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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.

Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814325124

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.

Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780814326657

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.

Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780814325919

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.

Published: December 1995
ISBN: 9780814325834

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.

Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9780814325827

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.

Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780814324653
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.

Published: April 1993
ISBN: 9780814323564

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.

Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814321836
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

Published: October 1989
ISBN: 9780814318898

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).

Published: September 1989
ISBN: 9780814317808


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.

Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814321041
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814337646