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Great Lakes Books Series

Editor: Thomas Klug, Wayne State University
The Great Lakes Books Series specializes in books of regional interest and importance to Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region. Inaugurated in 1986 to honor Michigan's 1987 sesquicentennial, the series currently includes titles on Michigan and regional history, the Upper Peninsula, military history, the Great Lakes and maritime history, Detroit history and culture, automotive history, art and architecture, literature, sports, ecology and the environment, and books for young readers.

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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
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
eBOOK
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

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

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

Independent Man

The Life and Times of Senator James Couzens

Harry Barnard
With an Introduction by David L. Lewis

The only book-length biography of a major Michigan figure who served as Detroit’s mayor and contributed to the early success of the Ford Motor Company.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343968
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335871

Songquest

The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton

Edited by Joe Grimm

The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344613
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344606

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R. Alan Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osborn
With an Introduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857

All-American Anarchist

Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement

Carlotta R. Anderson

All-American Anarchist offers a comprehensive biography of influential Detroit labor activist Joseph A. Labadie.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343265
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343272

Detroit on Stage

The Players Club, 1910-2005

Marijean Levering

Detroit on Stage traces the extraordinary history of Detroit’s The Players Club from its beginnings in 1910 until present.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343227
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343234

John Jacob Astor

Business and Finance in the Early Republic

John Denis Haeger

Biography of John Jacob Astor's life and his career as a merchant, fur trader, and land speculator as vehicles for examining several important themes and issues in American economic and urban development between 1790 and 1860.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343449
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343432

Queen of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

Queen of the Lakes, perfect for coffee tables, lakefront cabins, and boat lovers' bookshelves, tells the story of each of the ships that has been honored with the title "Queen of the Great Lakes."

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343364
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343371

Survival and Regeneration

Detroit’s American Indian Community

Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.

Survival and Regeneration tells the story of Detroit's significant and oft-forgotten Native American community.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343326
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343333

Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes traces the evolution of the Great Lakes shipping industry over the last three centuries.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343340
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814338353

"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights"

Michigan, 1948-1968

Sidney Fine

"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights" documents an important shift in state level policy to make clear that civil rights in Michigan embraced all people.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343289
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343296

Roads to Prosperity

Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities

Gary Sands and Laura A. Reese

Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343593
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344415
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343609

To the Copper Country

Mihaela's Journey

Barbara Carney-Coston

A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.

Paperback
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343630
eBOOK
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343647

The Detroit Riot of 1967

Hubert G. Locke

Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.

Paperback
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343777
eBOOK
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343784

Designing Detroit

Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture

Michael G. Smith

Shines a light on Detroit architect Wirt Rowland who, until now, has largely slipped into obscurity.

Hardback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339794
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339800

Luke Karamazov

Conrad Hilberry
Foreword by Emanuel Tanay, M.D.

A vivd and detailed portrait of serial murder brothers Luke Karamazov and Tommy Searl.

Paperback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814342886
Hardback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814318560
$24.99

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