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San Diego's Sunset Cliffs Park

by Kathy Blavatt & Karen Scanlon The History Press (October 12, 2020)

Sunset Cliffs Park meanders along a mile and a half of San Diego's coastline, beckoning tourists and locals alike. These stunning cliffs inspired Albert Spalding, sportsman and visionary, to create a park in...


Italian Communism

by John A. Baker Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)


Old Saybrook

by Tedd Levy & Barbara J. Maynard The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Here in this distinctive New England town, Main Street is the place to meet your neighbors, get a coffee, do your shopping, watch a parade, attend a concert, worship, vote or volunteer. And behind the familiar...


Petrified Forest National Park

by William Gibson Parker Arcadia Publishing (September 28, 2020)

Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona was set aside in 1906 by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt to protect the scientifically important Mesozoic forests. With a boundary encompassing 225,000 acres, the...


Murder & Mayhem in the Finger Lakes

by R. Marcin The History Press (September 21, 2020)

The pristine waters of the Finger Lakes inspire tranquility, but the region has not been spared a history of high-profile murders. George Chapman's execution for killing a hostler in a drunken rage drew one...


Occidental

by Bob Dougherty, Mary Pozzi & Barbara Gonnella Arcadia Publishing (September 07, 2020)

Occidental is a picturesque village in West Sonoma County nestled between the Salmon Creek and Dutch Bill Creek watersheds. William "Dutch Bill" Howard is considered the first permanent European settler in 1849,...


The Poetry of Strangers

by Brian Sonia-Wallace & Graham Halstead HarperAudio (June 30, 2020)

It might surprise you who's a fan of poetry -- when it meets them where they are.

Before he became an award-winning writer and poet, Brian Sonia-Wallace set up a typewriter on the street with a sign that said...


Elephants

by Hannah Mumby & Gemma Lawrence HarperAudio (May 12, 2020)

What Jane Goodall did for chimpanzees, international ecologist and conservation scientist Hannah Mumby now does for elephants in this compelling, eye-opening account that brings into focus this species remarkably...


Lost Mount Penn

by Mike Madaio The History Press (November 18, 2019)

German immigrants of the nineteenth century brought their traditions of winemaking and mouthwatering cuisine to the slopes of Mount Penn high above Reading.

With a Santa Claus beard and a long-stemmed pipe, the...


Around the World in 60 Seconds

by Nuseir Yassin HarperAudio (November 05, 2019)

60 seconds.

That?s how long it takes to dispel stereotypes in Mexico. Throw a house party for strangers in Israel. Change perspectives in Nebraska. Make friends in Japan. And connect millions of people all over...


Classic Restaurants of New Orleans

by Alexandra Kennon & Walter Isaacson The History Press (November 04, 2019)

Every New Orleanian knows Leah Chase's gumbo, but few realize that the Freedom Fighters gathered and strategized over bowls of that very dish.

Or that Parkway's roast beef po-boy originated in a streetcar conductors'...


Lost Restaurants of Baltimore

by Suzanne Loudermilk & Kit Waskom Pollard The History Press (October 28, 2019)

Baltimore's unforgettable dining scene of the past is re-visited here in thirty-five now shuttered restaurants that made their mark on this city.

Haussner's artwork. Coffey salad at the Pimlico Hotel. Finger...


Fishing Florida by Paddle

by John Kumiski & Doug Olander Editor & Content Director of Sport Fishing Magazine The History Press (October 28, 2019)

From Pensacola to Jacksonville to the Everglades, fishing by paddle craft in the Sunshine State offers seemingly endless journeys.

Whether in the cypress dugouts of the Calusa, Dimock's wood-and-canvas tarpon...


Hidden History of Northwestern Pennsylvania

by Jessica Hilburn The History Press (August 05, 2019)

From unsolved murders and ghastly disasters to medicinal water and sports legends, Northwestern Pennsylvania has a rich and diverse history.

Titusville native John Heisman shaped football into the recognizable...


Lost Attractions of Hampton Roads

by Nancy E. Sheppard The History Press (June 10, 2019)

Take a trip down memory lane to beloved destinations for fun and families across Virginia's tidewater.

Cruise the rails of Ocean View Amusement Park's "The Rocket" roller coaster, dig for fossils at Hampton's...


Hidden History of Savannah

by Brenna Michaels & T.C. Michaels The History Press (February 04, 2019)

Join authors Brenna and T.C. Michaels as they explore Savannah's long, wide and very often hidden history.

Savannah has repeatedly stood on the edge of ruin, brought to its knees by bloody battles, mysterious...


Classic Diners of Vermont

by Erin K. McCormick The History Press (October 29, 2018)

In the land of mountains, milk and maple syrup, community is culture. Hear the stories of diner owners and their regulars.

Whether driving through college towns, along rural country roads or down bustling city...


Covered Bridges of Alabama

by Wil Elrick & Kelly Kazek The History Press (October 15, 2018)

With fewer than a thousand remaining in the United States, the covered bridges of Alabama are an important relic of the paths our ancestors took.

Alabama's covered bridges are reminiscent of a more romantic time,...


Wicked Asheville

by Marla Hardee Milling & Joshua P. Warren The History Press (September 17, 2018)

Discover the wicked and sordid history of Asheville, North Carolina in this volume by author and Asheville native Marla Hardee Milling.

Asheville is a wonderfully strange city, but it has a few shadows in its...


Freaky Florida

by Mark Muncy & Kari Schultz The History Press (September 10, 2018)

Millions of people flock to Florida for its beaches and tourist attractions. Most never learn about the strange locations just off the beaten path.

In the beautiful Florida Caverns, a second Rip Van Winkle was...


Legends and Lore of the Hudson Highlands

by Jonathan Kruk The History Press (July 23, 2018)

The Hudson Highlands launched revolutions of independence, industry and creativity, and have long enchanted artists and hikers with countless mysteries that still thrive in the area.

Leni-Lenape legend told of...


Hidden History of Sturgeon Bay

by Heidi Hodges & Kathy Steebs The History Press (July 16, 2018)

Beyond the stunning beauty of Wisconsin's Sturgeon Bay lies a hidden past of colorful characters, tragic shipwrecks and compelling community achievements.

Arriving as an immigrant to the town, Joseph Harris Sr....


Cape Cod Curiosities

by Robin Smith-Johnson The History Press (May 07, 2018)

Cape Cod may be a popular tourist destination, but it has more than its share of strange and unique history.

The Pukwudgies were two- to three-foot beings with smooth gray skin, hairy faces and horns. These shape-shifting,...


Lost Milwaukee

by Carl Swanson The History Press (April 23, 2018)

From City Hall to the Pabst Theater, reminders of the past are part of the fabric of Milwaukee. Yet many historic treasures have been lost to time.

Blocks of homes and apartments replaced the Wonderland Amusement...


Newport Firsts

by Brian M. Stinson The History Press (April 02, 2018)

Newport, Rhode Island, has been a city of innovation since its beginning nearly four centuries ago. Some of the claims on a national level are true, while some have been greatly distorted over the years.

The...


Kaufmann's Department Store

by The Senator John Heinz History Center, Melanie Linn Gutowski & Rick Sebak Arcadia Publishing (November 13, 2017)

Kaufmann's Department Store was a force in Pittsburgh retail from its humble beginnings in 1871 until its merger with Federated Department Stores in 2006.

The "Big Store" downtown was a landmark shopping emporium...


Lost Restaurants of Knoxville

by Paula A. Johnson & Grady Regas The History Press (November 06, 2017)

Discover the fascinating stories of Knoxville's eateries as author and historian Paula Johnson dives back in time through the stories of the city's great restaurants.

Over the past 225 years, Knoxville dining...


Cincinnati Candy

by Dann Woellert The History Press (November 06, 2017)

For more than a century, Cincinnati's candy industry satisfied our national sweet tooth. Dive into its specialties and past.

Stick and drop candies appeared here long before their Civil War popularity. Opera...


Hidden History of Fort Myers

by Cynthia A. Williams & Denége Patterson The History Press (October 09, 2017)

Although best known as the winter home of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, Fort Myers has one of the most engaging and extraordinary histories of any city in Florida.

The spawn of a hurricane, Fort Myers began as...


Key West's Duval Street

by Jerry Wilkinson, Laura Albritton & Tom Hambright Arcadia Publishing (October 09, 2017)

Journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico through the pulsing heart of historic Key West that is Duval Street!

Duval Street in Key West, Florida, is one of the most legendary avenues in the United...


Lost Providence

by David Brussat & Andres Duany The History Press (August 28, 2017)

"Dave Brussat has made a significant contribution to the history of Providence. For those interested in that history, "Lost Providence" is a real find." Providence Journal

Providence has one of the nation's most...


Edith Wharton's Lenox

by Cornelia Brooke Gilder The History Press (July 03, 2017)

An insider's glimpse of the suprirsing, scandalous time famed novelist Edith Wharton called Lenox home.

In 1900, Edith Wharton burst into the settled summer colony of Lenox. An aspiring novelist in her thirties,...


Wicked Columbus, Indiana

by Paul J. Hoffman The History Press (June 19, 2017)

Every city has its secrets and Columbus, Indiana is no exception. Sit back and enjoy the murder and mayhem!

Dubbed the Athens of the Prairie for its array of stunning modern architecture and abundance of public...


Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard

by Thomas Dresser The History Press (April 17, 2017)

Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard.

Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha's Vineyard...


George Washington's Virginia

by John R. Maass The History Press (April 10, 2017)

George Washington was first and foremost a Virginian. Born in the state's Tidewater region, he was reared near Fredericksburg and took up residence at Mount Vernon along the Potomac River.

As a young surveyor,...


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez & Jim Dean Arcadia Publishing (March 13, 2017)

How Busch Gardens Tampa Bay became a hit upon its late 1950s opening and grew into a zoological facility and theme park beloved by millions.

When Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opened in 1959, the Florida park became...


Lost Springfield, Massachusetts

by Derek Strahan The History Press (February 06, 2017)

At the end of the nineteenth century, the U.S. Armory opened in Springfield, spurring rapid growth. With that golden age of progress came iconic buildings and landmarks that are now lost to time.

Railroads brought...


The Glory Years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

by Mitchell E. Dakelman & Neal A. Schorr Arcadia Publishing (December 05, 2016)

Take a journey on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - the "superhighway" that went from one generation's tourist destination to the ridicule of another's.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened to traffic on October 1, 1940....


Lost Restaurants of Detroit

by Paul Vachon The History Press (November 07, 2016)

Through stories and recipes nearly lost to time, author Paul Vachon explores the history of the Motor City's fine dining, ethnic eateries and everything in between. Grab a cup of coffee - he's got stories to...


The Land of Oz

by Tim Hollis Arcadia Publishing (September 05, 2016)

Skip down the Yellow Brick Road with author and historian Tim Hollis as you uncover the history of this beloved mountaintop attraction.

In 1966, North Carolina tourism moguls Grover, Harry, and Spencer Robbins...


Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

by John Warren & Jeff Holland Arcadia Publishing (August 31, 2015)

At its opening in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was named one of the "Five Wonders of the Modern World" by Reader's Digest magazine.

It was the culmination of a concerted, decade-long push by a group...


Misfortune on Cleveland’s Millionaires' Row

by Alan F. Dutka The History Press (June 01, 2015)

Extreme wealth could buy a mansion in Millionaires' Row but not immunity from unsavory business dealings or shameful behavior.

May Hanna gave her millionaire ex-husband's hired Pinkerton detectives the slip to...


Cape May

by Joseph E. Salvatore Md & Joan Berkey Arcadia Publishing (May 11, 2015)

The seaside resort of Cape May was named for Dutchman Cornelis Mey, who sailed past this part of southeastern New Jersey in 1616.

Originally known as Cape Island, the area was settled by a handful of English-speaking...


Freedomland

by Robert McLaughlin Arcadia Publishing (March 02, 2015)

Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960, in the Baychester section of the Bronx, New York. Historically themed attractions and costumed cast members were located throughout the seven sections.

Designed by Marco Engineering...


Mardi Gras in Mobile

by L. Craig Roberts The History Press (January 12, 2015)

Mardi Gras in Mobile began its carnival celebration years before the city of New Orleans was founded.

In the 1700s, mystic societies formed in Mobile, such as the Societe de Saint Louis, believed to be the first...


Lost Lexington, Kentucky

by Peter Brackney & Mayor Jim Gray The History Press (November 04, 2014)

Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but unfortunately so many more are lost forever.

The famous Phoenix Hotel, a longtime stop for weary travelers and politicians alike, has risen from its own ashes...


Moorestown

by Kimberly L. Bunn & Lynne F. Schill Arcadia Publishing (October 27, 2014)

Moorestown depicts the history of this important agricultural and social hub.

Settled in 1682 by Quakers, Moorestown grew quickly into an important agricultural and social hub. Local farms and nurseries were...


The Merritt Parkway: The Road that Shaped a Region

by Laurie Heiss & Jill Smyth The History Press (October 21, 2014)

Decorated with a breathtaking landscape and a treasured collection of diversely styled bridges, the Merritt Parkway runs thirty-seven and a half miles through Fairfield County.

From its complicated beginnings...


A History of Lake Norman

by Chuck McShane The History Press (September 30, 2014)

Journalist and historian Chuck McShane traces the triumphs and troubles of Lake Norman from the region's colonial beginnings to its modern incarnation.

On a muggy September day in 1959, North Carolina governor...


Warrenton

by Kate Brenner Arcadia Publishing (September 29, 2014)

Explore the fascinating history of Warrenton, Virginia with more than 200 vintage photographs and anecdotes from the locals who experienced it.

When Warrenton was founded in the 18th century, it was nothing more...