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The Rivers Ran Backward

Sketches of Murder: An Eye-Opening Experience

by Arnold Hannon

Sketches of Murder revisits the murder scenes of some of Michigan's most gruesome murders torn from the headlines of the daily newspapers in Arnold Hannon's hometown of Detroit, Michigan, snippets of murder...

Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

by Nathan Bomey

What happens when an iconic American city goes broke?

At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history—the Motor...

Ohio's Craft Beers: Discovering the Variety, Enjoying the Quality, Relishing the Experience

by Paul L. Gaston

Ohio's Craft Beers celebrates the variety of craft brewing in Ohio, offers appreciations of its quality, and reports on the renaissance of the brewer's art throughout the Buckeye State. Beautifully illustrated...

Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory

by David W. Grua

On December 29, 1890, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry killed more than two hundred Lakota Ghost Dancers- including men, women, and children-at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. After the work of death ceased at Wounded...

Twenty-Five Years among the Indians and Buffalo: A Frontier Memoir

by William D. Street

Nearing 60, William D. Street (1851-1911) sat down to write his memoir of frontier life. Street's early years on the plains of western Kansas were both ordinary and extraordinary; ordinary in what they reveal...

Unforgettable Ohioans: Thirteen Mavericks Who Made History on Their Own Terms

by Randy McNutt & Cheryl Bauer McNutt

Famous Buckeyes are recognized by practically everyone. They range from presidents and inventors to aviators and astronauts. But other important Ohioans have been unfairly forgotten over the years. To find them,...

The Negro in the American Rebellion

by William Wells Brown

Feeling anxious to preserve for future reference an account of the part which the Negro took in suppressing the Slaveholders' Rebellion, I have been induced to write this work. In doing so, it occurred to me...

Ohio's Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State

by James Willis

Many of Ohio's historically significant locations have developed a reputation for being haunted. While it might be almost impossible to prove the validity of the paranormal tales that surround them, one thing...

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

by David Maraniss

“Elegiac and richly detailed...[Maraniss] succeeds with authoritative, adrenaline-laced flair...evocative.” —Michiko Kakutani for The New York Times

As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection,...

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

by MD, Cory Franklin

An inside look at one of the nation’s most famous public hospitals as seen through the eyes of its longtime director of intensive care


Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients...

The Ohio Politics Almanac: Third Edition, Revised and Updated

by Michael Curtin & Joe Hallett

Roughly a century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt said, "I think there is only one thing in the world I can't understand, and that is Ohio politics." If The Ohio Politics Almanac had existed then, Roosevelt...

Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction

by Nell Irvin Painter

The first major migration to the North of ex-slaves.

Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department

by Fred Pascente & Sam Reaves

Former Chicago police officer and mafia associate Fred Pascente is the man who links Tony Spilotro, the protagonist of Nicholas Pileggi’s Casino and one of Chicago’s most notorious mob figures, to William...

Murder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties

by Michael Lesy

Michael Lesy’s disturbingly satisfying account of Chicago in the 1920s—the epicenter of murder in America—could be fiction, but it’s not. “Things began as they usually did: Someone shot someone else.”...

Amazing Stories from the History of Ohio (Illustrated)

by William Dean Howells

This carefully crafted ebook: "Amazing Stories from the History of Ohio (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: The Ice Folk and the Earth Folk...

Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

by Laurent Pernot

The indomitable Cubs of baseball's early years

Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn

by Terry Mort

In the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of some 1000 troops and more than one hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This fascinating work of narrative...

Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

by Chad Broughton

In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburgs social...

The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb