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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 April 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
eBOOK
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

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

Tar Wars

Oil, Environment and Alberta’s Image

Geo Takach

Documentary filmmakers and PR professionals exemplify Alberta’s internationally escalating clash between environment and economy.

Paperback
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9781772121407

Upgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil

Murray R. Gray

State-of-the-art oilsands processing technologies, from laboratory to full commercial scale.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9781772120073
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Hardback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9781772120356

Iron Will

Cleveland-Cliffs and the Mining of Iron Ore, 1847-2006

Terry S. Reynolds and Virginia P. Dawson

The history of Cleveland-Cliffs, a company that played a key role in iron mining development in the Lake Superior region.

Hardback
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814335116
eBOOK
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814336434

Monopoly on Wheels

Henry Ford and the Selden Automobile Patent

William Greenleaf
With a New Introduction by David L. Lewis

Examines the eight-year legal fight to overturn the Selden automobile patent in the early days of the American auto industry.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814335123
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814335840
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Hollowed Ground

Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s

Larry Lankton

Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334904
Hardback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334584
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814336960

Storied Independent Automakers

Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Charles K. Hyde

Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers—Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company—that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."

Hardback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814334461
eBOOK
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814340868
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Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation

Anthony J. Yanik

A detailed history of Maxwell Motor Company, a medium-sized Detroit automaker that became the foundation of the Chrysler Corporation.

Hardback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814334232
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814340851

In the Shadow of Detroit

Gordon M. McGregor, Ford of Canada, and Motoropolis

David Roberts

An automotive history title that fills a gap in common understanding of the early automobile industry in the Windsor-Detroit international region.

Hardback
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814332849

My Forty Years with Ford

Charles E. Sorensen with Samuel T. Williams
Introduction by David L. Lewis

An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.

Paperback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332795
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814335697
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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814332467
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814337806

Roy D. Chapin

The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company

J. C. Long
With an Introduction by Charles K. Hyde

Now back in print, this is the only biography devoted to the life and career of Roy D. Chapin—one of the foremost figures in the history of Detroit's independent automotive industry.

Paperback
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814331842
eBOOK
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814336045

A Wobbly Life

IWW Organizer E. F. Doree

Ellen Doree Rosen
Introduction by Melvyn Dubofsky

Through personal letters and narrative, A Wobbly Life details the life, imprisonment, and eventual freedom of one of the last and most important Industrial Workers of the World voices.

Paperback
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814332030

Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies

Edited by Laura A. Reese and David Fasenfest

This ground-breaking text offers alternative models for critical evaluation of the values behind and the success of local-level economic development policies.

Hardback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814329009

Henry's Lieutenants

Ford R. Bryan

Henry's Lieutenants features biographies of thirty-five people who served Henry Ford in a variety of capacities, and nearly all of whom contributed to his fame.

Paperback
Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814332139
eBOOK
Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814337714
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Riding the Roller Coaster

A History of the Chrysler Corporation

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive history of the Chrysler Corporation, this book is intended for readers interested in the history of automobiles and of American business, and for fans and critics of Chrysler’s products.

Hardback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330913
eBOOK
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814337813

Brewed in Detroit

Breweries and Beers Since 1830

Peter H. Blum

Brewed in Detroit describes the history of the brewing industry in the Detroit metropolitan area from its beginning in the 1830s to the present revival by microbrewers and brewpubs.

Hardback
Published: October 1999
ISBN: 9780814326619

Tin Stackers

The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company

Al Miller

Tin Stackers tells its story of the role of the U.S. Steel Corporation’s largest commercial fleet.

Hardback
Published: July 1999
ISBN: 9780814328323

Beyond the Model T

The Other Ventures of Henry Ford

Ford R. Bryan

With over 200 photographs chosen from thousands in the collection of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Beyond the Model T gives attention to Henry Ford's numerous ventures outside of the auto industry.

Paperback
Published: April 1997
ISBN: 9780814326824
eBOOK
Published: April 1997
ISBN: 9780814337738

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