historical

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The fascinating story of Frank Lenz, the lost cyclist

  Frank Lenz was a young man who left his Pittsburgh home in 1892 intending to cycle around the world on what was then a new-fangled "pneumatic safety" bike, a prototype of the modern bicycle. But Lenz mysteriously disappeared in Turkey two years into his epic journey. Mark Perzel talked with author David Herlihy about his book on Frank Lenz, The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance.

Author Jennifer Chiaverini
12:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

"Mrs. Lincoln's Rival" features historical character born in Cincinnati

In best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, she introduces readers to DC socialite Kate Chase Sprague who, as she tells our Kelly Blewett, was born and is buried in Cincinnati.

There will be a special exhibit of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek quilts at the 2014 Lebanon Quilt & Fabric Arts Show on March 7-9 at the Warren County History Center in Lebanon.

"Take Me Home"
1:31 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Louisville novelist Brian Leung

Louisville-based author Brian Leung joins Mark Perzel to discuss his historical novel, Take Me Home, set in the 1880’s Wyoming and based on the racial tensions between white and Chinese coal mine workers.