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Michigan was admitted in 1837 as the 26th state in the Union, and it continues to be considered a beautiful place to live and to visit.

Whether one is interested in history, wine country, beaches, waterfalls, or lakes — Michigan has all of the above. Check out these titles while planning the next trip and vacation.

•  For those interested in armchair travel, “Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins” by Dan Austin is an homage to Detroit at its best. The rise and decline of 12 historic buildings, accompanied by full-color photographs, takes the reader back in time.

•  Get to know Michigan like never before with Matt Forster’s scenic tours from the southern state line to the Canadian border in the north. Featuring points of interest, maps and photographs, “Backroads & Byways of Michigan: Drives, Day Trips, & Weekend Excursions” is a great way to explore Michigan.

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