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In Line for the Exterminator

Poems

Jim Daniels

A collection by one of America’s foremost poets of city life and work, In Line for the Exterminator brings Jim Daniels back to his native Detroit.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333815
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335482
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"My Brave Mechanics"

The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War

Mark Hoffman
Foreword by William M. Anderson

An important and little-known chapter of Michigan’s Civil War history, drawn from the letters, diaries, and regimental records of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics regiment.

Hardback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814332924
$46.99
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A Pocketful of Passage

Loraine Campbell

A fictionalized account of the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and her family on the Great Lakes in the 1940s, written for young readers ages 8 and up.

Paperback
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814333419
$12.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814335550
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House of Fields

Memories of a Rural Education

Anne-Marie Oomen

The follow-up to Pulling Down the Barn, House of Fields is a collection of evocative personal essays that recall the many facets of a young girl’s formal and informal education in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814332856
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814335666
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To Keep the South Manitou Light

Anna Egan Smucker

An exciting story laced with regional history, young readers will be captivated by the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl as she learns about courage and responsibility in a late-nineteenth-century Lake Michigan lighthouse.

Paperback
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814332368
$16.99
Hardback
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814332351
$23.95
eBOOK
Published: April 2006
ISBN: 9780814339961

My Forty Years with Ford

Charles E. Sorensen with Samuel T. Williams
Introduction by David L. Lewis

An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.

Paperback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332795
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814335697
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Under Michigan

The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils

Charles Ferguson Barker

An exciting trip below the surface of Michigan’s rocks and fossils.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814330883
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814336496
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The Dodge Brothers

The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy

Charles K. Hyde

The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814332467
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814337806
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"I Hope to Do My Country Service"

The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry

Edited by Robert Beasecker with a foreword by William M. Anderson

A revealing firsthand account of the Civil War as told through the letters of a Michigan regimental surgeon.

Hardback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814331705
$56.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814337349

The Fords of Dearborn

Ford R. Bryan

A new edition of this illustrated history of the Ford family and its various branches.

Hardback
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780972784313
$32.95
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Eight Steamboats

Sailing Through the Sixties

Patrick Livingston
Foreword by Neal Shine

Recounting his sailing and land roving expeditions during the tumultuous 1960s, Patrick Livingston presents a series of tales centered on ships of the Great Lakes and the men who sail them.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331750
$32.99
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Pulling Down the Barn

Memories of a Rural Childhood

Anne-Marie Oomen

Blending artful language and style with the dirt, blood, and sweat of farm life, this collection of essays tells a moving story of growing up in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814332337
$23.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814335796

Roy D. Chapin

The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company

J. C. Long
With an Introduction by Charles K. Hyde

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.

Paperback
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814331842
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814336045

Graveyard of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

A historically accurate, well-rounded picture of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814332269
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814339411
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Angels in the Architecture

A Photographic Elegy to an American Asylum

Heidi Johnson

An intimate photographic journey into 115 years of history inside a nineteenth-century asylum.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814332122
$34.99

The Last Good Water

Prose and Poetry, 1988-2003

Michael Delp

In his latest collection of poetry and prose, Michael Delp takes the reader back to nature and details his spiritual awakening within the freshwater of Michigan.

Paperback
Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814331712
$22.99
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A Hanging in Detroit

Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law

David G. Chardavoyne

The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331330
$27.99
Hardback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331323
$44.95
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814337394

Great Lakes Journey

A New Look at America's Freshwater Coast

William Ashworth

A detailed picture of the status of the Great Lakes at the end of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814328378
$25.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814339992

Beyond the Windswept Dunes

The Story of Maritime Muskegon

Elizabeth B. Sherman

The first book to document the maritime history of the port city Muskegon combining historical detail and good storytelling.

Paperback
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814331279
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814340011

The French Canadians of Michigan

Their Contribution to the Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914

Jean Lamarre

The first major study of the migration of French Canadians to Michigan during the nineteenth century and their substantial impact on the state’s development.

Paperback
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814331583
$28.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814339978

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