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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

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

The Dragon Run

Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog

Tony Robinson-Smith

From the remote Kingdom of Bhutan, a memoir about running, teaching, and what really matters.

Paperback
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9781772123005

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

Surviving the Gulag

A German Woman’s Memoir

Ilse Johansen
Edited by Heather Marshall
Translated by Hans Rudolf Gahler
Introduction by Michael Seadle

Personal narrative of a German woman surviving five years in Russian prison camps.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9781772120387

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

Grant Notley

The Social Conscience of Alberta, Second Edition

Howard Leeson
Rachel Notley, Foreword

Biography of Grant Notley, leader of Alberta’s New Democratic Party from 1968 to 1984.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9781772121254
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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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Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341261
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341278

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit

Julia Marie Robinson

Details Reverend Bradby’s work during the Great Migration and the interwar period, when his Second Baptist Church became an important hub for Detroit’s African American community.

Hardback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814332917
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340370
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Great Girls in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

For young readers, a diverse collection of biographical sketches of twenty notable young women with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340738
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340745

The Thinking Heart

The Literary Archive of Wilfred Watson

Paul Hjartarson & Dr. Shirley Neuman

Life and work of avant-garde poet and playwright Wilfred Watson through correspondence with wife, Sheila Watson.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953397
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Crusader for Justice

Federal Judge Damon J. Keith

Compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman
Foreword by Mitch Albom

A complete biography of one of the seminal figures in American jurisprudence.

Hardback
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814338452
eBOOK
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814338469

The Remarkable Chester Ronning

Proud Son of China

Brian L. Evans

Chester Ronning's life story offers a candid view of Canada's post-WWII diplomacy and China relations.

Paperback
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780888646637

Anthonius Margaritha and the Jewish Faith

Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Michael T. Walton

A biography of Anthonius Margaritha, convert to Christianity and reporter on Jewish life and religious practices.

Hardback
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338001
eBOOK
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338018

Lake Superior Profiles

People on the Big Lake

John Gagnon

Introduces readers to ordinary, offbeat, and interesting people living on and around Lake Superior.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336281
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336298

Max Lilienthal

The Making of the American Rabbinate

Bruce L. Ruben

Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335161
eBOOK
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814336670
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The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Steve Babson, Dave Riddle, and David Elsila

Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.

Hardback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334966
eBOOK
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336380
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Travelin' Man

On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

Tom Weschler | Gary Graff
Foreword by John Mellencamp
Afterword by Kid Rock

A photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335017
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337028

Our Exodus

Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story

M. M. Silver

Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings.

Hardback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814334430
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814336397

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