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Guardians of Detroit

Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City

Jeff Morrison

Building-by-building pictorial and historical survey of the remarkable collection of architectural sculpture found in Detroit.

Hardback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345702
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345719

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30 Detroit Artists

Edited and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, and Matthew Piper

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345870
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The Faygo Book

Joe Grimm

The story behind Faygo, a Detroit soft drink company since 1907.

Paperback
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345856
eBOOK
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345863

Alexander Girard, Architect

Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

Deborah Lubera Kawsky
Foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee

Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard.

Hardback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343654
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343661
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Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Hardback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363
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Canvas Detroit

Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian

A compelling look at the contemporary art and artists that are transforming Detroit’s physical landscape.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344620
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814338803
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Brewed in Michigan

The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State

William Rapai

A celebration of Michigan craft beer.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342107
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342114
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Greetings from Detroit

Historic Postcards from the Motor City

Dan Austin

A pictorial history of Detroit through postcards.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814344118
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814344125

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30 Detroit Artists

Written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: August 2017
ISBN: 9780814344156
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Detroit 1967

Origins, Impacts, Legacies

Edited by Joel Stone
With a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue

Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

Hardback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343036
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343043
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Heaven Was Detroit

From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond

Edited by M. L. Liebler with a foreword by Dave Marsh

A comprehensive collection of essays on the long history of Detroit music by some of America’s best-known music writers.

Paperback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814341223
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814341230
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The Detroit Public Library

An American Classic

Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

A photographic tour of the Detroit Public Library’s rich art and architectural history.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342329
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342336
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Saving Arcadia

A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes

Heather Shumaker

A David and Goliath conservation story set on Lake Michigan.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342046
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342053

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30 Detroit Artists

Written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of best-loved and little-known Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814342275
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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

Detroit's Eastern Market

A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas
Photographs by Bruce Harkness

An updated guide to Detroit’s renowned open-air farmers market, featuring stories and recipes from four generations of families, with new information, photos, and recipes.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341599
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341605

The Detroit Tigers

A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History, 5th Edition

William M. Anderson
With a Foreword by Alan Trammell

New edition of the popular comprehensive history of Detroit Tigers baseball.

Hardback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341575
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341582
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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
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Yamasaki in Detroit

A Search for Serenity

John Gallagher

Explores the life, creative drive, and notable projects of modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341193
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341209
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The Orbit Magazine Anthology

Re-Entry

Rob St. Mary
With a Foreword by Jerry Vile

A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814337318

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