Supper in the Evening, by Al Barnes
|This book paints a colorful and detailed picture of pioneer living in Michigan, which can be enjoyed by readers in every part of the country. The diary and letters of a Michigan volunteer in the Union Army, presenting a vivid day-to-day account of the life of an enlisted man in the Civil War; the reminiscences of Perry Hannah, one of the first settlers and the founder of Traverse City – these represent some of the rich material collected by Al Barnes in his book. Scenes from life in an early logging camp alternate with exciting views of Traverse city’s theatrical and cultural life. Al Barnes’s collection of nineteenth century jokes adds yet another dimension.