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1 1999 University Of Michigan Football Yearbook
No Publisher Listed. 1999 Softcover Very Good+ 
Pages are clean and tight. Cover has photo of Coach Lloyd Carr. Includes a complete list of the 1999 player roster, as well as information on the coaches, the list of scheduled games, and pretty much anything and everything all of you Wolverine football fans could want to know. Also has advertising in the booklet. Scarce to find this title. Oversized. ; Photographs; 8 1/4 x 11; 100 pages; Cover has light edge wear and rubbing, small chip at top of spine, very small nick on front. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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2 African Images: Art & Ornament An Exhibition Organized by Graduate Students in the Museum Practice Program
Ann Arbor, Michigan Univerity of Michigan 1981 0912303239 / 9780912303239 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with b/w photos and maps. This is the catalogue to an exhibition in the University of Michigan Museum of Art: April 3-August 9, 1981. The sections are: Western Sudan; Guinea Coast; African Textiles; Southeastern Nigeria and the Cameroons; Equatorial Forest and Savannah Grasslands; Eastern and Southern Africa. ; B&W Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; 68 pages; Cover has some edge wear, rubbing, scuffing, bumping; piece of tape residue on spine. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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3 CNA: A Century Of Commitment: 1897/1997
Chicago CNA 1997 First Edition (?) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Cover is red with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this large, American insurance company. Illustrated with dozens of color and b/w photos. Sections are: 1897-1920: CNA: The Foundation; 1920-1950: New Risks: New Business; 1950-1964: Insuring Post-War America; 1964-1997: Changing Times: New Leadership. Very oversized; 6#. ; Photographs; 10 1/4 x 11; 220 pages; Cover has light bumping and sunning. DJ has light shelfwear and rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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4 Culinary counterpoint Detroit Symphony Orchestra Cookbook
Detroit, MI Detroit Symphony League] 1983 0961134801 / 9780961134808 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Karen Romeyn 
B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6.40 X 1.40 inches; 432 pages; Soft cover has black plastic comb binding. Pages are clean and tight. No food spatter or sticky fingerprints. Paper covers have some rubbing and scuffing. A very nice collection of recipes for every part of the meal. The foreword is by Conductor Laureate Antal Dorati. The DSO performed the first concert of its first subscription season at 8: 00 on Monday, Dec. 19, 1887 at the Detroit Opera House. ...In 1989, following a 20-year rescue and restoration effort, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returned to Orchestra Hall. Bon Appetit! ! ! 
Price: 19.50 USD
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5 Dodge Military Vehicles Collection No. 1 1940-1945
England Brooklands Books 1980 0946489270 / 9780946489275 Paperback New 
B&W Illustrations; 70 pages; Soft cover has a red spine with white lettering. Cover and pages still tight and crisp. Lavishly illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and charts. Drawings of markings of misc. Dodge vehicles. Dodge and Chrysler were big suppliers of military vehicles during World War II; to this day they make tanks, 'Tank Command' is in greater Metro Detroit. The equipment made included the 'Battle Wagon' and 'Fighting Trucks.' an important part of 'The Arsenal of Democracy' during the war, as was most of the greater Detroit area. These were used in Asia as well as in America and Europe. 
Price: 36.75 USD
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6 Golf Society Of The US, Member Directory, 1999
White Plains, NY Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. 1999 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Hardcover is glazed boards. Blue spine with white lettering. Grey and white monochrome illustrated endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Member Listings are in two sections: Biographical and Geographical. Oversized, 4#. ; 8 3/4 x 11 1/4; xv, 768 pages; Cover has light shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, faint 1/4" mark on spine. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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7 Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
Motown Records 2001 Audio CD New 
5.55 X 4.97 X 0.54 inches; New, sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. Run time of 33.26 minutes. Has a dozen of Motown's most distinctive tracks from the '60s, including the Temptations' "My Girl," the Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) ," the Supremes' "Baby Love," and the Miracles' "Shop Around." Songs from Mary Wells, Martha & the Vandellas, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Contours, and Marvin Gaye round out the collection. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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8 Shared Moments A Journey through Time--DVD Included
Gaithersburg, MD Benzie Area Historical Society 2007 1932433910 / 9781932433913 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 9 1/2 x 12 x 1/2; x, 289 pages; Hard cover is black with silver lettering on front and spine. This is a NEW book. Laid in are a thank you card from the Historical Society. Inside back cover is clear pocket with DVD of 'Camp Days at Crystal Lake'. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has sticker on front saying 'DVD included'. DJ in mylar cover. Benzie County is located in the NW of the lower peninsula, south of Traverse City, on Lake Michigan. Lavishly illustrated with 100+ b/w photographs. 2 page map of area from 1837 at front of book. "The Benzie Area Historical Society seeks to educate the public about the Benzie area, its people, and its history through exhibits at the museum and programs throughout the area. The Benzie Area Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Society, collects and preservers artifacts, photos, and stories about our past. The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites". Oversized, 5#. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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9 Thomson-Shore's Cookin'
Dexter, MI Thomson-Shore N.D. First Edition (?) Paperback Very Good+ 
Favorite Recipes From Our Employees Series; 6 X 9; 174 pages; Soft cover has a white spine with blue lettering. Light rubbing/bumping to covers. Rear cover and several pages have crease in the bottom corner. Pages are clean and tight. No sticky finger prints, or food splatters. No publishing date, but probably from the 1980s. Thomson-Shore, Inc. Operates as a book publishing, production, and distribution company, located in Dexter, Michigan, not too far from Ann Arbor and Detroit. 
Price: 12.25 USD
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10 Albom, Mitch Live Albom The Best of Detroit Free Press Sports Columnist Mitch Albom
Detroit, MI Detroit Free Press 1988 0937247065 / 9780937247068 First Edition (?) Paperback Near Fine 
8.80 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 294 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED MERRY XMAS! ! ENJOY---. Soft cover has grey spine with white lettering. Signed by author on half title page "Merry X-mas! Enjoy--Mitch Albom". Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Albom rose to fame here, in Detroit, with his award winning columns. I always look forward to reading them in the Detroit Free Press. "During his years in Detroit he became one of the most award-winning sports writers of his era; he was named best sports columnist in the nation a record 13 times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and won best feature writing honors from that same organization a record seven times. No other writer has received the award more than once. He has won more than 200 other writing honors from organizations..." In additon to his sport columns, he's a noted author of other genre titles, as well as a playwright. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.75 USD
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11 Alexander, Richard D Teaching Yourself to Train Your Horse Simplicity, Consistency, and Common Sense from Foal to Comfortable Riding Horse
No Place Woodlane Farm Books 2001 0971231400 / 9780971231405 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Andrew F. Richards 
Photographs; 11.10 X 8.50 X 1 inches; xiv, 256 pages; Hard cover is glazed boards. White spine with blue lettering. Cover has light rubbing/scuffing/bumping; light red stain on edge of 189-242; does not obtrude into text or pictures. Pages are heavy, glazed paper. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs. Except for side stain, the pages are clean and tight. An exceptionally well thought out and explained book on horse training, from first to finished. 3 appendices. "Richard has interacted with horses and horse people for virtually his entire life. His father was placing him on the backs of horses before he could walk. One of his early vivid memories is of a scary spill, at age 5 or 6, off a fast galloping pony. A few years later he was harnessing and handling in the field his own team of work horses. Until his parents found out, he was breaking to ride not only the young work horses but the feeder cattle as well. His first experiences as a trainer were teaching tricks to a pony 65 years ago and gentling and starting two riding horses for a great uncle 60 years ago. The first 50 years of his adult life were spent as an academic biologist, trying to understand the behavior of animals and humans. He is a 35-year continuous breeder of American Quarter Horses and still starts the young horses bred and reared on the Michigan farm that he and Lorrie have operated for 37 of their 59 shared years. He is author or editor of a dozen books.. In his earlier life he was for 43 years a University of Michigan biology professor. He is a medalist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, past president of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, and the Animal Behavior Society’s Animal Behaviorist of the Year: 2002. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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12 Alexander, Richard D. Playin' Cowboy The Coontail Blue and Other Horse Tales
Manchester, MI Woodlane Farm Books 2006 0971231443 / 9780971231443 First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket Illustrated by Richard Alexander 
B&W Illustrations; 9 x 11 x 1 1/4; xii, 321 pages; SIGNED BY AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ON TITLE PAGE. Blue hardcover has gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has faint rubbing; in a mylar cover. Extensively illustrated by the author with charming b/w drawings from many disciplines of riding. "...lifetime accumulation of stories, essays, verses, songs and drawings...There are serious and sad stories that may elicit a tear, light-hearted ones likely to make the reader chuckle, and acounts of famous horses and horse events..." oversized, 4#. Scarce and delightful title that any horseperson will appreciate. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 37.75 USD
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13 Allen, Kevin Mr. & Mrs. Hockey: Signed Copy A Tribute to the Sport's Greatest Couple
Wayne, MI Immortal Investments Publishing 2004 0972363718 / 9780972363716 Hard Cover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
SIGNED BY MR. & MRS. GORDIE HOWE, with an inscription. Hard cover is red with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with dozens of color and b/w photographs. Foreword by Mike & Marian Ilitch, the longtime owners of the Detroit Red Wings [although not during the Howe era]. Howe is such an institution, a true 'Living Legend' in Detroit, that the name 'Mr. Hockey' is copyrighted. When Howe played for the Red Wings, it was at the now leveled Olympia Stadium. "Howe was an ambidextrous player, able to use the straight sticks of his era to shoot left or right-handed. He received his first taste of pro experience at fifteen years old ...A year later, he was noticed by Detroit Red Wings scout Fred Pinckney. He was signed by the Red Wings and assigned to their junior team, the Galt Red Wings... In 1945, however, he was promoted to the Omaha Knights of the minor professional United States Hockey League (USHL) , where he scored 48 points in 51 games as a seventeen-year-old. While playing in Omaha, Frank Selke of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization noticed that Howe was not properly listed as Red Wings property. Having a good relationship with Detroit coach Jack Adams, he notified Adams of the clerical error and Howe was quickly put on the team's protected list. Signing with the Red Wings for his first season...Howe made his NHL debut in 1946 at the age of 18, playing right wing for the Detroit Red Wings, #9 which he would wear for the rest of his career; and which is one of the few retired Red Wings player's numbers. Howe quickly established himself as a great goal scorer and a gifted playmaker with a willingness to fight. In fact, he fought so often in his rookie season to the point that he was told by coach Jack Adams, "I know you can fight. Now can you show me you can play hockey?" The hockey term, Gordie Howe hat trick, which includes a goal, an assist, and a fight, was coined after Howe in reference to his penchant for fighting. Using his great physical strength, he was able to dominate the opposition in a career that spanned five decades. In a feat unsurpassed by any hockey player, Gordie Howe finished in the top five in scoring for twenty straight seasons. Although famous as #9 during his long career, 18-year old Gordon Howe actually wore #17 throughout his rookie season with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946–47. Howe led Detroit to four Stanley Cups and to first place in regular season play for seven consecutive years (1948–49 to 1955–56) , a feat never equaled in NHL history. During this time Howe and his linemates, Sid Abel and Ted Lindsay, were known collectively as "The Production Line", both for their scoring and as an allusion to Detroit auto factories. The trio dominated the league in such a fashion that in 1949–50, they finished one-two-three in league scoring. Howe had been in his prime during a defensive era, the 1940s and 1950s, when scoring was difficult and checking was tight. " Growing up in a sports loving Detroit family, heard many a tale of Howe and his amazing hockey abilities, from family and neighbors. A great piece of Detroit and sports history. ; Photographs; 1.1 x 9.2 x 6 Inches; xviii, 265+ pages; Hardcover has minor shelf wear and bumping. Missing DJ. ; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 16.75 USD
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What It Means to Be a Red Wing  Detroit's Greatest Players Talk about Detroit Hockey, Allen, Kevin &  Art Regner &  Steve Yzerman
14 Allen, Kevin & Art Regner & Steve Yzerman What It Means to Be a Red Wing Detroit's Greatest Players Talk about Detroit Hockey
Chicago Triumph Books 2006 1572438851 / 9781572438859 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 8.50 X 1.30 inches; xiv, 322 pages; INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR ART REGNER opposite title page. Ard cover is glazed boards. White spine with red lettering. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. DJ has slight rubbing; in a mylar cover. Illutrated with b/w photographs. "The Detroit Red Wings first reached prominence in the mid-1930s, winning 2 straight Stanley Cups to establish themselves as the elite NHL franchise of the era...The Red Wings' history is as rich as that of any other franchise in the NHL, and it is through the hard work, sweat and determination of these players and coaches and scores of others that Detroit has become known as Hockeytown, USA". Art Regner is a sports radio broadcaster, author, and a columnist for Fox Sports Detroit blog who has been on the Detroit sports airwaves, for WDFN and WXYT, since the 1990s. Arguably the greatest hockey player of all time is Gordie Howe. He played with the Red Wings for 25 years, a 23 time All Star. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 63.75 USD
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15 Alumni Society Ann Arbor High School: Pioneer High School Alumni Directory 2002
No Place Alumni Society, Pioneer High School 2002 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 2; xvi, 657 pages; Hard cover has faint rubbing, bumping. Black spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. End papers list school clubs and athletic teams. Includes a chronology of Ann Arbor high schools, starting in 1856 to 2001. School song. The biographical section is alphabetically arranged. A few b/w photographs. Ann Arbor is home to the world renowned University of Michigan, drawing students and instructors from all across the country and world, leading to great diversity in the student bodies of the schools. A terrific reference source for researchers. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Hello Sparty!, Aryal, Aimee & Julie Reynolds
16 Aryal, Aimee & Julie Reynolds Hello Sparty!
Chantilly, CA Mascot Books Inc 2004 1932888012 / 9781932888010 Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Julie Reynolds 
Color ; 7 1/4 x 10 3/4; Unpaginated pages; Hard cover has light rubbing and bumping. White spine with green lettering. Green end papers, with vertical closed tear, 4" long, in rear one. Pages are clean and tight, not numbered, 21 pages. States 2007 printing. Lovely color pictures by Julie Reynolds. The mascot for MSU [Michigan State University] is a green Spartan. 'Follow Sparty arund the campus of MSU as he makes his way to Spartan Stadium for a football game.' MSU has a lovely, large campus in Lansing, MI. Great fun for Spartan fans of any and all ages. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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17 Bailey, Nancy Clifford of Drummond Island
Lincoln, NE iUniverse 2001 0595179509 / 9780595179503 Paperback New 
9.20 X 6.12 X 0.49 inches; xii, 159 pages; Soft cover has a black spine with white lettering. Michigan characters come in all shapes and species, including the talented and charming Clifford. Clifford is quite accomplished. He’s an abstract painter, a dancer and the subject of a published biography, and goes on statewide tours to spread the message of empathy. He also has four hooves and a tail. Clifford , also known as “Clifford of Drummond Island, ” is the Morgan horse owned, trained — and cherished — by Nancy J. Bailey, who also penned his biography of the same name. Clifford was a replacement for what she called the “perfect horse, ” Sharolyn, who died of a horse disease eight weeks after she acquired her. Soon afterward Bailey met a 2-year-old colt named Buckets who wasn’t exactly what she was looking for: He was a “mouthy chestnut colt. ” However, Bailey wanted a horse, and maybe it was better to get something different from the mare she mourned. Eventually Bailey gave Buckets the name Clifford after her great uncle, who had been a redhead, too, and whose descendants populating Drummond Island also were redheads. Thus began Bailey’s introduction into life with Clifford, also a relative neophyte to the human-horse experience. “I was new to horses, ” she said, “and he was new to the world. ”Clifford provided plenty of comic relief. Bailey’s dad and uncle once were working on a gazebo, digging postholes and other tasks. Clifford, according to Bailey, found the whole construction process fascinating. If he found a stray board lying anywhere, he’d pick up the board and move it. Another time, her dad and uncle were on hands and knees, looking down into a posthole, when Clifford joined in by lowering his head and checking out the posthole as well. A terrific true-life story of a special horse and the special woman who has helped him express himself. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Detroitland  A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past, Bak, Richard &  Columnist Neal Rubin
18 Bak, Richard & Columnist Neal Rubin Detroitland A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past
Detroit [?] Painted Turtle 2011 0814334997 / 9780814334997 Paperback Very Good+ 
Painted Turtle Series; B&W Illustrations; 10 X 7 X 0.80 inches; xi, 352 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, scuffing and bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight; pages are not cut at top. Illustrated with b/w pictures. 'WorldCatSummary: From The Books Back Cover: Welcome to Detroitland, where award-winning journalist Richard Bak brings to life episodes from roughly a century of Detroit's colorful history. Bak tackles familiar names like Frank Murphy, the Purple Gang, the Lone Ranger, "Potato Patch" Pingree, and Charles Lindbergh. He also introduces little-known Detroit characters like the Black Legion, Detroit's own version of the Ku Klux Klan: Jonny Miler, the man who walloped Joe Louis in the Brown Bomber's first-ever amateur fight; patrolman Ben Turpin, the terror of Black Bottom criminals; Sophie Lyons, legendary "Queen of the Underworld" and Detroit philanthropist; and Shorty Long, Brenda Holloway, the Velvelettes, and other forgotten Motown artists of the 60's'. Index. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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19 Baker, Rollin H Michigan Mammals
Detroit, MI Wayne State University Press 1983 0870132342 / 9780870132346 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover is brown, stitched binding, with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight. Exhaustively illustrated with 120 b/w figures, 6 color plates, 69 b/w maps, 20 tables; appendix; glossary; index. "The first comprehensive work on Michigan mammals to be published in 35 years, this meticulously documented study should be an indispensable addition to the literature of animal life....summarizes the dramatic post-glacial developments which contributed to modern Michigan's distinctive and varied environments---environments which profoundly influence mammalian diversity and distribution today. Of particular interest,...is the impact of the water barriers formed by the Upper Great Lakes drainage system and their isolating effect on certain species..." Very over sized and heavy; 6#. ; B & W and Color illustrations, maps and tables; 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 2; xx, 642 pages; Cover has slight bumping; stamped by printer in largish lettering, red ink on title page. DJ has light shelf wear, bumping; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 103.25 USD
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20 Ballentine, Christine D. A Brave Heart, A Broken Heart The Horse Everybody Wanted but Me
Attica, MI Door-A-Day Publishing 1996 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photos. Signed on title page by author 1997. As a young girl Christine Ballentine was the typical, horse crazy kid. Finally, when she was 9 , her parents got her a horse, Jerry. Jerry was nothing like the horse she'd fantasized about, but he was now hers. Jerry was a pinto, but not like the prancing, gorgeous pinto Christine dreamed about. But he was hers. And in 1996, 21 years after Jerry died, this woman, still with the horse crazy girl inside her, wrote this loving story about her first horse, and what she taught him, and how much more he taught her. For every one of us, who has dreamed of our own horse, whether realized or not, this is a great story. Some of us it took until we were much older, but are luckily sharing our lives with our fantasy horse; like Christine, mine doesn't look quite as I had envisioned, and some other differences, but in Oh so many ways, he is so much more than that unreal horse. We may no longer be little girls, or boys, but the love, passion for horses, runs as deeply as ever. ; B&W Photographs; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 70 pages; Cover his very slight shelf wear. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.50 USD
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