Authors Alan Dutka and Vince McKee at Mac’s Back’s-Books
Thursday | 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Alan Dutka, author of Misfortune on Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row, Kelly Lytle, author of To Dad, From Kelly and Vince McKee, author of Redemption of the KIng: Lebron James Returns to Cleveland will be at Mac’s on Thursday, June 18th at 7 p.m.
Extreme wealth could buy a mansion in Millionaires’ Row but not immunity from unsavory business dealings or shameful behavior. May Hanna gave her millionaire ex-husband’s hired Pinkerton detectives the slip to sneak out of the country. To escape financial embarrassment, James Potter, the manager of a prominent Euclid Avenue apartment building, gave his family cough medicine laced with poison, killing his entire family including himself. Married to a Millionaires’ Row doctor, the infamous con woman Cassie Chadwick posed as Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter and forged a fake $5 million check. Author Alan Dutka delves into sixteen tales of anguish and deceit in Misfortune that offer a startling perspective on Cleveland’s super-rich. Alan Dutka is also the author of Cleveland in the Gilded Age, Asia Town Cleveland: From Tong Wars to Dim Sum and other Cleveland history books.
When Rob Lytle died at age 56, three decades after his football stardom at the University of Michigan ended and his professional career with the Denver Broncos began, his son Kelly Lytle poured his mix of grief, adulation, regret, gratitude, and even criticism into a series of letters to the man he considered his best friend. This reflection on an unusually close and complicated father-son bond will be entertaining, poignant, and inspiring for readers who love sports and those who don’t because-although football provides a backdrop-To Dad, From Kelly is really about family, zeal, and character. Kelly is the author of numerous stories, and his work has appeared in the short story anthology Something to Take on the Trip.
LeBron James is back in Cleveland’s court, and the city is on fire as its chosen one has decided to come home. His highly publicized, and equally highly emotional, return to Cleveland reveals his penultimate goal: to bring a championship back to northeast Ohio where he grew up. Now, for the first time ever, the full story is told from the beginning as author Vince McKee covers James’s entire journey in every detail both on and off the court — from the start of his career with the Cavaliers in Cleveland to his departure to Miami, his time with the Heat, and finally, the much debated and highly anticipated return of the “King.” Vince McKee is also the author of Jacob’s Field: History and Tradition at the Jake and The Cleveland Cavaliers: A History of the Wine and Gold.