The Printer's Kiss:

The Life and Letters of a Civil War
Newspaperman and His Family

(Kent State University Press, 2014)

Love, honor, survival are all at stake in this
true story about an intrepid newspaper editor
and his outspoken wife in the treacherous
Ohio River borderlands during the Civil War.

Told through letters discovered in an old cracker
tin, and for sale on eBay, the story of Will and
Eliza Wylie Tomlinson reveals what life was like for
a passionate couple fighting their own personal
battles as well as Confederates around that
"abolitionist hellhole," Ripley, Ohio.

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