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The 50 Greatest Players in Indians History examines the careers of the fifty men who made the greatest impact on one of the American League’s most historic franchises. Using as measuring sticks the degree to which they impacted the fortunes of the team and the levels of statistical compilation and overall dominance they attained while wearing an Indians uniform, sports historian Robert W. Cohen ranks, from one to fifty, the top fifty players in the team’s history.


Notorious 92 recounts murders from each of Indiana’s 92 counties. With almost one murder every day of the year in Indiana, violent crime is no stranger to the Hoosier state and has not escaped the heartland of America. And while Indiana is the nations sixteenth largest state by population, it has often stolen national headlines with astonishing crimes that defy imagination. It seems it always has been so. Notorious 92 looks back to crimes in each of the states 92 counties as old as the nineteenth century to reveal a side of the states history not taught in fourth grade history classes. Notorious 92 also considers the suffering and the resolve of Indiana families and communities in responding to ugly incidents in their midst that are sometimes just too incredible not to talk about. From marital and financial problems to substance abuse and racial hostilities, generations of Hoosiers are linked by not only the lands they inhabit, but by the demons they face.


In All About Steve Wozniak young readers, ages 9 – 14 years, will learn all about the other “Apple” guy. Computers are a part of our every day life from our phones to our refrigerators. As a forth grader, Steve Wozniak had computers figured out. Steve, nicknamed “Woz” always had a curiosity and appreciation of electronics and engineering. When he and Steve Jobs teamed up to form Apple Computer Company, they changed the way people around the world used computers forever. 


All About Stephen Hawking is a biography that offers young readers intriguing information about physicist Stephen Hawking. He is one of the great geniuses of scientific history. From an early age, Stephen Hawking dreamed of making the study of the universe accessible to everyone. Diagnosed with ASL at the age of twenty-one, he overcame that challenge to become an expert on the origin of the universe and black holes.


All About Winston Church isn’t just about his famous grin, but goes into details about what he did and how he effected the world. Winston Churchill is considered one of the greatest men of the twentieth century.  He was a British statesman, author, painter, and an inspiring speaker. Born into an aristocratic British family with an American mother, he considered the United States his second home.


From Blue River Press’ All About Series, a new title is out on the trailblazing Madam C.J. Walker. All About Madam C.J. Walker offers young readers insight into this inspiring woman’s life. Madam C. J. Walker was beloved within her community for her philanthropy and expanding the local black YMCA, but she couldn’t have done that if she weren’t the first female self-made millionaire and one of the most successful African American business owners ever.


Summer Wind: The Vietnam Letters of Richard “Dick” Wolfe is the fascinating and heartbreaking story of Indiana soldier, Dick Wolfe. His account was preserved in scores of letters he sent home to family, and letters friends sent to him in Vietnam from July 1967 to early January of 1968. On the rare days Wolfe spent at relatively large base camps in Vietnam, he penned long, detailed letters to his wife, mother, and friends. Most of his correspondence held little back as it was written in brief snatches in a tent-covered hole by the light of a single candle at primitive night defensive positions. 


In Diamonds from the Dugout, baseball stars were asked the question: What hit meant the most to you and why? It was a simple question of nine words, a magical number in baseball, and it led award-winning sportswriter Mark Newman on an eight-year journey that would bring about surprising stories and empowering life lessons from the minds of the most fabled Major League hitters in our time.


It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially not one who’s both  beautiful and single. In Cold Snap, the third book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary finds herself at the center of another strange murder investigation as she tries to navigate her budding romance with police officer, Lance Free man.


As a mountain climbing guide, it is Vern Tejas’s job to climb the tallest mountain on each continent. Always rebellious, Tejas never met a challenge he couldn’t overcome, even the daunting task of climbing Mount Everest. In fact, he climbed all of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents more than ten times each. In his story, Seventy Summits you will read about the beauty, danger, and surprising freedom of mountain climbing and what it has given him throughout his life.