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Minnesota's Gunflint region is a rugged, remote place that demands a different lifestyle. It has been home to a great number of remarkable residents. Learn about them in this incomparable book about the trail, the people and their stories.
Gunflint: The Trail, the People, the Stories
Minnesota's Gunflint region is a rugged, remote place that demands a different lifestyle. It has been home to a great number of remarkable residents. Learn about them in this incomparable book about the trail, the people and their stories.
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33.550000 USD

Gunflint: The Trail, the People, the Stories

by John Henricksson
Hardback
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In the landscape of the American imagination the Kansas farmer looms large, an icon of midwestern diligence and bounty. But just as the state's seemingly flat horizon denotes earthly riches, the Kansas farmer contains multitudes. The photographs by Larry Schwarm capture this world in all its depth and diversity, conveying ...
Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers
In the landscape of the American imagination the Kansas farmer looms large, an icon of midwestern diligence and bounty. But just as the state's seemingly flat horizon denotes earthly riches, the Kansas farmer contains multitudes. The photographs by Larry Schwarm capture this world in all its depth and diversity, conveying in breadth and detail the grit and mystery, the art and science, of farming in Kansas. The outgrowth of a collaborative study of crop production, farming practices, and land use in Kansas, this volume looks into the larger questions the study raised: why farmers choose to farm and what that life entails. Larry Schwarm, distinguished professor of photography in the School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries at Wichita State University, hails from a farming family with a century-long relationship to the land, and his photographs reflect a keen sense of both the beauty and hardship of the farmer's life. Taken in the midst of a record-long drought, they picture the age-old industry caught up in the drama of the changing climate-Kansas farmers and ranchers tending crops and animals while working the earth in an ever-shifting balance with nature. As documentary and fine art, these exquisite photographs and accompanying commentary speak to the ageless nature of farming and the pressing questions confronting the present-day farmer in Kansas.
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31.450000 USD
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Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains ...
Abandoned Kentucky
Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be captured and shared. Abandoned Kentucky explores this haunting narrative through its display of photos by abandoned building photographer Jay Farrell. Readers are encouraged to explore the forgotten corners of the state, see the world through different eyes, and take the long road home.
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26.240000 USD

Abandoned Kentucky

by Jay Farrell
Paperback
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Michigan's small towns have great stories. Little Michigan presents 100 towns with populations under 600. From the state's long mining history to its Civil War heritage, each community is charming and unique. With full-color photographs, fun facts, and fascinating details about every locale, it's almost as if you're walking down ...
Little Michigan: A Nostalgic Look at Michigan's Smallest Towns
Michigan's small towns have great stories. Little Michigan presents 100 towns with populations under 600. From the state's long mining history to its Civil War heritage, each community is charming and unique. With full-color photographs, fun facts, and fascinating details about every locale, it's almost as if you're walking down Main Street, waving hello to folks who know all of their neighbors. Plus, these small towns have their share of surprises. Do you know which crime scene inspired the famous film Anatomy of a Murder or where you will find the infamous Naughty Cow statue--and how it got its nickname? The locations featured in this book range from quaint to historic, and they wonderfully represent the Great Lakes State. Little Michigan, written by lifelong resident Kathryn Houghton, is for anyone who grew up in a small town and for everyone who takes pride in being called a Michigander. They may be small towns, but they have huge character!
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17.800000 USD

Little Michigan: A Nostalgic Look at Michigan's Smallest Towns

by Kathryn Houghton
Paperback
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Raised in a political family on Chicago's South Side, Harold Washington made history as the city's first African American mayor. His 1983 electoral triumph, fueled by overwhelming black support, represented victory over the Chicago Machine and business as usual. Yet the racially charged campaign heralded an era of bitter political ...
Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago
Raised in a political family on Chicago's South Side, Harold Washington made history as the city's first African American mayor. His 1983 electoral triumph, fueled by overwhelming black support, represented victory over the Chicago Machine and business as usual. Yet the racially charged campaign heralded an era of bitter political divisiveness that obstructed his efforts to change city government. Roger Biles's sweeping biography provides a definitive account of Washington and his journey from the state legislature to the mayoralty. Once in City Hall, Washington confronted the back room deals, aldermanic thuggery, open corruption, and palm greasing that fueled the city's autocratic political regime. His alternative: a vision of fairness, transparency, neighborhood empowerment, and balanced economic growth at one with his emergence as a dynamic champion for African American uplift and a crusader for progressive causes. Biles charts the countless infamies of the Council Wars era and Washington's own growth through his winning of a second term-a promise of lasting reform left unfulfilled when the mayor died in 1987. Original and authoritative, Mayor Harold Washington redefines a pivotal era in Chicago's modern history.
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36.700000 USD

Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

by Roger Biles
Hardback
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A GROUNDBREAKING WORK, hails True West: The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history One can hear horse hooves pounding across the prairie and sense the fear and courage and excitement. -Tom Clavin, author of ...
West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express
A GROUNDBREAKING WORK, hails True West: The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history One can hear horse hooves pounding across the prairie and sense the fear and courage and excitement. -Tom Clavin, author of Dodge City On the eve of the Civil War, three American businessmen launched an audacious plan to create a financial empire by transforming communications across the hostile territory between the nation's two coasts. In the process, they created one of the most enduring icons of the American West: the Pony Express. Daring young men with colorful names like Bronco Charlie and Sawed-Off Jim galloped at speed over a vast and unforgiving landscape, etching an irresistible tale that passed into myth almost instantly. Equally an improbable success and a business disaster, the Pony Express came and went in just eighteen months, but not before uniting and captivating a nation on the brink of being torn apart. Jim DeFelice's brilliantly entertaining West Like Lightning is the first major history of the Pony Express to put its birth, life, and legacy into the full context of the American story. The Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company-or Pony Express, as it came to be known-was part of a plan by William Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell to create the next American Express, a transportation and financial juggernaut that already dominated commerce back east. All that stood in their way were almost two thousand miles of uninhabited desert, ice-capped mountains, oceanic plains roamed by Indian tribes, whitewater-choked rivers, and harsh, unsettled wilderness. The Pony used a relay system of courageous horseback riders to ferry mail halfway across a continent in just ten days. The challenges the riders faced were enormous, yet the Pony Express succeeded, delivering thousands of letters at record speed. The service instantly became the most direct means of communication between the eastern United States and its far western territories, helping to firmly connect them to the Union. Populated with cast of characters including Abraham Lincoln (news of whose electoral victory the Express delivered to California), Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill Cody (who fed the legend of the Express in his Wild West Show), and Mark Twain (who celebrated the riders in Roughing It), West Like Lightning masterfully traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri-the edge of the civilized world-west to Sacramento, the capital of California, then booming from the gold rush. Jim DeFelice, who traveled the Pony's route in his research, plumbs the legends, myths, and surprising truth of the service, exploring its lasting relevance today as a symbol of American enterprise, audacity, and daring.
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34.12 USD

West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

by Jim DeFelice
Hardback
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Few realize that long before the political activism of the 1960s, there existed a broad social movement in the United States spearheaded by a generation of Mexican immigrants inspired by the revolution in their homeland. Many revolutionaries eschewed U.S. citizenship and have thus far been lost to history, though they ...
The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War
Few realize that long before the political activism of the 1960s, there existed a broad social movement in the United States spearheaded by a generation of Mexican immigrants inspired by the revolution in their homeland. Many revolutionaries eschewed U.S. citizenship and have thus far been lost to history, though they have much to teach us about the increasingly international world of today. John H. Flores follows this revolutionary generation of Mexican immigrants and the transnational movements they created in the United States. Through a careful, detailed study of Chicagoland, the area in and around Chicago, Flores examines how competing immigrant organizations raised funds, joined labor unions and churches, engaged the Spanish-language media, and appealed in their own ways to the dignity and unity of other Mexicans. Painting portraits of liberals and radicals, who drew support from the Mexican government, and conservatives, who found a homegrown American ally in the Roman Catholic Church, Flores recovers a complex and little known political world shaped by events south of the U.S border.
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29.400000 USD

The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

by John Flores
Paperback
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Big Ten football fans pack gridiron cathedrals that hold up to 100,000 spectators. The conference's fourteen member schools share a broadcast network and a 2016 media deal worth $2.64 billion. This cultural and financial colossus grew out of a modest 1895 meeting that focused on football's brutality and encroaching professionalism ...
Creating the Big Ten: Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization
Big Ten football fans pack gridiron cathedrals that hold up to 100,000 spectators. The conference's fourteen member schools share a broadcast network and a 2016 media deal worth $2.64 billion. This cultural and financial colossus grew out of a modest 1895 meeting that focused on football's brutality and encroaching professionalism in the game. Winton U. Solberg explores the relationship between higher education and collegiate football in the Big Ten's first fifty years. This formative era saw debates over eligibility and amateurism roil the sport. In particular, faculty concerned with academics clashed with coaches, university presidents, and others who played to win. Solberg follows the conference's successful early efforts to put the best interests of institutions and athletes first. Yet, as he shows, commercial concerns undid such work after World War I as sports increasingly eclipsed academics. By the 1940s, the Big Ten's impact on American sports was undeniable. It had shaped the development of intercollegiate athletics and college football nationwide while serving as a model for other athletic conferences.
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31.450000 USD

Creating the Big Ten: Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization

by Winton U Solberg
Paperback
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Few realize that long before the political activism of the 1960s, there existed a broad social movement in the United States spearheaded by a generation of Mexican immigrants inspired by the revolution in their homeland. Many revolutionaries eschewed U.S. citizenship and have thus far been lost to history, though they ...
The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War
Few realize that long before the political activism of the 1960s, there existed a broad social movement in the United States spearheaded by a generation of Mexican immigrants inspired by the revolution in their homeland. Many revolutionaries eschewed U.S. citizenship and have thus far been lost to history, though they have much to teach us about the increasingly international world of today. John H. Flores follows this revolutionary generation of Mexican immigrants and the transnational movements they created in the United States. Through a careful, detailed study of Chicagoland, the area in and around Chicago, Flores examines how competing immigrant organizations raised funds, joined labor unions and churches, engaged the Spanish-language media, and appealed in their own ways to the dignity and unity of other Mexicans. Painting portraits of liberals and radicals, who drew support from the Mexican government, and conservatives, who found a homegrown American ally in the Roman Catholic Church, Flores recovers a complex and little known political world shaped by events south of the U.S border.
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129.68 USD

The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

by John Flores
Hardback
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In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern strength and American progress. Frank Cicero Jr. provides an ...
Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870
In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern strength and American progress. Frank Cicero Jr. provides an appealing new history of Illinois as expressed by the state's constitutions-and the lively conventions that led to each one. In Creating the Land of Lincoln, Cicero sheds light on the vital debates of delegates who, freed from electoral necessity, revealed the opinions, prejudices, sentiments, and dreams of Illinoisans at critical junctures in state history. Cicero simultaneously analyzes decisions large and small that fostered momentous social and political changes. The addition of northern land in the 1818 constitution, for instance, opened up the state to immigrant populations that reoriented Illinois to the north. Legislative abuses and rancor over free blacks influenced the 1848 document and the subsequent rise of a Republican Party that gave the nation Abraham Lincoln as its president. Cicero concludes with the 1870 constitution, revealing how its dialogues and resolutions set the state on the modern course that still endures today.
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31.450000 USD

Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

by Frank Cicero, Jr
Hardback
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Chiefly known for his exploits in the Indian Wars, most significantly for his horrific defeat at the Little Bighorn in 1876, George Armstrong Custer found initial success on the battlefields of the Civil War, leading his Michigan Cavalry Brigade in more than sixty battles and skirmishes. The men were affectionately ...
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War
Chiefly known for his exploits in the Indian Wars, most significantly for his horrific defeat at the Little Bighorn in 1876, George Armstrong Custer found initial success on the battlefields of the Civil War, leading his Michigan Cavalry Brigade in more than sixty battles and skirmishes. The men were affectionately called Custer's Wolverines and among them was James Kidd, a newspaperman by training. Kidd wrote a series of letters to friends and family back home between 1862 and 1865, chronicling the conditions and experiences of life in the field of battle. Kidd's letters have been combined into this historical memoir, which tell a moving story of wartime service and shed a light onto the gallant and often brash Custer. Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War has been hailed as one of the richest, most reliable accounts of Union cavalry operations in the Eastern theater of the Civil War, ranging from the raid on Richmond to Appomattox. Kidd provides enriching details about encounters with JEB Stuart's cavalry, Gettysburg, his admiration for Custer and other generals he knew, such as Sheridan and Grant. This new edition of a timeless classic includes a rare photo insert, as well as an insightful introduction by Paul Andrew Hutton that places Kidd's work in its historical perspective.
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15.740000 USD

Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War

by James H Kidd
Paperback
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Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
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62.990000 USD

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

by Professor Emeritus David Fisher
CD-Audio
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Ripples Over the Dike: Vignettes of Life in the Ohio River Valley
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15.750000 USD

Ripples Over the Dike: Vignettes of Life in the Ohio River Valley

by David L Taylor
Paperback
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Sacred Buildings: Historic Clare Michigan Churches
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15.750000 USD

Sacred Buildings: Historic Clare Michigan Churches

by Kenneth L Lingaur
Paperback
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History of Chicago: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events That Shaped the Windy City's History
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13.900000 USD

History of Chicago: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events That Shaped the Windy City's History

by Captivating History
Paperback
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Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes Belmont County, Ohio
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30.980000 USD

Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes Belmont County, Ohio

by M Marie Bundy
Paperback
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The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
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31.500000 USD

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

by Anna Clark
Hardback
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Show-Me Atrocities: Infamous Incidents in Missouri History
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16.750000 USD

Show-Me Atrocities: Infamous Incidents in Missouri History

by Larry E Wood
Paperback
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Holmes' Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders - Lied Then Died (87 Historical Illustrations)
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13.600000 USD

Holmes' Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders - Lied Then Died (87 Historical Illustrations)

by MD Herman W Mudgett, Jd Crighton
Paperback
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How the Good Times Rolled: What We Did for Fun Before the Digital Age with Historical Photos from the Grand Traverse Area
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36.700000 USD

How the Good Times Rolled: What We Did for Fun Before the Digital Age with Historical Photos from the Grand Traverse Area

by Richard Fidler
Hardback
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The Roebling Suspension Bridge: Wilhelm Hildenbrand's Report on Its Reconstruction in the 1890s
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10.450000 USD

The Roebling Suspension Bridge: Wilhelm Hildenbrand's Report on Its Reconstruction in the 1890s

by Dr Don Heinrich Tolzmann
Paperback
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Sugar Creek Township and Vaughnsville High School 1937 to 1949
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25.200000 USD

Sugar Creek Township and Vaughnsville High School 1937 to 1949

by K Evans Odell
Paperback
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Our Service, Our Stories, Volume 2: Indiana Veterans Recall Their World War II Experiences
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26.200000 USD

Our Service, Our Stories, Volume 2: Indiana Veterans Recall Their World War II Experiences

by Ronald P May
Paperback
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Muncie Murder & Mayhem
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31.490000 USD

Muncie Murder & Mayhem

by Keith Roysdon, Douglas Walker
Hardback
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Mooreville
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20.990000 USD

Mooreville

by Anne Commire
Paperback
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Early History of Omaha; Or Walks and Talks Among the Old Settlers
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12.150000 USD

Early History of Omaha; Or Walks and Talks Among the Old Settlers

by Alfred Rasmus Sorenson
Paperback
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His admirers called him the Barnum of Books and the Voltaire of Kansas because of his ability to bring culture and education to the people. R. Alton Lee brings to life Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889-1951), a writer-publisher-entrepreneur who was one of America's most significant publishers and editorialists of the twentieth century. ...
Publisher for the Masses, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius
His admirers called him the Barnum of Books and the Voltaire of Kansas because of his ability to bring culture and education to the people. R. Alton Lee brings to life Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889-1951), a writer-publisher-entrepreneur who was one of America's most significant publishers and editorialists of the twentieth century. His company published a record 500,000,000 copies of 2,580 titles and was second only to the U.S. Government Printing Office in the quantity of publications it produced. Lee details Haldeman-Julius's family origins in Russia and his formative years in Philadelphia, where he learned the book trade. As a writer and editor for the Social Democrat, Sunday Call, and Western Comrade, Haldeman-Julius was already well known by the time he launched his own publishing company. Haldeman-Julius knew, was nurtured by, and published writers such as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Jane Addams, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Carl Sandburg, Eugene V. Debs, Clarence Darrow, Job Harriman, Will Durant, and Bertrand Russell, among others. Based in Girard, Kansas, his company, Haldeman-Julius Publications, covered socialist politics, the philosophy of free thought, and both new and classic books marketed to ordinary Americans, including the Little Blue Book series of classics in Western thought and literature. This biography of the enigmatic and energetic Haldeman-Julius opens a window into the fascinating world of early twentieth-century radical politics and publishing.
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31.450000 USD

Publisher for the Masses, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius

by R Alton Lee
Hardback
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This Used to Be St. Louis
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22.000000 USD

This Used to Be St. Louis

by NiNi Harris
Paperback
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A celebration of Michigan craft beer. Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State is William Rapai's Ode on a Grecian Urn -a discussion of art and art's audience. The art in this case is beer. Craft beer. Michigan craft beer, to be exact. ...
Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State
A celebration of Michigan craft beer. Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State is William Rapai's Ode on a Grecian Urn -a discussion of art and art's audience. The art in this case is beer. Craft beer. Michigan craft beer, to be exact. Like the Great Lakes and the automobile, beer has become a part of Michigan's identity. In 2016, Michigan ranked fifth in the number of craft breweries in the nation and tenth in the nation in craft beer production. Craft brewing now contributes more than $1.8 billion annually to the state's economy and is proving to be an economic catalyst, helping to revive declining cities and invigorate neighborhoods. This book is not a beer-tasting guide. Instead, Rapai aims to highlight the unique forces behind and exceptional attributes of the leading craft breweries in Michigan. Through a series of interviews with brewmasters over an eighteenth-month sojourn to microbreweries around the state, the author argues that Michigan craft beer is brewed by individuals with a passion for excellence who refuse to be process drones. It is brewed by people who have created a culture that values quality over quantity and measures tradition and innovation in equal parts. Similarly, the taprooms associated with these craft breweries have become a conduit for conversation- places for people to gather and discuss current events, raise money for charities, and search for ways to improve their communities. They're places where strangers become friends, friends fall in love, and loversget married. These brewpubs and taprooms are an example in resourcefulness-renovating old churches and abandoned auto dealerships in Michigan's biggest cities, tiny suburbs, working-class neighborhoods, and farm towns. Beer, as it turns out, can be the lifeblood of a community. Brewed in Michigan is a book for beer enthusiasts and for people who want a better understanding of what makes Michigan beer special. Cheers!
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36.740000 USD

Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State

by William Rapai
Paperback
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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
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18.850000 USD

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

by Dan Egan
Paperback / softback
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