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  • Myths and Mysteries of Wisconsinby Michael Bie

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    Unearth the mysteries, myths, strange happenings, and haunted places in Wisconsin's history. This intriguing, lively, and easy-to-read collection of eerie stories will leave readers astonished at the secrets it reveals. more...

  • Myths and Mysteries of Illinoisby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Myths and Mysteries of Illinois explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the Land of Lincoln?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Illinois history. more...

  • Ohio Off the Beaten Path®by Jackie Sheckler Finch

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Ohio Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales,  Ohio Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Ohio that other... more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago Historyby Adam Selzer; William Griffith

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of the Windy City through their deeds and misdeeds.   Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History features twenty-five short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from... more...

  • Rickey and Robinsonby Harvey Frommer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 9.99

    Rickey and Robinson is a dual biography tracing the convergence of the lives of two of baseball's most influential individuals in a special moment in sports and cultural history. more...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elaine Glusac; Elisa Kronish

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    Whether you're looking for the the loveliest parks and beaches on Lake Michigan, the liveliest jazz and blues joints, or hottest restaurants, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The fully updated guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations... more...

  • Frontier Seaportby Catherine Cangany

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Detroit?s industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Today?s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and... more...

  • Chicagoby Dominic A. Pacyga

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a “City on the Make.” Carl Sandburg dubbed it the “City of Big Shoulders.” Upton Sinclair christened it “The Jungle,” while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it “the Second City.” At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose... more...

  • White Field, Black Sheepby Daiva Markelis

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Her parents never really explained what a D.P. was. Years later Daiva Markelis learned that “displaced person” was the designation bestowed upon European refugees like her mom and dad who fled communist Lithuania after the war. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, though, Markelis had only heard the name T.P. , since her folks... more...

  • Managing Inequalityby Karen R. Miller

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their political economic system, which they saw as forward-thinking in its promotion of free market capitalism, and the now vanquished southern system, which had been... more...