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The Literary Guidebook to Hawai‘i

by John Richard Stephens, Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson & Mark Twain et al. Fern Canyon Press (October 08, 2020)

A Literary Exploration of Hawai?i?s Famous Sites

Follow in the footsteps of Mark Twain, Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, Isabella Bird, and other authors, explorers, and travel writers as they vividly describe...

We Like It Wild

by Bradford Angier Dover Publications (October 14, 2020)

In 1947, Bradford Angier and his wife, Vena, both disillusioned with city life, decided to attempt living off the land, trading Boston for the frontier town of Hudson's Hope, British Columbia. With their Irish...

A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee

by James A. Hoobler The History Press (February 01, 2008)

Get ready to experience the Music City with this guide of one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the Southeast.

Whether you're a local or a tourist, this guide will come in handy. Enjoy 11...

Hidden History of the Grand Strand

by Rick Simmons The History Press (July 25, 2010)

Join author Dr. Rick Simmons as he recalls the hidden history and legends of The Grand Strand in South Carolina.

Though today South Carolina's Grand Strand is known primarily for tourism, Hidden History of the...

Milwaukee Frozen Custard

by Kathleen McCann & Robert Tanzilo The History Press (October 31, 2016)

Frozen custard is more than a dessert in Milwaukee. It's a culture, a lifestyle and a passion. Find the stories behind your favorite flavor at local festivals and homegrown neighborhood stands.

From the stand...

Reimagining Greenville

by John Boyanoski & Knox White The History Press (December 04, 2017)

Greenville: The well-kept gem of South Carolina.

Visitors from everywhere have hailed downtown Greenville as one of the best in America. From its tree-lined Main Street to its bustling riverfront, the city inspired...

Lost Towns of North Georgia

by Lisa M. Russell & Raymond Atkins The History Press (October 17, 2016)

When the bustle of a city slows, towns dissolve into abandoned buildings or return to woods and crumble into the North Georgia clay. In 1832, Auraria was one of the sites of the original American gold rush.


Kahiki Supper Club

by Jeff Chenault, Doug Motz, David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker The History Press (September 16, 2014)

Inspired by Florida's famed Mai-Kai restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there--everyone from Betty White to...

Lost Restaurants of Chicago

by Greg Borzo & Hot Doug's Doug Sohn The History Press (December 03, 2018)

Chicago author, Greg Borzo, recalls the city's celebrated lost restaurants.

Many of Chicago's greatest or most unusual restaurants are "no longer taking reservations," but they're definitely not forgotten. From...

Hidden History of Cleveland

by Christopher Busta-Peck The History Press (October 25, 2011)

Join local history preservationist Christopher Busta-Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland's past that dangle too near extinction from city memory. Too often, we think of history as something that happens elsewhere....

Nantahala National Forest

by Marci Spencer, George Ellison & James Lewis PhD The History Press (August 14, 2017)

Author and naturalist Marci Spencer reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest.

The 500,000-acre Nantahala National Forest dominates the rugged southwestern corner of North Carolina. Rivers...

Vintage Outer Banks

by Sarah Downing The History Press (September 11, 2008)

In this never-before-assembled collection of lost landmarks, historian Sarah Downing evokes the Outer Banks of yesteryear.

Drawn from the vast collections of the Outer Banks History Center and from locals mourning...

Iconic Restaurants of Butler County, Ohio

by Teri Horsley The History Press (May 27, 2019)

Join local food writer Teri Horsley as she explores the history of Butler County's most beloved eateries and the stories behind them.

Butler County has concocted fine food and finer memories for generations....

Hidden History of Salem

by Susanne Saville The History Press (October 11, 2010)

Author Susanne Saville explores the history of Salem, Massachusetts, shedding light on those stories which are shadowed most often by witches.

Salem, nestled along the rocky coast of Massachusetts, has long been...

Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams

by David Finoli The History Press (October 30, 2017)

Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships.

There must be something special in the water to make Pittsburgh so particularly...

Lafourche Parish

by Clifton Theriot Arcadia Publishing (December 01, 2014)

Engulfed by the bayou, Lafourche is a parish rich in history and culture known for its close-knit, family-centered communities.

The parish was originally inhabited by Native American tribes and later by European,...


by Hope M. Shelley Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

Explore the compelling visual history that will earn a lasting place on the shelves of area homes and be treasured by resident and visitor, young and old alike.

Wells has a history as fascinating as it is long....

Nether Providence

by Michele S. Davidson Arcadia Publishing (July 05, 2010)

Join Michele S. Davidson as she documents Nether Providence's fascinating growth and development over the last three centuries.

In 1682, John Sharpless settled in Nether Providence Township on a 1,000-acre tract...

Opryland USA

by Stephen W. Phillips & Ty Herndon Arcadia Publishing (August 22, 2016)

Opryland USA attracted millions of visitors each year and gave many celebrities their first taste of show business. As the "Home of American Music," Opryland USA still lives on in the hearts and minds of those...

Glens Falls

by Gwen Palmer, Bob Bayle & Stan Malecki Arcadia Publishing (August 18, 2004)

Glens Falls presents a photographic essay of a community on the Hudson River, midway between Saratoga Springs and Lake George.

The book spans the years from 1860 to 1925, when Glens Falls was reaching its peak...


by Jerry Wilkinson, Laura Albritton & Tom Hambright Arcadia Publishing (December 05, 2016)

The Middle Keys have experienced a fascinating history, from the time when wreckers plied the Florida Reef to the days of Henry Flagler's audacious overseas railroad.

Once the Overseas Highway opened, travelers...

The Old Orchard

by Jeffrey A. Scully Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

The Old Orchard boasts miles of sandy beaches which were once home to Native Americans and settlers but are now booming with tourism.

From Pine Point in the north to Goosefare Brook in the south, Old Orchard...

Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island

by Daniel Fink Arcadia Publishing (April 21, 2014)

Discover the rich military and recreational history of Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.

Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island are coastal North Carolina communities. History abounds in this...


by Joseph P. Bottini & James L. Davis Arcadia Publishing (October 10, 2007)

Utica fulfilled a vital function in New York State's overall role as the gateway to the American West.

Vintage and contemporary photographs come together in this uniquie volume, portraying Utica's evolution from...


by Ed Hooper Arcadia Publishing (August 27, 2003)

The amazing photographs of Knoxville, Tennessee in this book chart the growth of this major metropolitan area in the Southeast, from a small fort to big Southern city.

Though it began as a small fort on the Tennessee...


by Scott Rutherford Arcadia Publishing (June 03, 2013)

Located near Charlotte, Carowinds has long been considered the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast!"

Inspired by a trip to Disneyland in 1957, Hall envisioned an amusement park for the citizens of the Carolinas....

Monhegan Island

by Margot Sullivan, Cynthia Hagar Krusell & John J. Galluzzo Arcadia Publishing (May 11, 2009)

Monhegan Island, Maine has historically attracted a number of different visitors and workers, each with their own unique reasons for being there.

The natural beauty of Monhegan Island has continuously attracted...

Mount Vernon Revisited

by Donna M. Jackson, Dr. Larry H. Spruill & Mayor Ernest D. Davis Arcadia Publishing (September 15, 2014)

Mount Vernon Revisited commemorates pivotal milestones of the past 150 years while offering indicators of the city's potential and identity.

An important gateway suburban community, Mount Vernon was formed around...

Generations of Somerset Place

by Dorothy Spruill Redford Arcadia Publishing (August 31, 2005)

Located in the rural northeastern part of North Carolina, Somerset was cumulatively home to more than 800 enslaved blacks and four generations of a planter family.

When the institution of slavery ended in 1865,...

Jersey City

by Patrick B. Shalhoub Arcadia Publishing (October 01, 1995)

Go inside the people, places and events of Jersey City with over 200 fascinating photographs that bring its past to life!

Author Patrick Shalhoub takes us on a journey into Jersey City's past. We see the farming...

Crown Heights and Weeksville

by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly Arcadia Publishing (August 31, 2009)

Vintage images document the historical transformations of Crown Heights and Weeksville.

The communities of Crown Heights and Weeksville are historically significant Brooklyn neighborhoods with foundations that...

Chicago Lawn/Marquette Manor

by Kathleen J. Headley Arcadia Publishing (October 23, 2001)

The Marquette Park area on the southwest side of Chicago is comprised of two neighborhoods- Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor.

This book depicts the evolution of both neighborhoods with photographs and images...

Shaker Heights

by Bruce T. Marshall Arcadia Publishing (July 26, 2006)

Shaker Heights achieved international renown in the early 20th century as an enclave for wealthy residents - a city of stunning homes, substantial green space, an excellent school system, and attentive municipal...


by Ronald M. Coleman & Joseph E. Szeliga Arcadia Publishing (June 14, 2006)

Minersville documents the history of this Pennsylvania coal mining hub.

Minersville, aptly named for those who toiled in the coal fields of east-central Pennsylvania, embodies the very essence of the coal region....

Tybee Island

by James Mack Adams Arcadia Publishing (August 28, 2000)

Tybee Island is a tiny piece of land, only-two-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide; however, its strategic location near the mouth of the Savannah River assigned to it an important role in the...

Copiah County

by LaTricia M. Nelson-Easley Arcadia Publishing (November 28, 2007)

Located 20 miles from the state capital of Jackson, Copiah County was organized after an agreement was reached with the Choctaw Indians in 1820.

Named after a Native American word meaning "calling panther," Copiah...

Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

by Nan DeVincent-Hayes & Bo Bennett Arcadia Publishing (June 20, 2000)

See how the Chincoteague and Assteague Islands came about and developed into a tourist destination today.

The thriving barrier islands of Chincoteague and Assateague entice over a million tourists to their shores...

The Long Island Motor Parkway

by Howard Kroplick & Al Velocci Arcadia Publishing (September 01, 2008)

The Long Island Motor Parkway was constructed at a pivotal time in American history, and it often considered a precursor to the modern highway system.

A forerunner of the modern highway system, the Long Island...


by Keshia A. Case Arcadia Publishing (May 24, 2006)

In addition to being the state capital, Richmond, Virginia, was also the capital of the South during the Civil War. Today Richmond is a vibrant city that embraces its historical past while looking toward future...

Manatee County

by Jim Wiggins Arcadia Publishing (October 22, 2007)

The area known as Manatee County opened for settlement at the close of the Second Seminole War in 1841.

This was due to Congress's passage of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, which allowed settlers to claim...

Ocean City

by Ph.D., Nan DeVincent-Hayes & John E. Jacob Arcadia Publishing (September 23, 1999)

Discover how tiny Ocean City has overcame obstacle after obstacle and matured into the jewel of Maryland's shore.

Ocean City, Maryland's own seaside resort, has become so popular that it is almost too small -...


by Gerald L. Karwowski Arcadia Publishing (August 22, 2007)

In November 1834, Capt. Gilbert Knapp staked a claim to 141 acres at the mouth of the Root River, naming it Port Gilbert. This site became the city of Racine.

During the pioneer years, Racine was dubbed "the...

Lost Dayton, Ohio

by Andrew Walsh The History Press (June 11, 2018)

Many of the places that helped make Dayton a center of innovation were lost to history, while others survived and adapted, representing the city's spirit of revitalization.

Some of the city's distinctive and...

Monadnock Moments

by Alan Rumrill The History Press (October 01, 2009)

What could writers Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau have in common with the inventors of barbed wire, margarine and the washing machine?

They were all deeply moved by their time spent in the beautiful...

The Chicago 77: A Community Area Handbook

by Mary Zangs The History Press (July 01, 2014)

With over two hundred neighborhoods divided into seventy-seven community areas, Chicago offers a dazzling and daunting challenge to ambitious tourists and lifelong citizens.

Anyone who's never been to Chicago...

Stories from the White Mountains

by Mike Dickerman The History Press (September 24, 2013)

Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests.

In this anthology of historical...


by Eric D. Lehman The History Press (March 01, 2009)

A charming collection of Bridgeport stories and historic images bring this eccentric, enchanting history to life.

In the late nineteenth century, P.T. Barnum was known worldwide for his traveling circus, but...

A Gullah Guide to Charleston

by Alphonso Brown The History Press (May 09, 2008)

Enjoy three accessible walking tours and a bonus driving tour through places relevant to the rich and varied contributions of black Charlestonians.

Author Alphonso Brown, owner and operator of Gullah Tours, Inc.,...

Eastside Indianapolis

by Julie Young The History Press (July 01, 2009)

Early Indianapolis was designed to only be one square mile, but as more settled in the Circle City, progress made its way across the Eastside.

Through their dedication to maintaining the character of neighborhoods...

Wicked Charleston, Volume 2

by Mark R. Jones The History Press (June 01, 2006)

In this follow-up volume, Mark R. Jones uncovers the seedy and wicked past of Charleston: Prostitutes, Politics and Prohibition.

The city of Charleston, South Carolina, with its matchless Southern charm, has...