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Michigan Biography

Read about some of the many noteworthy individuals who have made their mark on our great state!


Life with Mae: a Detroit family memoir by Neal Shine


The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde


William G. Milliken: Michigan's passionate moderate by Dave Dempsey


Empire builders: how Michigan entrepreneurs helped make America great by Burton W. Folson, Jr


Detroitland: a collection of movers, shakers, lost souls, and history makers from Detroit's past by Richard Bak


The situation in Flushing by Edmund G. Love


Independent man: the life of Senator James Couzens by Harry Barnard


The only thing worth finding, the life and legacies of George Gough Booth by Pound, Arthur


Waiting for the morning train: an American boyhood by Bruce Catton


Bold women in Michigan history by Virginia Law Burns


Made in Detroit: a south of 8-Mile memoir by Paul Clemens


Birchbark belles: women on the Michigan frontier by edited by Larry B. Massie


Marshall M. Fredericks, sculptor by edited by Suzanne P. Fredericks ; introductory essay by Edgar P. Richardson ; foreword by Sammuel Sachs II ; researched and compiled by Marcy Heller Fisher ; with contributions by Barbara Heller ... [et al.]


The boy governor: Stevens T. Mason and the birth of Michigan politics by Don Faber


Travelin' man: on the road and behind the scenes with Bob Seger by Tom Weschler, Gary Graff ; foreword by John Mellencamp ; afterword by Kid Rock


Michigan women firsts and founders by Rachel Brett Harley and Betty MacDowell


Soapy: a biography of G. Mennen Williams by Thomas J. Noer


The most dangerous man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the fate of American labor by Nelson Lichtenstein


Chrysler: the life and times of an automotive genius by Vincent Curcio


First ladies of Michigan by Willah Weddon


Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex


The sweetness of freedom: stories of immigrants by Stephen Garr Ostrander & Martha Aladjem Bloomfield


Heart soul Detroit: conversations on the Motor City by photographs by Jenny Risher ; edited by Matt Lee ; forewords by Lee Iacocca & Lily Tomlin ; afterword by Veronica Webb


Lewis Cass and the politics of moderation by Willard Carl Klunder