Seattle Picks: Washington State Nonfiction
Annotation:Take a walk on the wild side with this survey of our sordid, seedy history from the Old West to the World Wide Web, revealing the flipside to Seattle nice.
Annotation:From geoducks to Walla Walla sweet onions, Bigfoot to Bobo the Gorilla, the Fremont Troll to the Seattle Central Library, these colorful photo essays highlight fifty of our state’s hallmarks.
Annotation:An explosion of diverse musical styles and industry icons brings the Northwest unexpected international recognition and a place in music history.
Annotation:Historic and contemporary photographs commemorate the 100th anniversary of the world’s fair, which ushered in a new era for Seattle.
Annotation:This chronicle traces the challenges, struggles and successes of diverse waves of immigrants who for over a century have come to call this culturally rich, polyglot neighborhood home.
Annotation:A detailed look at the temporary holding facility where more than seven thousand Japanese-Americans awaited internment, leaving their old lives behind to become prisoners of the U.S. Government.
Annotation:Secretary of State Sam Reed and election officials offer an insider’s view of the historic and heavily-contested gubernatorial contest between Dino Rossi and Christine Gregoire, the closest in U.S. History.
Annotation:When a 2003 construction project in Port Angeles unearthed a long-buried village of the Klallam people, excavation on the site halted. This account tells of the village’s history and the contemporary controversy surrounding its discovery.
Annotation:In 1986, a high school dream team transcended barriers of race and privilege to win the state championship. Decades later, the players' disparate lives tell a far less inspiring story of color and class in America.
Annotation:Spirit sightings at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, the Bush Hotel in Index and the Pickering Barn in Issaquah? Find the stories behind these and other local spooky encounters right here.
Annotation:Seattle’s soccer fever all started here: feel the excitement of our own football club’s inaugural season through thrilling photographs and exciting game by game reportage.
Annotation:This well-rounded portrait of our colorful Emerald City traces 30 historical events from early days up to the WTO protests, highlighting our unique niche in economic and social history.
Annotation:When the waters rose, their native village and fishing lands were submerged, while they settled downstream to cook Chinese Food for dam workers in a segregated sin city.
Annotation:Enjoy stunning vistas of our region’s picturesque towns, with enough historical background, anecdotes and travel tips to tempt the most reluctant tourist.
Annotation:More than a century’s worth of photographs and documents illuminate the cultural and social lives, achievements and sacrifices of the Inland Empire’s African-American pioneers and their descendants.