Ohio
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Ohio


  • Author : Stephen Markley
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501174483


Ohio Book Description :

“Extraordinary...beautifully precise...[an] earnestly ambitious debut.”—The New York Times Book Review “A wild, angry, and devastating masterpiece of a book.”—NPR “[A] descendent of the Dickensian ‘social novel’ by way of Jonathan Franzen: epic fiction that lays bare contemporary culture clashes, showing us who we are and how we got here.”—O, The Oprah Magazine One sweltering night in 2013, four former high school classmates converge on their hometown in northeastern Ohio. There’s Bill Ashcraft, a passionate, drug-abusing young activist whose flailing ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to post-BP New Orleans, and now back home with a mysterious package strapped to the undercarriage of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting her family and the mother of her best friend and first love, whose disappearance spurs the mystery at the heart of the novel; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he’s tried desperately to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the washed-up captain of the football team triggers the novel’s shocking climax. Set over the course of a single evening, Ohio toggles between the perspectives of these unforgettable characters as they unearth dark secrets, revisit old regrets and uncover—and compound—bitter betrayals. Before the evening is through, these narratives converge masterfully to reveal a mystery so dark and shocking it will take your breath away.

Ohio and Its People

Ohio and Its People


  • Author : George W. Knepper
  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 0873387910


Ohio and Its People Book Description :

The bicentennial edition of this publication has been revised and updated and includes an additional chapter which examines Ohio through to the end of the 20th century. George W. Knepper presents contemporary information on the national and state political arenas, the economy and the environment.

Roadmap to 4th Grade Social Studies  Ohio Edition

Roadmap to 4th Grade Social Studies Ohio Edition


  • Author : Jayne Freeman
  • Publisher : The Princeton Review
  • Release Date : 2002-01-15
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375755958


Roadmap to 4th Grade Social Studies Ohio Edition Book Description :

The Roadmap series works as a year-long companion to earning higher grades, as well as passing the high-stakes 4th Grade Social Stiudies Ohio Proficiency Test that is necessary for grade level promotion. This book has been designed according to the specific standards set forth by the state of Ohio. Now parents can work with their kids to both improve their grades and pass these important tests. The experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the OPT, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible. TPR breaks the test down into individual skills and provides lessons modeled after the OPT to familiarize students with the test’s structure, while increasing their overall skill level. The Princeton Review knows what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to raise student performance. TPR provides: • Content review, detailed lessons, and practice exercises modeled after the actual exam • Test-taking skills and social studies essentials such as using charts and graphs and reading maps • 2 complete practice OPTs

Ohio

Ohio


  • Author : Andrew Robert Lee Cayton
  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 0814208991


Ohio Book Description :

As the state of Ohio prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2003, Andrew R. L.Cayton offers an account of ways in which diverse citizens have woven its history. Ohio: The History of a People centers around the many stories Ohioans have told about life in their state. The founders of Ohio in 1803 believed that its success would depend on the development of a public culture that emphasized what its citizens had in common with each other. But for two centuries, the remarkably diverse inhabitants of Ohio have repeatedly asserted their own ideas about how they and their children should lead their lives. The state's public culture has consisted of many voices, sometimes in conflict with each other. Using memoris, diaries, letters, novels, and paintings, Cayton writes Ohio's history as a collective biography of its citizens. Ohio, he argues, lies at the intersection of the stories of James Rhodes and Toni Morrison, Charles Ruthenberg and Lucy Webb Hayes, Carl Stokes and Alice Cary, Sherwood Anderson and Pete Rose. It lies in the tales of German Jews in Cincinnati, Italian and Polish immigrants in Cleveland, Southern blacks and white Appalachians in Youngstown. Ohio is the mingled voices of farm families, steelworkers, ministers, writers, schoolteachers, reformers, and football coaches. Ohio, in short, is whatever its citizens have imagined it to be.

Ohio Oil and Gas

Ohio Oil and Gas


  • Author : Jeff A. Spencer
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0738551716


Ohio Oil and Gas Book Description :

Forty-five years before the drilling of the famous 1859 Colonel Drake oil well in Pennsylvania, oil was produced and marketed from salt brine wells dug in southeast Ohio. The oil was bottled and sold as a cure-all medicine, Seneca Oil. In 1860, one of the first oil fields in Ohio was discovered approximately 10 miles southeast of these wells. The 1885 discovery of the giant Lima-Indiana oil field set off the oil boom of northwest Ohio, a period of land speculation and rapid oil field development that lasted over 20 years and propelled Ohio into the leading oil-producing state from 1895 to 1903. John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil of Cleveland built storage tanks, pipelines, and a refinery near Lima. The Ohio Oil Company, now Marathon Oil, was active in the area and still maintains an office in Findlay. The Bremen oil field was discovered in south-central Ohio in 1907, setting off another oil boom, which included drilling within the city limits.