Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Hello, this is Eric Hjerstedt Sharp, your host for this the first in the Bay Wave's Literary Series – Great Lake Great Writers, click here:TheBayWavewhere we talk to writers who have written about people, places and events around the Lake Superior basin. Today we talk to Steve Lehto from Michigan, the author of Death's Door: The Truth Behind the Italian Hall Disaster and the Strike of 1913, first published by Momentum Books in 2006 and already in its 4th printing. The book won a Michigan Notable Book award in 2006 and has been widely reviewed.
The Italian Hall is a Christmas Eve story recounted, fact-checked and retold by Mr. Lehto. It may not be the prettiest story, but its true story, and beauty and truth come together in this true tale of justice. Justice because the truth and the whole truth has finally come out regarding what happened that Christmas Eve 101 years ago, and the falsehoods and lies have been dispelled. To request a copy of the audio in your email, send a request in comments below with your name and email address To read an excellent review about Steve Lehto's book, Death's Door: The Truth Behind Michigan's Largest Mass Murder, click here:A review by Michigan attorney Frederick Baker Jr. To view the trailer to Red Medal,
a PBS documentary about the 1913 miners' strike in Calumet, Michigan, which Steve Lehto appears on and of which he was the historical consultant click hereRed Medal............................................................................................Steve Lehto has been practicing Lemon Law and Consumer Protection for 23 years. He has handled cases for thousands of consumers. He wrote the Lemon Law Bible and taught at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law for ten years. He is a frequent lecturer on Consumer Law and has been quoted by or appeared on countless media outlets such as the New York Times, the BBC, CNN, Good Morning America, WDIV, WJBK, and WXYZ. He also has written several award winning history books on topics as diverse as the Italian Hall disaster, the wrongful conviction of Timothy Masters, and the Chrysler Turbine Car. To view Steve Lehto's website, click here

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