Vulnerable and funny, this memoir explores Jewish identity, family, the Holocaust, and belonging.
A major book on Canada’s most-storied pre–World War I figure and early Confederation history.
The Unfinished Autobiography
An annotated edition of John Rae’s unfinished autobiography that completes his unparalleled life story.
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.
Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.
Sailing the Great Lakes
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.
Albert Kahn in Detroit
A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.
Invaluable Lessons from My Father
Wry and witty stories of unconventional mentors show the foundation of O’Neill’s writing life.
The Life of Senator James Couzens
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.
Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"
Biography of Ludwig Lewisohn’s life until 1934, an imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.
"This Dark and Desperate Age"
This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany.
Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950
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.
Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.
Business and Finance in the Early Republic
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.
Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement
All-American Anarchist offers a comprehensive biography of influential Detroit labor activist Joseph A. Labadie.
The DiChiera Legacy
History of David DiChiera's tenure with Michigan Opera Theatre and his significant contribution to the renaissance of the city of Detroit.
Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog
From the remote Kingdom of Bhutan, a memoir about running, teaching, and what really matters.
Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture
Shines a light on Detroit architect Wirt Rowland who, until now, has largely slipped into obscurity.
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.
A German Woman’s Memoir
Personal narrative of a German woman surviving five years in Russian prison camps.