Freshly Pressed: Adler, Sollenberger, Steadman

Freshly Pressed highlights books written or edited by members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn community. Faculty, staff, alumni and students are welcome to submit their recently published titles to this column by e-mailing Reporter editor Kate Malicke at with a summary of the book, a high-resolution JPEG of the book’s cover and a URL where readers can purchase the title, if applicable.


Cholera in Detroit, A HistoryRichard Adler, associate professor of biology and microbiology, released “Cholera in Detroit, A History” through McFarland Publishers. This is the story of the five major cholera epidemics that took place in Detroit and what is now southeastern Michigan between 1832 and the end of the 19th Century, ultimately resulting in the deaths of hundreds of individuals. Only the efforts of local health authorities prevented mortality from reaching the level of that in other cities along the Mississippi. The book now is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, and in the campus bookstore.


Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. BushMitchel Sollenberger co-authored a chapter in the recently published book, “Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush” (Texas A&M University Press). Sollenberger, associate provost for undergraduate programs and integrative learning and associate professor of political science, worked with Mark J. Rozell on the chapter “The Unitary Executive Theory and the Bush Legacy.” “Taking the Measure” is available now.


Sons of NouvaLevi Steadman is 16 years old and he now can add a published novel to his resume. The University of Michigan-Dearborn sophomore recently authored “Sons of Nouva,” a novel that follows three young men as they come to terms with the fact they are separated brothers, and because all of them hold a social position, their father wants them to help him take the country as his own. Throughout the novel, Steadman highlights several types of magic, from sorcerous bloodlines to tattoos that grant nearly divine strength. “Sons of Nouva” is available now.

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