Discovering Lake Superior…and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

by Tom Warren


Discovering Lake Superior - By Tom WarrenTom Warren is Emeritus Professor of Education and Youth Studies at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. In 1970, he and his wife bought property on Lake Superior.
Discovering Lake Superior draws from his decades of observing the lake and the Western Upper Peninsula. It is a memoir rather than history, meaning that it leans heavily on Warren’s perspective and experiences. The intention is to provide one “outsider’s” point of view regarding the lake, the land, animals, shelter and solitude. The facts reveal his affection for and curiosity about the topics.


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All profits from the sale of the book go to support Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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An Old Caddie Looks Back …reflections from a town that loves golf…. and Tiger (1st Edition)

by Tom Warren

Using hand me down clubs, young Tommy Warren likes golf, but considers it just one of many competitors for his time. All that changes after a summer of caddying for a low-handicap amateur. Instead of payment, Tommy receives three gifts that turn out to be priceless introductions to the charms and settings of golf, near and far. Eventually, he crosses paths with a thirteen-year-old prodigy in Southern California. The effects of that early encounter with Tiger Woods reverberate down through the years and back to Warren’s old home town.

The golf that Tom Warren has experienced provides a reference point for growing up in the fifties and sixties. It also offers insights into the game that apply to twenty-first century youth and their elders. Prize-winning author Clint McCown says this about An Old Caddie: “Just as there’s more to the game than merely hitting a little white ball around a pasture, there’s more to this book than golf. We get a portrait of America itself ranging from the time when everybody liked Ike to the time when everybody likes Tiger. In telling his own tale, Warren manages as well to weave in a fine account of the cultural history that accompanies the game, touching upon sensitive issues of class and race, and reaffirming golf’s more populist roots.

(This edition has many interior color images.)

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All profits from the sale of the book go to support youth golf programs.

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An Old Caddie Looks Back …reflections from a town that loves golf…. and Tiger (2nd Edition)

by Tom Warren

Using hand me down clubs, young Tommy Warren likes golf, but considers it just one of many competitors for his time. All that changes after a summer of caddying for a low-handicap amateur. Instead of payment, Tommy receives three gifts that turn out to be priceless introductions to the charms and settings of golf, near and far. Eventually, he crosses paths with a thirteen-year-old prodigy in Southern California. The effects of that early encounter with Tiger Woods reverberate down through the years and back to Warren’s old home town.

The golf that Tom Warren has experienced provides a reference point for growing up in the fifties and sixties. It also offers insights into the game that apply to twenty-first century youth and their elders. Prize-winning author Clint McCown says this about An Old Caddie: “Just as there’s more to the game than merely hitting a little white ball around a pasture, there’s more to this book than golf. We get a portrait of America itself ranging from the time when everybody liked Ike to the time when everybody likes Tiger. In telling his own tale, Warren manages as well to weave in a fine account of the cultural history that accompanies the game, touching upon sensitive issues of class and race, and reaffirming golf’s more populist roots.

(Interior photos in black & white.)

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All profits from the sale of the book go to support youth golf programs.

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An Old Caddie Looks Back

also available at…..

Second Editon

Rockford Illinois Park District

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Barns & Noble Booksellers

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First Edition

Northern Illinois:

Rockford

  • Rockford Park District 401 S. Main Street Rockford, IL 61101-1321 (815-987-8800)
  • Carlson Ice Arena – 4150 N. Perryville Rd.. Rockford, IL 61111 (815) 969-4069)
  • Aldeen Golf Course Pro Shop – 1900 Reid Farm Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 (815) 282-4653
  • Canterbury Books – (Highcrest Centre off of Alpine Road) 1662 N. Alpine Road, 
Rockford, IL 61107 815-398-1454
  • Golf Shack – 1631 N Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 (815) 397-3709

Rockton:

  • Red Barn Golf Course – 829 S Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, Illinois 61072-2937, pinhi0504@charter.net 815.624.8037

Wheaton:

  • Center for History – 315 W. Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 630.871.6601

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Southern Wisconsin:

Beloit:

  • Country Club of Beloit – 2327 Riverside Drive, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511 608.364.9011
  • Krueger-Haskell Golf Course – 1611 Hackett Avenue, Beloit, Wisconsin 608.362.6503

Janesville:

  • Book World – 2451 Milton Avenue, 608.756.4331
  • Glen Erin Golf Club – At the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (formerly Rock County Airport) 608.741.1100 (Pro Shop) Toll free 877.843.4536

All profits from the sale of the book go to support youth golf programs.