CINCINNATI BENGALS: An Illustrated Timeline
The Cincinnati Bengals shocked the NFL with their run to Super Bowl LVI in 2022, reigniting the team’s fan base. Sparked by the exciting play of Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, Bengaldom roared the loudest since Boomer Esiason and the Ickey Shuffle rocked the Jungle. In The Cincinnati Bengals: An Illustrated Timeline, authors Jeff Suess and Rick Pender guide fans young and old to the biggest games and greatest players that shaped the history of the Bengals franchise. Return to the earliest days when football legend Paul Brown founded the Bengals after being fired from the Cleveland Browns and the grudge matches when the teams met. Learn about quarterback phenom Greg Cook, whose career was tragically cut short. Experience the thrill of three Super Bowl appearances and shiver through one of the coldest games in NFL history. Through the photos and stories of the timeline you will meet the most celebrated players to wear the stripes and the young stars of the dynamic 2021 team that took the league by storm.
CINCINNATI: AN ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE
Cincinnati: An Illustrated Timeline presents the pivotal moments in the history of the Queen City. Follow along from the indigenous mound builders to the development of the first American city after the Revolutionary War. Through vignettes and hundreds of photographs and illustrations, author and historian Jeff Suess serves as your guide through the blossoming of a Western river town into a meatpacking Porkopolis and one of the most influential cities of the mid-nineteenth century. The timeline is multifaceted, exploring politics and race, the arts and pop culture, while also unveiling Cincinnati’s role in the Underground Railroad, the spread of Reform Judaism, and the development of the polio vaccine. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a curious traveler, Cincinnati: An Illustrated Timeline will help you learn, remember, and discover more than you ever knew about Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI THEN & NOW
Cincinnati was the first all-American city founded after the Revolutionary War. Steamboats navigated the Ohio River from 1811 and within a few years, Cincinnati was a bustling trading port and a leader in shipbuilding and meatpacking, an industry which provided raw materials for Procter & Gamble and Emery. Cincinnati Then and Now shows how the city, which was once the sixth largest in the country, has developed and changed over the last 150 years, using fascinating archive photos matched with the same viewpoint today.
HIDDEN HISTORY OF CINCINNATI
So many colorful stories are lost to time. The last passenger pigeon on earth, Martha, died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. The deadliest maritime disaster in American history was the explosion of the steamboat Sultana, built in the Queen City. Just outside the city, a young Annie Oakley beat her future husband in a shooting contest. The nation’s first train robbery occurred in the Cincinnati area, and some clever victims hid jewelry in their hair and bodices. From the Black Brigade’s role in protecting the city against Confederate siege to the original 1937 Cincinnati Bengals, author Jeff Suess reveals the triumphs and tribulations of the first major American city founded after the American Revolution.
Cincinnati earned its nickname of “Queen City of the West” with a wealth of fine theaters and hotels, a burgeoning brewery district and the birth of professional baseball. Though many of these treasures have vanished, they left an indelible mark on the city. Revisit the favorite locales from old Coney Island to Crosley Field. Celebrate lost gems such as the palatial Albee Theater and the historic Burnet House, where Generals Grant and Sherman plotted the end of the Civil War. Along the way, author Jeff Suess uncovers some uniquely Cincinnati quirks from the inclines and the canal to the infamous incomplete subway. Join Suess as he delves into the mystery and legacy of Cincinnati’s lost landmarks.