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... Continue Reading →

The Caribou Hotel by John Firth

John Firth’s “The Caribou Hotel” is a remarkable book. It introduces the owners of the hotel throughout the years, an ill-tempered (male) parrot named Polly, and the many changes made to keep the building going. It is a wonderfully written history of the hotel.

“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,... Continue Reading →

“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 trip... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

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