Wildcat Publications

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2016: World Peace Writings

Create Space Independent Publishing, 2015

This nonfiction book on war and peace, power, economics, international relations, history, banking, the media, philosophy, religion and spirituality attempts to answer the ultimate question: “Is World Peace Possible?”  Authored by Jerry Alatalo ’88 Voc.


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The ABC's For Success In All We Do

Bean Books, 2016

James Surrell ‘63 BS provides 26 time-tested and proven concepts to guide readers along a path to personal success in our thoughts, conversations, writing and interactions with others.


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The Archives Project

Self-published, 2015

The surprising and remarkable story of the origins and development of Northern Michigan University’s Archives, 1966-1994. By Clifford F. Maier, NMU history professor emeritus and Archives founder. Download a free copy on commons.nmu.edu.


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Clearing the Air

Cornell University Press, 2016

Gregory Wood ’96 BS examines smoking’s importance to the social and cultural history of working people in the twentieth-century United States.


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A Fateful Melody

CreateSpace, 2016

Dreading a life with her estranged father in Australia, fifteen year old Christie Kelly finds herself seated next to the young, sultry voice of world-renowned rock star, Galvin Kismet, on a trans-Pacific flight, in this young adult novel in the Song for You series by Megan Rivers (pseudonym for Megan Horbin ’07 BA).


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Growing Up in Sawmill City

Self-published, 2015

Bruce Cameron ’61 BS recounts the life, stories and business of eastern U.P. logging camps from the 1930s to the present.


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I Am Sorry for Everything in the Whole Entire Universe

Gold Wake Press, 2017

A book of humorous poetry by Kyle Flack ’05 BS. In 2015, he was chosen as a “Poet to Notice” by Grandma Moses Press. This is his fourth published book.


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World, Chase Me Down

Penguin, 2017

A rousing debut novel by Andrew Hilleman ‘12 MFA based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history.


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The Real World of War

Beaver’s Pond Press, 2015

Ruth Welsh ’62 BS presents the story of Dick Wiessner, who after an idyllic boyhood in Minnesota finds himself plunged into the outbreak of WWII, where he must reconcile his German immigrant background with bombing and strafing their very fields, farms, rail lines and airports. His 80 missions on the western front as a P-47 pilot are vividly recounted, along with historical context.