Let's Fly Backward (Paperback)
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This is Al Barnes’s last book. In it he takes us on a “barnstorming” trip back in time to the hamlets, villages, and towns of Grand Traverse Bay country, where shades of the pioneers walk the dirt and sawdust streets and the well-worn trails that the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians used long before the white man came. This is vintage Barnes, full of colorful stories and interesting people who helped to make the history of the region. Let’s Fly Backward is Al’s farewell to his beloved rolling green hills and sparkling blue waters of northwest Michigan. Al tops it off with a final Rabelasian chapter on Traverse City’s “ladies of the night”, who flourished here from the earliest times to World War II.