Delightful Peek Into 19th Century America in New Biography Published by Outskirts Press

Weaverville, NC, July 22, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Biography of John Carey: An Ohio Pioneer by Muriel Kinney and Carol Kinney Grimes. The authors’ most recent book to date is a 7 x 10 paperback in the political biography category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

This biography -- written, but unpublished, in the 1930’s by Muriel Kinney (1865-1940) -- follows the life of one of Ohio’s early pioneers and state legislators, her grandfather, the Hon. John Carey (1792-1875). She says of him: “Although he cannot be classed as one of America’s great men, he must be recognized as extraordinary.”

Many original letters, significant to both family and, historically, to Ohio’s early statehood, are quoted throughout this delightful visit to 19th Century America. For example, John Carey says in an 1860 letter to his wife: “I am in the midst of the great men in the Capital of the Union, where politicians, demagogues and pickpockets assemble under the name of the Representatives of the people.”

Mrs. Carey writes to her daughter away at school, March 20, 1839: “We expect to see you improved and may we not be disappointed -- bring your mind and all that you have learned with you, and put it in practice in view of your parents and then we will better know if it will be for your good, to go again.”

In another notable aphorism John Carey says: “ become wise you must be good, for without goodness you cannot be wise -- knowledge cannot make wisdom without goodness.” He also writes in a letter to his children away at school, “The importance of an education depends much upon its application after it is received...” and in a letter to his daughter writes, “Ladies too often think that a flourish is preferable to strong impressions -- that is they take more pains to improve the fashion of their dress than the improvement of their minds.”

Muriel Kinney herself notes: “….and, after all, what is there in character formation more potent than appreciation on the part of your elders of your really good qualities?” and, speaking of her Grandfather, John Carey, notes he is always “…charting his course to its achievement with honor and without sacrifice of principle...”

As Muriel says, “The charm of a perfect day must be held in the memory as a treasure of great price for storms are sure to come when this memory will be needed to cheer us on our way.”

443 pages in length, The Biography of John Carey: An Ohio Pioneer is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the political biography category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Biography of John Carey meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Additionally, The Biography of John Carey can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432758288

Format: 7 x 10 paperback

SRP: $24.95

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