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The Long Winter Ends

Newton G. Thomas

The Long Winter Ends tells the story of a year in the life of a young emigrant miner who leaves Cornwall in the southwest of England to work in the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Published: January 1998
ISBN: 9780814335864

In the Wilderness with the Red Indians

German Missionary to the Michigan Indians, 1847-1853

E. R. Baierlein
Translated by Anita Z. Boldt
Edited with an Introduction by Harold W. Moll
Foreword by Pastor Richard Latterner

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

Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814325810

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

The Northern Lights

Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes

Charles K. Hyde
Color Photographs by Ann and John Mahan

The Northern Lights captures the beauty, history, and significance of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, and illuminates the rich maritime history of the region.

Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814325544

Strangers and Sojourners

A History of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

Arthur W. Thurner

Strangers and Sojourners, with its integration of social and economic history, for the first time tells the complete story of the people from the Keweenaw Peninsula's Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

Published: August 1994
ISBN: 9780814323960

Ojibwa Narratives

Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895

Edited by Arthur P. Bourgeois
Recorded with Notes by Homer H. Kidder

A fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives featuring the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers.

Published: May 1994
ISBN: 9780814325155

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

Howard H. Peckham

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.

Published: March 1994
ISBN: 9780814324691

The Making of a Mining District

Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870

David J. Krause

The Making of a Mining District is the first book to fully document the Keweenaw Peninsula of northern Michigan’s large amount of pure metallic "native" state, and the unique value of these deposits.

Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814324073

Under the Influence of Water

Poems, Essays, and Stories

Michael Delp
Illustrations by Ladislav R. Hanka

Under the Influence of Water is about moments—how time goes away on a river.

Published: July 1992
ISBN: 9780814323915

Michigan's Lumbertowns

Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905

Jeremy W. Kilar

This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.

Published: August 1990
ISBN: 9780814320730

The Making of Michigan, 1820-1860

A Pioneer Anthology

Edited by Justin L. Kestenbaum

The Making of Michigan is a wide-ranging collection of primary accounts of life in Michigan during the pioneer period.

Published: May 1990
ISBN: 9780814319192

Deep Woods Frontier

A History of Logging in Northern Michigan

Theodore J. Karamanski

Examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.

Published: October 1989
ISBN: 9780814320495

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

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Search for a Child Killer

Tommy McIntyre

A compelling and detailed account of the search for the Oakland County child killer. A story of tragedy and grief, dead-ends and disappointments.

Published: October 1988
ISBN: 9780814319895

The Situation in Flushing

By Edmund G. Love
Foreword by Judd Arnett

In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.

Published: October 1987
ISBN: 9780814319178

Michigan Voices

Our State’s History in the Words of the People Who Lived It

Compiled and Edited by Joe Grimm

A fascinating assemblage of old family letters, diaries, journals, photos, and other memorabilia, Michigan Voices introduces the reader to a more personal side of the state’s history.

Published: October 1987
ISBN: 9780814319680

Waiting for the Morning Train

An American Boyhood

Bruce Catton
Foreword by William B. Catton

In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.

Published: August 1987
ISBN: 9780814318850

Freshwater Fury

Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation

by Frank Barcus
Foreword by Rachelle Barcus Warren

Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm.

Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318287

Michigan Place Names

The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities

By Walter Romig
Foreword by Larry B. Massie

From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.

Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318386

Call It North Country

The Story of Upper Michigan

John Bartlow Martin

Call It North Country recounts the lives of miners, hunters, trappers, and lumberjacks—the hardy breeds who first populated the harsh land of the Upper Peninsula.

Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318690