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