Bloomfield Township Public Library
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.
Now for the first time in paperback and with a new reflective essay that examines the events a half-century later, The Detroit Riot of 1967 (originally published in 1969) is the story of that terrible experience as told from the perspective of Hubert G. Locke, then administrative aide to Detroit’s police commissioner. The book covers the week between the riot’s outbreak and the aftermath thereof. An hour-by-hour account is given of the looting, arson, and sniping, as well as the problems faced by the police, National Guard, and federal troops who struggled to restore order. Locke goes on to address the situation as outlined by the courts, and the response of the community—including the media, social and religious agencies, and civic and political leadership. Finally, Locke looks at the attempt of white leadership to forge a new alliance with a rising, militant black population; the shifts in political perspectives within the black community itself; and the growing polarization of black and white sentiment in a city that had previously received national recognition as a "model community in race relations."
Unity of Royal Oak
Poems, Essays, and Stories
Under the Influence of Water is about moments—how time goes away on a river.
The Diary of Schoolmaster Henry Hobart, 1863-1864
Hobart centered his narrative on Cliff Mine, one of the leading producers of copper in the world and the primary employer in the town of Clifton.
A Wheelsman’s Story
Fred Dutton’s fascinating account captures the flavor of working on Great Lakes ships in the early twentieth century.
Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905
This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.
A Pioneer Anthology
The Making of Michigan is a wide-ranging collection of primary accounts of life in Michigan during the pioneer period.
A History of Logging in Northern Michigan
Examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.
The Legacy of Albert Kahn salutes the achievements of one of America's most distinguished architects
City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition
This revised edition charts Detroit’s bitter history of race and class violence, and its particular effect on the city today.
The Search for a Child Killer
A compelling and detailed account of the search for the Oakland County child killer. A story of tragedy and grief, dead-ends and disappointments.
Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow
Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.
Our State’s History in the Words of the People Who Lived It
A fascinating assemblage of old family letters, diaries, journals, photos, and other memorabilia, Michigan Voices introduces the reader to a more personal side of the state’s history.
In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.
An American Boyhood
In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.
An Environmental History
The Late, Great Lakes is a powerful indictment of man's carelessness, ignorance, and apathy toward the Great Lakes.
Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation
Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm.
The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities
From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.
The Story of Upper Michigan
Call It North Country recounts the lives of miners, hunters, trappers, and lumberjacks—the hardy breeds who first populated the harsh land of the Upper Peninsula.