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  • Reiseberichte und Geschichtsdichtungby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 377.00

    Volume 3 contains works on historical consciousness (e.g. chronicles, biographical writings and historical songs) and spatial experience (e.g. narratives of pilgrims, fictional descriptions of journeys and accounts of real expeditions). more...

  • A Photographer?s Guide to Ohioby Ian Adams; Guy L. Denny

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Ian Adams is perhaps the best-known landscape photographer in Ohio, and in the first volume of A Photographer?s Guide to Ohio, he shared his knowledge of what to photograph in the Buckeye State and how to photograph it. Now, in this second volume, Adams expands on his previous work, adding over 120 natural features, scenic rivers and byways, zoos... more...

  • Touring Vermont's Scenic Roadsby Kenneth Aiken

    Down East Books 1993; US$ 9.99

    Vermont is quintessential New England: lovely farms and villages, and curving roads and rolling mountains. Native Vermonter Ken Aiken reveals the best routes and includes fascinating history and anecdotes. more...

  • It Happened in Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this collection of articles describing the people, places, and folkways of southern Illinois, John W. Allen provides entertaining and informative glimpses into the region?s past. Included here are sketches of the early pioneering days when wolves were literally chased from the door, stories about the many Indian artifacts discovered among the... more...

  • Legends and Lore of Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In the 1950s and ?60s, John W. Allen told the people of southern Illinois about themselves?about their region, its history, and its folkways?in his series of newspaper articles, ?It Happened in Southern Illinois.? Each installment of the series depicted a single item of interest?a town, a building, an enterprise, a person, an event, a custom. ... more...

  • Rethinking Homeby Joseph A. Amato

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Joseph A. Amato proposes a bold and innovative approach to writing local history in this imaginative, wide-ranging, and deeply engaging exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, Amato draws on his background as a European cultural historian and a prolific writer of local history to... more...

  • City Watchby Jon Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 2001; US$ 20.00

    In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune... more...

  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Presenting fifty Abraham Lincoln stories?some familiar and beloved, some fresh and unexpected? Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln?s Springfield is a carefully researched, richly illustrated guide to the Springfield, Illinois, locations on the Looking for Lincoln Story Trail. Created by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, this trail... more...

  • Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Firesby Ronald M. Anglin; Larry E. Morris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Guiding readers through this labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, this is the first book to tell the whole story of Colter and his legend, examining everything that is known?or supposedly known?about Colter and showing how historians have tried in vain to get back to Colter the man, finding instead an enigma they cannot unravel. more...

  • Route 66 Still Kicksby Rick Antonson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    ?You?ll never understand America until you?ve driven Route 66?that?s old Route 66?all the way,? a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. ?It?s the most famous highway in the world.? With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This... more...