Melvil Decimal System: 977.41
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Works under MDS 977.41
- The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma by Alex Kotlowitz
- The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History by Libby Hill
- Land of four flags; an early history of the St. Joseph Valley by Wilbur M. Cunningham
- Lost on the Lakes: Shipwrecks of Berrien County, Michigan by Robert C. Myers
- Kalamazoo and how it grew by Willis F. Dunbar
- With This Inheritance Holland Michigan: The Early Years by Sara Michel
- Old Fort Saint Joseph by Ralph Ballard
- Berrien County in Vintage Postcards (MI) (Postcard History Series) by Sherry Arent Cawley
- Early Memories of Saugatuck by May Francis Heath
- The Grand Haven Area: 1860-1960 (MI) (Images of America) by Ph.D. Wallace K. Ewing
- Maritime South Haven: 1900-1950 (MI) (Images of America) by The Michigan Maritime Museum
- Kalamazoo Michigan (MI) (Images of America) by David Kohrman
- Harbor Country (Images of America: Michigan) (Images of America) by Robert Mueller
- St. Joseph and Benton Harbor (MI) (Images of America) by Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos
- Lincoln's Ready-made Soldiers: Saugatuck Area Men in the Civil War by Kit Lane
- River Roost by C. Eichinger
- Holland's heritage : a series of sketches and narratives having to do with the founding of Holland, Michigan
- 2 Cities 48 Hours: Benton Harbor & St. Joseph, Michigan by David Knight
- Dowagiac (MI ) (Images of America) by Steven Arseneau
- Reflections of Ottawa County 1837-1987 by Ottawa County Sesquicentennial Committee
- Jenison Electric Park: Holland, Michigan's Beloved Resort and Amusement Park by Alisa Crawford
- Van Buren echoes by Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
- A Place called Portage: A collection of memories by those who experienced the development of a place called Portage from 1912 to 1989 by BILL SMYTHE
- Van Buren County, Michigan marriage records : book A 1836-1866 by Donna L. Staggs
- A Tale of One Village, Vicksburg, Michigan 1831-2000 by Arle Schneider, Dr.
- Casco Township, Bounty by the Lake: The History of Casco Township, Allegan County, Michigan, 1844-1995 by Jeanne Hallgren
- St. Joseph County's Historic River Country (MI) (Images of America) by Jane Simon Ammeson
- Resorts of Berrien County (MI) (Images of America) by Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos
- Cemetery records of Baroda township in Berrien County, Michigan by Victor Reisig
- Baroda: the Story of a Small Place. Celebrate Baroda 1890-1990 by Kathleen Shafer
- Maritime Grand Haven:: Coast Guard City USA (Images of America) by Wallace K Ewing
- St. Joseph and Benton Harbor (Images of Modern America) by Shannon McRae
- The farm that was a zoo by Donald Van Reken
- Historic Grand Haven and Ottawa County by Leo C Lillie
- Paw Paw Lake, Michigan: A One Hundred Year Resort History 1890'S-1990's by Roderick L. Rasmussen
- The Holland fire of October 8, 1871 (Holland, Michigan) by Donald L. Van Reken
- The 2012 Marvelous Mavens Tribute Book
- Hope College - Then and Now: With: Hope College : a 125th anniversary retrospective : featuring a selection of images from the Joint Archives of Holland by ed. Larry J. Wagenaar
- L'Dor Va Dor: From Generation to Generation
- Sister Lakes by R.L. Rasmussen
- Paw Paw River times & people by Roy M. Davis
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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