2013: Our Favorites

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Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

The city is now #1 in unemployment, illiteracy, foreclosure, crime and dropouts - an explanation of how and why Detroit's fall from grace has been so complete and so devastating to those still living there.

Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll

Travel with a noted historian and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived.

The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, is uniquely able to bring lesser known historical characters to life in a way that is memorable and fascinating.

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The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin

Lincoln's hat, Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, the Enola Gay bomber, even Dorothy's ruby slippers-- armchair travel to the Smithsonian if you are not able to visit this fascinating museum in person.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912 by Gerard Helferich

It happened here in Milwaukee, October 14, 1912 - go on a scavenger hunt and find the plaque memorializing this event in Downtown Milwaukee.

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