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Riding the Roller Coaster

A History of the Chrysler Corporation

Charles K. Hyde

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.

Hardcover
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330913
$36.99
Ebook
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814337813
$24.99
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Michigan's Early Military Forces

A Roster and History of Troops Activated Prior to the American Civil War

Roger Rosentreter and Le Roy Barnett

The first extensive treatment of Michigan's early military forces, this book includes the names of all known Michiganians who answered the call to arms prior to the Civil War and explains the circumstances of each major conflict.

Hardcover
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814330814
$42.99
Ebook
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814340301
$24.99

For the Good of the Children

A History of the Boys and Girls Republic

Gay Pitman Zieger

The story of a notable children's institution founded at the turn of the twentieth century, this book looks at the lives of troubled children and those who helped them, and illuminates major shifts in America's child welfare system.

Hardcover
Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780814330869
$36.99

Gardens of Art

The Sculpture Park at the Frederik Meijer Gardens

Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park and E Jane Connell

With illustrations of both the works and the artists, this history of the famous sculpture park at Frederik Meijer Gardens gives valuable insight into how the garden was developed and the art that is displayed there.

Paperback
Published: July 2002
ISBN: 9780971203426
$29.99
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The Reuther Brothers

Walter, Roy, and Victor

Mike Smith 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
eBOOK
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814339886
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History of the Finns in Michigan

Armas K E. Holmiotranslated by Ellen M. Ryynanen

A history of the Finnish people in Michigan published in English for the first time.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329740
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814340004

The Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga

First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan

edited by N Daniel Rupp and Regis M. Wallingtranslated by Joseph Gregorich and Paul Prud'homme

An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329993
$26.99

Schooner Passage

Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier

Theodore J. Karamanski

Schooner Passage is a history of some of the magnificent sailing vessels and their role in maritime trade along Lake Michigan.

Hardcover
Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780814329115
$39.99

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: November 2000
ISBN: 9780814328378
$25.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2000
ISBN: 9780814339992

Looking Beyond Race

The Life of Otis Milton Smith

Mary M. Stolberg and Otis Milton Smithforeword 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.

Hardcover
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329399
$32.99

The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region

Kathryn Bishop Eckert

Geography, geology, architecture, and biography are joined to create this detailed study of a region and the majestic sandstone with which it was developed.

Hardcover
Published: July 2000
ISBN: 9780814328071
$46.99

New Poems from the Third Coast

Contemporary Michigan Poetry

edited by Conrad Hilberry, Josie Kearns, and Michael Delpforeword by Donald Hall

An anthology that offers a sampling of the best poetry written by Michigan writers.

Paperback
Published: June 2000
ISBN: 9780814327975
$24.99

Enterprising Images

The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922

John Vincent Jezierski

The story of the most prolific African American photographers in North America.

Hardcover
Published: June 2000
ISBN: 9780814324516
$42.99

Graveyard of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

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

Paperback
Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780814332269
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780814339411

"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights"

Michigan, 1948-1968

Sidney Fine

Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights documents an important shift in state level policy to make clear that civil rights in Michigan embraced all people.

Paperback
Published: April 2000
ISBN: 9780814343289
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2000
ISBN: 9780814343296

Huron

The Seasons of a Great Lake

Napier Shelton

Huron is pleasurable reading for any student of natural history or the Great Lakes region, or for anyone who has ever spent time at a summer cottage or wished to do so.

eBOOK
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814336489
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Wonderful Power

The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin

Susan R. Martin

This work examines the archaeological record of copper mining in the Lake Superior area.

Paperback
Published: May 1999
ISBN: 9780814328439
$29.99
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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.

Hardcover
Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814325124
$39.99

In the Wilderness with the Red Indians

German Missionary to the Michigan Indians, 1847-1853

E R. Baierlein and Harold Molltranslated by Anita Z. Boldt

This is an historical account of a Lutheran missionary's life with American Indians in central lower Michigan in the 19th century.

Paperback
Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814325810
$22.99

Master of Precision

Henry M. Leland

Minnie Dubbs Milbrook and Wilfred C. Lelandintroduction 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
$34.99

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