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History - United States - State & Local - Midwest (Ia, Il, In, Ks, Mi, Mn, Mo, Nd, Ne, Oh, Sd, Wi)
"Action Park, like Jurassic Park, brims with mortal danger, except Action Park was somehow real." —Steve Rushin, author of Sting-Ray Afternoons and Nights in White CastleThe outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impo...
ISBN: 9780593214312Unabridged Download
A history of a quintessentially American place--the rural and small town heartland--that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Ya...
ISBN: 9781984838971Unabridged Download
On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Wher...
ISBN: 9781524723576Unabridged Download
All of James A. Michener's storytelling and reportorial skills are brought to the fore in this stunning and heartbreaking examination of the events that led to the 1970 shootings at Kent State, which shook the country to the roots and had a profound ...
ISBN: 9781101922217Unabridged Download
The true story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a city’s soulEliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendar...
ISBN: 9780698149526Unabridged Download
When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into “the Metropolis of the World.” But just as the dream seemed ...
ISBN: 9780307917720Unabridged Download
BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive interview with the author.From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the las...
ISBN: 9780739315248Unabridged Download
The most famous true crime novel of all time and one of the first non-fiction novels ever written; In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas,...