About the Author
Peter Jedick’s career as a best-selling author and historian spans several decades. On a national scale, he has authored four books and written for several magazines including America in World War II and Baseball America. As a local writer in Northeast Ohio, he has written for every major news organization including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Sun Newspapers and The Cleveland Press.
As the recipient of an Excellence in Journalism award from the Press Club of Cleveland, Jedick has been interviewed and recognized by numerous TV and radio shows. He also had a stint as an award-winning radio commentator for WKSU-FM, an NPR (National Public Radio) station.
Jedick is best known for his novel HIPPIES (Amazon), a fictional account of campus life surrounding the tragic events of the 1970 Kent State shootings. (www.hippiesbook.com) HIPPIES was well received on college campuses across the country when he addressed audiences at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Ohio State University. He graduated cum laude, with outstanding honors from Kent State University in 1971.
Jedick’s second novel, The West Tech Terrorist (Amazon), is a fictional account of life in Cleveland when the U.S. was at the brink of World War II and Eliot Ness was Cleveland’s Safety Director. (www.westtechterrorist.com) In this book, Jedick takes us on an adventure as Ness and his sidekick team up to foil a plot hatched by Nazi sympathizers. He takes us back in time while perfectly capturing the mood of the city – and the country – in that era.
Another popular book, CLEVELAND: Where the East Coast Meets the Midwest, is an historic account spanning over 10,000 years starting when the Great Lakes were formed by melting glaciers. Jedick recounts stories about his fair city, once referred to as the “Best Location in the Nation,” and includes its challenges and triumphs from Eliot Ness to Millionaire’s Row and everything in between.
Jedick also authored League Park, a book detailing the early day of Cleveland history and its first professional baseball stadium. (At the current time both of these books are out of print. But League Park is available on Amazon Kindle.)