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The Resource Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss

Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss

Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story
Title
Once in a great city
Title remainder
a Detroit story
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; influential labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown's founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the amazing Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; super car salesman Lee Iacocca; Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, a Kennedy acolyte; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. It was the American auto makers' best year; the revolution in music and politics was underway. Reuther's UAW had helped lift the middle class. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before and inventing the Mustang. Motown was capturing the world with its amazing artists. The progressive labor movement was rooted in Detroit with the UAW. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech there two months before he made it famous in the Washington march. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Before the devastating riot. Before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight. Before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities--from harsh weather to high labor costs--and competition from abroad to explain Detroit's collapse, one could see the signs of a city's ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world. Yet so much of what Detroit gave America lasts"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maraniss, David
Dewey number
977.4/34
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D457
LC item number
M35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Wisconsin
Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894936463
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 441 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781476748399
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015017134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)894936463
Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894936463
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 441 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781476748399
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015017134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)894936463

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