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The Living Great Lakes

by Jerry Dennis Thomas Dunne Books (September 22, 2014)

Award-winning nature author Jerry Dennis reveals the splendor and beauty of North America's Great Lakes in this "masterwork"* history and memoir of the essential environmental and economical region shared by...


Hairstyles of the Damned

by Joe Meno Akashic Books (September 01, 2004)

The debut novel from Akashic's new imprint, PUNK PLANET BOOKS!


Detroit Noir

by E.J. Olsen & John C. Hocking Akashic Books (November 01, 2007)

Motor City's finest literary talents--including Oates, Estleman, Holden, and Parrish--offer a shadowed spectrum of gripping, haunting visions.


Chicago Noir

by Neal Pollack, Joe Meno, Daniel Buckman & Todd Dills et al. Akashic Books (September 01, 2005)

Bombastic Neal Pollack collects riveting noir stories from Chicago's hottest young writers.


The Kid's Guide to Chicago

by Eileen Ogintz Globe Pequot Press (December 03, 2013)

Before you plan your family’s next excursion, get some help from a travel professional…and your kids! The Kid’s Guide series lets the kids help plan your trip and guides you as you explore your destination....


Springfield, Illinois

by Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (April 17, 2012)

For more than a decade, Best Easy Day Hikes has been one of FalconGuides’ most popular series. Small enough to fit in a back pocket, each guide describes approximately 20 to 30 easy-to-follow scenic trails...


Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Rapids, Michigan

by Kevin Revolinski Falcon Guides (June 19, 2012)

Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Rapids, Michigan includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow trails that trek along the dunes of Michigan, follow charming creeks, and disappear into dense...


Cedar Rapids: Including Iowa City and Cedar Falls/Waterloo

by Lynn Goya & Alexander Goya Falcon Guides (June 01, 2010)

Best Easy Day Hikes Cedar Rapids includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for nineteen easy-to-follow hikes in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Cedar Falls, and Waterloo. Enjoy scenic walks along the...


How the Hula Girl Sings

by Joe Meno Akashic Books (December 20, 2013)

Paperback reissue of the second novel from the author of the indie-hit Hairstyles of the Damned


Ghosthunting Illinois

by John B. Kachuba Clerisy Press (March 12, 2010)

Lock the doors, draw the curtains, and light a candle as you join author John Kachuba on a guided tour of Illinois’s most terrifyingly haunted places. Your hair-raising journey will take you to:

• Old State...


Ghosthunting Ohio

by John B. Kachuba Clerisy Press (March 12, 2010)

Author John Kachuba bravely visits more than twenty-five haunted places in Ohio to give readers first-hand frights from the safety of their armchairs. For readers curious — and courageous — enough to "hunt"...


Hidden History of Cleveland

by Christopher Busta-Peck The History Press (October 25, 2011)

Join local history preservationist Christopher Busta-Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland's past that dangle too near extinction from city memory. Too often, we think of history as something that happens elsewhere....


Lost Dayton, Ohio

by Andrew Walsh The History Press (June 11, 2018)

Many of the places that helped make Dayton a center of innovation were lost to history, while others survived and adapted, representing the city's spirit of revitalization.

Some of the city's distinctive and...


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...


The 1967 Belvidere Tornado

by Mike Doyle The History Press (March 13, 2017)

Claiming the lives of seven adults and seventeen children, the Belvidere tornado struck the most vulnerable at the worst possible time: just as school let out. More than five hundred people suffered injuries....


Hidden History of Flint

by Gary Flinn The History Press (July 03, 2017)

Flint is a city full of legacies overshadowed by tragedy. Read the stories of the innovations and surprising elements of the city's past.

In the shadow of Flint's success as an industrial hub and the tragedy...


Door County Tales

by Gayle Soucek The History Press (June 03, 2011)

Befitting its role as Wisconsin's thumb, Door County has its own unique pulse. It is the "Door of the Dead," which some historians blame for more shipwrecks than any other body of freshwater in the world.

It...


A History Lover's Guide to Detroit

by Karin Risko & Rodney L. Arroyo The History Press (November 12, 2018)

Detroit's auto heritage is known worldwide, but this fascinating city's history runs much deeper.

Step inside the tiny recording studio where Berry Gordy, a young entrepreneur who faced tremendous prejudice,...


Lancaster

by Connie L. Rutter & Sondra Brockway Gartner Arcadia Publishing (October 04, 2010)

Lancaster, Ohio, with a population of around 35,000, sits snuggled among the rolling hills at the base of a sandstone bluff that the Wyandot Indians called "Standing Stone."

Just east of the Hock-Hocking River...


Park Ridge

by Dave Barnes Arcadia Publishing (August 30, 2010)

A fascinating history of Park Ridge, Illinois, detailing its diverse community and past.

In 1835, immigrants began to arrive from New York and New England to the area first called Pennyville, later renamed Brickton...


Midland

by Virginia Florey & Leona Seamster Arcadia Publishing (July 10, 2001)

Included in Midland: The Way We Were are photographs that span the first 100 years of the city.

Midland, Michigan began life as The Forks, where the Tittabwassee and Chippewa Rivers met. By 1858, The Forks became...


Hidden History of Sturgeon Bay

by Heidi Hodges & Kathy Steebs The History Press (July 16, 2018)

Beyond the stunning beauty of Wisconsin's Sturgeon Bay lies a hidden past of colorful characters, tragic shipwrecks and compelling community achievements.

Arriving as an immigrant to the town, Joseph Harris Sr....


Geneva on the Lake

by Wendy Koile The History Press (March 11, 2012)

Geneva on the Lake details the history of this town which resides on the coast of Lake Erie, one that is well-loved and enjoyed by many.

For over a century, Ohio and Pennsylvania families have made an annual...


Cincinnati Candy

by Dann Woellert The History Press (November 06, 2017)

For more than a century, Cincinnati's candy industry satisfied our national sweet tooth. Dive into its specialties and past.

Stick and drop candies appeared here long before their Civil War popularity. Opera...


Hidden History of Milwaukee

by Robert Tanzilo The History Press (May 06, 2014)

Join OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Milwaukee's incredible past.

Sail out to the Breakwater Lighthouse, scramble up the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum and dig up...


Murder in Wauwatosa

by Paul Hoffman The History Press (June 26, 2012)

Investigate the mysteries surrounding the brutal murder of Wauwatos's Arthur "Buddy" Schumacher Jr. A must-read for fans of true crime and Wisconsin history enthusiasts.

In 1925, the peaceful Milwaukee suburb...


Legends and Lost Treasure of Northern Ohio

by Wendy Koile The History Press (January 21, 2014)

Unearth the history behind northern Ohio's best treasure tales, from sunken ships to misplaced spoils of war. Perfect for fans of historical mysteries and legends.

Encounter a cast of characters as rich as any...


Lost Milwaukee

by Carl Swanson The History Press (April 23, 2018)

From City Hall to the Pabst Theater, reminders of the past are part of the fabric of Milwaukee. Yet many historic treasures have been lost to time.

Blocks of homes and apartments replaced the Wonderland Amusement...


Remembering Flint, Michigan

by Gary Flinn The History Press (October 04, 2010)

Remembering Flint, Michigan puts the pedal to the metal for a fast-paced journey through the Vehicle City's halcyon days.

Few cities have as complex and fascinating a history as that of Flint, Michigan. Sit back...


Glen Ellyn

by Russ Ward Arcadia Publishing (June 07, 2006)

Take a fascinating journey through the history of Glen Ellyn, Illinois with more than 200 vintage photographs and anecdotes from the locals who experienced it.

Glen Ellyn took its name from a Victorian real estate...


Decatur

by Dan Guillory Arcadia Publishing (July 21, 2004)

Decatur, Illinois has long had a proud tradition of workers and craftsmen who produced coal, water pumps, gloves, automobiles, clothing, corn meal, and many other products.

Though it is home to Caterpillar's...


Downers Grove Revisited

by Montrew Dunham Arcadia Publishing (September 16, 2003)

Travel through time to meet the people and visit the places that have given Downers Grove its rich, unique heritage.

On a May evening in 1832, a solitary 50-year-old man on horseback rode toward an oak grove...


Chicago Select

by Insight Guides Insight (November 05, 2012)

Select Guide Chicago is a brand new inspirational guide to this vibrant city, offering authentic experiences, fresh discoveries, and a good dose of local culture. An inspirational In the mood for... section...


Mysterious Chicago

by Adam Selzer Skyhorse (October 25, 2016)

From Chicago historian Adam Selzer, expert on all of the Windy City's quirks and oddities, comes a compelling heavily researched anthology of the stories behind its most fascinating unsolved mysteries.

To create...


The Ohio Wildlife Encyclopedia

by Scott Shupe Skyhorse (May 29, 2018)

Ohio’s wildlife has always played an important role in the history of human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance and the state’s first Europeans...


Moon Cleveland

by Douglas Trattner Moon Travel (May 06, 2019)

Experience a city with Rust Belt roots and a vibrant, creative spirit with Moon Cleveland. Inside you'll find:

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Cleveland's...


Moon Chicago

by Rebecca Holland Moon Travel (April 16, 2018)

Moon Chicago reveals the Windy City's perfect mix of cosmopolitan culture and Midwestern charm.

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow turn-by-turn directions...


Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula

by Paul Vachon Moon Travel (April 02, 2018)

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Rugged wilderness, freshwater coastline, and picturesque small towns: explore the best of the "U.P." with Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic,...


Moon Wisconsin

by Thomas Huhti Moon Travel (June 19, 2017)

Discover Wisconsin with Moon Travel Guides!

From lush forests and fertile farms to rushing rivers and tranquil lakes, experience Wisconsin's classic Midwestern charm with Moon Wisconsin.

What you'll find in Moon...


Fodor's Chicago

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (January 22, 2019)

Written by locals, Fodor’s Chicago is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Chicago travel guide...


Best Hikes Milwaukee

by Kevin Revolinski Falcon Guides (May 01, 2019)

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Best Hikes Near Milwaukee features the best hiking within an hour’s drive of the Milwaukee area. Perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed...


Ghosthunting Michigan

by Helen Pattskyn Clerisy Press (September 11, 2012)

As part of the America’s Haunted Road Trip series, Ghosthunting Michigan takes readers along on a guided tour of some of the Great Lake State’s most haunted historic locations. With a background in library...


The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook

by Amelia Levin Storey Publishing, LLC (April 03, 2018)

This collection of 118 recipes captures the evocative food experiences of the Lake Michigan region, an ultimate vacation destination with hundreds of miles of shoreline and rich food traditions reflecting the...


Best Hikes Columbus

by Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Columbus veteran hiker Johnny Molloy offers the absolute best hikes in the greater Columbus area. Each featured trail is perfect...


Best Hikes Cincinnati

by Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Cincinnati veteran hiker Johnny Molloy offers the absolute best hikes in the greater Cincinnati area. Each featured trail is perfect...


Illinois State Parks

by Lee Mandrell & DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell Indiana University Press (September 01, 2018)

- Just in time for the Illinois Bicentennial

- Photographs profile the diversity of Illinois state parks, rrom the rock formations at Cave-In-Rock State Park, to the water ways of Chain O’Lakes State Park,...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Michigan

by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society Portable Press (June 01, 2012)

The ultimate guide to Michigan, all the way from Yooper territory (Upper Peninsula) down to Loper land (Lower Peninsula).

What do Yoopers and Trolls have in common? Not much to hear them tell it, but both types...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Ohio

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (October 01, 2012)

We’ve assembled a crackpot team of Ohio investigators to comb the countryside, explore the cities, and uncover the history, trivia, and fun facts that make the Buckeye State such a unique and special place....


Rockhounding Wisconsin

by Robert Beard Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

Explore the mineral-rich region of Wisconsin with veteran rockhound Robert Beard’s Rockhounding Wisconsin and unearth the state’s best rockhounding sites, ranging from popular and commercial sites to numerous...


Best Hikes Madison, Wisconsin

by Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (April 27, 2018)

Fully updated and revised, here are forty-three of the best hikes, nearly all within an hour’s drive of Madison, Wisconsin—from the Capital City State Trail to Devil’s Lake State Park. The hikes offer...