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Named after Michigan’s state reptile, Painted Turtle publishes books on regional topics of cultural and historical interest for a general readership.

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Grace, Grit, and Glory

Laurie Lanzen Harris with Paul Ganson

The first history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to describe and document its origins in 1887 to the present day, relating its changing fortunes in light of the economic, demographic, and cultural history of the city of Detroit.

Hardback
Available September 2016
ISBN: 9780814331361
eBOOK
Available September 2016
ISBN: 9780814340622

Heaven Was Detroit

From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond

Edited by M. L. Liebler with a foreword by Dave Marsh

Heaven Was Detroit is a comprehensive collection of essays on the long history of Detroit music by some of America’s best-known music writers.

Paperback
Available September 2016
ISBN: 9780814341223
eBOOK
Available September 2016
ISBN: 9780814341230

Essay'd

30 Detroit Artists

Written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of best-loved and little-known Detroit artists.

Paperback
Available August 2016
ISBN: 9780814342275

Great Lakes Island Escapes

Ferries and Bridges to Adventure

Maureen Dunphy

A comprehensive travelogue and guidebook exploring island adventures on many of the 135 islands accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340400
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340417

Detroit's Eastern Market

A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas
Photographs by Bruce Harkness

An updated guide to Detroit’s renowned open-air farmers market, featuring stories and recipes from four generations of families, with new information, photos, and recipes.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341599
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341605

The Detroit Tigers

A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History, 5th Edition

William M. Anderson
With a Foreword by Alan Trammell

New edition of the popular comprehensive history of Detroit Tigers baseball.

Hardback
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341575
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341582
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The People's Lawyer

The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General

Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry

The nation’s longest-serving attorney general tells the story of a life that spanned two centuries and a career that helped transform consumer protection and public interest law.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341322
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341339
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Yamasaki in Detroit

A Search for Serenity

John Gallagher

Explores the life, creative drive, and notable projects of modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341193
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341209
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The Orbit Magazine Anthology

Re-Entry

Rob St. Mary
With a Foreword by Jerry Vile

A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814337318
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The Art of Memory

Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thomas R. Dilley

Traces the history of the cemetery in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, with a specific discussion of the art, architecture, and history of the cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hardback
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814340196
eBOOK
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814340202
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Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present

Michael R. Federspiel
With contemporary photographs by Rebecca Zeiss

Uses historic and contemporary images to trace the region’s evolution to a modern-day tourist destination.

Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338193
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338209
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Canvas Detroit

Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian

A compelling look at the contemporary art and artists that are transforming Detroit’s physical landscape.

Hardback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814340233
eBOOK
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814338803

Images from the Arsenal of Democracy

Charles K. Hyde

A photographic history of the American automobile industry’s World War II defense production.

Hardback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339817
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814339824
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Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

A Community Engagement Project Led by the Detroit Institute of Arts
Bradford Frost

Presents photos from a unique community exhibit sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339633
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339640
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Revolution Detroit

Strategies for Urban Reinvention

John Gallagher

A practical guide to what's working in urban reinvention with examples drawn from Detroit and other cities.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338711
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338575
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Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations

Michael H. Hodges

A photographic survey of 31 railroad stations around the state of Michigan with architectural observations and short histories of each.

Hardback
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814334836
eBOOK
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338124
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Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Compiled and edited by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch
Photographs by Dirk Bakker
With a Foreword by John Gallagher

A vibrantly photographed historical survey of significant Detroit houses of worship.

Hardback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334249
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814338117
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The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers

1920-1950

William M. Anderson

With a foreword by Dan Dickerson

Examines in text and vivid photographs a thirty-year span of Detroit Tigers baseball, from 1920 to 1950.

Hardback
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814335895
eBOOK
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814335925
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Coney Detroit

Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm

A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.

Paperback
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814335185
eBOOK
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814337189
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Detroitland

A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit’s Past

Richard Bak
Foreword by Neal Rubin

Compelling historical snapshots of figures and episodes in Detroit history, from the familiar to the obscure.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814334997

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