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Great Lakes Books Series

Series Editor: Thomas Klug, Wayne State University
The Great Lakes Books Series specializes in books of regional interest and importance to Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region. Inaugurated in 1986 to honor Michigan's 1987 sesquicentennial, the series currently includes titles on Michigan and regional history, the Upper Peninsula, military history, the Great Lakes and maritime history, Detroit history and culture, automotive history, art and architecture, literature, sports, ecology and the environment, and books for young readers.

Advisory Editors: Fredric C. Bohm, DeWitt, Michigan; Sandra Sageser Clark, Michigan History Center; Thomas R. Dilley, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Clements Library; Keith Dye, University of Michigan-Dearborn; De Witt Dykes, Oakland University; Joe Grimm, Michigan State University; Laurie Harris, Shelby Township, Michigan; Charles K. Hyde, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Susan Higman Larsen, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; Philip P. Mason, Phoenix, Arizona and Eagle Harbor, Michigan; Dennis Moore, Dearborn, Michigan; Erik C. Nordberg, Walter P. Reuther Library; Deborah Smith Pollard, University of Michigan–Dearborn; Michael O. Smith, Bentley Historical Library; Arthur M. Woodford, Harsens Island, Michigan

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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

Biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company.

Paperback
Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9780814332474
$24.99
Hardcover
Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9780814332467
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9780814337806

Detroit's Wayne State University Law School

Future Leaders in the Legal Community

Alan Schenk

Account of the critical role students played in the history of an urban public law school.

Hardcover
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347614
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347621
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What the Chickadee Knows

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern poems conceived first in Anishinaabemowin and then in English.

Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347508
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347515
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To the Copper Country

Mihaela's Journey

Barbara Carney-Coston

A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343630
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343647

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.

Hardcover
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336076
$42.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336090
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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.

Hardcover
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341810
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341827
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Lake Invaders

Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes

William Rapai

An examination of the ecological damage that has been done by several invasive species in the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341247
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341254
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Great Girls in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

For young readers, a diverse collection of biographical sketches of twenty notable young women with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340738
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814340745
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Arsenal of Democracy

The American Automobile Industry in World War II

Charles K. Hyde

Examines the role of the American automobile industry in producing vehicles, weapons, and other war products during World War II.

Hardcover
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339510
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339527

The Political Activities of Detroit Clubwomen in the 1920s

A Challenge and a Promise

Jayne Morris-Crowther

Follows the work of Detroit women's organizations as they dealt with issues related to voting, industrialization, and immigration.

Hardcover
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338155
$46.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338162

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan

A Quaternary and Recent Faunal Adventure

By J. Alan Holman

A comprehensive look at Michigan amphibians and reptiles from ancient times to present.

Hardcover
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814332399
$50.00
eBOOK
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814337134

A Newscast for the Masses

The History of Detroit Television News

Tim Kiska

Explores the development of local television news and the economic and social factors that elevated it to prominence.

Paperback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333020
$27.99
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A Picturesque Situation

Mackinac before Photography, 1615-1860

Brian Leigh Dunnigan

From the author of the award-winning Frontier Metropolis, a comprehensive visual history of the straits of Mackinac in pre-photographic images.

Hardcover
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332146
$75.00
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Summer Dreams

The Story of Bob-lo Island

Patrick Livingston

A definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814333655
$26.99

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.

Hardcover
Published: September 2007
ISBN: 9780814332986
$26.99

Henry Ford

An Interpretation

Samuel S. Marquis
With an Introduction by David L. Lewis

A reprint of the rare and controversial biography of Henry Ford, first published in 1923, written by Ford’s close associate.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333679
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335376
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In Line for the Exterminator

Poems

Jim Daniels

A collection by one of America’s foremost poets of city life and work, In Line for the Exterminator brings Jim Daniels back to his native Detroit.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333815
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335482
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"My Brave Mechanics"

The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War

Mark Hoffman
Foreword by William M. Anderson

An important and little-known chapter of Michigan’s Civil War history, drawn from the letters, diaries, and regimental records of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics regiment.

Hardcover
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814332924
$46.99
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A Pocketful of Passage

Loraine Campbell

A fictionalized account of the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and her family on the Great Lakes in the 1940s, written for young readers ages 8 and up.

Paperback
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814333419
$12.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814335550

A Badger Boy in Blue

The Civil War Letters of Chauncey H. Cooke

With an Introduction and Appendix by William Mulligan, Jr.

The Civil War letters of a young Wisconsin soldier, previously published in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, 1920–1922, are made available for the first time to a wide audience.

Paperback
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814333433
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335536

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