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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.
In Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company, C. Roger Pellett explains that the construction of these ships and the industrial infrastructure required to build them was financed by a syndicate that included some of the major players active in the Golden Age of American capitalism. objectively examines the design of these ships using the original design drawings, notes the successes and failures of the company’s business strategy, and highlights the men at the operating level that attempted to make this strategy work. Readers interested in the maritime history of the Great Lakes and the industries that developed around them will find this monograph fascinating.
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The Golden Age of Baseball in Detroit
A peek into the mind and soul of professional baseball as it was played in a dynamic city fifty, sixty, and even seventy years ago.
Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870
The Making of a Mining District is the first book to fully document the Keweenaw Peninsula of northern Michigan’s large amount of pure metallic "native" state, and the unique value of these deposits.
Poems, Essays, and Stories
Under the Influence of Water is about moments—how time goes away on a river.
The Diary of Schoolmaster Henry Hobart, 1863-1864
Hobart centered his narrative on Cliff Mine, one of the leading producers of copper in the world and the primary employer in the town of Clifton.
A Wheelsman’s Story
Fred Dutton’s fascinating account captures the flavor of working on Great Lakes ships in the early twentieth century.
Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905
This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.
A Pioneer Anthology
The Making of Michigan is a wide-ranging collection of primary accounts of life in Michigan during the pioneer period.
The Legacy of Albert Kahn salutes the achievements of one of America's most distinguished architects
A History of Logging in Northern Michigan
Examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.
City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition
This revised edition charts Detroit’s bitter history of race and class violence, and its particular effect on the city today.
The Search for a Child Killer
A compelling and detailed account of the search for the Oakland County child killer. A story of tragedy and grief, dead-ends and disappointments.
Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow
Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.
Our State’s History in the Words of the People Who Lived It
A fascinating assemblage of old family letters, diaries, journals, photos, and other memorabilia, Michigan Voices introduces the reader to a more personal side of the state’s history.
In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.
An American Boyhood
In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.
An Environmental History
The Late, Great Lakes is a powerful indictment of man's carelessness, ignorance, and apathy toward the Great Lakes.
Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation
Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm.
The Story of Upper Michigan
Call It North Country recounts the lives of miners, hunters, trappers, and lumberjacks—the hardy breeds who first populated the harsh land of the Upper Peninsula.
The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities
From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.
A Picture History of the First Forty Years
Young Henry Ford is a visual and textual presentation of the first forty years of Henry Ford.