We are pleased to welcome summer resident and local author Jack Hobey back to the store for a signing of his latest book, The Lawless Years: The Tony Chebatoris and Jack Gracey Story. Jack will join us on Friday, August 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Jack is also the author of Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy. This is a free in-store signing and no reservations are necessary. For more information about this event, please call us at 231-347-1180 or send us an email.
Jack Hobey grew up in Midland, Mich., and graduated from the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School. Since retiring from a career managing manufacturing companies, he has been researching and writing books dealing with Michigan history and involving a level of mystery and intrigue.
Author Jack Hobey discovered hints of the Beulah Land Farm for Boys story while conducting research for a previous book. As he uncovered the scandalous, courageous and fascinating elements of a story that has been hidden for 100 years, he determined to make the history of the Beulah Home the focus of his next work. "Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy" recounts the case of The People vs. Herman Swift, a story that ran on the front pages of newspapers throughout Michigan for three years in the early 20th century. It is one of the most sensational cases to ever go to the Michigan Supreme Court. Hobey's first book, "Wish You Were Here ... The Edward Beebe Story," details the life and career of photo postcard photographer Edward Beebe who worked in northern Michigan at the turn of the 20th century.