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Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle

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The Detroit Almanac: 300 years of life in the Motor City by Peter Gavrilovich and Bill McGraw

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Detroit's Cass Corridor by Armando Delicato and Elias Khalil. We are mentioned with historic and recent photos!

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Detroit City Is The Place To Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis by Mark Binelli.

Review by Peggy Brennan:

Mark Binelli grew up in St. Clair Shores, left for New York, but returned for a year to develop material for this book. As the title indicates, the focus is an examination of Detroit as the struggling post-industrial city, with an attempt to explain how it got there. Each chapter is a separate essay covering a wide variety of subjects: the ruined buildings, politics, crime, the newer movements into the city (arts and urban agriculture). He has done his research, and has done a good job analyzing the various areas. As relentlessly depressing as the book is, he somehow, in the end, ends up siding with the optimists who believe Detroit has a bright future.


Detroit's Coming of Age: 1873 to 1973 by Don Lochbiler (Donation from Mitzi Carter)

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Detroit Future City: 2012 Detroit Strategic Framework Plan by The Detroit Works Project Long-Terms Planning Steering Committee (1 copy; Reference only)

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Historic Photos of Detroit by Mary J. Wallace

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Home in Detroit: Where They Lived... in the Motor City by T. Burton

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The Inn on Ferry Street, by Nancy Null Derringer.
A photographic history of the Queen Anne style homes that make up the Inn on Ferry Street.

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The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue (2 copies)

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Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City by John Gallagher

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Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention by John Gallagher (1 signed copy)

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Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park Detroit edited by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani.