Feagler’s Cleveland

The Best from Three Decades of Commentary by Cleveland’s Top Columnist

Dick Feagler

$13.95

Dick Feagler’s sharp-witted newspaper columns and TV commentaries defined Cleveland for a generation. Here’s a collection of the award-winning columnist’s compelling writing about his hometown: 104 essays covering Cleveland politics, sports, crime, people (famous, infamous, and ordinary), and timeless tough issues.

Softcover / 318 pages / 5.25 x 8.25 inches

Description

“Feagler has been entertaining, chastising and instructing us for three decades with his newspaper columns. He is our Royko, our Damon Runyan, our Balzac, capturing our foibles and the goofy logic with which we pursue our grand schemes.”Northern Ohio Live

Dick Feagler’s sharp-witted newspaper columns and TV commentaries defined Cleveland for a generation. This book collects the award-winning columnist’s best writing about his hometown: 104 essays covering Cleveland politics, sports, crime, people (famous, infamous, and ordinary), and timeless tough issues. A comprehensive and uncompromising look at life in and around the city.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs

Table of Contents

Editors’ Preface

Introduction

MAN ABOUT TOWN:

Where’d we go?

You have to murder a park

Bad jokes

Plum crazy

A farewell to Halle’s

The rubber stamp

Lessons from Rockford

Don’t rock the polka

Suspending artistic license

Rude awakening

Two anniversaries

THE PASSING PARADE:

The leader passes on

The last picture

Ariane packs her memories

The fall guy

A soldier’s smile

Miss Herbert

Symbol of glory

A tree of love

Welcome back, Kotter

A single rose

Out of job, out of life

It’s expensive to be a hero

Christmas Angels

Do not disturb

PUBLIC SERVANTS:

Rockefeller’s cool

Two years later

Perk brushes up

Ralph Perk’s boat

Rating a crisis

A tale of two speeches

So long, Dennis

A bitter city votes

Jim Rhodes goes fishing

Ask the consultant

Who’s watching the children?

The cost of caring

Winning the west

A more fitting tribute

The senator from Ohio

SHADES OF DIFFERENCE:

Reminders of violence

Ghosts of the past

Solomon’s choice

Surprise ending: no surprise

Bus ride to bigotry

Missing the bus

Facing racism

A snob is a snob

Inside the closet

Kiss the rules goodbye

Gender rules

Bodhi benediction

The Anglo file

Without a prayer

A wing and a prayer

Add it up

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT:

Murder gets personal

Meeting a statistic

Eddie Watkins’ cellmate

Vigil for a hostage

Steele’s smile

A father’s hope

A sane solution

Not guilty?

When rights are wrong

Lawyers, guns and money

Stolen innocence

Begging the question

Right and wrong

The bishop and the chief

FROM THE BLEACHERS:

Rocco’s song

The search for a dream

The boys of summer

When legends were neighbors

A quiet pleasure

The name rings a Belle

This year is different

Names that start with zzzzz

The peace pipe

Opening day

Summer fling

Throw it back

Morons in the stands

Farewell to Art

We’ll live

MILESTONES:

Special delivery

Christmas at Aunt Ida’s

The longest day of the year

A razor’s edge

Play that funky music

It won’t be April foal

A summer storm

“Peppa-Rex!”

Labor Day

Memories of a price war

40-year-old meets himself

A midwinter’s tale

Shall we dance?

STOP THE PRESSES:

Stuck

Nuts discover television

The ghosts with me

Newspapers before Watergate

Stop the presses (for the very last time)

POSTSCRIPT:

A bicentennial letter to Moses Cleaveland

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