About the Author

James E. Duffey lived most of his life in Youngstown, Ohio.  A graduate of Youngstown State University, he majored in English and America history, and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in American history.

Jim is the recipient of the Madeline Blum Award for the most outstanding original research project of the year, a history entitled The Irish in Youngstown, 1890-1930.

As a graduate student Jim was assigned to do some research into anti-war activists in the North during the Civil War and happened across a relatively unknown Confederate attempt to free Confederate prisoners from camps in northern states. The result of his research is Victim of Honor, the Story of John Yates Beall and the Northwestern Conspiracy.


Jim also has published the book, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About History But Were Afraid to Ask, and numerous articles which are listed on a later page of this website.






Jim’s teaching career includes 32 years of teaching at Austintown Fitch High School, and as an Adjunct Professor of American history at Kent State University’s Stark County campus from 1991 to 2018. He currently resides in Medina, Ohio.

Jim is available to your group to do a book talk. Just contact him at RionHallPublishing@zoominternet.net company email address.

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