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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
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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
Hardback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814340233
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eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814338803

Brewed in Michigan

The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State

William Rapai

A celebration of Michigan craft beer.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342107
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342114

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

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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
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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

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
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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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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
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Great Lakes Island Escapes

Ferries and Bridges to Adventure

Maureen Dunphy

A comprehensive travelogue and guidebook exploring island adventures on many of the 135 islands accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340400
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340417

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 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
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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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Yamasaki in Detroit

A Search for Serenity

John Gallagher

Explores the life, creative drive, and notable projects of modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341193
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341209
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The Art of Memory

Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thomas R. Dilley

Traces the history of the cemetery in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, with a specific discussion of the art, architecture, and history of the cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hardback
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814340196
eBOOK
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814340202
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Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present

Michael R. Federspiel
With contemporary photographs by Rebecca Zeiss

Uses historic and contemporary images to trace the region’s evolution to a modern-day tourist destination.

Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338193
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338209

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