Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover Country


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$19.95  $18.35
University of Nebraska Press
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5.4 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

B. J. Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders, Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds (Nebraska, 2017), and From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human (Nebraska, 2015).


"What happens when a professor ventures out to discover the unusual? Werewolves, UFOs, and mysterious creatures become his field of study, the road becomes his classroom, and this book becomes your guide to adventure."--Chad Lewis, author of Minnesota Road Guide to Mysterious Creatures

--Chad Lewis (02/23/2019)
"In this intriguing travelogue of marvels, B.J. Hollars encounters werewolves, giant turtles, Mothmen, flying saucers, and other phantoms that haunt the landscape of flyover country. The real wonders in this extraordinary book, however, are the fascinating people that Hollars meets along the way. Midwestern Strange has something for those who want to believe as well as for those who are looking to find the human heart at the center of these charming tales of the unknown."--Gregory L. Reece, author of Creatures of the Night and Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs
-- (02/23/2019)
"From Bigfoot to Area 51 to the Jersey Devil, the United States boasts plenty of legendary unsolved mysteries, and the Midwest has had its share of odd occurrences. B. J. Hollars takes a look at a few of these in the entertaining and informative travelogue Midwestern Strange."--Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews--Jeff Fleischer "Foreword Reviews "
"Crazy tales, from the turtle the size of a dining room table, which turned an Indiana family's life upside down, to stories of pancake-flipping visitors from outer space. Hollars meets some fascinating people in this quirky account that contends with the ways such oddities retain cultural footholds."--Marjie Ducey, Omaha World-Herald-- (12/03/2019)