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John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age

Brian C. Wilson

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age is the remarkable story of the spiritual search of one of Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs, a search that culminated in the Fetzer Institute whose ambitious mission is nothing less than the spiritual transformation of the world.

Hardback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345306
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345313

Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

Alexander Girard, Architect

Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

Deborah Lubera Kawsky
Foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee

Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard.

Hardback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343654
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343661

Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552

The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts

A Transnational Art Cinema

Edited by Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher

Germany’s most important filmmaking movement in conversation with its peers across the globe.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344903
Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342008
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342015

Whitechapel Noise

Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914

Vivi Lachs

New perspectives on Anglo-Jewish history via the poetry and song of Yiddish-speaking immigrants in London from 1884 to 1914.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344880
Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343555
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562

Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

C. Roger Pellett

A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

Transforming Harry

The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Edited by John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller

Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344910
Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342862
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342879

Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139

Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Hardback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363

The Official Report on Human Activity

Stories by kim d. hunter

Jazz, opera, and various blues serve as the soundtrack for this collection of fairytales for grown-ups of all ages.

Paperback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345207
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345214

Field Recordings

Poems by Russell Brakefield

Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.

Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344965
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

The Lake Michigan Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

A modern-day fairy tale told in conversation between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342206
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342213

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