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- Verlag: Blackstone Audio Books; Auflage: Unabridged (1. April 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1455128457
- ISBN-13: 978-1455128457
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 2,5 x 15,2 cm
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"Scott Martelle has the rare ability to bring alive a patch of history from several hundred years ago as skillfully as he does a present-day Detroiter in his living room. This is an extraordinary riches-to-rags story that raises big questions for national policy." —Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
“The world can learn much from this bittersweet history of urban grit and strength that has now become a 21st-century symbol for industry, loss, and renewal.” —M. L. Liebler, award-winning Detroit poet and editor of Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams
"[Detroit] offers an informative albeit depressing glimpse of the workings of a once-great city that is now a shell of its former self."—Publishers Weekly
"A valuable biography sure to appeal to readers seeking to come to grips with important problems facing not just a city, but a country." —Kirkus
"While the book focuses on Detroit, readers everywhere will find his analysis useful in understanding what many cities are experiencing." —Solidarity
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Scott Martelle, the author ofThe Fear Within and Blood Passion, is a veteran journalist and former staff writer for theLos Angeles Times and the Detroit News, whose work has also appeared in the Washington Post,Sierra magazine, and other outlets.
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From the French, British, US rule to the industrial booms and every downturn in between its all there.
It should be noted that this was written at the tail end of the recent recession when attitudes were pretty grim, but there is an updated epilogue to capture the current optimism in Downtown/Midtown/Corktown areas.
When it came to covering organized labor and race relations I felt at times libral bias took over, but that's just my view, and it wasn't over reaching.
I have to agree with the reviewer who got disappointed by the book because it does not cover in much detail the most recent period of Detroit's history - it really doesn't, so if you are only interested in how the latest several decades played out for Detroit, you should better look elsewhere. However, if you are not that narrow-focused, you should find this book brilliant and highly illuminating. The fact that it gives so much attention to the days long gone is its strength, not weakness, in my opinion. I totally agree with the idea expressed by author of the book that Detroit's troubles did not start overnight in the 1960's or at some later point in time. You have to see the broad picture to be able to truly understand why things happen - which includes why bad things have been happening for Detroit. In the end, as one of the testimonials at the back cover of the book says, it is a good introduction to the subject.
So, to sum up, you should definitely love this book if you are not exclusively interested in the latest years of Detroit's history.
P.S. The book is extremely well written - you will read it in one sitting.