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Detroit Nonfiction

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1kathi
tammikuu 5, 2008, 10:24am

I started this topic about a week ago, and spent a long time on the first post, only to have the whole thing disappear forever when I clicked the submit button. Have recovered from my annoyance and going to try again. We Detroit natives are a resilient bunch! If you see this, it's working...

2kathi
tammikuu 5, 2008, 10:50am

I am currently trying to grow my small collection of books about Detroit. Have picked up some good suggestions from other threads in the Say Yes to Michigan group, but think it will be useful to have a more focused Detroit thread as well.

Here is a starter list:

Detroit Is My Own Hometown by by Malcolm W. Bingay
City of Destiny: The Story of Detroit by George W. Stark
Made In Detroit by Paul Clemens
The Detroit Almanac by Peter Gavrilovich
The Algiers Motel Incident by John Hersey
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream by Phyllis Vine
A Man's Home, A Man's Castle by Kenneth G. Weinberg
The Way It Was: Glimpses of Detroit's History from the Pages of Hour Detroit Magazine by George Bulanda
Made In Detroit by Paul Clemens

4poulsbolibraryguy
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 11, 2008, 5:05pm

Holy Cow! What a collection. I'd love to get my library to order some of those. How about:
The Violent Years:Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs, The Purple Gang, Organized Crime in Detroit 1910-1945 both byPaul R. Kavieff, or
Dancing In The Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit,, by Suzanne E. Smith or
The Algiers Motel Incident, by John Hersey, or
Motor City Mafia, a Century of Organized Crime in Detroit, by Scott M. Burnstein

I tried to make a new post about Michigan Non-Fiction, but it disappeared too. Oh well. We Michiganders (not just us Detroiters) are a resiliant bunch, with a great history.

5FelixQuiPotuit
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 11, 2008, 11:55am

There's a whole subset of books you can add about the growth & glory days of the auto industry. I don't have many of these books, but my dad has a pretty good collection. The one that comes to mind right away is On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors. I've never read it, but I thought the title was catchy, even when I was a little kid.

6kathi
toukokuu 18, 2008, 3:00pm

Okay, I admit it. I have nothing new of any substance to add right now, but I want to get the thread out of dormancy jail. More later.

7vpfluke
syyskuu 7, 2008, 6:55pm

I lived in Detroit for a total of 18 years between 1971 and 1993. Here are some books in my library:

Detroit Architecture: A.I.A. guide by Katharine Mattingly Meyer

All Our yesterdays: a brief history of Detroit by Frank B. Woodford

Detroit's Street Railways Vol. 2, 1922-1956 by Jack E. Schramm

Restaurants of Detroit by Molly Abraham

Yesterday's Detroit, by Frank Angelo

When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails by Jack E. Schramm

I personally know Jack Schramm, and have only listed two of his books. All these books are ownd by five or more LTers.

9vpfluke
huhtikuu 21, 2011, 10:42pm

Jack Schramm passed away in 2010, but his son Kenneth Schramm has published a book, Detroit's Street Railways, filled with pictures of an older Detroit.

10vpfluke
huhtikuu 21, 2011, 10:43pm

I see I need to update the Common Knowledge on Jack Schramm.