Micro-History and Storytelling

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Jane Austen famously said, “Real solemn history, I cannot be interested in…. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and… Continue reading

Ohio’s Firelands

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When I first moved to this part of Ohio five years ago (between Cleveland and Toledo, near Lake Erie), I kept coming across references to the “Firelands.” There were schools, parks, roads, nature preserves,… Continue reading

Historical Fiction – Why We Love It!

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by Linda Bennett Pennell From time to time, literary critics and other publishing industry wags have heralded the demise of historical fiction only to be proven very wrong by the people who really… Continue reading