Seattle Picks: Washington State Nonfiction

Seattle Vice
Seattle Vice Strippers, Prostitution, Dirty Money, and Narcotics in the Emerald City By Anderson, Rick Book - 2010 364.10979 An243S 2010 In-library use only in some locations

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.

Washington Icons
Washington Icons 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State By Baskas, Harriet Book - 2010 979.7 B2928W 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Hiking Washington's History
Hiking Washington's History By Bentley, Judy Book - 2010 917.97 B4463H 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history buff’s guide to forty historical trails and the stories embedded in their landscapes.

Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom The History of Northwest Rock, From "Louie Louie" to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" By Blecha, Peter Book - 2009 781.66097 B6148S 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 8 copies

Annotation:An explosion of diverse musical styles and industry icons brings the Northwest unexpected international recognition and a place in music history.

Picturing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
Picturing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition The Photographs of Frank H. Nowell By Bromberg, Nicolette Book - 2009 779.99074 AL128B 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Historic and contemporary photographs commemorate the 100th anniversary of the world’s fair, which ushered in a new era for Seattle.

Seattle's International District
Seattle's International District The Making of A Pan-Asian American Community By Chin, Doug Book - 2009 979.7772 C4411S 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Filipinos in Puget Sound
Filipinos in Puget Sound By Cordova, Dorothy Laigo Book - 2009 979.704 C8124F 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This photographic journey portrays the lives, livelihoods and presence of Filipinos since their 19th-century arrival to the Pacific Northwest.

Camp Harmony
Camp Harmony Seattle's Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembly Center By Fiset, Louis Book - 2009 940.53177 F525C 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Tugboats on Puget Sound
Tugboats on Puget Sound By Fowler, Chuck Book - 2009 387.232 F8293T 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A wealth of rare historic photographs and detailed accounts celebrate the ubiquitous and much-loved workhorses of our maritime highway.

An Election for the Ages
An Election for the Ages Rossi Vs. Gregoire, 2004 By Heffernan, Trova Book - 2010 324.9797 H3613E 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Unearthing of Tse-whit-zen Village By Mapes, Lynda Book - 2009 979.799 M321B 2009 Available in some locations

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.

The Hustle
The Hustle One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White By Merlino, Doug Book - 2011 796.32362 M548H 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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.

Washington's Haunted Hotspots
Washington's Haunted Hotspots By Moffitt, Linda Book - 2009 133.10979 M724W 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Seattle Sounders FC Season One
Seattle Sounders FC Season One The Birth of A New Tradition By Morrison, Richard Book - 2010 796.33463 Se18M 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Cheese Deluxe
Cheese Deluxe A Memoir By Palmer, Greg Book - 2008 B P1824P 2008 In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:The beloved Seattle commentator recounts the last days of his youth, flipping burgers at Mercer Island’s Samoa drive-in, circa 1965.

It Happened in Seattle
It Happened in Seattle Remarkable Events That Shaped History By Pomper, Steve Book - 2010 979.7772 P772i 2010 Available in some locations

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.

The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Pacific Northwest
The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Pacific Northwest By Tapper, Joan Book - 2010 917.95044 T167M 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Enjoy stunning vistas of our region’s picturesque towns, with enough historical background, anecdotes and travel tips to tempt the most reluctant tourist.

African Americans in Spokane
African Americans in Spokane By Williamson, Jerrelene Book - 2010 979.737 W6767A 2010 Available in some locations

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.

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