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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes

by Wayne Grady

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Wayne Grady showcases the nature and ecology of the Great Lakes, hub of industry and agriculture and home to 40 million people, in this illustrated portrait of the region, including its geological formation, conservation challenges, forests and resources. With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations by Emily Damstra. (GLK43, $29.95)

Moon Handbook Michigan

Moon Handbook Michigan

by Tina Lassen

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 440 PAGES

This practical guidebook features traveling information on the Great Lakes and the Upper Peninsula regions of Michigan. (USM04, $19.99)

Michigan Map

by Rand McNally Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A handy, easy-to-fold state map. (USM188, $7.95)

 

Detroit, A Biography


by Scott Martelle

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER

Former Detroit News reporter Martell traces the history of the once-great city from remote fur trading outpost to agricultural and industrial center through to its current beleaguered state. (USM190, $24.95)

Making Hay

Making Hay


by Verlyn Klinkenborg

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

The author rhapsodizes on agrarian life in the Midwest as he travels from Iowa to Minnesota to Montana. And make no mistake: the title isn't a metaphor or a pun -- it's the main subject of the book. (USA17, $12.95)

Michigan, A History of the Wolverine State

Michigan, A History of the Wolverine State


by Willis F. Dunbar

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 784 PAGES

The third edition of the standard textbook history of Michiga, covering from prehistoric times to the mid-1990s. (USM85, $39.00)

Pandora's Locks, The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

Pandora's Locks, The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway


by Jeff Alexander

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 431 PAGES

This detailed history of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which opened in 1959, focuses on the engineering feat's often devastating environmental effects. (CND390, $19.95)

Schooner Passage, Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier

Schooner Passage, Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier


by Theodore J. Karamanski

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 262 PAGES

A history of the Lake Michigan schooner trade. (GLK31, $39.95)

The Long Ships Passing, The Story of the Great Lakes

The Long Ships Passing, The Story of the Great Lakes


by Walter Havighurst

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

A vivid popular history of the Great Lakes, rich in anecdote, incident and drama. Havighurst recounts the early days of ships and shipping on the Great Lakes from the time of the early French voyageurs through the industrialization of the region at the turn of the century. (GLK27, $17.95)

The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War

The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War


by Fred Anderson

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Anderson (Crucible of War) illuminates relations between the Indians, French and British in 18th-century North America. (USA157, $18.00)

Lake Country, A Series of Journeys

Lake Country, A Series of Journeys


by Kathleen Stocking

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

In this second collection of 21 essays, Stocking writes with great affection and enthusiasm for her native Michigan. Themes of spirituality, nature and humanity permeate her reflections on Michigan's wildlife, small towns, local residents and the college town of Ann Arbor. (USM05, $19.95)

North Country, A Personal Journey

North Country, A Personal Journey


by Howard Frank Mosher

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

Novelist Mosher captures the spirit of the north in this wonderfully wrought portrait of borderland places and personalities. (CND02, $15.95)

The Living Great Lakes

The Living Great Lakes


by Jerry Dennis

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

Jerry Dennis, known for his writing on fly-fishing and canoeing, interweaves observation, anecdote and history in this tale of the lakes and his month-long voyage aboard the schooner Malabar. (GLK33, $15.99)

Uncommon Friends, Life With Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, & Charles Lindbergh

Uncommon Friends, Life With Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, & Charles Lindbergh


by James D. Newton

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1989
  • PAPER

Newton engagingly recalls a lifetime of friendship with five giants of the 20th century. With a foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. (USM189, $17.95)

The Nick Adams Stories

The Nick Adams Stories


by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 1981
  • PAPER
  • 268 PAGES

Hemingway recalls the Michigan of his boyhood summers and his own life as a child, adolescent, soldier and parent in this collection of related tales. (USM195, $15.00)

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island


by Terry Phipps

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 28 PAGES

Phipps captures the splendor of the architecture and gardens of Mackinac in this collection of photographs. (GLK36, $14.95)

Great Lakes Wildlife

Great Lakes Wildlife


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated fold-out card illustrates almost 150 animals in the Great Lakes region. (GLK26, $6.95)

Mammals of the Great Lakes Region

Mammals of the Great Lakes Region


by James F. Parnell | Allen Kurta | Scott A. Schwemmin

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

A detailed, photographic reference manual to the mammals of the Great Lakes region. (GLK16, $18.95)

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