Regional Studies

Painted Turtle Series

Named after Michigans state reptile, Painted Turtle publishes books on regional topics of cultural and historical interest for a general readership.

Regional Studies Categories: Regional Studies, Art & Architecture, Detroit, History, Literature, Science, Automotive History, Maritime History, Young Readers

Regional Studies Series: Detroit Biography Series for Young Readers, Great Lakes Books Series, Painted Turtle Series

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1  Travelin' Man

Travelin' Man
On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

By Tom Weschler and Gary Graff
With a Foreword by John Mellencamp
and an Afterword by Kid Rock
Published October 2009
$27.95t (Cloth) - 9780814334591

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

2 A Motor City Year

A Motor City Year
By John Sobczak
With a Foreword by Jeff Daniels
Published October 2009
$39.95t (Cloth) - 9780814334102

Photographs of the unique people, places, and events that make up a year in the life of Metropolitan Detroit.

3 The Slasher Killings

The Slasher Killings
A Canadian Sex-Crime Panic, 1945-1946

By Patrick Brode
Published October 2009
$22.95t (Paper) - 9780814334485

Examines the postwar Windsor slasher killings and the social consequences of the public paranoia that followed.

4  Up the Rouge!

Up the Rouge!
Paddling Detroit's Hidden River

Text by Joel Thurtell
Photographs by Patricia Beck
Published April 2009
$34.95t (Paper) - 9780814334256

Chronicles in words and pictures a five-day trip made by two Detroit Free Press journalists up the abused Rouge River in metro Detroit.

5 The Guardian Building

The Guardian Building
Cathedral of Finance

By James W. Tottis
Published 2008
$50.00L (Cloth) - 9780814333853

Detailed photographic history of the Union Trust Building, now known as the Guardian Building, one of the architectural gems of Detroit’s skyline.

6  It Was All Right

It Was All Right
Mitch Ryder's Life in Music

By James A. Mitchell
With a Foreword by Mitch Ryder
Published 2008
$24.95L (Cloth) - 9780814333372

The story of Detroit rock icon Mitch Ryder’s life in the context of the many changes in popular music, politics, and American culture since the 1960s.

7  Amos Walker's Detroit

Amos Walker's Detroit
By Loren D. Estleman
Photographed by Monte Nagler
Published 2007
$34.95L (Cloth) - 9780814333570

A photographic tour of famous and infamous Detroit-area locations from Loren D. Estleman’s popular Amos Walker series of detective novels.

8  Sonny Sez!

Sonny Sez!
Legends, Yarns, and Downright Truths

By Sonny Eliot
Drawings by Draper Jill
Edited by Stanley D. Williams
Foreword by Dick Guindon
Published 2007
$14.95L (Paper) - 9780814333358

A charming collection of wit and wisdom from Detroit personality Sonny Eliot, fully illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Draper Hill.

9  Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots
Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project

Published 2007
$60.00L (Cloth) - 9780814333204

A collection of varied reflections on the Heidelberg Project, a Detroit art installation that has garnered international acclaim and has been the focus of local controversy.

10  A Woman at War

A Woman at War
Marlene Dietrich Remembered

Edited by J. David Riva
Published 2006
$50.00L (Cloth) - 9780814332498

An unprecedented look at the life of cultural icon Marlene Dietrich that brings together firsthand accounts, remembrances, and anecdotes with pictorial and historical documentation.

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