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Eli's Story

A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

Meri-Jane Rochelson

Biography of a Jewish doctor who survived and triumphed over the horrors of the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344941
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814340219
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814340226

Wisdom in Nonsense

Invaluable Lessons from My Father

Heather O'Neill
Kit Dobson, Introduction

Wry and witty stories of unconventional mentors show the foundation of O’Neill’s writing life.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9781772123777

Harry Bertoia, Sculptor

June Kompass Nelson

The first book devoted to the life and work of a contemporary Italian-born American artist Harry Bertoia.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343722
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343715

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

Communings of the Spirit

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Volume 2: 1934–1941

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of Mordecai Kaplan, founder of Reconstructionism in America, detailing a provocative firsthand account of Jewish life in America and of the mind of a very challenging thinker.

Hardback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341612
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341629

Friends, Families & Forays

Scenes from the Life and Times of Henry Ford

by Ford R. Bryan

An illustrated collection of essays about the various people, events, and experiments from Henry Ford’s lifetime.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814331095
Hardback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814331088
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336847

Vladimir Jabotinsky's Story of My Life

Edited by Brian Horowitz and Leonid Katsis

Vladimir Jabotinsky’s famous autobiography, published in English for the first time.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341384
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341391
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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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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
eBOOK
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493

Inside a Gestapo Prison

The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, 1942-1944

Edited and Translated by Irene Tomaszewski

A compelling firsthand account of life behind bars in Nazi Germany, from the point of view of a young member of the Polish Underground.

Paperback
Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780814332948
eBOOK
Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780814338872

Pilgrim Journey

Naomi Long Madgett

The intimate and detailed autobiography of Naomi Long Madgett, award-winning poet and poet laureate of Detroit.

Hardback
Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780916418977

And Life Is Changed Forever

Holocaust Childhoods Remembered

Edited by Martin Ira Glassner and Robert Krell
Sponsored by the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut

Looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of children who lived through it, this collection offers an inspiring assortment of perspectives on survival.

Paperback
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814331736
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The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough

An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

Edited with an Introduction by Michele Valerie Ronnick
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.

Hardback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814332245

Communings of the Spirit

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Volume 1: 1913-1934

Edited by Mel Scult

Selections from the diary of the founder of Reconstructionism in America, covering Kaplan’s early years as a rabbi, teacher of rabbis, and community leader.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814331163
Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325759

A Little History of My Forest Life

An Indian-White Autobiography by Eliza Morrison

Written in 1894, this autobiography tells the story of a Chippewa-Scots-French woman from Madeline Island in Lake Superior.

Paperback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780970260628

The Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga

First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan

Edited and Annotated by Regis M. Walling and Rev. N. Daniel Rupp
Translated by Joseph Gregorich and rev. Paul Prud’homme, S.J.

An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329993

Looking Beyond Race

The Life of Otis Milton Smith

Otis Milton Smith and Mary M. Stolberg
With a foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

In Looking Beyond Race, Otis Milton Smith recounts his life as an African American who overcame poverty and prejudice to become a successful politician, and eventual president of General Motors.

Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329399

Negroes with Guns

Robert F. Williams
Foreword by Gloria House
Introduction by Timothy B. Tyson

A southern black community’s struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Paperback
Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814327142

In the Wilderness with the Red Indians

German Missionary to the Michigan Indians, 1847-1853

E. R. Baierlein
Translated by Anita Z. Boldt
Edited with an Introduction by Harold W. Moll
Foreword by Pastor Richard Latterner

This is an historical account of a Lutheran missionary's life with American Indians in central lower Michigan in the 19th century.

Paperback
Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814325810

The Autobiography of a Slave / Autobiografia de un Esclavo

by Juan Francisco Manzano
Introduction and Modernized Spanish Version by Ivan A. Schulman
Translated by Evelyn Picon Garfield

A heart-rendering history of the systematic, unrelenting destruction of human dignity and individual will.

Paperback
Published: January 1996
ISBN: 9780814325384

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