"I learned a great deal about the Italian Hall disaster. I'm impressed with the amount of research that Lehto has done, and his keen eye for the nuance and detail that must be considered when interpreting documents and making historical judgments. The good news is that it's a moving, poignant story. In any event, I enjoyed it, and I appreciate the amount of blood, sweat, and tears that Lehto has put into it." -- Dr. Daniel Clark, Associate Professor of History, Oakland University
"Lehto deftly sets the scene of the strike and for the Italian Hall deaths. With the tools of his professional disciplines, he adeptly dissects the legal handling of events surrounding the strikes, the two sets of murders preceding the tragic Christmas Eve and the investigation after the deaths of in the Italian Hall." -- Lake Superior Magazine
"Lehto puts events back together with the eye of a crime-scene investigator and first-class historian." -- Peter Werbe, Host of "Nightcall," WRIF 101.1 Detroit
"The souls of the innocent have finally been set free. Hard work and compassion were the keys to Steve's success in discovering what really happened. The authors tenacity and perseverance will preserve the true story of what happened in copper country's Hall of Horror." -- Jay Brandow, reporter for Saginaw WNEM TV-5
From the Publisher
DEATH'S DOOR NAMED 2007 MICHIGAN NOTABLE BOOK
Troy, Mich. (Jan. 2007) - Death's Door: The Truth Behind Michigan's Largest Mass Murder by Steve Lehto has been named to the Library of Michigan's 2007 Michigan Notable Books list.
Each year, the Library of Michigan chooses the 20 best new books reflecting Michigan's rich cultural heritage, featuring high-quality titles with wide public appeal that are either written by a Michigan resident or about a Michigan-related topic. "These books tell the stories of Michigan - defining our home as a place rich with spirit, history and inspiration - and they reaffirm Michigan as a wellspring of literary energy, creativity and unique voices," said State Librarian Nancy R. Robertson.
Death's Door is the most accurate account of the 1913 Italian Hall tragedy that struck a Michigan copper mining town during an intense labor strike. Author Steve Lehto uncovers the facts behind what songwriter Woody Guthrie called the "1913 Massacre."
Historian and attorney Steve Lehto has been featured in media across Michigan and Wisconsin including: WJR Detroit with Warren Pierce; WDIV Detroit Morning Powercast; WRIF Detroit with Peter Werbe, Michigan Public Radio; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Flint Sunday Journal; and Lake Superior magazine.
If you would like to interview the author or have him speak at your event, he is available for interviews, lectures, book signings and other appearances. Please contact Kelly Gehart at 800-758-1870 ext. 109