often-treacherous terrain to supply George Washington for his attack of British troops occupying Boston. The result was the British surrender of Boston and the first major victory for the Colonial Army. This is one of the great stories of the American Revolution, still little known by comparison with the more famous battles of Concord, Lexington, and Bunker Hill. Told with a novelist’s feel for narrative, character, and vivid description, The Noble Train brings to life the events and people at a time when the ragtag American rebels were in a desperate situation. Washington’s army was withering away from desertion and expiring enlistments. Typhoid fever, typhus, and dysentery were taking a terrible toll. There was little hope of dislodging British General Howe and his 20,000 British troops in Boston–until Henry Knox arrived with his supply convoy of heavy armaments. Firing down on the city from the surrounding Dorchester Heights, these weapons created a decisive turning point. An act of near desperation fueled by courage, daring, and sheer tenacity led to a tremendous victory for the cause of independence.This exciting tale of daunting odds and undaunted determination highlights a pivotal episode that changed history.

CANTIGNY PRESENTATION SOLD OUT AL CAPONE AND THE 1933 WORLDS FAIR MONDAY JULY 29TH

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CANTIGNY PRESENTATION SOLD OUT AL CAPONE AND THE 1933 WORLDS FAIR MONDAY JULY 29TH

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AL CAPONE AND THE 1933 WORLDS FAIR

SIGNING BOOKS PRINTERS ROW JUNE 8 AND 9!

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Wright Brothers Wrong Story Finalist for Ohioanna Book Award 2019

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Wright Brothers Wrong Story Finalist for Ohioanna Book Award 2019

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For Immediate Release Contact: David Weaver
National & State Media Outlets 614-466-3831
dweaver@ohioana.org

Ohioana Announces 2019 Book Award Finalists
Winners will be announced in July, awards presented
at Ohio Statehouse on October 17

Columbus, OH – May 17, 2019 —The Ohioana Library has announced the finalists for the 2019 Ohioana Book Awards. First given in 1942, the awards are the second oldest state literary prizes in the nation and honor outstanding works by Ohio authors in five categories: Fiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Nonfiction. The sixth category, About Ohio/Ohioan, may also include books by non-Ohio authors.

Among the literary honors this year’s finalists have previously received are the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Edgar Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Two authors have had books made into major motion pictures, while another was a writer for MTV’s iconic 1990s series Beavis and Butt-head. Four authors are finalists for their debut books, while six are past Ohioana Award winners.

Winners will be announced in July, and the 2019 Ohioana Book Awards will be presented at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Thursday, October 17. The finalists are:

Fiction
Felver, Brad. The Dogs of Detroit: Stories, University of Pittsburgh Press.
Ford, Jeffrey. Ahab’s Return: or, The Last Voyage, William Morrow.
Markley, Stephen. Ohio: A Novel, Simon & Schuster.
Rothman-Zecher, Moriel. Sadness is a White Bird, Atria Books.
Sittenfeld, Curtis. You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories, Random House.
Umrigar, Thrity. The Secrets Between Us, Harper.

Nonfiction
Giffels, David. Furnishing Eternity, Scribner.
Haygood, Wil. I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100, Rizzoli Electa.
Kuusisto, Stephen. Have Dog, Will Travel, Simon & Schuster.
Macy, Beth. Dopesick, Little, Brown and Company.
Orlean, Susan. The Library Book, Simon & Schuster.

About Ohio or an Ohioan
Congdon, Jane. How the “Wild” Effect Turned Me into a Hiker at 69, Bettie Youngs Books.
Haygood, Wil. Tigerland, Knopf.
Hazelgrove, William. Wright Brothers, Wrong Story, Prometheus Books.
Jackson, Lawrence P. Chester B. Himes: A Biography, W.W. Norton & Company.
Van Haaften, Julia. Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography, W.W. Norton & Company.

Poetry
Barngrover, Anne. Brazen Creature, University of Akron Press.
Bentley, Roy. Walking with Eve in the Loved City, University of Arkansas Press.
Jackson, Marcus. Pardon My Heart, Triquarterly.
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee. Oceanic, Copper Canyon Press.
Wiley, Rachel. Nothing is Okay, Button Poetry.

Juvenile Literature
Campbell, Marcy. Illus. by Corinna Luyken. Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse, Dial Books.
Fleming, Denise. This is the Nest That Robin Built, Beach Lane Books.
Genshaft, Carole Miller. Aminah’s World, Ohio University Press Distributed Titles.
Mora, Oge. Thank you, Omu!, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Woodson, Jacqueline. lllus. by Rafael Lopez. The Day You Begin, Nancy Paulsen Books.

Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature
Arnold, David. The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, Viking Books for Young Readers.
Draper, Sharon M. Blended, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
Houts, Michelle. Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley Parker, Ohio University Press.
Klages, Ellen. Out of Left Field, Viking Books for Young Readers.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Harbor Me, Nancy Paulsen Books.

Ohioana Book Award finalists announced
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Ohioana will profile all the finalists in the coming weeks. Beginning late in May, it will present “31 Books, 31 Days,” a special feature on the library’s Facebook page in which one finalist is highlighted each day.

In June, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite title from among the thirty-one finalists for Ohioana’s 4th annual Readers Choice Award.

Founded in 1929 by Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper, the Ohioana Library Association collects, preserves, and celebrates Ohio literature and other creative endeavors. It presents the annual Ohioana Book Festival in April and the annual Ohioana Book Awards in October. Ohioana celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2019.

For more information, visit: www.ohioana.org

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Most Notorious Podcast Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

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Most Notorious Interview Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

Moody Radio Teddy Roosevelt Interview

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Teddy Roosevelt Interview