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Tiny Lights for Travellers

Naomi K. Lewis

Vulnerable and funny, this memoir explores Jewish identity, family, the Holocaust, and belonging.

Paperback
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9781772124484

Sam Steele

A Biography

Rod Macleod

A major book on Canada’s most-storied pre–World War I figure and early Confederation history.

Paperback
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9781772123791

John Rae, Arctic Explorer

The Unfinished Autobiography

John Rae
Edited and with an Introduction by William Barr

An annotated edition of John Rae’s unfinished autobiography that completes his unparalleled life story.

Hardback
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123326

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age

Brian C. Wilson

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age is the remarkable story of the spiritual search of one of Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs, a search that culminated in the Fetzer Institute whose ambitious mission is nothing less than the spiritual transformation of the world.

Hardback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345306
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345313

Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552

White Squall

Sailing the Great Lakes

Edited by Victoria Brehm

White Squall is a history of the lakes written by those who knew them best in all weather and all eras from the beginning to the present.

Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780970260611
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780970260697

Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Hardback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn

Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"

Ralph Melnick

Biography of Ludwig Lewisohn’s life until 1934, an imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344675
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344668

Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn, Volume II

"This Dark and Desperate Age"

Ralph Melnick

This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345047
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345030

Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osborn
With an Introduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857

Wisdom in Nonsense

Invaluable Lessons from My Father

Heather O'Neill
Kit Dobson, Introduction

Wry and witty stories of unconventional mentors show the foundation of O’Neill’s writing life.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9781772123777

Independent Man

The Life of Senator James Couzens

Harry Barnard
With an Introduction by David L. Lewis

The only book-length biography of a major Michigan figure who served as Detroit’s mayor and contributed to the early success of the Ford Motor Company.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343968
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335871

John Jacob Astor

Business and Finance in the Early Republic

John Denis Haeger

Biography of John Jacob Astor's life and his career as a merchant, fur trader, and land speculator as vehicles for examining several important themes and issues in American economic and urban development between 1790 and 1860.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343449
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343432

All-American Anarchist

Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement

Carlotta R. Anderson

All-American Anarchist offers a comprehensive biography of influential Detroit labor activist Joseph A. Labadie.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343265
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343272

Michigan Opera Theatre

The DiChiera Legacy

Timothy Paul Lentz

History of David DiChiera's tenure with Michigan Opera Theatre and his significant contribution to the renaissance of the city of Detroit.

Hardback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780692794937

The Dragon Run

Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog

Tony Robinson-Smith

From the remote Kingdom of Bhutan, a memoir about running, teaching, and what really matters.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9781772123005
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Designing Detroit

Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture

Michael G. Smith

Shines a light on Detroit architect Wirt Rowland who, until now, has largely slipped into obscurity.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339794
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339800

Young Henry Ford

A Picture History of the First Forty Years

by Sidney Olson

Young Henry Ford is a visual and textual presentation of the first forty years of Henry Ford.

Paperback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814343050
Hardback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814312247
eBOOK
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339954

Surviving the Gulag

A German Woman’s Memoir

Ilse Johansen
Edited by Heather Marshall
Translated by Hans Rudolf Gahler
Introduction by Michael Seadle

Personal narrative of a German woman surviving five years in Russian prison camps.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9781772120387

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