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Summary: Set in 1950s Detroit, the movie centers on a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. When their plan goes wrong, their search for who hired them and for what ultimate purpose weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE NO

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Bomey, Nathan

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Summary: 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 BOM

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Summary: Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a fifteen-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott's estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Buccellato, James A.

Summary: Though detectives denied it, the Italian mafia was operating in Detroit as early as 1900, and the city was forever changed. Bootleggers controlled the Detroit River and created a national distribution network for illegal booze during Prohibition. Gangsters, cops and even celebrities fell victim to the violence. Some politicians and prominent businessmen like Henry Ford's right-hand man,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 BUC

Summary: Whatever became of the "American Dream"? Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto star in the powerful, critically acclaimed drama Blue Collar. Three auto assembly line workers, fed up with union brass and tired of scraping by, hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters. Disappointed with their measly bounty, they realize they've made off with something much more valuable than cash....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY BLU

Summary: Based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe, who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s, before he was arrested for drug trafficking, abandoned by his handlers, and sentenced to life in prison.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WHI

Burnstein, Scott M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcadia Pub. 2006

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.106 BUR

Patterson, James

Summary: On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O'Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O'Brien's veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve, and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2022

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

Summary: A Korean War vet stops a young Hmong teen from stealing his prized car, and reluctantly proceeds to reform the boy, learning about himself along the way.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GRA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GRA RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Grand 2010

Summary: "Sami runs his immigrant family's gas station with his cousin Mike, a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding into an unleaded empire. More than just a pit stop for late-night gas an drolling papers, their station is where a steady stream of unforgettable and often hilarious cumstomers flow through. When a gorgeous "up-do girl" Najlah comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gas Afterhours Productions 2014

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DET

Smith, Colby Cedar

Summary: Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith's maternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as she and her family emigrate from Greece to Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Mary lives in a tiny apartment with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SMI

Summary: Robocop: "Set in Detroit sometime in the near-future, the film is about a policeman killed in the line of duty, who the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. The robocop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI ROB

Austin, Dan.

Summary: From the Publisher: In this important book, Dan Austin and Sean Doerr have restored the real people to many of Detroit's architectural landmarks, and not a moment too soon. These "lost" buildings still stand, or rather totter, in a dilapidated state, their histories fading like the paint on their walls. The buildings might not long survive, but thanks to this book and the efforts of Austin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2010

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Bak, Richard

Contents: Eternal thanks -- Here and gone -- Boneyards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.1 BAK

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Summary: Looks at the legacy of the case of Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American man who was attacked and killed at his bachelor's party at a suburban Detroit bar by current and former autoworkers who were unhappy with competition from Japanese auto manufacturers. The case attracted wide attention after Chin's attackers struck a plea bargain and were sentenced to three thousand dollars in fines and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Asian Pacific Americans for Progress 2013

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Philp, Drew

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Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILP, DREW PHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

Kavieff, Paul R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barricade Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1066 KAV

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Summary: In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there are moles in their midst, Billy and the other mole are suddenly thrust...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY DEP

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DEP

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DEP RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD De

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Departed 2007

Summary: Jimmy, known to his friends as Rabbit, is a young man trying to make his way out of the burned-out shell of inner-city Detroit. Rabbit is a white kid trying to make music in a predominantly African-American community and culture. After Rabbit freezes up in the midst of an MC battle, he's convinced he's missed his chance and that he's doomed to lead a marginal life as a factory rat for the rest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2003

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD 8 MIL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie 8 Mile 2003

Summary: After her father leaves to find work during the Great Depression, Kit's mother takes in boarders, and when the lockbox with the family money disappears, Kit sets out to solve the mystery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KIT

Di Prima, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DI PRIMA, DIANE DIP

Carlson, David

Summary: "A priest is found brutally strangled before the altar of Detroit's St. Cosmas Greek Orthodox Church. The captain of the Detroit Police assigns her star detective Christopher Worthy to the case, knowing that the interim priest is Worthy's close friend Father Fortis. Worthy's new partner Henderson believes Father Spiro surprised a local thug in the act of stealing a silver altarpiece. This...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee Town Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Summary: The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANG

Estleman, Loren D.

Summary: At the beginning of the twentieth century, two things were invented that would spawn the two biggest industries in history. One was the automobile. The other was organized crime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EST

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