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For The History Lover (What's On Our Bookshelves)
Purchase this book at a special sale price over the holiday for $25 (typical list price is $60). Written by the Society's board chair, Dave Lieberth, this work is the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Akron featuring industry, art and culture.
Get to know Akron's Founding Family! The son of Akron's co-founder, Colonel Simon Perkins, and his wife lived on a farm one mile outside the town's borders. Here, they raised 11 children eventually influencing life in the city, county and the nation with their business dealings and ties to the abolitionist John Brown.
Sweeten the holiday with new recipes from our house to yours. Included in this booklet is the Society's famous Perkins Wassail!
This book provides an intimate account of a family in the ravages of the United States Civil War. George Pardee, as a citizen-soldier, faithfully writes his wife while they are separated during his service.
Ruth Wright Clinefelter, Society Director Emeritus, shared her postcard collection for the publication of this book celebrating Akron's 175th anniversary in 2000. Step back in time as you stroll down memory lane.
One of our favorite picture books of our city. You'll love the way the authors arranged what they love about their hometown!
Celebrating the simple pleasure of seeing a community at a slow pace from ground level. Enjoy these touching stories highlighted with beautiful watercolors.
Filled with historical images and touching stories, this is a gift for anyone in the family and a great inspiration to us all.
Pick up this book for the hard to buy friend or relative. It is laughter intertwined with thought provoking prose from a talented local journalist.
This is a poignant work and it importance has magnified as our World War II veterans numbers are declining. Add this book to your library about the greatest generation.
Take a trip across the United States with Lane, Akron's pesky reporter turned 49er who would later be Sheriff and write a history of the city.
Using her ancestors' history, local author and community leader Ann Otto, has written a fast pasted history sharing the story of her relatives in Ohio and California. Maybe you've heard a place they named... Hollywood. Copies are signed by the author.
Warm up during this winter season with new recipes for soups and breads and then try the salad recipes when spring comes round in 2017.