Upper Peninsula Books Available Online

View of Lake Superior from Sugarloaf Mountain

Books previously printed by the Center for U.P. Studies are now available electronically. Three books are available:

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Learn more about the Upper Peninsula

Russell M. Magnaghi, director of the Center for U.P. Studies, has compiled a list of resources about Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Portals to the Past: A Bibliographical and Resource Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, can be found at the link and was created in 2011. 

Peterson Voelker Anatomy of a Murder

U.P. native and NMU alumnus, John D. Voelker, writing under the pen name Robert Traver, published his book Anatomy of a Murder in January 1958. It was made into an Academy Award-winning movie, starring Jimmy Stewart. The movie recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. 50th Anniversary Web site



New Lake Superior Region Journal
lake superiorUpper Country is a journal of the Lake Superior region. Check out the Lake Superior Journal website, which has been developed to support and promote the journal, Upper Country. This journal and the website are published by the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies at Northern Michigan University.
Great Lakes Discussion
Lake ImageThree experts participated in a panel discussion titled "Great Lakes Symposium: Politics and Policy of
Protecting the Great Lakes." The panelists were David Dempsey, journalist and author of Great Lakes For Sale: From Whitecaps to Bottle; Ken Sikkema, national expert on water and environmental issues and former senate majority leader; and Tom Baldini, former chairman of the International Joint Commission. View the event via streaming video or click here to download Baldini’s PowerPoint presentation.


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