The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough
An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship
An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
My 36 Years in the Senate
Former senator Carl Levin’s memoir demonstrates the value of pragmatism, empathy, and compromise.
Communings of the Spirit, Volume III
The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951
Mordecai Kaplan’s personal reactions to the events of the 1940s.
Printed Paper Cased
The incredible autobiography of an exiled child during WWII.
A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life
Biography of a Jewish doctor who survived and triumphed over the horrors of the Holocaust.
Printed Paper Cased
Harry Bertoia, Sculptor
The first book devoted to the life and work of a contemporary Italian-born American artist Harry Bertoia.
Toast of the Town
The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson
The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.
Communings of the Spirit, Volume II
The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1934–1941
Selections from the diary of Mordecai Kaplan, founder of Reconstructionism in America, detailing a provocative firsthand account of Jewish life in America and of the mind of a very challenging thinker.
Friends, Families & Forays
Scenes from the Life and Times of Henry Ford
An illustrated collection of essays about the various people, events, and experiments from Henry Ford’s lifetime.
Vladimir Jabotinsky's Story of My Life
Vladimir Jabotinsky’s famous autobiography, published in English for the first time.
The People's Lawyer
The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General
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.
Race and Remembrance
Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.
The intimate and detailed autobiography of Naomi Long Madgett, award-winning poet and poet laureate of Detroit.
Inside a Gestapo Prison
The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, 1942-1944
A compelling firsthand account of life behind bars in Nazi Germany, from the point of view of a young member of the Polish Underground.
And Life Is Changed Forever
Holocaust Childhoods Remembered
Looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of children who lived through it, this collection offers an inspiring assortment of perspectives on survival.
Communings of the Spirit, Volume 1
The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1913-1934
Selections from the diary of the founder of Reconstructionism in America, covering Kaplan’s early years as a rabbi, teacher of rabbis, and community leader.
A Little History of My Forest Life
Written in 1894, this autobiography tells the story of a Chippewa-Scots-French woman from Madeline Island in Lake Superior.
The Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga
First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan
An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Looking Beyond Race
The Life of Otis Milton Smith
In Looking Beyond Race, Otis Milton Smith recounts his life as an African American who overcame poverty and prejudice to become a successful politician, and eventual president of General Motors.
Negroes with Guns
A southern black community’s struggle to defend itself against racist groups.