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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Lost Indianapolis (Images of America) by John P. McDonald
Not a complete history of the city, but an interesting one.
Lost Indianapolis is part of the very large Images of America series of books that feature historical photos of landmarks of a city or group of people and tell part of the history as well. From time to time "then and now" photos are included as well so that the reader can see how things have changed.
The author has written several local histories about Indiana and Indianapolis and maintains a webpage at http://www.lostindiana.net/Lost_Indiana/Lost_Indiana.html.
Lost Indianapolis is a great book for those with an interest in Indianapolis for two reasons:
1) The photographs. They are interesting and very well-chosen to add to the text. I have seen books of this sort that seem to have random pictures tossed in with the text.