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On-the-Road Histories

"...'On-the-Road Histories' can add depth and context to your wanderings. Each book includes extensive local histories, along with descriptions of must-see sites and trivia about local claims to fame…an excellent way to get to know the state.”
—Associated Press

“The popular 'On-the-Road Histories' series from Interlink Publishing offers colorful, heavily researched, cultural and historical guides to individual states.”
—Foreword Magazine

Interlink’s new travel series is a glorious, full-color salute to the cultural, geographic, and historical riches of the United States. These brief histories are as idiosyncratic as the individual states themselves: here a treatise on country music; there a brief history of North American mountain climbing. Each volume nevertheless shares elements that make any one of them a literate companion for that American classic: the road trip.

Each title includes:

  • A lively, comprehensive account of the state’s past and present history
  • Historical maps
  • Full-color and b&w then and now photographs
  • Famous sons & daughters
  • Interesting state tidbits
  • Literary extracts
  • Must-see sites
  • Visitor resources
  • Art & culture
  • Select bibliography

and much more.

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On-The-Road Histories
Ryan Madden
The word Alaska conjures romantic images of the frozen north—igloos, dog sleds, giant bears, endless tundra—and with these images, a sense of physical extremity: our biggest state, our northernmost state, our highest mountains, our lowest...
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On-the-Road Histories
Victor Silverman and Laurie Glover
A witty, expansive narrative that reveals the real story of the people and places that make up the Golden State.

From the European conquest to today’s economic crisis, Californians have experienced tumultuous growth and pain...
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On-The-Road Histories
John H. Chambers
This reader-friendly Hawaiian history tells the islands’ story from the arrival of the very first Polynesian settlers in the 300s to the most recent strivings for native Hawaiian sovereignty. The harsh regime of Hawaii’s chiefs, the landi...
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On-The-Road Histories
Brad Asher
Early settlers thought Kentucky a kind of paradise; Daniel Boone and others called it “a good poor man’s country.” Abraham Lincoln once famously said during the Civil War that while he hoped to have God on his side, he had to have K...
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On-The-Road Histories
David Lee Poremba

Michigan’s dramatic landscape includes roaring waterfalls, the country’s tallest sand dunes, vast virgin pine forests, soft rolling countryside, and miles of sandy beaches—and its history is as varied and interesting. Poremba app...
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On-The-Road Histories
John Radzilowski
Minnesota is many landscapes, but none of them fully define her. And where is it, exactly? Easterners see it as part of the West, Westerners as part of the East. Minnesotans often split the difference and call their home "the Upper Midwest."...
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On-The-Road Histories
Ben Wynne
Beginning with the state’s earliest settlers, Ben Wynne explores the paradox that is Mississippi—its rich soil and namesake river, yet its vulnerability to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. It is one of the US’s poorest s...
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New HampshireNew Hampshire
On-The-Road Histories
Russell Lawson
New Hampshire sweeps over the diverse and isolated terrain of this quintessential New England state, describing its islands and mountains, the many hikes and highways a traveler may follow to discover its landscape, and the personalities thi...
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South CarolinaSouth Carolina
On-The-Road Histories
Kenneth Townsend
Today tourists flock to the warm waters of Myrtle Beach, explore refurbished plantations, and stroll the picturesque streets of old Charleston. In this history of the state, Kenneth Townsend examines the rich and complicated past of these places. Beg...
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On-The-Road Histories
Mary Jo Powell
Mary Jo Powell’s Texas begins with a panorama of the vast Texas landscape, from the Piney Woods to Big Bend Country, before turning to the people of the land now called Texas. She begins with those who inhabited the area before the Spa...
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On-The-Road Histories
Mark D. Van Ells
Starting with the days when massive glaciers covered the landscape, Van Ells brings us on a journey through the fascinating history of the Badger State. Wisconsin remembers the French voyageurs, the brutal Black Hawk War, the booming mi...
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