New & Notable
Your Guide to Makin' It in America's 47th Biggest City
by Mike Polk
Comedian Mike Polk Jr. has received more than 50 million views on YouTube alone for his witty Internet videos ("Hastily Made Tourism Video," "Cleveland Browns: Factory of Sadness," and others). Now he delivers the same wicked sense of humor in a book . . . [Read More]
Looking Back at Holidays Past
What made Christmas extra-special to a Cleveland kid? Come relive some of your fondest moments . . .
Seeing Mr. Jingeling (the keeper of Santa's keys) on TV or in person at Halle's. Gazing at the giant Sterling-Lindner tree. Stopping at Higbee's down . . . [Read More]
More Essays on Faith in Everyday Life
by Terry Pluto
More from "the sportswriter who writes about faith" . . . Here's a second helping of Terry Pluto's plain and personal musings on topics we all face in everyday life: insults and what they really mean, prayers that don't seem to get answered, endless . . . [Read More]
Essays on Faith in Everyday Life
by Terry Pluto
“ Sometimes I wish my minister would read his column instead of the sermon!”
That's the kind of response Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto draws from devoted readers of his faith column. Although best known as an award-winning sportswriter, Pluto ha . . . [Read More]
A Football Memoir
Popular and outspoken NFL cornerback Hanford Dixon offers an inside look at the turbulent, exciting, and frustrating Cleveland Browns seasons of the 1980s. A three-time Pro Bowler and co-inventor of the Dawg Pound, Dixon recalls both the roller-coast . . . [Read More]
True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained
by James Renner
Turn on a night light, lock your door, and close the window blinds . . . Join investigative reporter James Renner as he looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State, including:
• The giant, spark-emitting Lov . . . [Read More]
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#16)
by Les Roberts
#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .
An oversized appetite for fine dining, flashy suits, and Las Vegas call girls has made Cleveland councilman Bert Loftus the target of media scrutiny and an FBI investigation that may end his career. Now . . . [Read More]
A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#15)
by Les Roberts
#15 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .
A simple missing-person case gets complicated when Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) discovers that 28-year-old Earl Dacey left behind a strange collection of voyeuristic videos in his mothe . . . [Read More]
Confrontation at Kent State
The dramatic and eye-opening original account of events that shook the nation.
At noon on May 4, 1970, a thirteen-second burst of gunfire transformed the campus of Kent State University into a national nightmare. National Guard bullets killed four st . . . [Read More]
The first autobiography by Leroy “ Satchel” Paige, one of the best and most colorful pitchers in the history of professional baseball. Based on interviews conducted by Cleveland sports writer Hal Lebovitz, this book was first released shortly after Pa . . . [Read More]