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Cincinnati is an amazing place to live and visit for so many reasons. Local author Wendy Beckman and illustrator Allison Ranieri celebrate the city's eight wonders--architecture, art, commerce, food, customs, geography, history and people. With its Venetian Gothic lancet arches and crystal chandeliers, the Cincinnati Music Hall stands as an architectural masterpiece. The Cincinnati Red Stockings made history as the first professional baseball team. Remnants of marine fossils from the Ordovician Period remind residents that the city was once under water. Limitless local varieties of goetta range from family recipes to trendy café dishes. And the city birthed trailblazers like track and field star DeHart Hubbard, the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event. These stories and more reveal the unique character of the Queen City.
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|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Wendy Hart Beckman is an award-winning freelance writer and editor. Her eighth and ninth books, published in 2014, are Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati, and University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: 125 Years of Transforming Health Care, respectively. She has also published about three hundred articles in print and online publications, and has received a baker's dozen of awards for her writing, editing and desktop publishing. She is currently working on a novel set in the 1980s. Wendy's bachelor's degrees are in geology and natural science/technical communications from Virginia Tech and the University of Cincinnati. She has a master's degree in English and a graduate certificate in professional writing from UC. Wendy has taught business, scientific and technical writing at the University of Cincinnati and cultural diversity at Miami University. She tutors high school kids in reading, writing, science and English. For adult writers who wish to get published, she holds many workshops each year, from a few hours in length to weekend-long retreats.
Allison Ranieri is a Cincinnati native working hard to patronize all of the area breweries, discover all of the beautiful nature of Ohio she's never seen, draw a lot and draw every day and generally be a better human being than the day before. You can find her giving creative advice and sharing her process on YouTube.
Table of Contents
1 Architecture 15
2 Art 37
3 Commerce 53
4 Customs 69
5 Food 81
6 Geography and Natural Wonders 103
7 History 121
8 People 137
About the Author and illustrator 175