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  • Tales from the Great Lakesby Robert B. Townsend

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    For more than two hundred years, thousands of giant sailing ships traversed the Great Lakes carrying cargo and passengers. The memory of the romance and elegance of these beautiful ships has almost been forgotten in the search for greater efficiency and speed in our modern world. C.H.J. Snider (1879-1971) chronicled this era in his 1,303 "Schooner... more...

  • New Philadelphiaby Paul Shackel

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    New Philadelphia, Illinois, was founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, a Kentucky slave who purchased his own freedom and then acquired land on the prairie for establishing a new?and integrated?community. McWorter sold property to other freed slaves and to whites, and used the proceeds to buy his family out of slavery. The town population reached 160,... more...

  • Lake Erie Storiesby Chad Fraser

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 24.99

    This thoroughly researched history explores the personalities and events that have shaped Lake Erie and the towns and cities that surround it. more...

  • Elusive Empiresby Eric Hinderaker

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 29.00

    A fascinating story that offers a strikingly new interpretation of the origins, progress, and effects of the American Revolution. more...

  • An American Hometownby Tom Roznowski

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    They lived "green" out of necessity -- walking to work, repairing everything from worn shoes to wristwatches, recycling milk bottles and packing containers. Music was largely heard live and most residential streets had shade trees. The nearby Wabash River -- a repeated subject of story and song -- ... more...

  • Land of Hopeby James R. Grossman

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Grossman’s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement. more...

  • Walking Chicagoby Ryan Ver Berkmoes

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    Walk the streets of Chicago and discover why the town that brought us Michael Jordan, Al Capone, and Oprah is anything but a ?Second City.? Chicago?s diverse neighborhoods represent a true melting pot of America?from Little Italy to Greektown, Chinatown to New Chinatown, and La Villita to the Ukrainian Village. It?s also the most walkable city in... more...

  • Twilight at Conner Prairieby III Berkley W. Duck

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 43.99

    Twilight at Conner Prairie follows the development of the museum, the conflicts of interest created by the terms of founder Eli Lilly's gifts, and the breakdown of the relationship between the museum and its trustee, Earlham College. Author Berkley Duck, who served on Conner Prairie's independent board of directors when the board and CEO were dismissed,... more...

  • Simon Girtyby Edward Butts

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 19.99

    Was the frontiersman Simon Girty a monster as painted by his U.S. enemies in the American Revolution, or was he a hero and benefactor of First Nations people as celebrated by Canadian and American Natives and the British? more...

  • The Third Coastby Ted McClelland

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Chronicling the author?s 10,000-mile ?Great Lakes Circle Tour,? this travel memoir seeks to answer a burning question: Is there a Great Lakes culture, and if so, what is it? Largely associated with the Midwest, the Great Lakes region actually has a culture that transcends the border between the United States and Canada. United by a love of encased... more...