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The Forgotten Iron King of the Great Lakes

Eber Brock Ward, 1811–1875

Michael W. Nagle

A Gilded Age industrialist becomes Michigan's wealthiest resident and helps shape the nation.

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Available October 2024
ISBN: 9780814349939
$26.99
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Available October 2024
ISBN: 9780814349946
$26.99
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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

Biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company.

Paperback
Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9780814332474
$24.99
Hardcover
Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9780814332467
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9780814337806
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From Left to Right

Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History

Nancy Sinkoff

Intellectual biography of Holocaust historian Lucy S. Dawidowicz.

Paperback
Published: February 2023
ISBN: 9780814350317
$29.99
Hardcover
Published: February 2023
ISBN: 9780814345108
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2023
ISBN: 9780814345115
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"No Equal Justice"

The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon George W. Crockett Jr.

Edward J. Littlejohn and Peter J. Hammer

The story of a civil rights icon and Black lawyer who fought racism and political oppression with uncommon devotion.

Paperback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814350584
$24.99
Hardcover
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348765
$36.99
Ebook
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348772
$24.99
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The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough

An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

William Sanders Scarboroughforeword by Henry Jr. and Michele Valerie Ronnick

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.

Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332252
$24.99
Hardcover
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332245
$34.99
Ebook
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348895
$24.99
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Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348826
$26.99
Hardcover
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341261
$39.99
Ebook
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341278
$24.99
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The Queen Next Door

Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait

Linda Solomonforeword by Burt Bacharachafterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

Hardcover
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347287
$36.99
Ebook
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347294
$36.99
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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.

Hardcover
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345306
$34.99
Ebook
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345313
$24.99

Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

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

Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
$14.99
Ebook
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552
$14.99

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
$29.95
Ebook
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780970260697
$24.99
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Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Hardcover
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
$39.99
Ebook
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363
$24.99

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn

Volume 1: "A Touch of Wildness"

Ralph Melnick

This volume chronicles Ludwig Lewisohn's life until 1934.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344675
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344668

Maurice Sugar

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

Christopher H. Johnson

Christopher Johnson chronicles the life of Maurice Sugar, from his roots in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, through his resistance with Eugene V Debs to World War I, and on to the struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
$22.99
Ebook
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042
$4.99

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osbornintroduction by Robert M. Warner

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

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
$22.99
Ebook
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857
$3.99

Independent Man

The Life of Senator James Couzens

Harry Barnardintroduction 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
$24.99
Ebook
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335871
$3.99

All-American Anarchist

Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement

Carlotta Anderson

All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343265
$24.99
Ebook
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343272
$4.99
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814337660
$37.95
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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.

Hardcover
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339794
$46.99
Ebook
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339800
$24.99

Young Henry Ford

A Picture History of the First Forty Years

Sidney Olsonforeword by David L. Lewis

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

Paperback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814343050
$29.99
Hardcover
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814312247
$36.95
Ebook
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339954
$24.99

Friends, Families & Forays

Scenes from the Life and Times of Henry Ford

by Ford R. Bryan

An illustrated collection of essays about the various people, events, and experiments from Henry Ford’s lifetime.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814331095
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336847
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Yamasaki in Detroit

A Search for Serenity

John Gallagher

Explores the life, creative drive, and notable projects of modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki.

Hardcover
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341193
$39.99
Ebook
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341209
$24.99

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