The Dodge Brothers
The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy
The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.
Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company
A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.
Printed Paper Cased
John Jacob Astor
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.
The Great Lakes in World War II
Iron Fleet focuses on the vital role played by the Great Lakes shipping industry during World War II.
Cleveland-Cliffs and the Mining of Iron Ore, 1847-2006
The history of Cleveland-Cliffs, a company that played a key role in iron mining development in the Lake Superior region.
Monopoly on Wheels
Henry Ford and the Selden Automobile Patent
Examines the eight-year legal fight to overturn the Selden automobile patent in the early days of the American auto industry.
Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s
Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.
Storied Independent Automakers
Nash, Hudson, and American Motors
Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers—Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company—that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."
Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation
A detailed history of Maxwell Motor Company, a medium-sized Detroit automaker that became the foundation of the Chrysler Corporation.
In the Shadow of Detroit
Gordon M. McGregor, Ford of Canada, and Motoropolis
An automotive history title that fills a gap in common understanding of the early automobile industry in the Windsor-Detroit international region.
My Forty Years with Ford
An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.
Roy D. Chapin
The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company
Now back in print, this is the only biography devoted to the life and career of Roy D. Chapin—one of the foremost figures in the history of Detroit's independent automotive industry.
A Wobbly Life
IWW Organizer E. F. Doree
Through personal letters and narrative, A Wobbly Life details the life, imprisonment, and eventual freedom of one of the last and most important Industrial Workers of the World voices.
Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies
This ground-breaking text offers alternative models for critical evaluation of the values behind and the success of local-level economic development policies.
Henry's Lieutenants features biographies of thirty-five people who served Henry Ford in a variety of capacities, and nearly all of whom contributed to his fame.
Riding the Roller Coaster
A History of the Chrysler Corporation
The first comprehensive history of the Chrysler Corporation, this book is intended for readers interested in the history of automobiles and of American business, and for fans and critics of Chrysler’s products.
Brewed in Detroit
Breweries and Beers Since 1830
Brewed in Detroit describes the history of the brewing industry in the Detroit metropolitan area from its beginning in the 1830s to the present revival by microbrewers and brewpubs.
The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company
Tin Stackers tells its story of the role of the U.S. Steel Corporation’s largest commercial fleet.
Beyond the Model T
The Other Ventures of Henry Ford
With over 200 photographs chosen from thousands in the collection of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Beyond the Model T gives attention to Henry Ford's numerous ventures outside of the auto industry.