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November 21, 2011 

Upcoming Events!


Tuesday, November 29
Join the Wayne State University Alumni Association for a discussion on how public safety drives economic development, featuring Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee and Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt. The lectures will begin at 12:00 pm at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium (WSU Law School, 471 W. Palmer). For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 313-577-2300

Saturday, December 3
Wayne State University Press will sell a selection of specially-priced books during Noel Night 2011. For more information and a complete list of events planned for this year's celebration, please visit the website.

Wednesday, December 7
Keith Taylor, Eileen Pollack, Steve Amick, Lolita Hernandez, Kelly Fordon, and Laura Thomas from Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them will participate in an author's forum event at Harlan Hatcher Library on UM's Central Campus from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7
Anthony Yanik, author of The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull, will speak about his book at the Dearborn Historical Museum in the McFadden-Ross House (915 Brady Street, Dearborn, MI 48124)  at 7:30 pm.

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Thursday, December 8
Richard Bak, author of Detroitland: A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past, and Tim Kiska, author of A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television News, will speak about their books and sign copies at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield) in Oak Park at 7:00 pm. Please call (248) 968-1190 for more information.

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Sunday, December 18 - Tuesday, December 20
Wayne State University Press will attend and display books at the annual Association of Jewish Studies conference in Washington, DC.

Saturday, December 31
Last day to fund
Detroit's Historic Places of Worship on Kickstarter!


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In this issue:
Be a Part of Detroit's Historic Places of Worship
2011 Holiday Book Sale
New Jewish Studies Books
Make a Gift!
Be a Part of Detroit's Historic Places of Worship
churches After nearly twenty years and the dedicated work of three authors, Detroit's Historic Places of Worship, a full color book of beautiful and historically significant Detroit churches, is almost ready to print. Due to the high price of printing and promoting the book, our authors have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover some of the costs.

Meet authors Marla Collum and Barbara Krueger and learn more about the project here!

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that allows many individuals to contribute in small amounts to a creative project. Those who pledge money are rewarded with a variety of special incentives, based on the amount they give. BUT unless a project reaches its "goal" amount by the deadline selected, it will not receive any of the pledges! Marla and Barbara's goal is $10,000 and their deadline is December 31, 2011. We hope you will consider making a donation in any amount to help them reach their goal. You can also share this campaign with your friends and family by visiting our facebook page.

2011 Holiday Book Sale
holidayJust in time for your holiday shopping, visit our website and save on ALL of our titles! The more you buy, the more you save. Orders placed by end of day on Friday, December 16, 2011 will be guaranteed to ship and arrive by December 23, 2011.

Enter the following codes at checkout to receive your discount:

Buy                     Offer                 Code
1-5 books            30% off             H105
6-9 books            35% off             H109
10+ books           40% off             H10X
                        + free shipping    

You can also order by phone at (800) 978-7323 or at our offices at 4809 Woodward. Also, don't forget to come see us at Noel Night, December 3 in Midtown Detroit! We will be selling a selection of gift books at sale prices in the basement of the Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth. For a full list of Noel Night activities, please visit their website.

 New Jewish Studies Books

As we get ready to attend the annual Association for Jewish Studies meeting, we have three new Jewish studies titles in our warehouse!

Max Lilienthal: The Making of the American Rabbinate by  

Bruce L. Ruben

Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.      


 Holy Dissent: Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe edited by Glenn Dynner with a foreword by Moshe Rosman

Brings together highly regarded scholars of Jewish and Christian mysticism in Eastern Europe to analyze the overlap of mysticism in the two religions.


The Waning of Emancipation: Jewish History, Memory, and the Rise of Fascism in Germany, France, and Hungary by Guy Miron

Explores the role of public memory and images of the past in the Jewish communities of Germany, France, and Hungary as they faced changing political and social conditions.    


Make a Gift!
giving buttonPlease consider making an end-of-year gift to support the WSU Press. We rely on your contributions to keep our publishing program relevant and compelling. Click the button above to donate and choose "University Press Fund" from the drop-down menu under Schools and Colleges.

If you have any questions about making a gift, please contact Kate Baker, WSU Press Director of Development.

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Sarah Murphy
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