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30 Detroit Artists

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

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists.

Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345870

A History of Wayne State University in Photographs, Second Edition

Evelyn Aschenbrenner
With a Foreword by M. Roy Wilson

Celebrating the growth of a premier university in the heart of Detroit.

Hardback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345849
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345955

The Faygo Book

Joe Grimm

The story behind Faygo, a Detroit soft drink company since 1907.

Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345856
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345863

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro
Illustrated by Nicole Lapointe

For young readers, an illustrated true story about the women workers of World War II.

Printed Paper Case
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345443
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345450

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
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343654
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345092

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

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
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

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
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344439
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343401

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
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343326
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343333

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
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343227
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343388
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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.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344620
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814338803
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Greetings from Detroit

Historic Postcards from the Motor City

Dan Austin

A pictorial history of Detroit through postcards.

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

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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
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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: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043
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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: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339794
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339800

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