books by Arcadia Publishing

Suche books:   

Oak Park (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Gerald E. Naftaly, Foreword by Gov. James J. Blanchard

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

When Oak Park became a city in 1945, the community was not much different from the village that was carved out of Royal Oak Township 18 years earlier. Its population had barely increased, and there was just one paved road connecting Oak Park to Detroit; however, big changes were coming. Thousands of veterans returned home after World War II, started families, and bought homes with the assistance of the GI Bill. By 1950, Oak Park was recognized ...


Appanoose County (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Appanoose County Historical Society

Arcadia Publishing, 2013

Appanoose County has a unique heritage, yet it shares a common legacy with all rural Midwestern communities. The boundaries were drawn in 1843, and pioneers from the East came and staked their claims. Jonathan Stratton, the surveyor who platted an addition to Ann Arbor, Michigan, that would eventually become the University of Michigan, did the same with the county seat, Centerville, and remained there. Coal was discovered in the county and ...


New York City Gangland

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

Throughout the United States, there is no single major metropolitan area more closely connected to organized crime's rapid ascendancy on a national scale than New York City. In 1920, upon the advent of Prohibition, Gotham's shadowy underworld began evolving from strictly regional and often rag-tag street gangs into a sophisticated worldwide syndicate that was--like the chocolate egg crème--incubated within the confines of its five boroughs. New ...


Chicago's Loop

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

Chicago's famed "Loop" is said to have gotten its name from the route of a cable car that looped the central business district in 1882. Since then, much has changed. This book captures the evolving urban landscape of the Chicago Loop, with a collection of over 100 vintage images, each coupled with its contemporary counterpart. Few cities are as renowned for their architecture as is Chicago. The impressive skyscrapers in and around the Loop give ...


Cleveland's National Air Races

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

Enthusiasm for aviation exploded after Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927. The National Air Races, held in Cleveland between 1929 and 1949, collectively represent one of the most significant aviation events of the 20th century. Cleveland's newly constructed municipal airport, the world's largest airport facility at the time, along with its permanent 50,000-seat bleachers, won the city hosting rights to the event. The ...


The Towers of Tuscany

New Arcadia Publishing, 2014

The fabled Tuscan landscape in the turbulent fourteenth century provides the backdrop for a tale of unconquered passions and the triumph of the creative spirit. Anne Fortier, author of the New York Times bestseller "Juliet" and "The Lost Sisterhood" calls "The Towers of Tuscany a delightful escape to the Siena we all love. Carol Cram has crafted a delicious story about a strong woman torn between her secret past, her love of painting and the ...


Nunley's Amusement Park (Images of America)
Marisa L. Berman

Arcadia Publishing, 2013

Nunley's Amusement Park in Baldwin, New York, was a beloved family destination for Long Islanders from 1939 until it closed in 1995. The park's most notable attraction was its famed Stein & Goldstein carousel. The Nunley family established numerous amusement parks in the Long Island area, such as those found in Bethpage, Rockaway Beach, and Broad Channel. Nunley's Amusement Park, which was in operation for over 50 years, has a special place in ...


Hunt's Pier (Images of America) (Images of America Series)
Rob Ascough, Al Alven

Arcadia Publishing, 2011

With the completion of the Garden State Parkway and a prospering society's increased mobility in the years following World War II, the Wildwoods transitioned from a remote barrier island along the southern New Jersey coast to a vacation mecca. Featuring free bathing beaches, state-of-the-art motels, endless nightlife, and a honky-tonk boardwalk lined with entertainment options of all kinds, the resort would thrive for the better part of the next ...


Wyoming's Outlaw Trail (Images of America)
Mac Blewer

Arcadia Publishing, 2013

A historic and folkloric path that meandered from Canada to Mexico, the Outlaw Trail was used by outlaws such as Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and the James brothers. Following existing Western routes such as the Oregon Trail, the highway connected towns and natural hideouts essential for bandits escaping the law. Some in Western communities were sympathetic toward the outlaws. Many, like Cassidy, were seen as Robin Hoods, fighting for ...


Forest Park Highlands

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

Forest Park Highlands was once St. Louis's largest and best-known amusement park. In its earliest years, the Highlands boasted a fine theater and one of the largest public swimming pools in the United States. After the 1904 world's fair closed, several attractions found a new home at the Highlands; the large pagoda--a re-creation of the temple of Nekko, Japan--served as the park's bandstand for several years. Roller coasters are the lifeline of ...


Chicago Defender (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Myiti Sengstacke Rice

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

In 1905, what was to be the largest and most influential black newspaper in the country was born. The Chicago Defender began as a weekly newspaper and led an entire race to leave the oppressive South for a better life in the North. At the helm was one man with a vision and purpose and a slogan that said it all: American race prejudice must be destroyed. Robert Sengstacke Abbott began the Chicago Defender with 25¢ and a dream in his landladys ...


Detroit: 1930-1969 (Images of America: Michigan)
David Lee Poremba

Arcadia Publishing, 1999

As the roaring twenties came to an end and a new decade dawned, the United States found itself locked in the grips of the Great Depression. The City of Detroit was no exception as industry laid off workers and bread lines formed across the city. Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy let the country in supporting state and federal welfare programs to help people through the economic crisis. By the middle of the 1930s, Detroit began picking itself up out of ...


Green-Wood Cemetery (Images of America: New York)
Alexandra Kathryn Mosca

Arcadia Publishing, 2008

For generations, Green-Wood Cemetery has played an integral part in New York City's cultural history, serving as a gathering place and a cultural repository. Situated in the historic borough of Brooklyn, the thousands of graves and mausoleums within the cemetery's 478 acres are tangible links and reminders to key events and people who made New York City and America what it is today. The monuments read like a who's who of American greatness and ...


Boston Organized Crime (Images of America)
Emily Sweeney

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

Boston has had its share of bookies and loan sharks, gangsters and wiseguys, hoodlums and hit men. From the Great Brink's Robbery, which was hailed as the crime of the century; to the long-forgotten Cotton Club in Roxbury, where the legendary nightlife kingpin Charlie "King" Solomon was gunned down; to the infamous Blackfriars Massacre, a brutal gangland slaying that left five men dead, slumped over a backgammon game in a cramped basement ...


The Copacabana

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

It has been years since New York has seen anything quite like the old Copacabana. The Copa, Manhattan's best-known night club, was also the most popular nightspot in America. From the moment it burst onto the scene in 1940, an aura of glamour and sophistication hovered over the Copa. It was a luminous glow that, over the course of five decades, served this illustrious establishment well, beckoning the people who made it famous-Hollywood stars, ...


Remembering Marshall Field's (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Leslie Goddard

Arcadia Publishing, 2011

For more than 150 years, Marshall Field's reigned as Chicago's leading department store, celebrated for its exceptional service, spectacular window displays, and fashionable merchandise. Few shoppers recalled its origins as a small dry goods business opened in 1852 by a New York Quaker named Potter Palmer. That store, eventually renamed Marshall Field and Company, weathered economic downturns, spectacular fires, and fierce competition to become ...


Wallops Island (Images of America)
Nan Devincent-Hayes, Bowen Bennett

Arcadia Publishing, 2001

Located in Accomack County on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Wallops Island was once a primitive swath of land, uncivilized but by the wild ponies and mosquitoes that made its scrub-covered shores their home. But as the centuries passed, the wildness of the island was radically altered by the influx of colonists, then vacationers, and, eventually, some of the brightest scientific minds in the country. The history of Wallops Island has been one of ...


Dixfield (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Peter R. Stowell

Arcadia Publishing, 2013

Before its incorporation in 1803, Dixfield was called Holmanstown, after its principal proprietor, Col. Jonathan Holman. Dixfield, the easternmost town in Oxford County, bordered two rivers, the Webb and the Androscoggin, which provided valuable waterpower and drained the towns rolling wooded hills and fertile valleys. The twin peaks of the Sugar Loaves form its most recognizable landmark. In the 1800s, Amos Trask purchased mills that had been ...


Vanishing Seattle

Arcadia Publishing, 2012

Though Seattle is still a young city, growing and changing, much of its short past is already lost-but not forgotten. Generations of Seattleites have fond memories of restaurants, local television shows, stores, and other landmarks that evoke a less sophisticated, more informal city. This new book explores Seattle at a time when timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, when the city was a place of kitschy architecture ...


Chicago's Nurse Parade (Images of America)
Carolyn Hope Smeltzer

Arcadia Publishing, 2005

Chicago singularly honored nurses, our "Angels of Mercy," for a decade (1949–1958). Father Clarence M. Brissette O.S.M., director of the Sorrowful Mother Novena, originated both Chicago’s "Nurses Day" and Chicago’s Nurse Parade in 1949. The purpose of the parade was twofold: to give the nurses a "day of glory" and to also encourage others to join this undermanned, noble, and caring profession. The first Chicago Nurse Parade (1949) ...



search for books
1930-1969, america, amusement, appanoose, arcadia, boston, cemetery, chicago, cleveland, copacabana, defender, detroit, dixfield, forest, gangland, green-wood, highlands, island, marshall, michigan, national, organized, parade, publishing, remembering, seattle, tuscany, vanishing, wallops, wyoming

Suche books:   

camera photo
cell phones
classical music
gourmet food
health personal care
musical instruments
office products
outdoor living
computer video games
popular music
sporting goods
tools hardware
watches jewelry

Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!

randomly chosen

apparel: (Cybertela) Don't Need A Permit For These Guns Men's T-shirt Funny Tee

home  impressum - about us