Detroit Free Press

Two UMP titles named 2013 Michigan Notable Books

by Emily January 2, 2013

Last week, the Library of Michigan announced the 2013 Michigan Notable Books. Two of the twenty Notables were published by the University of Michigan Press: The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It by William Rapai, and The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics by Don Faber. Selected from two hundred nominated titles, the 2013 Michigan Notable Books, the Detroit Free Press notes, “spotlight stories from the Great Lakes State or were written by Michigan-connected authors.” The Free Press also states that the selections were made by a committee comprised of […]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes named America’s ‘most beautiful place;’ UM Press author responds

by University of Michigan Press August 23, 2011

George Weeks is author of Sleeping Bear: Yesterday and Today. He writes: A national Web site survey by ABC-TV’s Good Morning America show recently declared Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore the “Most Beautiful Place in America.” Its nearly 100,000 votes edged out Cape Cod in Massachusetts and other places in California, Colorado, Arizona and elsewhere. The story was later picked up by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said, “It’s great that a park… a little off the beaten track in northern Michigan, is being recognized for its exceptional beauty.” Beyond the sweeping […]

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Kwame Kilpatrick, Disgraced Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced: Detroit Still Governed by Old-School Politics of Race?

by kris bishop May 25, 2010

The Urban Voter: Group Conflict and Mayoral Voting Behavior in American Cities by Karen M. Kaufmann New analysis of mayoral politics reveals the crucial role of racial interests in local voting. Exploring 35 years of public opinion data from mayoral elections in New York and Los Angeles, Karen M. Kaufmann shows how perceptions of interracial conflict can outweigh party attachments and political ideologies in local elections. Her incisive analysis accounts for the Republican victories of the 1990s in overwhelmingly Democratic cities, as well as the “liberal revivals” that followed. The Urban Voter highlights critical interactions between government institutions, local economies, and […]

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