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Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

A South of 8 Mile Memoir

  • Author: Paul Clemens
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307278530
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing at a rapid rate, and blue-collar in a steadily declining Rust Belt. As the city continued to collapse—from depopulation, indifference, and the racial antagonism between blacks and whites—Clemens turned to writing and literature as his lifeline, his way of dealing with his contempt for suburban escapees and his frustration with the city proper. Sparing no one—particularly not himself—this is an astonishing examination of race and class relations from a fresh perspective, one forged in a city both desperate and hopeful. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

Poems

  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0804173206
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
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Now in paperback, a collection to treasure from one of our most popular poets: poems that range from the Detroit of her childhood to her current life on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and fellow poets. In her trademark style combining the sublime with gritty reality, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born: "the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over grimy / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep." She writes in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, banished now by politicians, no longer "real people like corporations." There are elegies for her peer group of poets, gone now, whose work she cherishes but from whom she cannot help but want more. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her beloved cats, as she remembers "exactly how I loved each." She continues to celebrate Jewish holidays in compellingly original ways, and sings the praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of life. A stunning collection in the best Piercy tradition.

World Class Smiles, Made in Detroit

World Class Smiles, Made in Detroit

The Straight-Shooting Orthodontist's Guide to Your Amazing Smile

  • Author: Jamie Reynolds,MS Jamie Reynolds Dds
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781530355587
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, James B. Reynolds, DDS, MS, and diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, is determined to help as many people as possible in his home city and beyond gain access to the orthodontic care they need. In a world of expanding technology and specialization, treatment options are increasing-and so is patient confusion. With so many paths and opinions, how can you possibly decide on, and feel confident about, a line of treatment for yourself or your loved ones? Dr. Reynolds has written this fun, friendly, and informative guide to lead you through the world of orthodontics and help you make these crucial decisions about treatment. In this handy book, he answers the most frequently asked questions, such as the differences between dentists and orthodontists, whether there's a safe way to get straight teeth faster, and ways to make the best treatment more affordable. It also includes a convenient quick reference guide for parents-with eleven essential things to consider while choosing an orthodontist. With this book, you'll have access to world-class advice, from a world-class orthodontist, who wants to put you and your family on the road toward achieving world-class smiles!

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

  • Author: Rob Kantner
  • Publisher: Crimeline
  • ISBN: 9780553284584
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 262
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Detroit private detective Ben Perkins finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of his best friend, Paul Reardon, after an unknown killer wires Paul's car to explode

Better Made in Michigan

Better Made in Michigan

The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip

  • Author: Karen Dybis
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1625855222
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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For many, Detroit is the crunch capital of the world. More than forty local chip companies once fed the Motor City's never-ending appetite for salty snacks, including New Era, Everkrisp, Krun-Chee, Mello Crisp, Wolverine and Vita-Boy. Only Better Made remains. From the start, the brand was known for light, crisp chips that were near to perfection. Discover how Better Made came to be, how its chips are made and how competition has shaped the industry into what it is today. Bite into the flavorful history of Michigan's most iconic chip as author Karen Dybis explores how Detroit "chipreneurs" rose from garage-based businesses to become snack food royalty.

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

  • Author: Norman Beasley,George Washington Stark
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Automobile industry and trade
  • Page: 311
  • View: 5618
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Anecdotal history of the city and its people, 1900-1930, with chapters on the growth of the automobile industry.

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

Poems

  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0804173206
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
  • View: 4349
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Now in paperback, a collection to treasure from one of our most popular poets: poems that range from the Detroit of her childhood to her current life on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and fellow poets. In her trademark style combining the sublime with gritty reality, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born: "the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over grimy / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep." She writes in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, banished now by politicians, no longer "real people like corporations." There are elegies for her peer group of poets, gone now, whose work she cherishes but from whom she cannot help but want more. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her beloved cats, as she remembers "exactly how I loved each." She continues to celebrate Jewish holidays in compellingly original ways, and sings the praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of life. A stunning collection in the best Piercy tradition.

Detroit City Is the Place to Be

Detroit City Is the Place to Be

The Afterlife of an American Metropolis

  • Author: Mark Binelli
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0805092293
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 318
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A Rolling Stone reporter and Detroit native traces the city's demise and recovery efforts, evaluating the ambitious plans of urban developers, speculators, politicians, agriculturalists and utopian environmentalists to transform Detroit into a viable, unsegregated and economically diverse post-industrial region. 50,000 first printing.

A $500 House in Detroit

A $500 House in Detroit

Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

  • Author: Drew Philp
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147679801X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for $500 and attempts to restore it—and his new neighborhood—to its original glory in this “deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen…A standout” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, decides to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp buys a ramshackle house for five hundred dollars in the east side neighborhood known as Poletown. The roomy Queen Anne he now owns is little more than a clapboard shell on a crumbling brick foundation, missing windows, heat, water, electricity, and a functional roof. A $500 House in Detroit is Philp’s raw and earnest account of rebuilding everything but the frame of his house, nail by nail and room by room. “Philp is a great storyteller…[and his] engrossing” (Booklist) tale is also of a young man finding his footing in the city, the country, and his own generation. We witness his concept of Detroit shift, expand, and evolve as his plan to save the city gives way to a life forged from political meaning, personal connection, and collective purpose. As he assimilates into the community of Detroiters around him, Philp guides readers through the city’s vibrant history and engages in urgent conversations about gentrification, racial tensions, and class warfare. Part social history, part brash generational statement, part comeback story, A $500 House in Detroit “shines [in its depiction of] the ‘radical neighborliness’ of ordinary people in desperate circumstances” (Publishers Weekly). This is an unforgettable, intimate account of the tentative revival of an American city and a glimpse at a new way forward for generations to come.

Punching Out

Punching Out

One Year in a Closing Auto Plant

  • Author: Paul Clemens
  • Publisher: Random House LLC
  • ISBN: 0385521154
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 271
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An investigation into the 2006 closing of a once-proud Detroit auto plant assesses the larger implications of American de-industrialization and the resulting hardships facing the working class.

The Algiers Motel Incident

The Algiers Motel Incident

  • Author: John Hersey
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801857775
  • Category: History
  • Page: 397
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Responding to a telephoned report of sniping, the Detroit police invaded the Algiers Motel and interrogated ten black men and two white women. By the time the interrogators left, three men had been shot to death and the others, including the women, beaten. The late Pulitzer Prize winning novelist John Hersey described the event in this book, based on months of personal investigation and detailed evidence.

The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit

The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit

Stories

  • Author: Michael Zadoorian
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814334171
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 200
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A quirky and compelling collection of short stories set in and around Detroit, by award-winning local writer Michael Zadoorian.

The Dawn of Detroit

The Dawn of Detroit

A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

  • Author: Tiya Miles
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1620972328
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalist Longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize 2018 Nominee for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection A Michigan Notable Book of 2018 A Booklist Editors’ Choice Title for 2017 “If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over.” —New York Times Book Review “[Miles] has compiled documentation that does for Detroit what the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives did for other regions, primarily the South.” —Washington Post “[Tiya Miles] is among the best when it comes to blending artful storytelling with an unwavering sense of social justice.” —Martha S. Jones in The Chronicle of Higher Education “A necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship.” —Publisher Weekly (starred) “A book likely to stand at the head of further research into the problem of Native and African-American slavery in the north country.” —Kirkus Reviews From the MacArthur genius grant winner, a beautifully written and revelatory look at the slave origins of a major northern American city Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest’s iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Skillfully assembling fragments of a distant historical record, Miles introduces new historical figures and unearths struggles that remained hidden from view until now. The result is fascinating history, little explored and eloquently told, of the limits of freedom in early America, one that adds new layers of complexity to the story of a place that exerts a strong fascination in the media and among public intellectuals, artists, and activists. A book that opens the door on a completely hidden past, The Dawn of Detroit is a powerful and elegantly written history, one that completely changes our understanding of slavery’s American legacy.

Beautiful Music

Beautiful Music

  • Author: Michael Zadoorian
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • ISBN: 161775644X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 335
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"Danny Yzemski tunes out a dysfunctional family with Frank Zappa and Iggy Pop, shaking his countercultural fist at The Man in this eight-track flashback of a novel set in 1970s Detroit." --O, the Oprah Magazine, included in Summer Reading Picks/One of 'O's Top Books of Summer "Beautiful Music is a sweet and endearing coming-of-age tale measured in album tracks." --Wall Street Journal "For Danny, cracking the seal on a fresh piece of wax and dissecting cover art and liner notes are acts of nigh religious experience that unveil to him a community of fellow rockers across Detroit...It's in these small moments--a lonely boy experiencing premature nostalgia--that Zadoorian shines." --Washington Post "His third novel--Beautiful Music, about a radio-loving teen's transformation through music during the early '70s in Detroit...[is] rich with Detroit details (Korvette's, Bill Bonds, Iggy Pop), [and] follows Danny through racial tensions at high school, his changing body and his imploding family life." --Detroit Free Press "[Zadoorian's] new novel speaks of death, race, music and youth in a voice that has been compared to Nick Hornby and Tobias Wolff. It is set in 1970's Detroit at the cusp of punk, and centers around high school loner and music fanatic Danny Yzemski. One to look forward to for fans of rock music and sad, funny writing." --Cleveland Plain Dealer "Zadoorian takes us back to Detroit in the 1970s, which was still throbbing from the 1967 rebellion, and was in the throes of the energy crisis and the sexual revolution. Protagonist Danny Yzemski finds that growing up in such times can be...complicated. But with a little help from Iggy Pop, the MC5, and Led Zeppelin, he finds just the boost he needs to survive--and even grow a bit." --Detroit Metro Times, included in Summer Reading roundup "Beautiful Music is not only a testament to the rockin' jams that propelled Motown to become reknown as Detroit Rock City, it swells with the beautiful music of a lively soul...Beautiful Music is touching, hilarious, and heartbreaking, much like the gamut of emotions you may have felt the first time you heard your favorite song. And much like that first, mind-opening musical experience, you'll return to certain passages within this novel because like the perfect song, it hits all the right notes--something you can feel deep in your gut." --Michigan Quarterly Review "Michael Zadoorian's Beautiful Music takes us back to Detroit of the early 1970s, when 16-year-old Danny Yzemski, a relatable composite of shyness, unsureness, and anxiety, navigates his city and high school environments of elevated tensions and rapid change. When tragedy strikes, his favorite music saves his life." --Daily Tribune Set in early 1970s Detroit, a divided city still reeling from its violent race riot of 1967, Beautiful Music is the story of one young man's transformation through music. Danny Yzemski is a husky, pop radio–loving loner balancing a dysfunctional homelife with the sudden harsh realities of freshman year at a high school marked by racial turbulence. But after tragedy strikes the family, Danny's mother becomes increasingly erratic and angry about the seismic cultural shifts unfolding in her city and the world. As she tries to hold it together with the help of Librium, highballs, and breakfast cereal, Danny finds his own reason to carry on: rock and roll. In particular, the drum and guitar–heavy songs of local legends like the MC5 and Iggy Pop. In the vein of Nick Hornby and Tobias Wolff, yet with a style very much Zadoorian's own, Beautiful Music is a touching story about the power of music and its ability to save one's soul.

Built in Detroit

Built in Detroit

A Story of the UAW, a Company, and a Gangster

  • Author: Bob Morris
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475994370
  • Category: History
  • Page: 414
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Ken Morris’s journey began one cold Pittsburgh morning in 1935. In the middle of the Great Depression, he was going to see the country as a door-to-door salesman. Detroit was to be his first and last stop. Life was hard and few people during this time of crisis knew how their future would evolve. After months of unemployment, Ken found a job at the Briggs Manufacturing Company, the toughest auto company in Detroit. Ken could not have known then he would eventually play a pioneering role in building one of the cleanest, most socially progressive labor unions the world has known-the United Automobile Workers. In Built in Detroit, author Bob Morris, Ken’s son, tells not only his father’s story, but also the UAW’s story-the battles with companies, the struggles within the union, and then the vicious attacks on Detroit labor leaders in the late 1940s. This story tells of the efforts to investigate these terrorist attacks on Detroit’s union leaders, including Ken Morris, Walter Reuther and others. This narrative sheds new light on the mystery of who tried to assassinate UAW president Walter Reuther. Rich with personal and historical details, Built in Detroit narrates a story unique to Detroit. It tells the story of a thriving city and the factories that gave the city life. Author Bob Morris deftly portrays many of the top labor leaders of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as the rank and file members who supported these labor leaders. It also provides portraits of early auto industrialists, their companies, their henchmen and the gangsters they hired to destroy the labor movement. In the case of the Briggs Manufacturing Company, it shows how a company that played loose with the law ultimately floundered, its Detroit heritage largely forgotten.

Detour in Detroit

Detour in Detroit

  • Author: Francesca Berardi
  • Publisher: Humboldt
  • ISBN: 9788890841880
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8555
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Between February 2013 and November 2014 I visited Detroit six times, for a total of 77 days. After three years living in Brooklyn, I found in Detroit what I had been looking for when I left Italy and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Space, both physical and for the imagination. That is why it only took me two days to decide to write my first book. An emotional and practical book about the city, mapped through a series of encounters with its people. I raised the money needed to start the project, managed to drive an automatic car and learned how to fix a bike tire. Over the course of two years I have collected stories, ideas and feelings, set within what seems to be a real movement of urban resistance. I trained my eye to observe silent urban landscapes, on which huge blocks of sky and abandoned buildings impose themselves, and I realized that fear and fascination for decay quickly take second place. It has been like developing a way of seeing that is more like a way of listening, toward a world which can be complex and harsh at times, but also full of an energy that only appears when determination and potential meet. I invited an artist, Antonio Rovaldi, to join me and illustrate this journey. This is the result of our work. (F.B.)

Revok

Revok

  • Author: Revok,Roger Gastman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781584235521
  • Category: Assemblage (Art)
  • Page: 164
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Revok is undoubtedly one of the most renowned graffiti writers on the planet. Although he's originally from Los Angeles and has travelled the world over, in his adopted home of Detroit, this gifted artist has found grist for an entirely new form. This newer body of work is comprised of found materials from abandoned buildings throughout Detroit. These colourfully textured 3D collages are highly sought after by collectors and fully documented in the book. Printed in an edition of 2500, every single copy is individually spray painted by the artist.

Making Callaloo in Detroit

Making Callaloo in Detroit

  • Author: Lolita Hernandez
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814339700
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 184
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The daughter of parents from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent, Lolita Hernandez gained a unique perspective on growing up in Detroit. In Making Callaloo in Detroit she weaves her memories of food, language, music, and family into twelve stories of outsiders looking at a strange world, wondering how to fit in, and making it through in their own way. The linguistic rhythms and phrases of her childhood bring distinctive characters to life: mothers, sons, daughters, friends, and neighbors who crave sun and saltwater and would rather dance on a bare wood floor than give in to despair. In their kitchens, they make callaloo, bakes, buljol, sanchocho, and pelau—foods not usually associated with Detroit. Hernandez’s characters sing and dance, curse and love, and cook and eat. A niece races to make a favorite family dish correctly for an uncle in the hospital, three friends watch an unfamiliar and official-looking man in the neighborhood, lovers and daughters cope with sudden deaths of the men in their lives, a man who can no longer speak escapes his life in imagination, and families gather to celebrate the new year with joyful dancing against a backdrop of calypso music. Hernandez’s stories reflect the diversity of characters to be found at the intersection between cultures while also offering a window into a very particular and rich Caribbean culture that survives in the deepest recesses of Detroit. In addition to being a compelling and colorful read, Making Callaloo in Detroit explores questions of how we assimilate and retain identity, how families evolve as generations pass, how memory guides the present, and how the spirit world stays close to the living. All readers of fiction will enjoy this lush collection.

How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass

How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass

  • Author: Aaron Foley
  • Publisher: Belt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781948742313
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Are you moving to Detroit because your rent is too high? Did you read somewhere that all you needed to buy a house was the change in your couch cushions? Are you terrified to live in a majority-black city? Welcome to Detroit! And welcome to the guidebook that you coastal transplants, wary suburbanites, unwitting gentrifiers, idealistic starter-uppers and curious onlookers desperately need. Now updated for 2018, How to Live In Detroit Without Being a Jackass offers advice on everything from how to buy and rehab a house to how not to sound like an uninformed racist. Let us help you avoid falling into the "jackass" trap and become the productive, healthy Detroiter you've always wanted to be.

Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

  • Author: Nathan Bomey
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393248925
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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What happens when an iconic American city goes broke? At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history—the Motor City had finally hit rock bottom. But what led to that fateful day, and how did the city survive the perilous months that followed? In Detroit Resurrected, Nathan Bomey delivers the inside story of the fight to save Detroit against impossible odds. Bomey, who covered the bankruptcy for the Detroit Free Press, provides a gripping account of the tremendous clash between lawyers, judges, bankers, union leaders, politicians, philanthropists, and the people of Detroit themselves. The battle to rescue this iconic city pulled together those who believed in its future—despite their differences. Help came in the form of Republican governor Rick Snyder, a technocrat who famously called himself “one tough nerd”; emergency manager Kevyn Orr, a sharp-shooting lawyer and “yellow-dog Democrat”; and judges Steven Rhodes and Gerald Rosen, the key architects of the grand bargain that would give the city a second chance at life. Detroit had a long way to go. Facing a legacy of broken promises, the city had to seek unprecedented sacrifices from retirees and union leaders, who fought for their pensions and benefits. It had to confront the consequences of years of municipal corruption while warding off Wall Street bond insurers who demanded their money back. And it had to consider liquidating the Detroit Institute of Arts, whose world-class collection became an object of desire for the city’s numerous creditors. In a tight, suspenseful narrative, Detroit Resurrected reveals the tricky path to rescuing the city from $18 billion in debt and giving new hope to its citizens. Based on hundreds of exclusive interviews, insider sources, and thousands of records, Detroit Resurrected gives a sweeping account of financial ruin, backroom intrigue, and political rebirth in the struggle to reinvent one of America’s iconic cities.