Celebrating 75 Years

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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
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342329
eBOOK
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342336

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
Available April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339794
eBOOK
Available April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339800

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
Available April 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Available April 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043

Rowing Inland

poems by Jim Daniels

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

Paperback
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342183
eBOOK
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342190

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

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

Essay'd

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 best-loved and little-known Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814342275

Adversity and Justice

A History of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Kevin M. Ball

A chronological history of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the site of the city of Detroit’s landmark bankruptcy case.

Hardback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336076
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336090

Clara

Mrs. Henry Ford

By Ford R. Bryan

In telling the story of Clara Ford, author Ford Bryan also charts the course of the growing automobile industry and the life of the enigmatic man at its helm.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814330654
$29.99
Hardback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814329986
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814337707

Detroit's Eastern Market

A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas
Photographs by Bruce Harkness

An updated guide to Detroit’s renowned open-air farmers market, featuring stories and recipes from four generations of families, with new information, photos, and recipes.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341599
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341605

The Barber @ Grande Ballroom, Detroit

Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation Special Edition

50th anniversary edition of The Barber poster design from Gary Grimshaw.

Poster
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342589
$20.00

The White Stripes @ Masonic Temple, Detroit

Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation Special Edition

Poster for The White Stripes performing in Detroit, Michigan, at the world's largest Masonic Temple on Earth.

Poster
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342619
$20.00

Love-In Detroit @ Belle Isle Park

Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation Special Edition

50th anniversary edition of Belle Isle Love-In was promoted and organized as a gathering of peace and love to celebrate a new vision of society.

Poster
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342602
$20.00

The Who @ Grande Ballroom, Detroit

Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation Special Edition

The Who ends their American tour in Detroit at the Grande Ballroom.

Poster
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342626
$20.00

Iggy Pop @ Bookie's Club 870 Detroit

Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation Special Edition

Poster of Iggy Pop doing five nights at Bookie's Club in Detroit. Wednesday teen night no alcohol!

Poster
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342596
$20.00

A Beaver Tale

The Castors of Conners Creek

Written and Illustrated by Gerald Wykes

For young readers, an engaging and beautifully illustrated story about the return of beavers to the Detroit River.

Hardback
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341810
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341827

The Detroit Tigers

A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History, 5th Edition

William M. Anderson
With a Foreword by Alan Trammell

New edition of the popular comprehensive history of Detroit Tigers baseball.

Hardback
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341575
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341582

A Fluid Frontier

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker
With a foreword by David W. Blight

New research on the long, shared struggle for freedom by people of African descent in the Detroit River borderland from a uniquely bi-national perspective.

Paperback
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339596
eBOOK
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339602
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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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The Orbit Magazine Anthology

Re-Entry

Rob St. Mary
With a Foreword by Jerry Vile

A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814337318

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