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Wayne State University Press 75th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for our 75th Anniversary Party!

Event Co-chairs: Carmen N'Namdi and Laura L. Rodwan

Wayne State University Press is proud to be part of Detroit’s vibrant educational and cultural community. For 75 years we have worked with many creative individuals and organizations on our book projects and related programming and events. Join us to celebrate our accomplishments!

Doors open at 5 pm
Program begins at 6 pm

Enjoy brief performances by a selection of Press authors
Books available for purchase
Music by CutTime Simfonica with Rick Robinson
Hors d’oeuvres
Cash bar

Please RSVP at WSUP75.eventbrite.com

MEET AND MINGLE WITH THESE AND OTHER WSU PRESS AUTHORS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING!

Nabeel Abraham, Sally Howell, and Andrew Shryock
Arab Detroit 9/11

Melba Joyce Boyd
Roses and Revolutions

Maureen Dunphy
Great Lakes Island Escapes

Jean Alicia Elster
The Colored Car

Joe Grimm
Coney Detroit

Donald Haase
Fairy Tales and Feminism

Bill Harris
Booker T & Them

Laurie Lanzen Harris
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Charles K. Hyde
Arsenal of Democracy

Zilka Joseph
Sharp Blue Search of Flame

Jack Lessenberry
The People’s Lawyer

Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue
N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest Ave.
Detroit MI

Arab Detroit 9/11

Life in the Terror Decade

Edited by Nabeel Abraham, Sally Howell, and Andrew Shryock

Contributors explore the trauma, unexpected political gains, and moral ambiguities faced by Arab Detroiters in post-9/11 America.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814335000
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814336823
AWARD
WINNER

Arsenal of Democracy

The American Automobile Industry in World War II

Charles K. Hyde

Examines the role of the American automobile industry in producing vehicles, weapons, and other war products during World War II.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339510
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339527

Booker T & Them

A Blues

As Presented by Bill Harris

A poetic reimagining of the life of Booker T. Washington that explores issues of being an African American male of note at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337165
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337172
AWARD
WINNER

Coney Detroit

Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm

A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.

Paperback
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814335185
eBOOK
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814337189

Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches

Edited by Donald Haase

Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814330302
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814340820
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WINNER

Great Lakes Island Escapes

Ferries and Bridges to Adventure

Maureen Dunphy

A comprehensive travelogue and guidebook exploring island adventures on many of the 135 islands accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340400
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340417

Roses and Revolutions

The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall

Edited and with an Introduction by Melba Joyce Boyd

Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.

Hardback
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9780814334454
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Sharp Blue Search of Flame

Poems by Zilka Joseph

Stirring, atmospheric poems that journey through memories of growing up in India, and the myth, death, loss, and rebirth that surrounds that experience.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340493
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340509
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WINNER

The Colored Car

Jean Alicia Elster

For young readers, the powerful story of an African American girl's train journey south from Detroit in 1937.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336069
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336083
AWARD
WINNER

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Grace, Grit, and Glory

Laurie Lanzen Harris with Paul Ganson

The first history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to describe and document its origins in 1887 to the present day, relating its changing fortunes in light of the economic, demographic, and cultural history of the city of Detroit.

Hardback
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814331361
eBOOK
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814340622
AWARD
WINNER

The People's Lawyer

The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General

Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry

The nation’s longest-serving attorney general tells the story of a life that spanned two centuries and a career that helped transform consumer protection and public interest law.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341322
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341339