Points North by Mikel B. Classen

POINTS NORTHMikel B. ClassenModern History Press (2019)ISBN 9781615994908Reviewed by Robert Leon Davis for Reader Views (04/2020) Mikel B. Classen is an explorer and adventurist specializing in exploring many places in the United States, with a specialty of visiting locales in the Michigan Upper Peninsula area. He’s visited ghost towns, museums, various wilderness areas, and many … More Points North by Mikel B. Classen

“This Is San Francisco: The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of the City by the Bay” by Alexander Barrett

THIS IS SAN FRANCISCO: THE UPS, DOWNS, INS, AND OUTS OF THE CITY BY THE BAYAlexander BarrettMicrocosm Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781621068129Reviewed by Robert Leon Davis for Reader Views (10/19) “This is San Francisco,” authored by Alexander Barrett, explores the city of San Francisco. As stated in the subtitle, the book speaks of the ups, downs, ins, … More “This Is San Francisco: The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of the City by the Bay” by Alexander Barrett

“Back Story Alaska: Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan Bush” by Lance Brewer

BACK STORY ALASKALance BrewerBack Story Alaska, Inc. (2018)ISBN 9781732370906Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (5/19) “Back Story Alaska: Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan Bush” by Lance Brewer is the story of one man’s life-changing adventure in Alaska. What started as a fishing excursion for his father, became a life-changing … More “Back Story Alaska: Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan Bush” by Lance Brewer

“In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone” by Rick Lamplugh

IN THE TEMPLE OF WOLVES: A WINTER’S IMMERSION IN WILD YELLOWSTONE Rick Lamplugh CreateSpace (2013) ISBN 9781490372051 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (1/19) “In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone” by Rick Lamplugh is the author’s recollection of his time as an observer in Yellowstone Park. Rick and his … More “In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone” by Rick Lamplugh

“Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips” by Rick Quinn

ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS Rick Quinn Imbrifex Books (2018) ISBN 9781945501050 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (12/18) I was so excited for the opportunity to read “Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips” by Rick Quinn. As frequent road-trippers, My husband and I are always looking for new … More “Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips” by Rick Quinn

“Yes, The World Is Round Part I” by Donna Hill

YES, THE WORLD IS ROUND PART I Donna Hill Oriole Publishing (2018) ISBN 9780995057944 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (11/18) “Yes, The World Is Round Part I” by Donna Hill is the bold and gutsy journey of the author and her husband’s five-year sailing adventure from England to Fiji on a sailboat. Readers … More “Yes, The World Is Round Part I” by Donna Hill

“This is Portland: The City You’ve Heard You Should Like” by Alexandar Barrett & Andrew Dickson

THIS IS PORTLAND: THE CITY YOU’VE HEARD YOU SHOULD LIKE Alexander Barrett & Andrew Dickson Microcosm Publishing  (2018) ISBN 9781621064015 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (6/18) Its title, “This is Portland: The City You’ve Heard You Should Like” definitely made me want to pick this book up and delve into it – especially considering its allure for … More “This is Portland: The City You’ve Heard You Should Like” by Alexandar Barrett & Andrew Dickson

“Lost in the Woods: Building a Life Up North” by Richard Hill

LOST IN THE WOODS: BUILDING A LIFE UP NORTH Richard Hill Gale Force Press (2016) ISBN 9780981737140 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (5/18) What first attracted me to this book was its title, “Lost in the Woods: Building a Life Up North.” Being from Michigan, I immediately connected with the words “up north” as everyone … More “Lost in the Woods: Building a Life Up North” by Richard Hill

“My Love Affair With Italy” by Debbie Mancuso

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH ITALY Debbie Mancuso A Passion For Italy (2017) ISBN 9780998973234 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (02/18) “My Love Affair With Italy” by Debbie Mancuso is the author’s memoir, which focuses on her lifelong love for Italy, but that is not all she shares. Mingled within her travels to Italy is the … More “My Love Affair With Italy” by Debbie Mancuso