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Kent State University Press, The

Established in 1965 as the publishing arm of the University of the same name, The Kent State University Press originally published works in the area of literary criticism, in keeping with the University faculty’s strengths. In the decades since, the press has also become recognisable for their scholarly works on military history, regional Ohio studies, and a wider range of literary studies that further knowledge of the humanities and preserve and promote a literate society.


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  1. So Much More Than a Headache

    Some of the world's greatest literature is devoted to expressing the joys and sorrows humans experience as they grow old. New opportunities and challenges appear: retirement, a special closeness with the family, failing health, the recognition of personal mortality. This collection of short stories, poems, and plays addresses these issues. Learn More
    £34.95

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  2. I Hear the World Sing (Sento cantare il mondo)

    When school children from Kent, Ohio and Florence, Italy, were invited to express their thoughts about "Where I'm From" in poetry, the connections that emerged were remarkable. Their responses to this prompt demonstrate the underlying importance of home, families, the natural world, and the creative identities that children harbour within them. Learn More
    £19.95

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  3. Six Capsules

    Traces the 19th century murder of Helen Potts by Carlyle Harris and Harris's subsequent trial, highlighting what has been overlooked - the decisive role that the second-class status of women in Victorian Era culture played in this tragedy. Learn More
    £24.95

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  4. Teaching Hemingway and the Natural World

    Marks a key entry in Hemingway studies, bringing the questions from the rapidly evolving field of environmental literary studies to bear on Hemingway's places, animals, and life. It not only advances scholarship on Hemingway's relationship to the natural world, but it also facilitates bringing this understanding to the classroom. Learn More
    £36.50

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  5. The Other Veterans of World War II

    Compiling the stories of noncombat veterans, Rona Simmons follows them as they report for service, complete their training, and ship out to stations thousands of miles from home. She shares their dreams to see combat and their disappointment at receiving noncombat positions, as well as the young men and women's selflessness and yearning for home. Learn More
    £27.95

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  6. Bushwhackers

    Adds to the growing body of literature that examines the various irregular conflicts that took place during the American Civil War. Author Joseph Beilein Jr. looks at the ways in which several different bands of guerrillas across Missouri conducted their war in concert with their households and their female kin who provided logistical support. Learn More
    £29.95

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  7. The Bruiser

    A riveting picture of life in the boxing ring, originally published in 1936. The boxers populating these briskly paced chapters are drawn from the many ring legends the writer counted among his friends: Jack Dempsey, Joe Gans, Stanley Ketchel, Gene Tunney, Frank Moran, and Johnny Kilbane, to name a few. "It's a pip of a story because it is written by a man who knows what he is writing about." - Damon Runyon. Learn More
    £24.95

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  8. The Inklings Coloring Book

    Renowned fantasy illustrator James A. Owen presents fifteen intricate and imaginative line drawings inspired by the works of Oxford’s famous Inklings and Diana Glyer’s fascinating Bandersnatch. Fans of the Inklings fantasy literature and lovers of colouring books for grown-ups will enjoy relaxing with The Inklings Coloring Book. Learn More
    £9.95

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  9. Poachers Were My Prey

    Tells the story of R.T. Stewart's career as an undercover wildlife law enforcement officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Poachers Were My Prey chronicles his many exciting undercover adventures, detailing the techniques he used in putting poachers behind bars. Learn More
    £24.95

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  10. The Beauty Defense

    Justice is blind, they say, but perhaps not to beauty. In supposedly dispassionate courts of law, attractive women have long avoided punishment for cold-blooded crimes. The Beauty Defense gathers the true stories of some of the most infamous femmes fatales in criminal history, collected by attorney and true crime historian Laura James. Learn More
    £24.95

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  11. Resurrection of the Wild

    Discusses both natural and human histories as it focuses on the Allegheny Plateau and hill country in Ohio's eastern counties. Formed of fourteen interrelated essays, Resurrection of the Wild blends lived experience with both scientific and literary research, and makes a compelling argument for the importance of ecological preservation in Ohio. Learn More
    £24.95

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  12. Fallen Leaves

    Major Henry Livermore Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the most widely known and highly respected officer of his rank to serve in the Army of the Potomac. This text contains a collection of his wartime letters to family and friends. Learn More
    £20.50

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  13. C. S. Lewis, Poet

    C.S. Lewis is best known as the creator of the fanciful world of Narnia and writer of literary criticism and Christian apologetics. This book examines Lewis's early writings, under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton, analyzing the influence of his formative poetic aspirations upon his later prose. Learn More
    £35.50

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  14. Rockne and Jones

    The annual tradition of Notre Dame versus USC lives on. Rockne and Jones tells the story of how the battle with the Trojans began at the height of the turbulent years after WWI that changed the world forever. Learn More
    £34.95

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  15. Cleveland's Harbor

    In 1796, the mouth of the Cuyahoga River was designated as the port of entry for the Ohio frontier. Nearing its 200th anniversary, this study chronicles the challenges, struggles and politics of establishing and maintaining the major port. Its future challenges are also outlined. Learn More
    £24.50

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