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Great Lakes Books 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.

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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
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335482

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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"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.

Hardback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814332924
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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
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
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335536
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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

In the Shadow of Detroit

Gordon M. McGregor, Ford of Canada, and Motoropolis

David Roberts

An automotive history title that fills a gap in common understanding of the early automobile industry in the Windsor-Detroit international region.

Hardback
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814332849

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
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Under Michigan

The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils

Charles Ferguson Barker

An exciting trip below the surface of Michigan’s rocks and fossils.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814330883
eBOOK
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814336496
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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814332467
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814337806
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"I Hope to Do My Country Service"

The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry

Edited by Robert Beasecker with a foreword by William M. Anderson

A revealing firsthand account of the Civil War as told through the letters of a Michigan regimental surgeon.

Hardback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814331705
eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814337349

Talking Shops

Detroit Commercial Folk Art

By David Clements
Foreword by Bill Harris
Afterword by Jerry Herron

A striking collection of full-color photographs celebrating Detroit’s unique commercial folk art.

Paperback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814330906
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To Keep the South Manitou Light

Anna Egan Smucker

An exciting story laced with regional history, young readers will be captivated by the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl as she learns about courage and responsibility in a late-nineteenth-century Lake Michigan lighthouse.

Paperback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814332368
Hardback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814332351
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eBOOK
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814339961
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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

Roy D. Chapin

The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company

J. C. Long
With an Introduction by Charles K. Hyde

Paperback
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814331842
eBOOK
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814336045

Graveyard of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

A historically accurate, well-rounded picture of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814332269
eBOOK
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814339411
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Angels in the Architecture

A Photographic Elegy to an American Asylum

Heidi Johnson

An intimate photographic journey into 115 years of history inside a nineteenth-century asylum.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814332122

Henry's Lieutenants

Ford R. Bryan

Henry's Lieutenants features biographies of thirty-five people who served Henry Ford in a variety of capacities, and nearly all of whom contributed to his fame.

Paperback
Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814332139
eBOOK
Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814337714

The Last Good Water

Prose and Poetry, 1988-2003

Michael Delp

In his latest collection of poetry and prose, Michael Delp takes the reader back to nature and details his spiritual awakening within the freshwater of Michigan.

Paperback
Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814331712

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