Further Reading

SELECTED Dr. Mona Articles:

Washington Post: Is water in Flint safe to drink? It’s not just a question of chemistry.

Union of Concerned Scientists: People are the Purpose of Science

Mlive: Flint Water Crisis Lessons Remain Unlearned with Attacks on Environmental Executive Orders 

New York Times: How a Pediatrician Became a Detective 

New York Times: Will We Lose the Doctor Who Would Stop the Next Flint?

Michigan/Detroit History

Baime, A.J., The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War.  New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2014.

Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.

Howard, Jr., J. Woodford, Mr. Justice Mur­phy: A Political Biography (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1968)

Lichtenstein, Nelson. Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Sugrue, Thomas J. Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Woodford, Arthur.  This is Detroit: An Illustrated History 1701-2001. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.

Marcus, Sheldon. Father Coughlin: The Tumultuous Life of the Priest of the Little Flower Boston: Little, Brown, 1972.


al-Khalil, Sami. (Kanan Makiya). Republic of Fear: The Inside Story of Saddam’s Iraq. New York: Pantheon, 1990.

Antoon, Sinan.  The Corpse Washer.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

Batatu, Hanna. Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1978.

Friedman, Alan.  Spider’s Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq.  New York: Bantam, 1993.

Maalouf, Amin.  The Crusades Through Arab Eyes.  New York: Schocken Books, Inc., 1983.

Mikhail, Dunya.  The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq.  New York: New Directions, 2018

Munif, Abdelrahman.  The Cities of Salt.  New York: Random House, 1988

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon, 1978. 

Shaheen, Jack.  Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People.  Northampton, Mass: Olive Branch Press, 2009. 

Flint History & Flint Sit-Down Strike

Crawford, Kim. The Daring Trader: Jacob Smith in the Michigan Territory, 1802–1825. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2012.

Dollinger, Sol, Dollinger Genora Johnson. Not Automatic: Women and the Left in the Forging of the Auto Workers’ Union. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2000.

Fine, Sidney. Sit-Down: The General Motors Strike of 1936-37. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1969.

Gustin, Lawrence. Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1973.

Highsmith, Andrew R. Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Jackson, Carlton.  Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora Dollinger. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2008.

Kraus, Henry. The Many and the Few: A Chronicle of the Dynamic Auto Workers. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1947.

Kraus, Henry.  The UAW, 1934-39: Heroes of Unwritten Story.  Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Mortimer, Wyndham. Organize: My Life as a Union Man. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.

De Caux, Len.  Labor Radical: From the Wobblies to CIO, A Personal History. Boston: Beacon Press, 1970.

Flint Water Crisis

Bridge Magazine staff. Poison on Tap: How Government Failed Flint, and the Heroes Who Fought Back. TK: Mission Point Press, 2016.

Edwards, Marc. Flint Water Study. flintwaterstudy.org.

Flint Water Advisory Task Force. Final Report. March 2016.

Michigan Civil Rights Commission. The Flint Water Crisis: Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint. February 2017.

Lead & Toxics

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Colborn, Theo. Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?—A Scientific Detective Story. New York: Plume, 1997.

Denworth, Lydia. Toxic Truth: A Scientist, a Doctor, and the Battle over Lead. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.

Egginton, Joyce. The Poisoning of Michigan.  East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1980.

Kitman, Jamie Lincoln. “The Secret History of Lead.” The Nation, March 2, 2000.

Markowitz, Gerald, and David Rosner. Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.

Troesken, Werner. The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006.

Warren, Christian. Brush with Death: A Social History of Lead Poisoning. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

PEDIATRICS and Public Health

Burke Harris, Nadine. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2018.

Garner, Dr. Andrew, Dr. Robert A Saul M.D.. Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health. Illinois: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018.

Johnson, Steven. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2007.

Putnam, Robert D. Our Kids: The American Dream in CrisisNew York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Sicherman, Barbara. Alice Hamilton: A Life in Letters. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1984. 

Vinten-Johansen, Peter, Howard Brody, Nigel Paneth, Stephen Rachman, and Michael Rip. Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Race & Cities

Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

Desmond, Matthew. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. New York: Crown.  2016. 

Hayes, Chris. A Colony in a Nation. New York: W. W. Norton, 2017.

Kendi, Ibram.  Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.  New York: Nation Books, 2016.

Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. New York: Liveright, 2017.

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown, 2010.

Taylor, Dorceta E. Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution and Residential Mobility. New York: NYU Press, 2014.

Wilkerson, Isabel.  The Warmth of Other Sons: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.  New York: Random House, 2010.

Spanish Civil War

Carroll, Peter.  The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Hochschild, Adam. Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

Orwell, George.  Homage to Catalonia. New York: Harcourt, 1952.

Rhodes, Richard.  Hell and Back Again: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Thomas, Hugh. The Spanish Civil War. New York: Modern Library, 1961.