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Alexander Girard, Architect

Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

Deborah Lubera Kawsky
Foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee

Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard.

Hardback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343654
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343661

Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Hardback
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
eBOOK
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363

Working Detroit

Steve Babson
with Ron Alpern, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte

Working Detroit documents the events in the city's ongoing struggle to build an industrial society that is both prosperous and humane.

eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345092

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042

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

Detroit on Stage

The Players Club, 1910-2005

Marijean Levering

Detroit on Stage traces the extraordinary history of Detroit’s The Players Club from its beginnings in 1910 until present.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343227
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343234

Detroit to Fort Sackville, 1778-1779

The Journal of Normand MacLeod

A chronicle of military man Normand MacLeod’s expedition to Detroit in the late 1700’s.

eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343388

Survival and Regeneration

Detroit’s American Indian Community

Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.

Survival and Regeneration tells the story of Detroit's significant and oft-forgotten Native American community.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343326
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343333

All Our Yesterdays

A Brief History of Detroit

Frank B. Woodford and Arthur M. Woodford

All Our Yesterdays traces Detroit's history from its earliest settlement into the 1960s.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344439
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343401

Greetings from Detroit

Historic Postcards from the Motor City

Dan Austin

A pictorial history of Detroit through postcards.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814344118
eBOOK
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814344125

Essay'd 2

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 Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: August 2017
ISBN: 9780814344156

The Detroit Riot of 1967

Hubert G. Locke

Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.

Paperback
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343777
eBOOK
Published: July 2017
ISBN: 9780814343784

The Story of Sherwood Forest

One Hundred Years a Detroit Neighborhood

By Gail Rodwan

History of Sherwood Forest community in Detroit.

Hardback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780692843581
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Detroit 1967

Origins, Impacts, Legacies

Edited by Joel Stone
With a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue

Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043

The Detroit Public Library

An American Classic

Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

A photographic tour of the Detroit Public Library’s rich art and architectural history.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342329
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342336
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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

Rowing Inland

poems by Jim Daniels

Charts the emotional, political, and economic landscapes of the working-class Metro Detroit community and its residents.

Paperback
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342183
eBOOK
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342190
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Heaven Was Detroit

From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond

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

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

Paperback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341223
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814341230
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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
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814331361
eBOOK
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814340622

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