Tag Archives: Tyler Tichelaar

SUPERIOR READS: exploring auto, folksong histories

Reviews by Tyler Tichelaar   A History You AUTO Know of Western Marquette County (1899-1968) By Robert D. Dobson   Robert Dobson is known for writing books based on researching old local newspapers, namely the Ishpeming Iron Ore and the Negaunee Iron Herald. Now his research has turned to a focus on automobiles in Western […]

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STICK ‘EM UP

By Tyler Tichelaar Stick ’Em Up: Michigan Bank Robberies of the 1920s & 1930s By Tom Powers Stick ’Em Up is a book that surprises you. You wonder, “Why has no one ever written on this topic before?” and even though you didn’t realize such a void existed, you are happy it has now been […]

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SUPERIOR READS

New books offer insights into history By Tyler Tichelaar Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History Russell M. Magnaghi Russell Magnaghi’s newest book Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History is a must for any lover of U.P. history. Countless books have been written on various aspects of U.P. history, from logging and mining to prohibition and […]

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Books explore U.P. people, Prohibition

By Tyler Tichelaar   U.P. People: Incredible Stories About Incredible People By Sonny Longtine Sonny Longtine’s newest book lives up to its subtitle of incredible stories about incredible people. Many are household names to U.P. readers, or at least to the people in the parts of the U.P. where they lived. However, while I knew […]

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New book gets to heart of Yooper dialect

Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Kathryn A. Remlinger By Tyler Tichelaar When I received Yooper Dialect to review, my first thought was, “It’s about time.” After all, we all know there’s a Yooper dialect, but I don’t know that anyone has ever written extensively about it. I had heard years ago […]

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Ghost stories

By Jackie Stark Live in Marquette long enough, and you’re sure to hear stories of hauntings around town. The eerie sound of children laughing inside the former Holy Family Orphanage, ghostly specters in the rooms at the Landmark Inn, apparitions inside the cemeteries in Marquette. Up until now, those stories were passed on through oral […]

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Murder mysteries for May

Article By Tyler Tichelaar Mayhem on the Dead River By Bill Blewett Mayhem on the Dead River is retired Westwood High School teacher Bill Blewett’s first book. It’s a collection of five mysteries (novellas really) about small-town retired sheriff Bill Bennett and his three best friends who can’t resist staying involved in law enforcement, helping […]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month with U.P. poets

by Tyler Tichelaar graybeard memories: morning espresso musings By t. kilgore splake Several of t. kilgore splake’s volumes of poetry have been reviewed in this column, but this one is different. While it has the typical splake lack of capitalization, it is also written in paragraph form. At first, I thought it was a long prose […]

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Superior Reads

Lost in the Woods: Building a Life Up North by Richard Hill Richard Hill’s new book, Lost in the Woods, details his and his wife Judy’s building a log cabin in the U.P. For years, they had operated a business in Traverse City, but they missed their family in the U.P. so they purchased land […]

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Books honor difficult life experiences

A Last Chapter of the Greatest Generation: The Life and Family of Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D.—Aviator, Doctor, Missionary, and Friend to Humanity by Rev. Dr. Judson I. Stone A Last Chapter of the Greatest Generation: The Life and Family of Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D.—Aviator, Doctor, Missionary, and Friend to Humanity by Rev. Dr. […]

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Books offer environmental warnings and sustainability solutions

Sustainability from the Inside—Out: An eightfold practice in mindful living for personal and planetary peace By Angela Johnson, M.S. Sustainability from the Inside—Out is a workbook designed to help the individual live mindfully while also bringing about sustainable living changes within his or her community. Its author, Angela Johnson, teaches at Northern Michigan University in […]

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Surprising visitors to Great Lakes region

by Tyler Tichelaar Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America David M. Krueger My first thought when I saw Myths of the Rune Stone, published by University of Minnesota Press, was that it would argue that Vikings had settled in the Great Lakes area long before Columbus. Instead, it explores […]

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U.P. poets represent genre well

the poet’s room by t. kilgore splake Calumet author t. kilgore splake has been writing poetry for many decades. In all, he is the author of 75 books of poetry, prose and photographs. He has been published in countless literary and art journals, and much of his writing has drawn attention to the Upper Peninsula. […]

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Books focus on U.P. legends

by Tyler Tichelaar Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends by Jon C. Stott In this first Paul Bunyan story collection set in the U.P. since Stanley Newton’s 1946 Paul Bunyan of the Great Lakes, Jon C. Stott recaptures the oral tradition of Paul Bunyan, relying upon his predecessors’ books for sources, but also giving […]

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Children’s books explore pictured rocks and great lakes

Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks: National Park Mystery Series 1 by Mary Morgan Illustrated by Dawn McVoy Baumer Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks is the first book in a new series by Mary Morgan exploring the National Parks. These chapter books are full of adventure and perfect for children about ages seven to eleven. The […]

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