Finnish North American Literature Association
Steve Lehto is a writer and attorney, and teaches in an adjunct capacity at the
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit. He lives in southeastern
Michigan his two dogs. He has a B.A. in history from Oakland University and a J.D.
from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
Lehto's family has roots in Upper Michigan and specifically at Suomi College.
You can see visit his blog at the following link:
2011. Shortcut: The Seeberville Murders and the Dark Side of the American
Dream. This new book on Seeberville is coming out in 2011. It will name the
person who cried Fire at the Italian Hall in 1913.
2010. Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation
Foreword by Jay Leno. See the flier here. This book has been named Michigan's
notable book for 2010, making Lehto the first to have work named twice to
Michigan's notable books.
Here's a link to Steve Lehto's interview of Jay Leno from Leno's website. It's fun!
2009. Death's Door: The Truth Behind Michigan's Largest Mass Murder. Troy, MI:
Momentum Books, L. L. C., 2006.
This book wades through the conflicting views of what really happened leading up
to, during, and after the Italian Hall disaster in Calumet, Michigan, where seventy-
three people lost their lives. He locates culpability based on careful research and
documentation, including books, articles, newspapers, archival material, survivor
interviews and other information, providing a more carefully argued view than is
Others who discuss this topic include C. Ross from a left position and A. Puotinen
who addresses the intersection of radicalism and religion.
Read a review of Death's Door here. This review is in Finnish.
Michigan's Columbus: The Life of Douglass Houghton. Momentum Books, 2009.
See the promotional flier here.