Great Lakes Heroes & VillainsBook - 2009
"This book tells the tales of some of each, heroes who risked all to save the lives of others and those whose lust for money justified their lack of morals. There are the courageous men and women of the United State[s] and Canadian Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard who have heroically risked their lives when the lives of others were in peril. In contrast to the heroics some people have displayed, the Great Lakes have seen some very evil people as well. There were pirates who took ships and cargo by force or lured unsuspecting ships to run up on rocky shoals to be destroyed by the pounding surf, lumber thieves who would clear cut vast tracks of forests which they did not own and gangsters who controlled prostitution, illegal liquor trade, murder for hire, sale of drugs and anything else illegal and who would kill to protect their profits"--P.  of cover.
Publisher: Gwinn, Mich. : Avery Color Studios, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 977
Characteristics: 201 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Great Lakes heroes and villains.