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Jason Prufer: "Small Town, Big Music" at the Learned Owl

Relying on oral histories, hundreds of rare photographs, and original music reviews, this book explores the countercultural fringes of Kent, Ohio, over four decades. Firsthand reminiscences from musicians, promoters, friends, and fans recount arena shows featuring acts like Pink Floyd, The Clash, and Paul Simon as well as the grungy corners of town where Joe Walsh, Patrick Carney, Chrissie Hynde, and DEVO refined their crafts. From back stages, hotel rooms, and the saloons of Kent, readers will travel back in time to the great rockin' nights hosted in this small town.

Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll Cover Image
By Jason Prufer, Joe Walsh (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781606353479
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Published: Kent State University Press - January 29th, 2019

Victoria Johnson at the Hudson Library

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Victoria Johnson, who will discuss her latest book, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book uncovers the untold story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s personal physician, whose dream to build America’s first botanical garden inspired the young Republic. Of the book, The New York Times Book Review says, “Did Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton leave you with an appetite for more?

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631494192
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Published: Liveright - June 5th, 2018

Terry Pluto at the Stow Library

Meet award-winning journalist, sports columnist and author Terry Pluto as we continue our exciting Meet the Author Series in 2019.  Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.  This program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Claire McMillan at the Twinsburg Library

The 50 Book Challenge welcomes Claire McMillan, author of Gilded Age and The Necklace, for a visit to celebrate the kick-off of the 2019 challenge. Challengers who completed 50 books in 2018 will receive their special reward, but there will be refreshments and prizes for all!

The Necklace: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501165054
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 14th, 2018

Gilded Age Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451640489
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2013

Steven Pinker at the Hudson Library

Linguist, author, and psychologist Steven Pinker will be speaking about his latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. In his book, he urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom to show that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. Bill Gates called Enlightenment Now his “new favorite book of all time.”

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525427575
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Published: Viking - February 13th, 2018

Robin Hutton at the Hudson Library

Bestselling author Robin Hutton will discuss her latest book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II. Hutton brings the animal heroes of World War II to vivid life with the heartwarming and sometimes hilarious history of bona fide heroes of feather and fur.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781621576587
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Published: Regnery History - September 18th, 2018

David Baron at the Hudson Library

On the evening following the total lunar eclipse, acclaimed science journalist David Baron will be discussing the fascinating historical story behind the solar eclipse of 1878 as detailed in his book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. The book tells the true story of three of the most determined eclipse chasers, James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison, on their race to the Rocky Mountains to witness the event.

American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright - June 6th, 2017

Michael Roizen at the Hudson Library (Jan. 17)

Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, Chief Medical Consultant on The Dr. Oz Show and author of four #1 New York Times bestselling books, will discuss his latest book, What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food. Roizen will reveal how the food choices you make each day---and when you make them---can affect your health and longevity.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781426220111
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Published: National Geographic - December 31st, 2018

Sara Allyn: "The Prisoner" at the Learned Owl

Allyn's "The Prisoner" gives readers a glimpse into life on the planet of Olrona. We are introduced to the Pegaseans, whose advanced evolution has allowed their survival for thousands of years despite an unforgiving terrain and constant threats from rival species. For all their talents, adaptations, and advanced social and governmental structures, they find themselves at the mercy of an ancient entity who refuses to negotiate with anyone other than Maria, a young woman who arrives in the city of Pegasea unexpectedly on the last transport ship from Earth.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781719963251
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Published: Independently Published - August 31st, 2018

Jim Van Keuren: World War II POW Camps in Ohio

In World War II, six thousand prisoners of war stayed at Camp Perry near Port Clinton and its branch camps in Columbus, Bowling Green, Parma, and more. Some locals remember working with the prisoners positively while others hated the prisoners. Dr. Jim Van Keuren explores the forgotten history of the Ohio POW camps in his novel World War II POW Camps in Ohio. Come see him at the Learned Owl from 1 to 3 pm.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141666
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Published: History Press - December 3rd, 2018

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