Wichita visitors may be interested in reading the following books:

  • “Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954 – 1972” by Gretchen Cassel Eick is an informative description of the major twentieth century revolutionary movements experienced in the area.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0252... .
  • “Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854 – 2000” by Craig Miner brings readers up to date on the modern history of not only Wichita but also the surrounding area.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0700... .
  • “Nightmare in Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK Strangler” by Robert Beattie is a the true story of a long-term serial killer in the area as told by an attorney who worked on the case.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000... .
  • “Spotlight on Wichita” by Susan Hund Milne and Mark L. Sageser is an annual travel guide put out by the publishers of the local newspaper and offering up-to-date information about events and news in the area as well as historical information and must-see attractions.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1893... .
  • “West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865 – 1890” by Craig Miner takes a look at nineteenth century plains history in the area.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0700... .
  • “Wichita Century: A Pictorial History of Wichita Kansas, 1870 – 1970” by Richard M. Long is a photographic exploration of Wichita’s past.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000... .