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Historic Glensheen 1905-1930: Photogr...

Tony Dierckins

Inside these pages you will find 115 photos—most never before seen by the public—of Glensheen, the historic 22-acre Congdon estate along the Lake Superior shore in Duluth, Minnesota. Many were captured in 1909, when the Congdon's ...

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Published: Jun 2015

History and Hauntings of the Hallowee...

Roxy Orcutt

History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital takes a look into why the small village of Anoka, MN, has been declared (by Congress and everything!) to be The Halloween Capital of the World. This fun look at the elements that make up ...

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Published: Sep 2014

Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasur...

Bill Savage

Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprece­dented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago's chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the ...

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Published: May 2013

The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the ...

Gavin Schmitt

Milwaukee's Sicilian underworld is something few people speak about in polite company, and even fewer people speak about with any authority. Everyone in Milwaukee has a friend of a friend who knows something, but they only have one pi...

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Published: Sep 2014

Chicago: City on the Make: Sixtieth A...

Nelson Algren

"Once you've become a part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real."Ernest Hemingway once said of Nelson Al...

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Published: Jun 2011

Cleveland Christmas Memories: Looking...

Gail Ghetia Bellamy

What made Christmas extra-special to a Cleveland kid? Come relive some of your fondest moments . . .Seeing Mr. Jingeling (the keeper of Santa's keys) on TV or in person at Halle's. Gazing at the giant Sterling-Lindner tree. Stopping a...

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Published: Oct 2012

Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy an...

Nathan Bomey

What happens when an iconic American city goes broke?At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history―the Motor City had finally hit rock bo...

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Published: May 2017

It Happened in Michigan: Remarkable E...

Colleen Burcar

This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Great Lakes State.

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Published: Jan 2011

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson...

Tom Clavin

Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling story of the taming of the Wild West, set in Dodge City, the most depraved and criminal town in the nation.The instant New York Times bestseller!Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend...

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Published: Feb 2018

Sting of the Bee: A Day-By-Day Accoun...

Charles H. Cressey

Wounded Knee, as it was first reported, and, as you've never read it. A sensational contemporary view of the events surrounding the Sioux outbreak of 1890 and 1891 that violently climaxed at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. These articles ...

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Published: Apr 2016

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Winner"A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience" (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)—an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a Gene...

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Published: Jan 2018

Little Michigan: A Nostalgic Look at ...

Kathryn Houghton

Michigan's small towns have great stories.Little Michigan presents 100 towns with populations under 600. From the state's long mining history to its Civil War heritage, each community is charming and unique. With full-color photograph...

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Published: May 2018

Little Minnesota in World War II: The...

Jill A. Johnson

Small towns. Big heroes!During World War II, men from Minnesota's smallest towns gave their lives for our country. Several were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, or Bronze Star. All rece...

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Published: Sep 2017

City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Di...

Gary Krist

The masterfully told story of twelve volatile days in Chicago, when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder transfixed and roiled a city already on the brink of collapse.When 1919 ...

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Published: Apr 2013

Interrupted Lives: The History of Tub...

Mary Krugerud

This is the history both of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and of the Glen Lake Sanitorium, where, in the first half of the twentieth century, so many TB patients were housed as they fought their illness.  Treatment methods changed over t...

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Published: Sep 2017

The Ludlow Legacy: The Descendants of...

Mark Wesley Mitchell

For the two hundred year period of the 19th and 20th centuries the Ludlow name was well-known, associated with the founding of southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky, and linked to the rich history of the Northwest Territory and the ...

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Published: Aug 2018

Cleveland TV Tales: Stories from the ...

Mike Olszewski

Remember when TV was just three channels and the biggest celebrities in Cleveland were an outrageous movie host named Ghoulardi, a gentle elf named Barnaby, and a tough-as-nails newswoman named Dorothy Fuldheim? These pioneering enter...

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Published: Oct 2014

Northern Orchards: Notes from Places ...

James Rogers

A thought-provoking collection of essays and poems that explore memory, the meaning of place, and sacred space.

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Published: May 2014

The Silver Man: The Life and Times of...

Peter Shrake

In The Silver Man: The Life and Times of John Kinzie, readers witness the dramatic changes that swept the Wisconsin frontier in the early and mid-1800s, through the life of Indian agent John Harris Kinzie. From the War of 1812 and the...

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Published: Apr 2016

It Happened in Kansas: Remarkable Eve...

Sarah Smarsh

It Happened in Kansas features over 25 chapters in Kansas history.  Lively and entertaining, this book brings the varied and fascinating history of the Sunflower State to life.

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Published: Aug 2010

Lost In Michigan: History and Travel ...

Mike D. Sonenberg

Based on the popular Lost In Michigan website that was featured in the Detroit Free Press, It contains locations throughout Michigan, and tells their interesting story. Whether you're a long time Michigander, or new to the "Mitte...

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Published: Oct 2017

Terror in the City of Champions: Murd...

Tom Stanton

A New York Times Bestseller Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winner in True CrimeSelected as one of "2016's Great Reads" by NPRFinalist for the 2016 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the YearAn unforgettable c...

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Published: Aug 2017
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