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The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

The Seven, a Family Holocaust Story

Ellen G. Friedman

A literary memoir of exile and survival in Soviet prison camps during the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344132
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344392
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344149

Saving Arcadia

A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes

Heather Shumaker

A David and Goliath conservation story set on Lake Michigan.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342046
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342053

A Canterbury Pilgrimage / An Italian Pilgrimage

Elizabeth Robins Pennell & Joseph Pennell

Edited and with an introduction by Dave Buchanan

American couple pioneered leisure cycle tourism in Europe via illustrated travel memoirs in the 1880s.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9781772120424
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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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Love, Sex, and 4-H

A memoir by Anne-Marie Oomen

A unique take on the tumultuous 1960s from a young woman growing up in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340783
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340790

A Year of Days

Myrl Coulter

Canadian author re-examines her life following the harrowing loss of her mother to dementia.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9781772120455
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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
eBOOK
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493

Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl

The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Assaf

The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814334218
eBOOK
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814337332

When You Come Home

A Wartime Courtship in Letters, 1941-45

Edited by Robert E. Quirk

The story of two Wayne State University students who were separated by World War II, told through the letters that they exchanged.

Paperback
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814333341
eBOOK
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814335581

Life with Mae

A Detroit Family Memoir

Neal Shine

A memoir of growing up on Detroit’s East Side in the 1930s and 1940s combined with an often hilarious biographical portrait of Shine’s mother, Mae.

Hardback
Published: September 2007
ISBN: 9780814332986

Learning to Cook in 1898

A Chicago Culinary Memoir

Ellen F. Steinberg
Recipe adaptations by Eleanor Hudera Hanson

Based on the pocket notebook and handwritten recipes of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein, a young Chicago housewife from the turn of the twentieth century, Learning to Cook in 1898 is a glimpse into American culinary history.

Paperback
Published: July 2007
ISBN: 9780814333648
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House of Fields

Memories of a Rural Education

Anne-Marie Oomen

The follow-up to Pulling Down the Barn, House of Fields is a collection of evocative personal essays that recall the many facets of a young girl’s formal and informal education in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814332856
eBOOK
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814335666

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

Of No Interest to the Nation

A Jewish Family in France, 1925-1945

Gilbert Michlin

English translation of Gilbert Michlin’s Holocaust memoir detailing his family’s life as Jewish immigrants in France and their eventual deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.

Paperback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814332276
eBOOK
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814338483
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Eight Steamboats

Sailing Through the Sixties

Patrick Livingston
Foreword by Neal Shine

Recounting his sailing and land roving expeditions during the tumultuous 1960s, Patrick Livingston presents a series of tales centered on ships of the Great Lakes and the men who sail them.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331750
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Pulling Down the Barn

Memories of a Rural Childhood

Anne-Marie Oomen

Blending artful language and style with the dirt, blood, and sweat of farm life, this collection of essays tells a moving story of growing up in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814332337
eBOOK
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814335796

Our Lives Are But Stories

Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women

Esther Schely-Newman

A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.

Hardback
Published: August 2002
ISBN: 9780814328767

"My World Is Gone"

Memories of Life in a Southern Cotton Mill Town

George G. Suggs, Jr.

In this firsthand account of his native Bladenboro, North Carolina, George G. Suggs, Jr., captures in rich detail the world of a thriving cotton mill town where the company was dominant but workers had forged a strong community.

Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814330357

Reclaiming Heimat

Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Reémigrés

Jacqueline Vansant

In Reclaiming Heimat, Jacqueline Vansant focuses on nine memoirs by seven Austrian reéimigrés who provide moving accounts of the profound loss of Heimat (home/homeland) and self and the desire to recover the loss in part by returning home.

Hardback
Published: September 2001
ISBN: 9780814329511

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