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October 20, 2011 

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Thursday, October 20
Wayne State University Press will host the exhibit hall at the 2011 North American Labor History Conference in the McGregor Conference Center on campus, October 20 through October 22. 

Wednesday, October 26
Ghost Writers contributors Keith Taylor and Elizabeth Kostova will read as part of the Sixth Annual Vampire's Ball, a fundraiser for Food Gatherers 

Wednesday, October 26
Richard Bak will be speak about his new book, Detroitland: A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past at the Delta Township Public Library (5130 Davenport Drive) in Lansing, MI at 6:30pm.

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Thursday, October 27 
Third Annual Zombie Night at Schuler Books! There will be games like Zombie Twister and Zombie Bowling, and authors on hand with a ghost-story space featuring Elizabeth Kostova, Keith Taylor, and Elizabeth Schmuhl, who will read their stories from Ghost Writers

Friday, October 28
Keith Taylor, Steve Amick, Anne-Marie Oomen, and Laura Thomas will read from Ghost Writers at Brilliant Books (305 St Joseph St.) in Sutton's Bay at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 29
Keith Taylor, Steve Amick, Anne-Marie Oomen, and Laura Thomas will read from Ghost Writers at Horizon Books (243 East Front St.) in Traverse City from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

November 19 
The Susanne Hilberry Gallery will celebrate the launch an exhibit of Robert Wilbert's work that runs from November 5th through December 31st.

Monday, November 7 
Michael Heffernan, author of At the Bureau of Divine Music will read and sign books at Oakland University from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Banquet Room of the Oakland Center.

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Monday, November 7 
Judith Brin Ingber, author of Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance, will speak about her book at Temple Beth Tikvah (12411 Park Shadows Trail, Houston, TX, 77058) in Clear Lake at 7:30 PM. 

Tuesday, November 8 
After Tippecanoe Symposium at the Detroit Historical Museum, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 8 
Judith Brin Ingber, author of Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance, will speak about her book at The Houston Jewish Community Center (5601 S. Braeswood Houston, TX 77096-3907) at 6:15 pm. Call (713) 729-3200 for more information.

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Wednesday, November 9
Ellen Steinberg, author of Learning to Cook in 1898: A Chicago Culinary Memoir will speak at the Lorenzo Cultural Center (44575 Garfield Road, Clintown Township, MI) at 11:00 am as part of their fall exhibit, Michigan's Harvest: Food, Farming and Community.

Sunday, November 13 
Judith Brin Ingber, author of Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance, will speak about her book at The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on November 13th, 2011, at 4:30 PM.

Wednesday, November 16 
Anthony J. Yanik will speak about The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial (32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms) at 7:00 pm. 

Saturday, November 19 
Wayne State University Press will sell books at the Automotive Author's Book Fair at the Skillman branch of the Detroit Public Library (121 Gratiot, Detroit) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 20 
Richard Bak, author of Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground, will speak about his book at the Livonia Public Library (5 Mile and Farmington Road) at 2:00 p.m.

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Sunday, November 20 
Judith Brin Ingber, editor of Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance, will speak about her book and signing copies at the National Museum of American Jewish History (South Independence Mall, East Philadelphia, PA 19106) at 3:00 pm.   

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In this issue:
Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them
The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812
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Ghost Writers: Us Haunting them
taylor cover For Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them editors Keith Taylor and Laura Kasischke asked twelve of the state's most well-known and award-winning writers to submit new stories on one subject: ghosts. The resulting collection is a satisfying mix of tales; some are true stories written by non-believers, while others are clearly fiction and can be funny, bittersweet, spooky, or sinister.

Ghosts in these stories have a wide range of motivations and cause a variety of consequences. In some cases, they seem to dwell in one person's consciousness, as in Steve Amick's "Not Even Lions and Tigers," and other times they demonstrate their presence with tangible evidence, as in Laura Hulthen Thomas's "Bones on Bois Blanc." Spirits sometimes appear in order to communicate something important to the living, as in James Hynes's "Backseat Driver" and Lolita Hernandez's "Making Bakes," to change the course of events, as in Anne-Marie Oomen's "Bitchathane," or to cause characters to look inside themselves, as in Elizabeth Schmuhl's "Belief." All share Michigan as a setting, bringing history and a sense of place to the eerie collection.

Ghost Writers is on sale for 30% off until Nov. 15 when you shop on our website! We're also taking 30% of another Halloween favorite: Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground by Richard Bak. Enter the code OCT1 at checkout to save on either title.
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The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812
yanik cover The focus of the opening campaign of the War of 1812 was Detroit, a location the War Department considered one of the significant launching points for the invasion of Canada. Detroit's surrender only two months after the declaration of war shocked the nation and led to the court-martial of Brigadier General William Hull. Hull was sentenced to death--the only commanding general ever to receive such a sentence in U.S. military history--and has been vilified by many historians for his decision to surrender. In The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull, author Anthony J. Yanik reconsiders Hull's abrupt surrender and the general's defense that the decision was based on sound humanitarian grounds.

Yanik begins by tracing the political roots of the War of 1812 and giving readers an idea of what life was like in the tiny frontier settlement of Detroit in the years leading up to the war. He moves on to Hull's appointment as brigadier general and the assembly of the North Western Army in the summer of 1812, culminating in their arduous journey to Detroit and botched invasion of Canada. Yanik then details Hull's surrender and its repercussions for Detroit, including life under British rule and the eventual recapture of Detroit by American forces. Yanik also probes the general's court-martial for cowardice in 1814, arguing that a close examination of the testimony of the witnesses, an analysis of Hull's defense, and a review of the actual events themselves raise many questions about the credibility of the verdict that was issued.

Join Anthony Yanik and other scholars at the After Tippecanoe Symposium at the Detroit Historical Museum on Tuesday, November 8. The event will examine the war from many angles and is sponsored by the Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.


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Award news: a 2011 State History Award for The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights and a 2011 Heldt Prize from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies for In Her Hands by Eliyana Adler


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