The Man Who Saved Cincinnati

More history of Cincinnati revealed in Peter Bronson’s new book.

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Peter Bronson Has Published a New Book on Cincinnati History

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The author of regional bestsellers about organized crime in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati has published a new book:  The Man Who Saved Cincinnati, which includes:

  • The secret plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati.
  • The Confederate attack to seize the city, loot and burn it or hold it for ransom.
  • The amazing youngest Union general who turned a defenseless, riot-torn city on the brink of surrender into a fortress in three days.
  • The first Black Brigade in the Union Army, formed in Cincinnati.
  • How the sixth largest city in the nation, the Queen City of the West, saved the Union.
  • Terror and panic from Morgan’s Raiders.
  • The wild Moon sisters, who smuggled morphine to the Confederates.
  • How the scapegoat of Shiloh became the “Savior of Cincinnati,” captured Billy the Kid, put down a bloody range war and wrote one of the greatest books in American literature, Ben-Hur.

Peter will be signing books before or after the event for $20.  Come and get the chance to meet one of the area’s great journalists and authors at EmpowerU.Books.


How would you like to send money to your favorite Catholic, Protestant, or private school instead of to the State of Ohio? Well, you may be able to do just that…even this year…if you have not yet filed your Ohio Individual Income Tax Return. The State of Ohio offers a Scholarship Donation Credit of as much as $750 on an individual return and $1,500 on a joint return for donations made directly to Scholarship Granting Organizations that have registered with the Attorney General’s Office.

Many local schools can benefit from your donation and effectively you can take this from the money that you would have paid to the State of Ohio for income taxes. You will learn all the relevant details in this short talk. The speaker will simply provide tax information but will not provide tax advice. You should discuss this with your own tax advisor.

Speaker Bios:

Peter Bronson, author of ‘Not In Our Town’, Forbidden Fruit, and several other books, was editorial page editor and columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer for nearly 20 years.  Under his leadership the Enquirer was judged Best Editorial Page in Ohio four years in a row. 

Before coming to Cincinnati in 1992, he was editorial page editor and columnist at The Tucson Citizen in Tucson, Arizona.  He started his news career in Michigan after graduating from Michigan State University in his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan.  He has served on several non-profits, including Casa de los Niños home for abused children in Tucson; Northern Kentucky Children’s Home; Leadership Cincinnati; and Cincinnati Right to Life.  He was a regular panelist / producer on the Channel 9 WCPO TV show Hotseat, and also on the weekly Tucson news show Arizona Illustrated.

He’s been a contributing editor and columnist at Cincy Magazine, and now is owner and publisher of Chilidog Press LLC, which offers publishing, writing, edition, and consulting.  His 2005 book, Behind the Lines: The Untold Stories of the Cincinnati Riots, was a regional best-seller.  He is co-author of Legacy of Courage: True Stories of Honor Flight Veterans, and Legacy of Courage IIChilidog Press has published dozens of books, including Judge A: Irretrievably Broken, Dance When You Can and the national award-winning Submerged.

He is active as a group leader at Horizon Community Church.  He enjoys working on old sports cars, playing golf and travel.  He is the father of two, and lives with his wife, Kathy, in Milford.


Tom Hagedorn has been providing investment advice to individuals for over four decades. He has been involved in various political, charitable, and community activities in southwest Ohio since 1976. Recently, he has been especially active in the fight to return our schools to their traditional role in American society, in service to parents and to their community values.