Nashville, TN, December 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The History of Grand Rapids Told Through Historic Photographs
The second-largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids has been an integral part of the fabric of United States history. The story of the “Furniture Capital of the World” reflects both a diverse and progressive spirit, and a unique culture that is the foundation of the city’s present-day prosperity.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by author Karolee R. Hazlewood, Historic Photos of Grand Rapids rediscovers the fascinating past of this city through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Grand Rapids Public Library, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.
From the burgeoning of the furniture industry and the Flood of 1904 to new downtown architecture and presidential visits, and much more, Grand Rapids is shown through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format. This makes a great book for any history, photography, or travel enthusiast.
“This book is unique for two reasons,” explains publisher Todd Bottorff, “the high quality of printing and binding and the fact that many have never seen these photos.”
Historic Photos of Grand Rapids is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.
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Historic Photos of Grand Rapids
By Karolee R. Hazlewood
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-473-6