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Philp, Drew

2 holds on 5 copies

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.434 AUS

Bak, Richard

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Arnaud, Michel

Summary: [This book] is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings-- the emblems of Detroit's financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims his lens at the emergent creative enterprises...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

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Loomis, Bill.

Summary: "A journalistic account of how Detroit's foodways are playing a key role in the city's revitalization"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 LOO

Elliott, Richard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: GEN 929.3 Ellio

Johnson, Lois

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Painted Turtle Book 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59774 JOH

Moore, Andrew

Summary: No longer the Motor City of boom-time industry, the city of Detroit has fallen into an incredible state of dilapidation since the decline of the American auto industry after the Second World War. Today, whole sections of the city resemble a war zone, its once-spectacular architectural grandeur reduced to vacant ruins. In Detroit Disassembled, photographer Andrew Moore records a territory in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Damiani Editore 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 770 MOO

Van Dusen, Gerald C.

Summary: In 1941, a real estate developer in northwest Detroit faced a dilemma. He needed federal financing for white clients purchasing lots in a new subdivision abutting a community of mostly African Americans. When the banks deemed the development too risky because of potential racial tension, the developer proposed a novel solution. He built a six-foot-tall, one-foot-thick concrete barrier extending...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Shine, Neal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.34 SHI

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Summary: In this creative nonfiction book, Gordy and Ira, one African-American and one German-Jewish, who live in Depression-era Detroit, bond over a shared interest in boxing as America awaits the rematch between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NOB

Flores, Theresa L.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, many people in the U.S. believe this is something that happens to foreign women men and children not something that happens to their own children and neighbors. They couldn't be more wrong. --publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ampelon Pub. 2010

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Summary: Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit's most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 633 Thanks

Morrison, Jeffrey

Summary: Detroit is home to amazing architectural sculpture-a host of gargoyles, grotesques, and other silent guardians that watch over the city from high above its streets and sidewalks, often unnoticed or ignored by the people passing below. Jeff Morrison's Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City documents these incredible features in a city that began as a small frontier fort...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 729.5 MOR

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Dickinson, Eliot.

Summary: From the Publisher: "The Copts, or Egyptian Christians, are a relatively small and tight-knit ethno-religious group, numbering perhaps three thousand people and living mostly in the Detroit metropolitan area. Since they began immigrating to Michigan in the mid-1960s, their community has grown exponentially." Granted exceptional access to the Coptic community, Eliot Dickinson provides the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 DTPOM Dickinson

Georgakas, Dan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: South End Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 GEO

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

Lester, Larry.

Summary: Chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor city." From the aftermath of the First World War, through the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Great Depression, and through the 1950s, the history of the Negro Leagues parallels the history of Black America, from segregation to full inclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcadia Pub. 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 LES

Rucker, Mark.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcadia Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 RUC

Kinney, Rebecca J.

Summary: "The first book to analyze how contemporary ideas of Detroit circulate in popular culture in order to map the extension of the mythology of the frontier in American culture. Kinney analyzes a cross-section of twentieth and twenty first century cultural locations--an internet web forum, architectural photography, advertising and commercial culture, documentary film, and print and online...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bomey, Nathan

1 hold on 1 copy

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Contents: I cried for my last time (The Sonnettes) -- Think a little sugar (Barbara Lewis) -- Come back to me (La Wanda William) -- I'm a lonely guy (Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones) -- Just one more time (J.J. Barnes) -- Everything's gonna be alright (Leon Peterson) -- You lied (Marva Josie) -- Here I am (Betty Lavett) -- My letter (Priscilla Page) -- I know how it feels (Laura Johnson) -- Oh baby (The...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Kent Soul 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES BIR

Lentz, Timothy Paul

Summary: In the spring of 2017 David DiChiera's nearly fifty-five year tenure as the guiding spirit of opera in southeast Michigan came to an end with his retirement from Michigan Opera Theatre. The Impresario and civic leader extraordinaire was stepping aside, and the company he founded was in excellent shape with a bright and sustainable future and a beautiful world-class home in the Detroit Opera...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Wayne State University Press] 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.1 LEN

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