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October 2018

The Search for Freejoe by Ernest LaceyThe Search for Freejoe  
Lacey, Ernest
Call Number: H 921 H3147L.1
1999
Joseph "FreeJoe" Harris was born in 1796 in Virginia, the son of John Harris Jr., the plantation owner of the plantation on which FreeJoe lived. FreeJoe married Fanny. He died in 1875 in Shelby County, Tennessee. Their children included Adeline or Lettie, Susan or Sukey, John, Cornelius, Alex, Martha or Mattie, Peter, Virginia and Mary. After Fanny's death FreeJoe married Milly. Freejoe was emancipated in 1832.A summary of the research process followed to construct the title FreeJoe, a story of love, faith and perserverance.
South Christian School by  South Christian School  
Call Number: H 371.8976 S72673
Yearbooks: 1979-80 - 1987-88
Middleville, Michigan, 1904 by  Middleville, Michigan, 1904  
Call Number: H 977.416 M6293
1976
Reprint of 1904 ed. published as a supplement to the Middleville Sun.
 Michigan Golden Eaglets (1924-1939) by  Michigan Golden Eaglets (1924-1939)  
Call Number: H 369.463 M6245
2018
"A Golden Eaglet is a 'Girl Scout whose character, physical and mental fitness, preparedness for service and spirit of goodwill mark her as a first class Girl Scout, exceptional in achievement and personal development, and in the judgment of both her community and the national organization' (Girl Scout Handbook, 1939. We hereby dutifully remember the following individuals of Southwest Michigan who merited the Golden Eaglet..."--cover, page
Middleville, the Early Years by Carla NewmanMiddleville, the Early Years  
Newman, Carla
Call Number: H 977.416 N551
1981
Village of Newaygo, 1853-1888 by  Village of Newaygo, 1853-1888  
Call Number: H 977.458 S5345
Reprint of: Newaygo: it's age, record and location. "Printed in the Newaygo Republican, August 30, 1888 and September 6, 1888. As no credit was given to the author, it is assumed that the material was written by E.O. Shaw, publisher of the Newaygo Republican.
Lumbering in Newaygo County by Harry SpoonerLumbering in Newaygo County  
Spooner, Harry
This book is a Michigan Sesquicentennial project of the Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy
The First Hundred Years, 1873-1973, White Cloud Area by White Cloud Area Centennial Historical Book Committee The First Hundred Years, 1873-1973, White Cloud Area  
Call Number: H 977.458 W5833
1973
The History of Newaygo County, Michigan Civil War Veterans. by John BradenThe History of Newaygo County, Michigan Civil War Veterans.  
Braden, John
Call Number: H 973.7 B7988
1984
Publication of the H 973.7 Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy
First Hundred Years, 1853-1953: Newaygo, Michigan by  First Hundred Years, 1853-1953: Newaygo, Michigan  
Call Number: H 977.458 F5274
1953
Reference Book (Michigan) of Dunn and Bradstreet by  Reference Book (Michigan) of Dunn and Bradstreet  
Call Number: H 658.88 R3323
1951
This volume contains ratings of Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders generally with a list of banks and a complete map of the state.
Superior Land and the Story of Grand Marais, Michigan by Karen BrzysSuperior Land and the Story of Grand Marais, Michigan  
Brzys, Karen
Call Number: H 977.4932 B9169
2016
Local history book about the south shore of Lake Superior and Grand Marais, Michigan
The Scottish Jacobites of 1715 and the Jacobit Diaspora by David DobsonThe Scottish Jacobites of 1715 and the Jacobit Diaspora  
Dobson, David
Call Number: H 929.3411 D635.36
2017
In 1689 James Stuart, King of Scotland, England, and Ireland, abandoned his thrones and went into exile in France, to be replaced by William and Mary as sovereigns. Thereafter, there were several attempts by supporters of the House of Stuart, known as Jacobites, to replace the new House of Hanover and restore the former royal family. One of these was the Great Rising, alias "the '15." As a rough rule of thumb Scotland north of Stirling was pro-Jacobite while south of Stirling it was pro-Hanoverian. Practical military support for the Stuarts came mainly from the conservative north-east of Scotland, the Grampian Highlands, and Inverness-shire. There were also pockets of Jacobitism in the Scottish Lowlands, Northumberland, Lancashire, and south-western England. Who were the people who provided the military and civilian support that was so essential and who, in many cases, suffered transportation, exile, banishment, or a loss of social or economic position within their community? Information on the ordinary Jacobites is generally difficult to find, apart from those who fell into the hands of the government. This volume, however, provides a partial list of Jacobites of 1715 based on manuscript or printed primary sources. This compilation has been accumulated over several years, and some of the data has been used in Mr. Dobson’s previous books, such as Dictionary of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650–1715. At the same time, there is significant new material in the book resulting from more intensive research; for example, from Richard MacGregor, who provided information on those Jacobites held in Lancaster Jail. Another new source was the Sheriff Court of Argyll, where all adult men living in Mull, Iona, Tiree, and other islands, as well on Morvern, were identified as to name, residence, weapons held, and whether they had fought for the Jacobite cause in 1715. Mr. Dobson has also scrutinized burgh records and estate papers of major landowners, such as the Earl of Dalhousie. In all, this mostly new collection identifies about 2,500 Jacobites of 1715 by name, date, place, and source, and in many cases by locality of origin, name of family member(s), name of vessel traveled upon, and destination in the Americas.
The People of Strathmore, 1600-1799 by David DobsonThe People of Strathmore, 1600-1799  
Dobson, David
Call Number: H 929.34126 D6353
2017
The People of Strathmore identifies over 3,000 inhabitants of that area between 1600 and 1799. In compiling this work, David Dobson has drawn on numerous primary sources, including the Angus Archives, the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, the records of the Royal Burgh of Forfar, and the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland series. He identifies each of the alphabetically arranged Strathmore individuals by name, occupation or other status, a date, and the source of the data. When available, he also indicates the names of the inhabitant’s relatives, vessel traveled on, education, and other particulars.
Kalamazoo River by Lisa DeChano-CookKalamazoo River  
DeChano-Cook, Lisa
Call Number: H 977.417 D293
2018
The Kalamazoo River stretches 178 miles, from Hillsdale County to Lake Michigan. The river winds its way through southwest Michigan, providing opportunities for recreation, including kayaking and fishing. Settlements along the river have a rich history that began with Native Americans and European settlers. In the early 1900s, several dams were built along the river for hydroelectric power, leading to many mills (lumber, flour, grist, and paper) dotting its banks. This ushered in an industrial era along the river. For many years, the river and its surrounding land were the primary places for business waste disposal, which jeopardized aquatic communities. In the 1960s, people demanded better water quality, and environmental laws were passed in the 1970s. Derelict hydroelectric dams along the Kalamazoo River are now being removed to restore the river's natural flow and its aquatic life. Come along as the Kalamazoo River's past is revealed.
The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, 4th edition by Val GreenwoodThe Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, 4th edition  
Greenwood, Val
Call Number: H 929.373 G816 2017
2017
In every field of study there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the field. In genealogy that book is The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. It instructs the researcher in the timeless principles of genealogical research, while identifying the most current classes of records and research tools. It is both a textbook and an all-purpose reference book, designed to help the present generation of family history researchers better understand and utilize all available resources. This 4th edition provides a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of American genealogy--no sound genealogical project is complete without it.This 4th edition has been completely updated, incorporating all the lastest developments, principles, and resources relevant to family history research. There are now two chapters about technology as it relates to family history research--one dealing with significant concepts and definitions and the other with specific resources and applications, including major family history websites and Internet resources. In addition, virtually every chapter provides information on Internet websites pertinent to the subject discussed in that chapter.
Moments with Millie: A Memory Walk by Michael PritchardMoments with Millie: A Memory Walk  
Pritchard, Michael
Call Number: H 921 P9612
2007
A caregiving spouse of an Alzheimer's victim tells what it is like to experience the gradual disappearance of the "us" that once defined the couple for 40 years.
Paths to your Past: A guide to Finding your Ancestors by Pamela Boyer SayrePaths to your Past: A guide to Finding your Ancestors  
Sayre, Pamela Boyer
Call Number: H 929.1 P2978
2018
An essential guide that will be a helpful and handy reference kept on every genealogist's bookshelf. It provides a detailed outline for how to get started in genealogy and is an excellent reminder to all family historians and genealogists of the various methods and sources we need to consider in our daily work.
A Cooperative Method of Learning Logic and Analysis in Genealogy by William LitchmanA Cooperative Method of Learning Logic and Analysis in Genealogy  
Litchman, William
Call Number: H 929.1 L7761
2017
In a lifetime of teaching, the author has found ways to help others build the skills needed to provide believable proof for conclusions based only on indirect and limited evidence. These skills are accessible to you and to all who have the desire, dedication, and persistence to learn to think rationally, using logic and analysis to work through proofs where evidence is fragmentary and piece-meal.
Finding Grandma's European Ancestors by Stephen SzabadosFinding Grandma's European Ancestors  
Szabados, Stephen
Call Number: H 929.34 S9961
2016
This is a "must have" book for the family historian who wants to identify their European heritage. The author draws from his genealogical research experiences to describe how to find the resources that are available first to find out where your ancestors were born in Europe and then find the records that tells your family history. This new and revised edition covers genealogical research for most European countries and includes detailed practical steps that will help you find the success and the records that you need. The author uses his experiences to give tips on what to avoid and what works; how to find and use critical records; and how to use translating guides to decipher the foreign-language records.This book gives you the tools to find your European family.
The 'Glorious Old Third'  by Steve SoperThe 'Glorious Old Third'  
Soper, Steve
Call Number: H 973.7 S712
2017
A history of the Third Michigan Infantry Regiment veteran volunteers, 1855 to 1865.
Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice and Standards by Elizabeth Shown MillsProfessional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice and Standards  
Mills, Elizabeth Shown
Call Number: H 929.1 P964 2018
2018
In 26 chapters, Professional genealogy: preparation, practice & standards lays before you a complete course of instruction to prepare you for a career in a complex field. Whether you discover this career path as a young adult or come into genealogy as a mature researcher trained in another professional discipline, ProGen PPS will ground you in the essential practices, standards, and language of genealogy--those expected by courts, government agencies, and others who commission research.
Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine BettingerGenetic Genealogy in Practice  
Bettinger, Blaine
Call Number: H 572.86 B5656
2016
Genetic Genealogy in Practice covers the basic knowledge needed to apply DNA evidence to genealogical questions and then reinforces this foundation with practical applications. Each chapter ends with exercises that include real problems that researchers encounter. Answers allow complex concepts to be reviewed and mastered. As well as covering the basics of DNA testing for family history research problems, Genetic Genealogy in Practice includes discussions of ethical issues, genealogical standards, and tips on how to incorporate genetic evidence into a written conclusion. Researchers of all levels will gain a better understanding of genetic genealogy from this book
Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W JonesMastering Genealogical Documentation  
Jones, Thomas W
Call Number: H 929.1 J793.1
2017
A guide to learning the principles of accurate and flexible genealogical documentation for your family history. It provides a foundation in the principles, logic, and decisions that underpin genealogical documentation. Learning principles, patterns, and logic gives genealogists flexibility and choice as they create their own structured documentation.This essential text offers exercises at the end of each chapter (with answers at the back of the book) to reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for practice.
NGS Research in the States Series by  NGS Research in the States Series  
Call Number: H 929.3774 D287 2018
2018
Continuing series. New additions: Texas, American Indians of Oklahoma, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and updated Michigan
Two Generations, Visions of Life by Rick WilcoxTwo Generations, Visions of Life  
Wilcox, Rick
Call Number: H 921 W6678
2017
Two Generations is not just the story of the Wilcox family, father and son. It is also a study of life in America for more than 100 years as seen through the lives of one family, ranging from basic pre-electricity and plumbing small-town life in the early 1900s to modern life in a large city, with all its conveniences, far from the family's original home town. This is a fascinating book of both personal and historical scope, showing how America has changed, anchored throughout with the core values that made the United States a great country; growth and success through hard work and caring.
Newago County by Sandra PeaveyNewago County  
Peavey, Sandra
Call Number: H 977.458 P3639
2014
People moved into Newaygo County to farm, as the terrain offered beneficial conditions for planting crops and orchards, and eventually the area developed into several interwoven farming communities. Once agriculture took root, others businesses and crafts found a marketplace within county limits, and Newaygo began to grow while still maintaining a sense of hometown warmness and caring. Residents are proud of their heritage and history and know how to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty regardless of the season.
From Nannie's Kitchen by Elizabeth Upjohn MasonFrom Nannie's Kitchen  
Mason, Elizabeth Upjohn
Call Number: H 641.5 M3988
2014
A memoir cookbook.
Memories by Genevieve Upjohn GilmoreMemories  
Gilmore, Genevieve Upjohn
Call Number: H 921 G48815
1984
Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of "Ancient Diggings" in the Keweenaw Peninsula  
Halsey, John
Call Number: H 622.343 H1964
2018
Discusses how nineteenth-century explorers and miners discovered evidence of prehistoric copper mining in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and how that discovery ultimately led to the destruction of the prehistoric archaeological sites they found
White Pennsylvania Runaways, 1773-1775 by Joseph BoyleWhite Pennsylvania Runaways, 1773-1775  
Boyle, Joseph
Call Number: H 929.3748 B7924.4
2017
Transcription of ads for runaway servants taken from 24 colonial newspapers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New York. The ads provide information on more than 2,500 persons, giving name, age, sex, height, place of origin, occupation, speech, physical imperfections, clothing, and more.
White Pennsylvania Runaways, 1776-1783 by Joseph BoyleWhite Pennsylvania Runaways, 1776-1783  
Boyle, Joseph
Call Number: H 929.3748 B7924.5
2017
Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland by Vernon SkinnerAbstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland  
Skinner, Vernon
Call Number: H 929.375236 S6285
2018
Volumes 1-3. A debt book consists of a list of persons owning land with the names and rents of each tract that he or she owned, all listed in one place under his or her name
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September 2018

Resume' by  Resume'  
Call Number: H 371.8976 K16R
Kalamazoo Christian High School yearbooks, 1995 and 1996
Michigan Opera Theatre: The DiChiera Legacy  by Timothy LentzMichigan Opera Theatre: The DiChiera Legacy  
Lentz, Timothy
Call Number: H 782.1 L574
2017
In the spring of 2017 David DiChiera's nearly fifty-five year tenure as the guiding spirit of opera in southeast Michigan came to an end with his retirement from Michigan Opera Theatre. The Impresario and civic leader extraordinaire was stepping aside, and the company he founded was in excellent shape with a bright and sustainable future and a beautiful world-class home in the Detroit Opera House. It was the end of the first great era of Michigan Opera Theatre's history and the time is ripe to get the story into print for posterity. Michigan Opera Theatre: The DiChiera Legacy is an informative and accessible look at the first era of this regional opera company.
Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party: A Political Biography of Gerald R. Ford by Scott KaufmanAmbition, Pragmatism, and Party: A Political Biography of Gerald R. Ford  
Kaufman, Scott
Call Number: H 921 F6989K
2017
Within eight turbulent months in 1974 Gerald Ford went from the United States House of Representatives, where he was the minority leader, to the White House as the country's first and only unelected president. His unprecedented rise to power, after Richard Nixon's equally unprecedented fall, has garnered the lion's share of scholarly attention devoted to America's thirty-eighth president. But Gerald Ford's (1913-2006) life and career in and out of Washington spanned nearly the entire twentieth century. Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party captures for the first time the full scope of Ford's long and remarkable political life.
Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital by Maureen TaylorPhoto Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital  
Taylor, Maureen
Call Number: H 770.28 T2444
2014
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, explains the process of organizing and storing your photos to preserve them for generations to come.
Searching for Family History Photos: How to get them now! by Maureen TaylorSearching for Family History Photos: How to get them now!  
Taylor, Maureen
Call Number: H 929.1 T2444.4
2014
Do you want to find photos of your family but you are not sure where to go? Do you feel overwhelmed by internet searches? Maureen Taylor, "The Photo Detective" and author of Preserving your family photographs and Family photo detective, guides you, step by step, through the many photo search options. She shares tips learned as a professional photo researcher, and directs you to the best photo archive websites and more -- Publisher's description.
An Oral History of Portage Schools: Cleora Skinner to Pete McFarlane by Tom VanceAn Oral History of Portage Schools: Cleora Skinner to Pete McFarlane  
Vance, Tom
Call Number: H 370.9774 O633
2017
This is a history of Portage Public Schools (Portage, Michigan) from Cleora Skinner to Pete McFarlane as told by 13 former superintendents and board presidents. Superintendents participating in this project include Varl Wilkinson, James Rikkers, and Pete McFarlane (an interview previously conducted with Cleora Skinner serves as the prologue). Board presidents interviewed include Robert VanderRoest, Bill Boyer, James Ellinger, Patricia Dolan, Phil Sheldon, Kevin Flynn, John Whyte, Kevin Hollenbeck, Tom Eddy, and Shirley Johnson. An introduction by Steve Rossio places the oral histories in context and he wrote about one room schools in Portage for the appendix. Steve, a graduate of Portage Schools and a life-long resident of Kalamazoo County, is the local historian at Portage Public Library. He received his Public History degree from Western Michigan University.
Boats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition by Geoffrey ReynoldsBoats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition  
Reynolds, Geoffrey
Call Number: H 623.82 R4631
2018
Holland's boat building tradition took root in the 1840s, as Dutch immigrants crafted flatboats and watercraft for residents. Just a century later, the city's commercial boat building industry flourished. The innovation of fiberglass reinforced plastic changed the traditional structure of boats, revamped the industry and re-created the blueprint for U.S. pleasure boats following World War II. The Roamer Boat Company's masterfully welded sheet steel cabin cruisers led to the 1955 purchase by the Chris-Craft Corporation to create the Roamer Boat Corporation. Local craftsmen, like the Jesiek brothers, found the transition from furniture building to boat building seamless. But with the success of larger manufacturers, smaller boat shops declined. Geoffrey Reynolds explores the story of Holland's unique legacy of maritime craftsmanship.
We Bought a WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & the Blue Ridge Parkway by Sandra WarrenWe Bought a WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & the Blue Ridge Parkway  
Warren, Sandra
Call Number: H 973.917 W293
2015
In 1943 Students at South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan sold $375,000 in War Bonds & War Stamps and bought a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber they christened "The Spirit of South High." It flew off and they never knew what happened to it until now, 72-years later.
Michigan's C. Harold Wills: The Genius Behind the Model T  by Alan NaldrettMichigan's C. Harold Wills: The Genius Behind the Model T  
Naldrett, Alan
Call Number: H 921 W7412N
2017
One of the unsung heroes of the auto world, C. Harold Wills designed the Model T when he worked as Henry Ford's right-hand man. Later, he founded his own company to produce the legendary Wills Sainte Claire. Every endeavor displayed his trademark inventiveness, from the development of the overhead cam engine to the toboggan run on the roof of his house. He used his money to create one of the first worker model cities at Marysville, Michigan.
The Great Water: A Documentary History of Michigan by Matthew ThickThe Great Water: A Documentary History of Michigan  
Thick, Matthew
Call Number: H 977.4 G78694
2018
Michigan's location among the Great Lakes has positioned it at the crossroads of many worlds. Its first hunters arrived ten thousand years ago, its first farmers arrived about six thousand years after that, and three hundred years ago the French expanded into the territory. This book is a small sample of the words of Michigan's people--a collection of stories, letters, diary entries, news reports, and other documents--that give personal insights into important aspects of Michigan's history. Designed to provoke thought and discussion about Michigan's past, the documents in this reader are expressions of past ideas, markers of change, and windows into the lives of the people who lived during well-known events in Michigan history.
And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017 by Ronald RiekkiAnd Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017  
Riekki, Ronald
Call Number: H 977.49 A5431
2017
Upper Peninsula literature has traditionally been suppressed or minimized in Michigan anthologies and Michigan literature as a whole. Even the Upper Peninsula itself has been omitted from maps, creating a people and a place that have become in many ways "ungeographic." These people and this place are strongly made up of traditionally marginalized groups such as the working class, the rural poor, and Native Americans, which adds even more insult to the exclusion and forced oppressive silence. And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017, gives voice to Upper Peninsula writers, ensuring that they are included in Michigan's rich literary history. Ambitiously, And Here includes great U.P. writing from every decade spanning from the 1910s to the 2010s, starting with Lew R. Sarett's (a.k.a. Lone Caribou) "The Blue Duck: A Chippewa Medicine Dance" and ending with Margaret Noodin's "Babejianjisemigad" and Sally Brunk's "KBIC." Taken as a whole, the anthology forcefully insists on the geographic and literary inclusion of the U.P.--on both the map and the page.
Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan by Barbara BartonManoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan  
Barton, Barbara
Call Number: H 633.178 B2931
2018
This is the first book of its kind to bring forward the rich tradition of wild rice in Michigan and its importance to the Anishinaabek people who live there. Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan focuses on the history, culture, biology, economics, and spirituality surrounding this sacred plant. The story travels through time from the days before European colonization and winds its way forward in and out of the logging and industrialization eras. It weaves between the worlds of the Anishinaabek and the colonizers, contrasting their different perspectives and divergent relationships with Manoomin. Barton discusses historic wild rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why many disappeared, and the efforts of tribal and nontribal people with a common goal of restoring and protecting Manoomin across the landscape.
Newaygo County, 1850-1920 by Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy Newaygo County, 1850-1920  
2006
Pioneers in Newaygo County were motivated by the call of adventure and a chance to make a fortune in the vast wilderness. The first settlers came to lumber the virgin white pine that grew in the Newaygo forests. The Muskegon River flowed through the region and, along with the White River and many creeks and lakes, offered a major waterway to float logs to Lake Michigan. As early as 1837, Newaygo loggers were floating logs to market, becoming large contributors to the lumbering industry. Lumber from Newaygo County was used to rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871. In 1851, legislature gave Newaygo independence to form a county and Newaygo County entered a growth spurt that continues to this day. With the coming of the railroad in 1872 and a rapid increase in population, small settlements started popping up. As areas became logged out, many of these settlements died and have been long forgotten; many others remained and thrive today. Newaygo County: 1850-1920 preserves the history of these settlements and the people who built them.
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August 2018

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine BettingerThe Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy  
Bettinger, Blaine
Call Number: H 929.1 B5656
2016
A plain-English guide that explains the how and why of genealogy DNA testing. Bettinger gives you advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions, and helps you demystify and interpret the test results. He also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, and how adoptees can benefit from it.
Walt's Pilgrimage by Christoopher TremblayWalt's Pilgrimage  
Tremblay, Christoopher
Call Number: H 917 T7892
2017
The original place-based comprehensive biographical travel guidebook of Walt Disney. While designed as a travel guide, non-travelers and Disney history buffs will also enjoy this sense of place in Walt's life. This book is part history, part adventure. It features more than 275 sites in Walt Disney's life spanning 80+ cities in 25 states, Canada and Mexico. This practical book is a must-have for all Disney fans.
The Street Railways of Grand Rapids: Horsecars, Cable Cars, Steam Dummies, Electric Streetcars by Carl Jay BajemaThe Street Railways of Grand Rapids: Horsecars, Cable Cars, Steam Dummies, Electric Streetcars  
Bajema, Carl Jay
Call Number: H 388.46 B165
2017
Fascinating history of street railways in late 19th and early 20th century Grand Rapids.
Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century by Hendrik MeijerArthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century  
Meijer, Hendrik
Call Number: H 921 V227M
2017
Originally the editor and publisher of the Grand Rapids Herald , Vandenberg was appointed and later elected to the Senate in 1928, where he became an outspoken opponent of the New Deal and a leader among the isolationists who resisted FDR's efforts to aid European allies at the onset of World War II. But Vandenberg soon recognized the need for unity at the dawn of a new world order; and as a Republican leader, he worked closely with Democratic administrations to build the strong bipartisan consensus that established the Marshall Plan, the United Nations, and NATO. Vandenberg, as Meijer reveals, was instrumental in organizing Congressional support for these monumental twentieth-century foreign policy decisions.Vandenberg's life and career offer powerful lessons for today, and Meijer has given us a story that suggests an antidote to our current democratic challenges. After reading this poignant biography, many will ask: Where is the Vandenberg of today?
The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History by Phil PorterThe Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History  
Porter, Phil
Call Number: H 977.4923 P847.1
2018
Fort Mackinac was home to more than 4,500 British and U.S. soldiers between 1780 and 1895. These soldiers constructed buildings and walls, drilled on the parade ground, marched sentry beats, and performed myriad maintenance and administrative duties in support of the fort's strategic military function. That function varied greatly over the fort's 115-year history. During the first half-century of its occupation the island fort protected and controlled the upper Great Lakes fur trade and served as an administrative center for maintaining alliances with the region's Native Americans. By the late 1830s the decline of the fur trade and acquisition of Native American lands that resulted in the creation of the state of Michigan diminished the fort's strategic value. It was not until after the Civil War that Fort Mackinac regained a role of importance, when it became the headquarters for the country's second national park. In this volume, Mackinac State Historic Parks' director Phil Porter tells the story of Fort Mackinac through the lives and activities of its soldiers. This book is profusely illustrated with more than 150 historic oil portraits, maps, and photographs collected from libraries and museums across the United States and Great Britain. Military historians and readers interested in Mackinac's rich military history will appreciate the interesting and visually compelling story of soldier life at Fort Mackinac in The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History.
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May 2018

The Autobiography of Theodore Edgar Potter by Theodore PotterThe Autobiography of Theodore Edgar Potter  
Potter, Theodore
Call Number: H 921 P869
1910
Field Recordings: Poems by  Field Recordings: Poems  
Call Number: H 811 B8148
2018
Firmly rooted in the dramatic landscapes and histories of Michigan, Field Recordings uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of personal origin, family, art, and masculinity. The speakers of these poems navigate Michigan's folklore and folkways while exploring more personal connections to those landscapes and examining the timeless questions that occupy those songs and stories.
140 years of hunting & fishing at Hubbard Lake! by Mike Cornelius140 years of hunting & fishing at Hubbard Lake!  
Cornelius, Mike
Call Number: H 977.479 C8143 V.4
2013
Delve into the tales of the fishermen (& women), and hunters who have challenged the woods and waters of this wonderful northern Michigan lake. Relive the "one the got away," the triumphs and the trophies!
Hubbard Lake, Past and Present by  Hubbard Lake, Past and Present  
Call Number: H 977.479 C8143 V.3
2012
Encompass modern day pioneers and memorable personalities: Miss Stars & Stripes, Mt. Mariah Ski Lodge, and much more!
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April 2018

Remember the Alamo by  Remember the Alamo  
Call Number: H DVD 384.85 R386
2017
A tribute to the Alamo Drafthouse located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that was forced to close after three years when its lease was abruptly and unexpectedly terminated by its landlord. Employees and customers reflect on the impact the theater had made on its community in such a short amount of time.
Mule Skinner Blues: With Too Much Baggage, on an Unfil Bicycle, a Crank Cranks his Way Through the Wilderness by Mark WedelMule Skinner Blues: With Too Much Baggage, on an Unfil Bicycle, a Crank Cranks his Way Through the Wilderness  
Wedel, Mark
Call Number: H 917.3 W391
2017
In May, 2017, while pedaling a bicycle from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. on the trails of the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, author Mark Wedel mused on what it means to be an American--a muddy, filthy, cranky American.
Welcome to Tecumseh: Join Us for a Photographic Journey of Historic Images of the Past  by Ashley ChaseWelcome to Tecumseh: Join Us for a Photographic Journey of Historic Images of the Past  
Chase, Ashley
Call Number: H 977.431 C4872
2017
Photographic History of Tecumseh Michigan
Kingdom of Württemberg. Volume II, Neckarkreis, Province of Hohenzollern, Kingdom of Prussia by Kevan HansenKingdom of Württemberg. Volume II, Neckarkreis, Province of Hohenzollern, Kingdom of Prussia  
Hansen, Kevan
Call Number: H 912.43 H2496 V.6
2013
Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume, listing 1,282 places, was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today (many available on Family History Library microfilm). This is the sixth of a series covering all of Germany.
Kingdom of Württemberg. Volume III, Schwarzwaldkreis by Kevan HansenKingdom of Württemberg. Volume III, Schwarzwaldkreis  
Hansen, Kevan
Call Number: H 912.43 H2496 V.7
2010
Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume, listing 1,412 places, was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today (many available on Family History Library microfilm).
Kingdom of Württemberg. Volume IV, Donaukreis  by Kevan HansenKingdom of Württemberg. Volume IV, Donaukreis  
Hansen, Kevan
Call Number: H 912.43 H2496 V.8
2014
Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume, listing 3,371 places, was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today (many available on Family History Library microfilm).
Hessen-Nassau I, Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden, Kingdom of Prussia by Kevan HansenHessen-Nassau I, Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden, Kingdom of Prussia  
Hansen, Kevan
Call Number: H 912.43 H2496 V.9
2010
Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume, listing 1,972 places, was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today (many available on Family History Library microfilm).
Hessen-Nassau II, Regierungsbezirk Kassel, Kingdom of Prussia by kevan HansenHessen-Nassau II, Regierungsbezirk Kassel, Kingdom of Prussia  
Hansen, kevan
Call Number: H 912.43 H2496 V.10
2010
Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume, listing 3,045 places, was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today (many available on Family History Library microfilm).
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March 2018

Farm Girl in a Feed Sack Dress by Dorothy ShearFarm Girl in a Feed Sack Dress  
Shear, Dorothy
Call Number: H 921 S5395
2011
A delightfully detailed recollection of growing up on a southeastern Michigan farm, just outside Ann Arbor, in the 1940s and 1950s. Shear shares twenty-plus years of memories and provides an intimate look at farm life as agriculture was transitioning from manual labor and horses t greater mechanization and modern conveniences. The one-room schoolhouse, childhood games, farm chores and the farmstead, church and a rich community of friends and family are all vividly described in this charming memoir.
Actors' Colony at Bluffton, Muskegon, Michigan: Buster Keaton & the Muskegon Connection by Marc OkkonenActors' Colony at Bluffton, Muskegon, Michigan: Buster Keaton & the Muskegon Connection  
Okkonen, Marc
Call Number: H 977.457 O414
2016
Near the turn of the twentieth century, as the last vestiges of Muskegon's lumbering era faded from the horizon, a community that catered to theatrical entertainers was started by C.S. "Pop" Ford. Lying in the shadow of a massive dune known as Pigeon Hill in a portion of the city known as Bluffton, Ford found a captive market in the actors who performed at the show house at nearby Lake Michigan Park. Beginning around 1906, vaudevillian performers began to summer in the area. Like many others, the Keaton family discovered Muskegon during appearances at the theater. For Joe Keaton and his wife, Myra, it was a slice of heaven. For his children, it was their first place to call home. "The best summers of my life were spent in the cottage Pop had built on Lake Muskegon in 1908," wrote silent film comedian Buster Keaton in his autobiography years later. This is the story of that magical place.
Northern Border: Essays on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Beyond by Robert ArchibaldNorthern Border: Essays on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Beyond  
Archibald, Robert
Call Number: H 977.49 N8743
2014
Michigan's borders have a history of being fluid, being traded and being occupied by changing nations. Its international borders are even more so, dividing this northern state from Canada in the liquid form of Lake Superior and Lake St. Clair. The water, the trees and the minerals beneath the land have shaped the history of its peoples, whose stories are told here, with a focus on the Upper Peninsula. Meet the immigrants fighting for fair working conditions in the iron and copper mines; the 19th century soldiers stationed at an isolated outpost; the "shackers" who remained long after the loggers left; and the dedicated worshippers who have kept a church parish alive for five centuries. There are also the WWII-era Detroit factory workers lobbying for the right to smoke; a widow making a living at a lingerie factory; the modern-day deer hunters meditating in their blinds; the writers who have found inspiration in the U.P.'s splendor; and more.
Freemasonry comes to Michigan Along the Saginaw Indian Trail by Raymond DoyscherFreemasonry comes to Michigan Along the Saginaw Indian Trail  
Doyscher, Raymond
Call Number: H 366.1 D7549
2016
Freemason history and the development of the earliest cities of southeast Michigan Territory in the 18th and 19th Centuries followed the same route. This route was actually an old walking path called The Saginaw Indian Trail (much of it is today's Woodward Ave.). This book, "Freemasonry Comes To Michigan," by Author Raymond Doyscher Jr. contains the stories of local pioneers and national figures, and the history of migration from Detroit to Pontiac including the establishment of area institutions that still exists today.
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February 2018

Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 by David DobsonDirectory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825  
Dobson, David
Call Number: H 929.3411 D635.35
Volumes 1-8. Based on documents found in British archives and a handful of published sources, this work has the names of over 5,000 Scottish emigrants appearing in ship passenger lists before 1825. It also has data on about 1,000 Scots who settled in North America between 1625 and 1825. The bulk of the immigrants identified arrived in the U.S. or Canada between 1773 and 1815. The information given on each immigrant varies according to the type of record, but there is a fair mix of data giving age, date of birth, occupation, place of residence, names of family members, date and place of arrival, and circumstances of emigration.
Pioneers of Steuben County, New York: Migrations from New England, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey,1722-1790 by Marian HenryPioneers of Steuben County, New York: Migrations from New England, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey,1722-1790  
Henry, Marian
Call Number: H 929.374783 H523
2016
This book paints a picture of the early settlers of the Genesee Country who were among the first wave of migrants moving westward after the Revolutionary War. Author Marian Henry begins with families enumerated in the 1790 Federal Census and links these first settlers of present-day Steuben County to their eastern origins -- usually New England, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey. The sketches cover the Erwin family, who originated in Ireland and settled in what was then Ontario County; the Lindsley family; the Canisteo Associates, who had moved to Pennsylvania as part of the Susquehanna Company; and the Corning Proprietors, some of whom had Irish and German roots and who settled in Painted Post (present-day Corning). Each sketch aims to document the following: head of household and his parents; his spouse(s) and her/their parents; their children; the children's spouses; parents of children's spouses
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Ian MaxwellTracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians  
Maxwell, Ian
Call Number: H 929.3411 M4654
2013
This fully revised second edition of Ian Maxwell's Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is a lively and accessible introduction to Scotland's long, complex and fascinating story. It is aimed primarily at family historians who are eager to explore and understand the world in which their ancestors lived. He guides readers through the wealth of material available to researchers in Scotland and abroad. He looks at every aspect of Scottish history and at all the relevant resources. As well as covering records held at the National Archives of Scotland, he examines closely the information held at local archives throughout the country. He also describes the extensive Scottish records that are now available on line. His expert and up-to-date survey is a valuable handbook for anyone who is researching Scottish history because he explains how the archive material can be used and where it can be found. For family historians, it is essential reading as it puts their research into a historical perspective, giving them a better insight into the part their ancestors played in the past.
French-Canadian Roots by Lawrence CompagnaFrench-Canadian Roots  
Compagna, Lawrence
Call Number: H 929.371 C736
2017
The author has traced thousands of his direct ancestors, all the way into the middle ages, and arguably right back into antiquity. Using methods described in this book you can do the same, through your French Canadian ancestors, whose pedigrees are some of the best documented on the planet. The instructions are step-by-step, with tips on what to look for and how to progress rapidly.
The People of Cork 1600-1799 by David DobsonThe People of Cork 1600-1799  
Dobson, David
Call Number: H 929.34195 D6353
2017
This book has been researched and compiled from a range of primary sources, mainly in Ireland but also in England, Scotland, the Netherlands, and the United States. While it is in no way comprehensive, the book does identify several thousand inhabitants of the city of Cork during the 17th and 18th centuries whose families could have ultimately made their way to the Americas, and often leads to documents that should facilitate the research undertaken by historians and genealogists interested in the people of Cork. Most entries identify the inhabitant by name, occupation, and a date. A number of them also provide such additional information as the names of family members, when emigrated, education, military service, and so on.
Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland. Calvert County by V.L.  SkinnerAbstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland. Calvert County  
Skinner, V.L.
Call Number: H 929.3752 S6285.6
2017
A debt book consists of a list of persons owning land with the names and rents of each tract that he or she owned, all listed in one place under his or her name.
Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland. Queen Anne's County by V. L. SkinnerAbstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland. Queen Anne's County  
Skinner, V. L.
Call Number: H 929.3752 S6285.7
2017
A debt book consists of a list of persons owning land with the names and rents of each tract that he or she owned, all listed in one place under his or her name
The Organic Movement in Michigan by Maynard KaufmanThe Organic Movement in Michigan  
Kaufman, Maynard
Call Number: H 631.584 O681
2017
The 19 chapters in the book encompass a wide variety of information: historical summaries of the major organic organizations, reports on various organic activities, and essays about the past, present and future of organic farming. They provide a record of both successes and failures, triumphs and tragedies, such as the fatal encounter of OGM with the Federal program for organic certification.
Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World by Nancy LangstonSustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World  
Langston, Nancy
Call Number: H 977.49 L285
2017
Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world, has had a remarkable history, including resource extraction and industrial exploitation that caused nearly irreversible degradation. But in the past fifty years it has experienced a remarkable recovery and rebirth. In this important book, leading environmental historian Nancy Langston offers a rich portrait of the lake's environmental and social history, asking what lessons we should take from the conservation recovery as this extraordinary lake faces new environmental threats.
Settlers of the Beekman Patent - Spencer to Swift by Frank DohertySettlers of the Beekman Patent - Spencer to Swift  
Doherty, Frank
Call Number: H 929.374733 D655
2017
The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, NY, An Historical and Genealogical Study of all the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent.
Local News, 1858 to 1865, from the Grand Traverse Herald, Traverse City, Michigan by Homer ThielLocal News, 1858 to 1865, from the Grand Traverse Herald, Traverse City, Michigan  
Thiel, Homer
Call Number: H 977.464 T431.1
2016
Transcriptions of all Grand Traverse area articles published in this pioneer newspaper during its first seven years. The editor, Morgan Bates, wrote about farming, lumbering, shipping, complained about problems of mail delivery, promoted his Republican political views, and noted the marriages and deaths of local residents. Reading the articles provides a sense of what life was like for the earliest settlers in the region.
Black Regulars and Militiamen in the War of 1812 by Eric JohnsonBlack Regulars and Militiamen in the War of 1812  
Johnson, Eric
Call Number: H 973.52 J669
2017
This work identified 455 Black men who enlisted in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and another 662 Blacks who served as militiamen in a number of state militias. This book is an expanded version of the author's original work, Black Regulars in the War of 1812, which was first published in 2015.
Down by the Feed Mill: The Past and Present of America's Feed Mills and Grain Elevators by David HanksDown by the Feed Mill: The Past and Present of America's Feed Mills and Grain Elevators  
Hanks, David
Call Number: H 725.4 H2415
2017
More than 300 fascinating photos bring to light the importance of feed mills to American townspeople, economies, and heritage. This wealth of contemporary new photos, together with some vi9ntage images from museum collections, give us a visual record of a changing, and passing, American institution. Covering a time frame of more than 150 years, the book's illuminating text explains what feed mills and grain elevators do, how they work, the role they have played in American agricultural economy, and the relationship of these businesses to their farmer customers. By focusing on three mills in depth we learn the changing technological and economic conditions that shaped, and sometimes destroyed, mills. These evocative photos capture mills in the southern half of Michigan's lower peninsula, chosen to be representative of the US mills as a whole in terms of their variety, historic evolution, and characteristics.
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January 2018

Planning a Future for Your Family's Past: How to Organize Your Genealogy Materials, Make Decisions About Your Collection, and Pass What You Know to Future Generations by  Planning a Future for Your Family's Past: How to Organize Your Genealogy Materials, Make Decisions About Your Collection, and Pass What You Know to Future Generations  
Call Number: H 929.1 W877
2016
Keep your family history alive for future generations! Old photos, genealogical documents, ancestors' stories, and artifacts are vital to understanding your family's past-and they belong to your family's future. This concise step-by-step guide will help you organize and pass your genealogy collection and family history to the next generation.
Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland, Cecil County & Durham County by V. L. SkinnerDebt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland, Cecil County & Durham County  
Skinner, V. L.
Call Number: H 929.375238 S6285
2017
The Provincial Land Office distributed land for the Lord Proprietor from 1634 to 1777. The rent rolls and the debt books, the means by which the LP kept track of the rents due him, begin in 1715. The surviving rent rolls consist of entries for each tract of land patented, the name of the person for whom the land was surveyed, acreage, and rent.
Marine City by Gene BuelMarine City  
Buel, Gene
Call Number: H 977.441 B9283
2012
Marine City is nestled on the banks of the beautiful St. Clair River, half a mile away from Sombra, Ontario, Canada. Today, it is a small town with strong American values, much like it always has been. Full of industrious people who keep America running, this town has a long history of hard work and skilled labor that is reflected in its rich heritage of shipbuilders, sailors, farmers, factory workers, and enterprising businesspeople. Their stories are shared throughout this book in rare and seldom seen photographs from the 1870s through the 1930s. From the perspectives of the people who lived and worked here, Images of America: Marine City shows a tradition of shipbuilding and sailing, as well as life around town, documenting the important role Marine City played in the early development of the entire Great Lakes shipping industry.
Camp Maqua by Kathryn BakerCamp Maqua  
Baker, Kathryn
Call Number: H 977.474 B1679
2015
The Bay City, Michigan, YWCA camp began as a small gathering of 65 women during the summer of 1916 at a rental cottage in Killarney. The second site, selected two years later, was on Aplin Beach near Saginaw Bay. In 1924, the YWCA purchased the Camp Maqua property in Hale, on the shores of Loon Lake, with a solitary farmhouse, and numerous cabins were then completed. After the YWCA sold the property to a private owner in 1979, it was subdivided into 10 parcels. In 1987, the Baker/Starks families purchased the lodge and 14 acres. Ten families continue to keep the spirit of Maqua alive through an association dedicated to retaining the historical integrity of the land and remaining buildings.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations by  Mayflower Families Through Five Generations  
Call Number: H 929.374 M468
2017
Continuing series. Volume Sixteen, Part FourVolume Twenty-one, Part TwoVolume Twenty-Four, Part One 
Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Became the Pioneers of Motoring by Carlton  ReidRoads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Became the Pioneers of Motoring  
Reid, Carlton
Call Number: H 388.3472 R353
2015
Carlton Reid reveals the pivotal--and largely unrecognized--role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways. Reid introduces readers to cycling personalities, such as Henry Ford, and the cycling advocacy groups that influenced early road improvements, literally paving the way for the motor car. When the bicycle morphed from the vehicle of rich transport progressives in the 1890s to the "poor man's transport" in the 1920s, some cyclists became ardent motorists and were all too happy to forget their cycling roots. But, Reid explains, many motor pioneers continued cycling, celebrating the shared links between transport modes that are now seen as worlds apart. In this engaging and meticulously researched book, Carlton Reid encourages us all to celebrate those links once again.
Thru and Back Again: A Hiker's Journey on the North Country Trail by Luke JordanThru and Back Again: A Hiker's Journey on the North Country Trail  
Jordan, Luke
Call Number: H 796.5 J824
2017
Luke Jordan grew up on a farm in central Minnesota where he spent much of his childhood running around outdoors. His favorite and most inspirational place to visit was the North Shore of Lake Superior. He was awe-struck by the beauty of the region, and soon started venturing out on his own. During his college years, he began backpacking and volunteering for trail organizations. After graduating with a natural resources degree, with his college years behind him, he was ready to strap on his pack and attempt a grand adventure over the North Country National Scenic Trail. He succeeded, and became the fourth person to successfully thru-hike the trail. Known on the trail as Strider, he continues to share his story and inspire others to get out and hit the trail on their own adventures.
Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings by  Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings  
Call Number: H 712.6 F277
2017
It's been more than forty years since the second edition of this landmark guide to the preservation and restoration of gardens and landscapes at historic sites was published. Since the last edition came out, author Rudy Favretti, the nation's foremost authority in this area, has worked on many significant sites including both Monticello and Mount Vernon. New to this edition are: -Personal case studies from the authors' extensive experience in landscape restoration-preservation - An in-depth look complete with color images of the archaeological excavations at Bacon's Castle and Monticello in Virginia -Seventy-three illustrations including eight color photos -An enlarged and comprehensive bibliography -Fully updated and added chapters based on new and emerging information in the field Further, Landscape and Gardens for Historic Buildings covers a wide array of topics including researching and planning, maintaining restored landscapes, identifying authentic flora, and selecting the right historical period, or a series of periods to show the evolution of the historic landscape.
Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City by Dan AustinGreetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City  
Austin, Dan
Call Number: H 977.434 A9355
2017
In the era before cameras became commonplace, postcard shops were everywhere--allowing folks to send snapshots of their travels to friends and family, or to take home as mementos. Many of these old postcards are now sought-after collectibles today, offering a rare look back at a time of tremendous growth and change across Detroit during the first half of the twentieth century. Divided into six sections, Greetings from Detroit showcases the changing times and interests of the city--highlighting some of the distinct neighborhoods, including Midtown, southwest Detroit, and the downtown area. A portion of the book is devoted to Detroit's parks, with special interest in Belle Isle, Palmer Park, Clark Park, and Water Works Park. The book also shines a light on the majestic steamers that often dotted the Detroit River. Greetings from Detroit gathers some of the best, most illustrative postcards in one place and--for the first time, in full color--frames them alongside meticulously researched writing, offering context and stories behind each image. It is a history book. It is a picture book. It is a window into the history of Detroit.
Storm Struck: When Supercharged Winds Slammed Northwest Michigan by Bob CampbellStorm Struck: When Supercharged Winds Slammed Northwest Michigan  
Campbell, Bob
Call Number: H 551.55 C192
2015
A devastating storm with a straight-wind blast struck Northwest Michigan on August 2, 2015. It left houses with gaping holes, thousands of residents with no power for days, and parts of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore unrecognizable. This book depicts the destructive storm and its impact on the affected counties including Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Antrim, with photographs by and stories about the storm's resilient survivors.
Fighting the Death Penalty: A Fifty-Year Journey of Argument and Persuasion by Eugene WangerFighting the Death Penalty: A Fifty-Year Journey of Argument and Persuasion  
Wanger, Eugene
Call Number: H 364.66 W2469
2017
Michigan is the only state in the country that has a death penalty prohibition in its constitution -- Eugene G. Wanger's compelling arguments against capital punishment is a large reason it is there. The forty pieces in this volume are writings created or used by the author, who penned the prohibition clause, during his fifty years as a death penalty abolitionist. His extraordinary background in forensics, law, and political activity as constitutional convention delegate and co-chairman of the Michigan Committee Against Capital Punishment has produced a remarkable collection. It is not only a fifty-year history of the anti–death penalty argument in America, it also is a detailed and challenging example of how the argument against capital punishment may be successfully made.
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