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10th Annual Wayne State University Press Celebration of Books

Fundraiser

Wayne State University Press and the 2013 Host Committee cordially invite you to a Celebration of Books on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm to highlight our new titles, over 100 other new and favorite books, and dozens of authors. Featuring a strolling dinner, cash bar, book sale, trivia game, door prizes, and a short program by Bradford Frost. Frost's new book Reveal Your Detroit documents a one-of-a-kind photography project sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts that showcased thousands of images from the perspectives of hundreds of Detroit residents.

Tickets are $50 ($25 tax deductible). Includes strolling dinner and cash bar. RSVP at celebrationofbooks.eventbrite.com.

View photos from the 2012 Celebration of books below!

The 2013 Celebration of Books is supported by WSU Press, Detroit Institute of Arts, RUNdetroit, Nora, The Peacock Room & The Emerald, Detroit Global Human, Signal-Return, MotorCity Wine, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Film Theatre, WDET, Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Date
Thursday, September 26, 2013
5:30pm
Venue
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Great Hall & Rivera Court
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI

"Old Slow Town"

Detroit during the Civil War

Paul Taylor

Details Detroit's tumultuous social, political, and military history during the Civil War.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814336038
$34.95
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339305

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
$39.95
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339527

Redevelopment and Race

Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit

June Manning Thomas

A history of how racial disunity and industrial decline handicapped post-World War II urban planning initiatives in Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339077
$29.95
eBOOK
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 9780814339084

Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

A Community Engagement Project Led by the Detroit Institute of Arts
Bradford Frost

Presents photos from a unique community exhibit sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339633
$24.95
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339640

Revolution Detroit

Strategies for Urban Reinvention

John Gallagher

A practical guide to what's working in urban reinvention with examples drawn from Detroit and other cities.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338711
$24.95
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338575
AWARD
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
$14.95
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814336083