~posted by Frank
From history and science to food and music, there are a bounty of books about our fair city and environs being published over the next few months. Here are a dozen of the most noteworthy titles.
Classical Seattle: Maestros, Impresarios, Virtuosi, and Other Music Makers. Profiles of 35 musicians and arts leaders who have made Seattle a world-class city for classical music.
Developing the Pacific Northwest: The Life and Work of Asahel Curtis. A biography of the life of Asahel Curtis, a photographer who was also a founder of the Mountaineers Club.
Geology of Washington and Beyond: From Laurentia to Cascadia. Nearly three dozen essays present the latest advances in understanding the geologic history of Washington State.
Han in the Upper Left: A Brief History of Korean Americans in the Pacific Northwest. This combination of statistics about Korean immigration with personal stories tells the story of the Korean American experience in the region.
Higher: 100 Years of Boeing. Celebrate Boeing’s centennial with this illustrated biography of the aerospace giant, from Pulitzer Prize nominated Seattle author Russ Banham (author of the bestseller The Ford Century).
Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula: Who We Are. The second edition has been updated to include new developments affecting the state’s native tribes, including the removal of the Elwha River dams.
Seattle Chocolatiers. Explore Seattle’s love affair with chocolate, from Frango mints from Frederick & Nelson’s to Dilettante and Fran’s Chocolates today.
Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle. The sordid history of 100 years of police corruption, along with its breakup in the early 1970s, is told in this political history of the city.
Seattle Totems. Read about Seattle’s minor league hockey team from the 1950s to 1970s as well as their predecessors, the Metropolitans, the first American team to win the Stanley Cup.
Shaping the Public Good: Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest. Trace the impact that women of all races and ethnic backgrounds have had in the region from the earliest times to today.
Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker. The story of the country’s first organic and Fair Trade chocolatier is enhanced with 75 recipes for those looking for something indulgent.
Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography. The fascinating history of jaw dropping changes to the city’s landscape undertaken to accommodate a burgeoning population.