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The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdom

by Julie Ganz Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

From the early explorers to space travelers and holiday jetsetters, those in transit have acknowledged both the benefits and downsides of life on the go. The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdom is a collection...


Safari

by Geoffrey Kent Harper (August 11, 2015)

“An edge-of-your-seat reading experience, kept especially engaging by [Kent's] warm personality, sense of humor, and keen behind-the-scenes-of-building-a-business stories.” —Parade

In this breathtaking...


Man-Eaters of the World

by Alex MacCormick Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

Humans may have reached the top of the food chain, but the world is still teeming with apex predators who retain the advantage in their own environments, and sometimes venture into ours, especially when they...


United States of LEGO®

by Jeff Friesen Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

United States of LEGO takes readers on a journey across America that has never been seen before. Photographer Jeff Friesen composes artful LEGO brick dioramas, each revealing a scene with a witty caption that...


You Gotta Eat Here Too!

by John Catucci & Michael Vlessides Collins (November 04, 2014)

More great joints and recipes from the hit Food Network series!

You Gotta Eat Here Too! showcases the great joints and legendary local restaurants that many of us have never heard of. You’ll discover the most...


Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon

by Mark Di Vincenzo William Morrow Paperbacks (October 06, 2009)

An enlightening compendium of the best times of day, week, month, and life to do a variety of things — from the serious (money, marriage) to the mundane (taking a nap, walking your dog) — to save time and...


Population: 485

by Michael Perry HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Part portrait of a place, part rescue manual, part rumination of life and death, Population: 485 is a beautiful meditation on the things that matter.”  — Seattle Times

Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin...


The Greedy Bastard Diary

by Eric Idle HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A stunningly witty exploration of the American landscape -- not to mention a brilliant comic's mind -- this diary is chock-full of everything you ever wanted to know about Eric Idle, Monty Python, America, and...


A Voyage For Madmen

by Peter Nichols HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face...


You Gotta Eat Here!

by John Catucci & Michael Vlessides Collins (November 20, 2012)

The national bestseller You Gotta Eat Here! showcases the great joints and legendary local restaurants that many of us have never heard of. You’ll discover the most delicious, mouth-watering food in Canada...


Grand Forks

by Marilyn Hagerty & The Grand Forks Herald Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (August 27, 2013)

Once upon a time, salad was iceberg lettuce with a few shredded carrots and a cucumber slice, if you were lucky. A vegetable side was potatoes—would you like those baked, mashed, or au gratin? A nice anniversary...


Skiing Sun Valley

by John W. Lundin The History Press (November 09, 2020)

Union Pacific Railroad's Averell Harriman had a bold vision to restore rail passenger traffic decimated by the Great Depression: create ski tourism in Idaho's remote Wood River Valley. A $1.5 million investment...


Lost Ski Areas of Tahoe and Donner

by Ingrid P. Wicken The History Press (November 09, 2020)

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Lake Tahoe and the Donner Summit region became California's first developed winter sports areas. Plentiful snowfall and newly built highways opened up the summer playground...


Classic Restaurants of Montgomery

by Karren Pell & Carole King The History Press (August 17, 2020)

Montgomery has a fun and fascinating assortment of restaurants dating back more than two hundred years. Some landmark dining establishments, like Fleming's, are gone, but others, like Chris' Hot Dogs, are still...


Iconic Restaurants of St. Louis

by Ann Lemons Pollack The History Press (November 02, 2020)

St. Louis has an appetite for sure. The places that made it that way have fascinating tales of hard work and good flavor. From the white tablecloths of Tony's to the counter at Woofie's, the Gateway City came...


Classic Restaurants of Louisville

by Stephen Hacker The History Press (November 02, 2020)

The stories of Louisville's best-remembered restaurants are chock-full of legendary locations, huge personalities and well-loved recipes. Find out how a silly joke about "Hillbilly Tea" became an international...


We Like It Wild

by Bradford Angier Dover Publications (October 14, 2020)

In 1947, Bradford Angier and his wife, Vena, both disillusioned with city life, decided to attempt living off the land, trading Boston for the frontier town of Hudson's Hope, British Columbia. With their Irish...


A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee

by James A. Hoobler The History Press (February 01, 2008)

Get ready to experience the Music City with this guide of one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the Southeast.

Whether you're a local or a tourist, this guide will come in handy. Enjoy 11...


Hidden History of the Grand Strand

by Rick Simmons The History Press (July 25, 2010)

Join author Dr. Rick Simmons as he recalls the hidden history and legends of The Grand Strand in South Carolina.

Though today South Carolina's Grand Strand is known primarily for tourism, Hidden History of the...


Milwaukee Frozen Custard

by Kathleen McCann & Robert Tanzilo The History Press (October 31, 2016)

Frozen custard is more than a dessert in Milwaukee. It's a culture, a lifestyle and a passion. Find the stories behind your favorite flavor at local festivals and homegrown neighborhood stands.

From the stand...


The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: A High-Flying Life from Tennessee to Timbuktu

by R. Scott Williams The History Press (November 04, 2014)

Author R. Scott Williams details the spectacular exploits of a true adventurer.

Richard Halliburton ran away from his hometown in Memphis at the age of nineteen to lead an extraordinary and dramatic life of...


Reimagining Greenville

by John Boyanoski & Knox White The History Press (December 04, 2017)

Greenville: The well-kept gem of South Carolina.

Visitors from everywhere have hailed downtown Greenville as one of the best in America. From its tree-lined Main Street to its bustling riverfront, the city inspired...


Lost Towns of North Georgia

by Lisa M. Russell & Raymond Atkins The History Press (October 17, 2016)

When the bustle of a city slows, towns dissolve into abandoned buildings or return to woods and crumble into the North Georgia clay. In 1832, Auraria was one of the sites of the original American gold rush.

The...


Kahiki Supper Club

by Jeff Chenault, Doug Motz, David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker The History Press (September 16, 2014)

Inspired by Florida's famed Mai-Kai restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there--everyone from Betty White to...


Lost Restaurants of Chicago

by Greg Borzo & Hot Doug's Doug Sohn The History Press (December 03, 2018)

Chicago author, Greg Borzo, recalls the city's celebrated lost restaurants.

Many of Chicago's greatest or most unusual restaurants are "no longer taking reservations," but they're definitely not forgotten. From...


Nantahala National Forest

by Marci Spencer, George Ellison & James Lewis PhD The History Press (August 14, 2017)

Author and naturalist Marci Spencer reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest.

The 500,000-acre Nantahala National Forest dominates the rugged southwestern corner of North Carolina. Rivers...


Vintage Outer Banks

by Sarah Downing The History Press (September 11, 2008)

In this never-before-assembled collection of lost landmarks, historian Sarah Downing evokes the Outer Banks of yesteryear.

Drawn from the vast collections of the Outer Banks History Center and from locals mourning...


Iconic Restaurants of Butler County, Ohio

by Teri Horsley The History Press (May 27, 2019)

Join local food writer Teri Horsley as she explores the history of Butler County's most beloved eateries and the stories behind them.

Butler County has concocted fine food and finer memories for generations....


Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams

by David Finoli The History Press (October 30, 2017)

Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships.

There must be something special in the water to make Pittsburgh so particularly...


Lafourche Parish

by Clifton Theriot Arcadia Publishing (December 01, 2014)

Engulfed by the bayou, Lafourche is a parish rich in history and culture known for its close-knit, family-centered communities.

The parish was originally inhabited by Native American tribes and later by European,...


Nether Providence

by Michele S. Davidson Arcadia Publishing (July 05, 2010)

Join Michele S. Davidson as she documents Nether Providence's fascinating growth and development over the last three centuries.

In 1682, John Sharpless settled in Nether Providence Township on a 1,000-acre tract...


Opryland USA

by Stephen W. Phillips & Ty Herndon Arcadia Publishing (August 22, 2016)

Opryland USA attracted millions of visitors each year and gave many celebrities their first taste of show business. As the "Home of American Music," Opryland USA still lives on in the hearts and minds of those...


Marathon

by Jerry Wilkinson, Laura Albritton & Tom Hambright Arcadia Publishing (December 05, 2016)

The Middle Keys have experienced a fascinating history, from the time when wreckers plied the Florida Reef to the days of Henry Flagler's audacious overseas railroad.

Once the Overseas Highway opened, travelers...


Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island

by Daniel Fink Arcadia Publishing (April 21, 2014)

Discover the rich military and recreational history of Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.

Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island are coastal North Carolina communities. History abounds in this...


Utica

by Joseph P. Bottini & James L. Davis Arcadia Publishing (October 10, 2007)

Utica fulfilled a vital function in New York State's overall role as the gateway to the American West.

Vintage and contemporary photographs come together in this uniquie volume, portraying Utica's evolution from...


Knoxville

by Ed Hooper Arcadia Publishing (August 27, 2003)

The amazing photographs of Knoxville, Tennessee in this book chart the growth of this major metropolitan area in the Southeast, from a small fort to big Southern city.

Though it began as a small fort on the Tennessee...


Carowinds

by Scott Rutherford Arcadia Publishing (June 03, 2013)

Located near Charlotte, Carowinds has long been considered the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast!"

Inspired by a trip to Disneyland in 1957, Hall envisioned an amusement park for the citizens of the Carolinas....


Monhegan Island

by Margot Sullivan, Cynthia Hagar Krusell & John J. Galluzzo Arcadia Publishing (May 11, 2009)

Monhegan Island, Maine has historically attracted a number of different visitors and workers, each with their own unique reasons for being there.

The natural beauty of Monhegan Island has continuously attracted...


Jersey City

by Patrick B. Shalhoub Arcadia Publishing (October 01, 1995)

Go inside the people, places and events of Jersey City with over 200 fascinating photographs that bring its past to life!

Author Patrick Shalhoub takes us on a journey into Jersey City's past. We see the farming...


Chicago Lawn/Marquette Manor

by Kathleen J. Headley Arcadia Publishing (October 23, 2001)

The Marquette Park area on the southwest side of Chicago is comprised of two neighborhoods- Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor.

This book depicts the evolution of both neighborhoods with photographs and images...


Shaker Heights

by Bruce T. Marshall Arcadia Publishing (July 26, 2006)

Shaker Heights achieved international renown in the early 20th century as an enclave for wealthy residents - a city of stunning homes, substantial green space, an excellent school system, and attentive municipal...


Minersville

by Ronald M. Coleman & Joseph E. Szeliga Arcadia Publishing (June 14, 2006)

Minersville documents the history of this Pennsylvania coal mining hub.

Minersville, aptly named for those who toiled in the coal fields of east-central Pennsylvania, embodies the very essence of the coal region....


Tybee Island

by James Mack Adams Arcadia Publishing (August 28, 2000)

Tybee Island is a tiny piece of land, only-two-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide; however, its strategic location near the mouth of the Savannah River assigned to it an important role in the...


The Long Island Motor Parkway

by Howard Kroplick & Al Velocci Arcadia Publishing (September 01, 2008)

The Long Island Motor Parkway was constructed at a pivotal time in American history, and it often considered a precursor to the modern highway system.

A forerunner of the modern highway system, the Long Island...


Richmond

by Keshia A. Case Arcadia Publishing (May 24, 2006)

In addition to being the state capital, Richmond, Virginia, was also the capital of the South during the Civil War. Today Richmond is a vibrant city that embraces its historical past while looking toward future...


Manatee County

by Jim Wiggins Arcadia Publishing (October 22, 2007)

The area known as Manatee County opened for settlement at the close of the Second Seminole War in 1841.

This was due to Congress's passage of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, which allowed settlers to claim...


Ocean City

by Ph.D., Nan DeVincent-Hayes & John E. Jacob Arcadia Publishing (September 23, 1999)

Discover how tiny Ocean City has overcame obstacle after obstacle and matured into the jewel of Maryland's shore.

Ocean City, Maryland's own seaside resort, has become so popular that it is almost too small -...


Racine

by Gerald L. Karwowski Arcadia Publishing (August 22, 2007)

In November 1834, Capt. Gilbert Knapp staked a claim to 141 acres at the mouth of the Root River, naming it Port Gilbert. This site became the city of Racine.

During the pioneer years, Racine was dubbed "the...


Monadnock Moments

by Alan Rumrill The History Press (October 01, 2009)

What could writers Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau have in common with the inventors of barbed wire, margarine and the washing machine?

They were all deeply moved by their time spent in the beautiful...


The Chicago 77: A Community Area Handbook

by Mary Zangs The History Press (July 01, 2014)

With over two hundred neighborhoods divided into seventy-seven community areas, Chicago offers a dazzling and daunting challenge to ambitious tourists and lifelong citizens.

Anyone who's never been to Chicago...