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Bridging the River of Hatred

The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards

Mary M. Stolberg

Bridging the River of Hatred portrays the career of George Clifton Edwards, Jr., Detroit's visionary police commissioner.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325735
$24.99

Abandon Automobile

Detroit City Poetry 2001

Edited by Melba Joyce Boyd and M. L. Liebler

A multicultural anthology of Detroit poetry from the 1930s to the present.

Paperback
Published: September 2001
ISBN: 9780814328101
$24.99
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The Reuther Brothers

Walter, Roy, and Victor

by Mike and Pam Smith

This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights.

Paperback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329955
$15.99
Hardback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329948
$27.95
eBOOK
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814339886
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Frontier Metropolis

Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838

Brian Leigh Dunnigan

Fascinating glimpses of Detroit in the years before photography.

Hardback
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814327678
$125.00
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814330111
$300.00

Looking Beyond Race

The Life of Otis Milton Smith

Otis Milton Smith and Mary M. Stolberg
With a foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

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.

Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329399
$32.99

Arab Detroit

From Margin to Mainstream

Edited by Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock

In this volume, Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock bring together the work of twenty-five contributors to create a richly detailed portrait of Arab Detroit.

Paperback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814328125
$28.99
Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814328118
$54.95
eBOOK
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814339787

Brewed in Detroit

Breweries and Beers Since 1830

Peter H. Blum

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.

Hardback
Published: October 1999
ISBN: 9780814326619
$39.99
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A Place for Summer

A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium

Richard Bak

This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.

Hardback
Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814325124
$39.99

Master of Precision

Henry M. Leland

Mrs. Wilfred C. Leland with Minnie Dubbs Millbrook
With an Introduction by Allan Nevins and Frank E. Hill

Master of Precision is the fascinating firsthand account of Henry Martyn Leland's life and work during the early days of the automobile industry.

Paperback
Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780814326657
$27.99

Elmwood Endures

History of a Detroit Cemetery

Michael S. Franck

A celebration of an important Detroit landmark, Elmwood Endures reveals Detroit's rich and interesting history.

Paperback
Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780814325919
$29.99

Rum Running and the Roaring Twenties

Prohibition on the Michigan-Ontario Waterway

Philip P. Mason

In Rumrunning and the Roaring Twenties, Philip P. Mason provides a fascinating look at the excesses and failures of Prohibition in the United States, and specifically in Michigan.

Hardback
Published: December 1995
ISBN: 9780814325834
$39.99

Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars

The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933

Richard Bak

In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team.

Paperback
Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814325827
$25.99

Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes

An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967

Elaine Latzman Moon
The Detroit Urban League, Inc.

More than one hundred individuals who lived in Detroit at some time during the period from 1918 to 1967 share stories about everyday life.

Paperback
Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780814324653
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780814338490

Cobb Would Have Caught It

The Golden Age of Baseball in Detroit

Richard Bak

A peek into the mind and soul of professional baseball as it was played in a dynamic city fifty, sixty, and even seventy years ago.

Paperback
Published: April 1993
ISBN: 9780814323564
$26.99

The House on Alexandrine

Stephen Dobyns

Set against the violently fragmented matrix of Detroit in 1973, Dobyns' novel is an unlikely fusion of love and violence.

Paperback
Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814321836
$18.95
eBOOK
Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814338858

The Legacy of Albert Kahn

W. Hawkins Ferry
With an Essay by Walter B. Sanders

The Legacy of Albert Kahn salutes the achievements of one of America's most distinguished architects

Paperback
Published: October 1989
ISBN: 9780814318898
$31.99

Simons Says

Faith, Fun, and Foible

Leonard N. Simons
Selections from his writings and talks

A selection of writings and addresses by Detroit benefactor Leonard N. Simons (1904-1995).

Paperback
Published: September 1989
ISBN: 9780814317808
$19.99

Detroit

City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition

B. J. Widick

This revised edition charts Detroit’s bitter history of race and class violence, and its particular effect on the city today.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814321041
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814337646

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