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  • The New Boys of Summerby Paul Hensler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    In the 1960s, especially in the latter half of the decade, Major League Baseball went through a multitude of changes and innovations. This book tells the story of this dynamic period, including the election of a new commissioner, league expansion, a boycott of spring training, rule changes, the retirement of legends, and a new generation of stars.... more...

  • Greetings from Detroitby Dan Austin

    Wayne State University Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City offers a glimpse into the past through more than two hundred historic postcards of Detroit from the early 1900s to the 1950s, compiled and presented in full color by Dan Austin of From familiar sights to long lost landmarks, this book pairs vintage views with rich... more...

  • Great Chicago Fire, Theby John Boda; Ray Johnson

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    After a hot and very dry summer, Chicago was largely a wooden tinderbox awaiting a spark that would come on the Sunday night of October 8, 1871. What became known as �the Great Chicago Fire� was a massive firestorm that moved faster than most men could run, fueled by southwest winds of at least 30 miles per hour. The heat was so intense it melted stone... more...

  • LGBTQ Las Vegasby Dennis McBride

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Las Vegas is known around the world as a flashy, libertarian oasis where an individual�s pursuit of happiness and profit is paramount. This was not true for the city�s queer community. Being gay in Las Vegas until the 1990s was a felony with a hefty fine and long prison sentence. The Las Vegas LGBTQ community did not organize to fight for its rights... more...

  • From Disarmament to Rearmamentby Sheldon A. Goldberg; Ingo Trauschweizer

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 79.99

    At the end of World War II, the Allies were unanimous in their determination to disarm the former aggressor Germany. As the Cold War intensified, however, the decision whether to reverse that policy and to rearm West Germany led to disagreements both within the U.S. government and among members of the nascent NATO alliance. more...

  • Prohibition Pittsburghby Richard Gazarik

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Pittsburgh is a hardworking city. And hard workers sometimes enjoy the occasional spirit. So, when Prohibition hit the Steel City, it created a level of violence and corruption residents had never witnessed. Illegal producers ran stills in kitchens, basements, bathroom tubs, warehouses and even abandoned distilleries. War between gangs of bootleggers... more...

  • Freeport-Velascoby Brenda Laird; The Freeport Historical Museum

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    In 1821, Stephen F. Austin and the �Old 300� colonists boarded the Lively and entered the Brazos River, landing at Old Velasco. After hurricanes repeatedly tore the little town apart, residents moved four miles upstream to New Velasco in 1891. Then, the 1900 hurricane, which nearly wiped Galveston off of the map, also devastated New Velasco. But even... more...

  • Haunted Rockford, Illinoisby Kathi Kresol; Dale Kaczmarek

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Just beneath the glossy surface of Rockford�s rich heritage lies a dark history of tragedy. The city�s troubled and turbulent past left scars that still resonate today. Geraldine Bourbon�s final struggle still echoes throughout the farmhouse where her estranged husband pursued her with a pistol from room to room before gently laying her corpse on the... more...

  • Haunted Franklin Castleby William G. Krejci; John W. Myers

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle�s dark fa�ade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Disembodied voices echo from empty rooms, doors open and close of their own accord and cold spots drift about the manse. Witnesses... more...

  • Haunted Old Town Springby Cathy Nance

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Old Town Spring�s historic streets may set the scene for a quaint shopping village, but they also serve as byways for one of the most haunted towns in Texas. A perfectionist past the end, Uncle Charlie still fusses around the historic Wunsche Brothers Caf�, the oldest commercial structure in the area. The spirit of a girl who died in a barn still plays... more...