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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
The Mole People
Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
Paperback      ISBN: 155652241x
Explores the underground communities beneath New York City, examining the people that live there, the factors that influenced their decision to move below ground, and the sense of identity individuals find in this alternative world
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic
Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Paperback      ISBN: 067975833x
A journalist leads readers on a revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
All Souls
A Family Story from Southie
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807072125
The author recounts growing up in a poor Irish neighborhood, and remembers the four brothers he lost to violence
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
The Prairie Traveler
A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
Paperback      ISBN: 0918222893
Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe travel west as well as a fascinating view of the strenuous life faced by prairie travelers before the era of the railroad.
Managing Ignatius: The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs and Life in the Quarter
Managing Ignatius
The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs and Life in the Quarter
Paperback      ISBN: 0767903242
The author recounts two decades of selling hot dogs in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Twin Cities Then and Now
Twin Cities Then and Now
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513274
"Because of their relative stability, streets offer an incomparable framework for looking at the urban past and comparing it to the present," writes Millett in his introduction to Twin Cities Then and Now, which consists of seventy-two historic street scenes matched with new photographs taken from the same locations. Accompanying each scene is an informative essay that examines the often astonishing changes wrought by time and circumstance. The historic photographs, some published here for the first time, include views taken from as long ago as the 1880s and as recently as the late 1950s. Jerry Mathiason's elegant new black-and-white photographs complement these historic images and provide superb visual comparisons between then and now, while Millett's lively text puts each scene into clear focus. Twin Cities Then and Now also includes four specially prepared maps along with detailed informational graphics that identify hundreds of significant buildings and places visible in the photographs. Twin Cities Then and Now is an engaging, startling, and at times heartbreaking look at the dramatic march of progress in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For, as Millett also writes in his introduction, "to observe a city over time is to see, for better or worse, the remorseless power of change."
Checkered Years: A Bonanza Farm Diary, 1884-88
Checkered Years
A Bonanza Farm Diary, 1884-88
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512375
Mary Dodge Woodward, a fifty-six-year-old widow, moved from Wisconsin with her two grown sons and a daughter to a 1,500-acre bonanza wheat farm in Dakota Territory's Red River valley in 1882. For five years she recorded the yearly farm cycle of plowing and harvesting as well as the frustrations of gardening and raising chickens, the phenomenon of mirages on the plains, the awesome blizzard of 1888, her reliance on her family, and her close relationship with her daughter. She noted "blots, mistakes, joys, and sorrows" in her "olf friend." This Borealis edition brings back to print a valuable record of a frontier woman's life.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A Savannah Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679429220
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows
Upper Mississippi River History: Fact-Fiction-Legend
Upper Mississippi River History
Fact-Fiction-Legend
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0964093723
I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition
I'll Take My Stand
The South and the Agrarian Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 0807103578