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Crusader for Justice

Federal Judge Damon J. Keith

Compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman
Foreword by Mitch Albom

A complete biography of one of the seminal figures in American jurisprudence.

Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814338452
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814338469

Travelin' Man

On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

Tom Weschler | Gary Graff
Foreword by John Mellencamp
Afterword by Kid Rock

A photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.

Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335017
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337028

Reimagining Detroit

Opportunities for Redefining an American City

John Gallagher

Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city’s vacant spaces.

Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334690
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814336052

American City

Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005

Text by Robert Sharoff
Photographs by William Zbaren

A stunning tribute to Detroit’s architectural heritage, this book features 90 full-color photographs of the city’s most impressive buildings.

Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814332702

Leaving Springfield

The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture

Edited by John Alberti

A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show’s dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.

Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814328491

AIA Detroit

The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture

Eric J. Hill, FAIA
John Gallagher

A beautifully designed resource that takes readers on a tour of greater Detroit’s many architectural wonders and special landmarks.

Published: November 2002
ISBN: 9780814331200

Brewed in Detroit

Breweries and Beers Since 1830

Peter H. Blum

Brewed in Detroit describes the history of the brewing industry in the Detroit metropolitan area from its beginning in the 1830s to the present revival by microbrewers and brewpubs.

Published: October 1999
ISBN: 9780814326619

The Northern Lights

Lighthouse 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

The Hebrew Goddess

Raphael Patai
Foreword by William G. Dever

A revised edition containing new chapters on the Shekhina.

Published: September 1990
ISBN: 9780814322710
Published: September 1990
ISBN: 9780814338216

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Sam Greenlee

An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.

Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814322468

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

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.

Published: September 1982
ISBN: 9780814317327

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.

Published: August 1978
ISBN: 9780814315972

Roman Realities

Finley Hooper

Based on the major primary sources of Roman history, this book recalls the experiences of the ancient Romans through a thousand years of their history.

Published: January 1978
ISBN: 9780814315941