Featured Books thru June 18

Detroit City of Champions

The Players Vol. 1 Joe Louis and the 1935 Detroit Tigers

By Charles C. Avison

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Detroit City of Champions

The Players: Vol. 2 The Lions, Red Wings and Other Champions of 1934

By Charles C. Avison

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Detroit Sports Consumer

A Magazine Celebrating the City of Champions Issue 1 - 2014

  This magazine is based upon one single belief: That Detroit is one of the most fascinating sports cities in the world and there is a wealth of information, stories, art and memorabilia which have no platform to be seen or heard.

This magazine is based upon one single belief: That Detroit is one of the most fascinating sports cities in the world and there is a wealth of information, stories, art and memorabilia which have no platform to be seen or heard.

Detroit City of Champions

The Story of the most Important Season in Detroit Sports History

By Charles C. Avison

  Detroit. 1935. In the midst of the worst economic crisis in the istory of the United States, one city had reason to celebrate. Joe Lewis, a young unknown boxer at the beginning of the year, would galvanize the sports world by the end of it. The Detroit Tigers, coming off a near World Series victory in 1934, would raise the city to new heights of frenzied excitement with their first title in 1935. Less than two months later, the Detroit Lions, playing in only their second season would bring home their first NFL crown, after an astonishing comeback in the final weeks of the regular season. But there would be more. The newly christened Detroit Rew Wings were at this very moment playing their way to the first Stanley Cup of their storied history. These stories and more told through the words of the people who lived it.

Detroit. 1935. In the midst of the worst economic crisis in the istory of the United States, one city had reason to celebrate. Joe Lewis, a young unknown boxer at the beginning of the year, would galvanize the sports world by the end of it. The Detroit Tigers, coming off a near World Series victory in 1934, would raise the city to new heights of frenzied excitement with their first title in 1935. Less than two months later, the Detroit Lions, playing in only their second season would bring home their first NFL crown, after an astonishing comeback in the final weeks of the regular season. But there would be more. The newly christened Detroit Rew Wings were at this very moment playing their way to the first Stanley Cup of their storied history. These stories and more told through the words of the people who lived it.

Black Baseball in Detroit

By Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller & Dick Clark

  Black Baseball in Detroit chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor City." From the aftermath of the First World War, through the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Great Depression, and through the 1950s, the history of the Negro Leagues parallels the history of Black America, from segregation to full inclusion. With the hiring of pioneers like Jackie Robinson by the major leagues came the end of the Negro Leagues, and the end of an era. You will meet the players--"Ghost" Marcell, "Cool Papa" Bell, "Bingo" DeMoss, and the great Norman "Turkey" Stearnes--who made this sport a vibrant and exciting part of the American landscape.

Black Baseball in Detroit chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor City." From the aftermath of the First World War, through the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Great Depression, and through the 1950s, the history of the Negro Leagues parallels the history of Black America, from segregation to full inclusion. With the hiring of pioneers like Jackie Robinson by the major leagues came the end of the Negro Leagues, and the end of an era. You will meet the players--"Ghost" Marcell, "Cool Papa" Bell, "Bingo" DeMoss, and the great Norman "Turkey" Stearnes--who made this sport a vibrant and exciting part of the American landscape.

Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit All Stars

The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933

By Richard Bak

  In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team. This groundbreaking analysis of Detroit's entry in the Negro National League brings to life a fascinating story of skill, pride, and perseverance.    As a charter member of Andrew "Rube" Foster's National Negro League, the Detroit Stars quickly evolved into an integral part of black culture. From the team's beginning in 1919 to its demise in 1933, the Stars offered Detroit's black community entertainment and a short respite from the hardships of daily life. Moreover, the Detroit Stars represented a rare example of successful black entrepreneurship.    The greatest Star of them all was Norman "Turkey" Stearnes, the brilliant longball-hitting center fielder. Stearnes established virtually all of the team's individual and career records during his nine seasons with Detroit.

In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team. This groundbreaking analysis of Detroit's entry in the Negro National League brings to life a fascinating story of skill, pride, and perseverance.

As a charter member of Andrew "Rube" Foster's National Negro League, the Detroit Stars quickly evolved into an integral part of black culture. From the team's beginning in 1919 to its demise in 1933, the Stars offered Detroit's black community entertainment and a short respite from the hardships of daily life. Moreover, the Detroit Stars represented a rare example of successful black entrepreneurship.

The greatest Star of them all was Norman "Turkey" Stearnes, the brilliant longball-hitting center fielder. Stearnes established virtually all of the team's individual and career records during his nine seasons with Detroit.

Hank Greenberg in 1938

Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War

By Ron Kaplan

   Hank Greenberg in 1938  chronicles the events of 1938, both on the baseball diamond and the streets of Europe. As Greenberg’s bat had him on course for Babe Ruth’s home run record, Hitler’s “Final Solution” was beginning to take shape. Jews across the US, worried about the issues overseas, looked to Greenberg as a symbol of hope. Though normally hesitant to speak about the anti-Semitism he dealt with, the slugger still knew the role he was playing for so many of his people, saying “I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting one against Hitler.”

Hank Greenberg in 1938 chronicles the events of 1938, both on the baseball diamond and the streets of Europe. As Greenberg’s bat had him on course for Babe Ruth’s home run record, Hitler’s “Final Solution” was beginning to take shape. Jews across the US, worried about the issues overseas, looked to Greenberg as a symbol of hope. Though normally hesitant to speak about the anti-Semitism he dealt with, the slugger still knew the role he was playing for so many of his people, saying “I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting one against Hitler.”

They Call Me Pudge

My Life Playing the Game I Love

By Ivan Rodriguez with Jeff Sullivan

  With 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Gloves, a Most Valuable Player Award, and, of course, a World Series ring, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has more than earned his spot in Cooperstown as one of the best Major League catchers of all time. In  They Call Me Pudge , Rodriguez tells the story of his unforgettable baseball journey, from signing his first professional contract as a 16 year-old in Puerto Rico, to his years in Texas, Detroit, and beyond, to the World Series stage in Miami, and behind the doors of the Texas Rangers front office. Rodriguez's accomplishments, his teammates, and his biggest challenges all receive time in the spotlight in this refreshing memoir of a life and Hall-of-Fame career.

With 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Gloves, a Most Valuable Player Award, and, of course, a World Series ring, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has more than earned his spot in Cooperstown as one of the best Major League catchers of all time. In They Call Me Pudge, Rodriguez tells the story of his unforgettable baseball journey, from signing his first professional contract as a 16 year-old in Puerto Rico, to his years in Texas, Detroit, and beyond, to the World Series stage in Miami, and behind the doors of the Texas Rangers front office. Rodriguez's accomplishments, his teammates, and his biggest challenges all receive time in the spotlight in this refreshing memoir of a life and Hall-of-Fame career.

Tales from the Detroit Tigers Dugout

A Collection of the Greatest Tigers Stories Ever Told

By Jack Ebling

  The Detroit Tigers Old English "D" is one of the most recognized symbols in sports. A team rich with legends and history, the Tigers have endured in the hearts of fans and continue to up the ante of competition against rivals like the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.    Now fans of this indomitable franchise can relive the passion and excitement that has come to define the Tigers in this newly updated edition of  Tales from the Detroit Tigers Dugout . Veteran sportswriter Jack Ebling brings to life a vision of what drives the Detroit Tigers franchise. Ebling highlights baseball stars, managers, and games that have come to define the Tigers over the years. Readers will experience the excitement of four World Championships, five other World Series appearances, and so much more.

The Detroit Tigers Old English "D" is one of the most recognized symbols in sports. A team rich with legends and history, the Tigers have endured in the hearts of fans and continue to up the ante of competition against rivals like the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

Now fans of this indomitable franchise can relive the passion and excitement that has come to define the Tigers in this newly updated edition of Tales from the Detroit Tigers Dugout. Veteran sportswriter Jack Ebling brings to life a vision of what drives the Detroit Tigers franchise. Ebling highlights baseball stars, managers, and games that have come to define the Tigers over the years. Readers will experience the excitement of four World Championships, five other World Series appearances, and so much more.


More June Featured Books

The Peace Makers

Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

By Bruce W. Jentleson

  In the twentieth century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the twenty-first-century global agenda? Those questions are at the heart of  The Peacemakers , a kind of global edition of John F. Kennedy’s  Profiles in Courage . 

In the twentieth century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the twenty-first-century global agenda? Those questions are at the heart of The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage

Black Soundscapes White Stages

The Meaning of Francophone Sound in the Black Atlantic

By Edwin C. Hill, Jr. 

   Black Soundscapes White Stages  explores the role of sound in understanding the African Diaspora on both sides of the Atlantic, from the City of Light to the islands of the French Antilles. From the writings of European travelers in the seventeenth century to short-wave radio transmissions in the early twentieth century, Edwin C. Hill Jr. uses music, folk song, film, and poetry to listen for the tragic  cri nègre .

Black Soundscapes White Stages explores the role of sound in understanding the African Diaspora on both sides of the Atlantic, from the City of Light to the islands of the French Antilles. From the writings of European travelers in the seventeenth century to short-wave radio transmissions in the early twentieth century, Edwin C. Hill Jr. uses music, folk song, film, and poetry to listen for the tragic cri nègre.

Dancing with the Gods

Reflections in Life and Art

By Kent Nerburn

  When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubts and yearnings of his own youth. From struggles with money and the bitterness of rejection, to spiritual questions of inspiration and authenticity,  Dancing With the Gods  offers insight, solace and courage to help young artists on the winding road to artistic fulfilment. Tender and joyous, it is a celebration of art's power to transform the darkest of human experience and give voice to the grandest of human hopes.

When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubts and yearnings of his own youth. From struggles with money and the bitterness of rejection, to spiritual questions of inspiration and authenticity, Dancing With the Gods offers insight, solace and courage to help young artists on the winding road to artistic fulfilment. Tender and joyous, it is a celebration of art's power to transform the darkest of human experience and give voice to the grandest of human hopes.

Modern Art

By Amy Dempsey

  The first in a new series of essential introductions to art,  Modern Art  guides the reader through individual movements from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of Modernism, the postwar New Disorder, and beyond.

The first in a new series of essential introductions to art, Modern Art guides the reader through individual movements from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of Modernism, the postwar New Disorder, and beyond.

The Business of Design

Balancing Creativity and Profitability

By Keith Granet

  For thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book,  The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability , Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive.  The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability  provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. 

For thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book, The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. 


More June Featured Books

Still Waters

The Secret World of Lakes

By Curt Stager

  More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

Rising Dispatches from the New American Shore

By Elizabeth Rush

  Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant―and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In this highly original work of lyrical reportage, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area.

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant―and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In this highly original work of lyrical reportage, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area.

The Gulf

The Making of An American Sea

By Jack E. Davis

  Illuminating America’s political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf’s fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation.

Illuminating America’s political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf’s fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation.

Strangers in Their Own Land

By Arlie Russell Hochschild

  When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers’ group guide at the back of the book.

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers’ group guide at the back of the book.

Cocktails Across America

A Postcard View of Cocktail Culture in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s

By Diane Lapis & Anne Peck-Davis

  With over 50 vintage cocktail recipes (including several modern twists), fascinating historical vignettes, and more than 150 pieces of vintage ephemera, you will be transported to an era of unbridled indulgence and distinct glamour.  The book holds 150 color illustrations.

With over 50 vintage cocktail recipes (including several modern twists), fascinating historical vignettes, and more than 150 pieces of vintage ephemera, you will be transported to an era of unbridled indulgence and distinct glamour.  The book holds 150 color illustrations.


Featured Books for Young Readers!

The Kid’s Guide to Birds of Michigan

  Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Michigan Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for decades. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Michigan features 86 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use. 

Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Michigan Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for decades. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Michigan features 86 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use. 

Fun Facts, Activities and 86 Birds

By Stan Tekiela

Evolution of Babies

By Chris Ferrie and Cara Florence

  Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

What is Light?

By Markette Sheppard, Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson

  Lyrical text and crisp, cheerful illustrations illuminate What Is Light?, each page revealing the sparkle found in a child’s simple but extraordinary world. Young readers will enjoy discovering the special glow in everything from nature to the smiles of loved ones. The light revealed on the final page makes a fitting finale for this sweet, bright tale. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.

Lyrical text and crisp, cheerful illustrations illuminate What Is Light?, each page revealing the sparkle found in a child’s simple but extraordinary world. Young readers will enjoy discovering the special glow in everything from nature to the smiles of loved ones. The light revealed on the final page makes a fitting finale for this sweet, bright tale. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.



  We have limited copies of the New York Times Sunday Edition! Please contact us early to reserve your copy.     Call us at  (313) 832-1155  or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.

We have limited copies of the New York Times Sunday Edition! Please contact us early to reserve your copy.

Call us at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.


Still In Demand

   Detroit Resurgent  by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk     Detroit Resurgent  explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

Detroit Resurgent by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk

Detroit Resurgent explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

   A Detroit Anthology    Edited by Anna Clark

A Detroit Anthology Edited by Anna Clark