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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. The Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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The Late, Great Lakes

An Environmental History

William Ashworth

The Late, Great Lakes is a powerful indictment of man's carelessness, ignorance, and apathy toward the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: May 1987
ISBN: 9780814318874
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: May 1987
ISBN: 9780814339985

Theories of the Labor Movement

Edited by Simeon Larson & Bruce Nissen

A collection of readings respecting both the history a labor theories and the variety of theoretical points of view concerning the labor movement.

Paperback
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814318164
$26.99
Hardback
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814318157
$54.95

When You're Up to Your Ass in Alligators

More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes
Carl R. Pagter

Office copier folklore that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study.

Paperback
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814318676
$24.99

Jerusalem Delivered

An English Prose Version

Torquato Tasso
Translated and Edited by Ralph Nash

Ralph Nash, in his approach to Gerusalemme Liberata, concluded that a close, fluent translation in prose of Tasso's epic would offer the most successful rendering of this important chivalric romance.

Paperback
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814318300
$35.95
eBOOK
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814337561

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.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318386
$32.99

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.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318287
$23.99

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.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318690
$24.99

A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas

Edited by Ruth Wisse

All share a common setting—the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic—the Jewish confrontation with modernity.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318492
$27.99

Etruscan Life and Afterlife

A Handbook of Etruscan Studies

Edited by Larissa Bonfante

A reliable and lively volume which brings readers into the mainstream of the latest Etruscan scholarship.

Paperback
Published: August 1986
ISBN: 9780814318133
$32.99

Aphasia, My World Alone

Helen Harlan Wulf

Helen Harlan Wulf’s post-stroke diary describes her struggle with the isolation and helplessness she felt as a victim of aphasia.

Paperback
Published: July 1986
ISBN: 9780814318232
$22.99

Mighty Mac

The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge

Lawrence A. Rubin

This impressive photograph collection captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build the Mackinac Bridge.

Paperback
Published: April 1986
ISBN: 9780814318171
$19.99

Bridging the Straits

The Story of Mighty Mac

Lawrence A. Rubin
Foreword by Prentiss M. Brown, Jr.

The project—the longest total suspension bridge in the world—would span the Starits of Mackinac where winds exceed eighty miles an hour and ice windrows reach a height of forty feet.

Paperback
Published: February 1986
ISBN: 9780814318126
$26.99

Talkin and Testifyin

The Language of Black America

by Geneva Smitherman

In this book, Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life style.

Paperback
Published: January 1986
ISBN: 9780814318058
$24.99

A Middle English Anthology

Edited by Ann S. Haskell

A reissue of the popular 1969 volume, this anthology includes a wide variety of selections from Middle English literature.

Paperback
Published: August 1985
ISBN: 9780814317983
$29.99

O City of Byzantium

Annals of Niketas Choniates

Translated by Harry J. Magoulias

One of the most important accounts of the Middle Ages, the history of Niketas Choniates describes the Byzantine Empire from 1118 to 1207. Niketas provides an eyewitness account of the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade.

Hardback
Published: September 1984
ISBN: 9780814317648
$84.99

Marxism and Art

Essays Classic and Contemporary

Edited with Historical and Critical Commentary by Maynard Solomon

Marxism and Art is a collection of basic readings in Marxist criticism and aesthetics.

Paperback
Published: May 1984
ISBN: 9780814316214
$29.99

Architecture in Michigan

Revised and Enlarged Edition

Wayne Andrews

A pictorial survey of Michigan architecture from 1831 to the present.

Paperback
Published: September 1982
ISBN: 9780814317198
$29.99
Hardback
Published: September 1982
ISBN: 9780814317181
$34.95

Latin Via Ovid

A First Course

Norma Goldman and Jacob E. Nyenhuis

Using an introduction to mythology by the master storyteller Ovid himself, the authors have prepared a unique teaching tool designed to achieve proficiency at Latin in one year at the college level, two years at the high school or intermediate level.

Hardback
Published: September 1982
ISBN: 9780814317327
$29.99

Epicyclic Drive Trains

Analysis, Synthesis, and Applications

Herbert W. Müller

This is a comprehensive text and reference book for students and teachers of mechanical engineering, for design and research engineers, and for manufacturers and users of gear trains for the transmission of power in industry and transportation.

Hardback
Published: April 1982
ISBN: 9780814316634
$89.99

Greek Realities

Life and Thought in Ancient Greece

Finley Hooper

A history of ancient Greek life and thought from the Mycenaean kings to Alexander, Aristotle and Diogenes.

Paperback
Published: August 1978
ISBN: 9780814315972
$29.99

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