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Great Lakes Books Series

Editor: Thomas Klug, Wayne State University
The Great Lakes Books Series specializes in books of regional interest and importance to Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region. Inaugurated in 1986 to honor Michigan's 1987 sesquicentennial, the series currently includes titles on Michigan and regional history, the Upper Peninsula, military history, the Great Lakes and maritime history, Detroit history and culture, automotive history, art and architecture, literature, sports, ecology and the environment, and books for young readers.

Advisory Editors: Fredric C. Bohm, DeWitt, Michigan; Sandra Sageser Clark, Michigan History Center; Thomas R. Dilley, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Clements Library; Keith Dye, University of Michigan-Dearborn; De Witt Dykes, Oakland University; Joe Grimm, Michigan State University; Laurie Harris, Shelby Township, Michigan; Charles K. Hyde, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Susan Higman Larsen, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; Philip P. Mason, Phoenix, Arizona and Eagle Harbor, Michigan; Dennis Moore, Dearborn, Michigan; Erik C. Nordberg, Walter P. Reuther Library; Deborah Smith Pollard, University of Michigan–Dearborn; Michael O. Smith, Bentley Historical Library; Arthur M. Woodford, Harsens Island, Michigan

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Detroit's Wayne State University Law School

Future Leaders in the Legal Community

Alan Schenk

Account of the critical role students played in the history of an urban public law school.

Hardback
Available April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347614
$39.99
eBOOK
Available April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347621

How It Happens

Jean Alicia Elster

Intergenerational story of three Black women and their struggle to stake their claim to the American dream.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348697
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348703
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Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348826
$26.99
Hardback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341261
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341278

I Hope This Reaches You

An American Soldier’s Account of World War I

Hilary Connor

A medic’s account of life during World War I.

Paperback
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814347072
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814347089

A Lincoln Legacy

The History of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

David Gardner Chardavoyne
with Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

Examines the history of the federal trial courts in Western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Hardback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348048
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348055
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What the Chickadee Knows

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern poems conceived first in Anishinaabemowin and then in English.

Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347508
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347515

Greening the Black Urban Regime

The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit

Alesia Montgomery

Describes the struggle to shape green redevelopment in Detroit.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
$81.99
Paperback
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346525
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A People's Atlas of Detroit

Edited by Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann

Critical, wide-ranging analyses of Detroit’s redevelopment and alternative visions for its future.

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814342978
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814342985
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Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro
Illustrated by Nicole Lapointe

For young readers, an illustrated true story about the women workers of World War II.

Printed Paper Case
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345443
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345450
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John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age

Brian C. Wilson

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age is the remarkable story of the spiritual search of one of Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs, a search that culminated in the Fetzer Institute whose ambitious mission is nothing less than the spiritual transformation of the world.

Hardback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345306
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345313

Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
$14.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552
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Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

C. Roger Pellett

A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

Songquest

The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton

Edited by Joe Grimm

The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344613
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344606

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the Catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Uppermost Canada

The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850

R. Alan Douglas

Examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344484
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344491

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

Independent Man

The Life of Senator James Couzens

Harry Barnard
With an Introduction by David L. Lewis

The only book-length biography of a major Michigan figure who served as Detroit’s mayor and contributed to the early success of the Ford Motor Company.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343968
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335871

The Iron Hunter

Chase S. Osborn
With an Introduction by Robert M. Warner

Autobiography of Michigan’s controversial governor from the Upper Peninsula.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343951
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814335857

Roads to Prosperity

Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities

Gary Sands and Laura A. Reese

Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343593
$39.99
Hardback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344415
$64.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343609
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To the Copper Country

Mihaela's Journey

Barbara Carney-Coston

A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343630
$14.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343647

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