Ironwood, Hurley, and the Gogebic Range by Matthew Liesch: a review

An unexpectedly good book.

Arcadia’s publishing model is built on pictures; it’s quite clear that the editors are not especially concerned about text and other editorial content . So it’s a pleasant surprise to find a book with a coherent design, thoughtful analysis, and useful captions.

This book is “based on” Liesch’s Masters Thesis at UW-Madison, so (as you’d expect) he knows his material. Occasionally the thesis peeks through, but in the main the book is a well-selected set of photographs documenting the boom and bust life of the mining district.

Nicely done.


This review was originally published on LibraryThing.

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