Saturday, March 29, 2014

Deep in Detroit

LeDuff, a native Detroiter, blends personal history and journalism in Detroit: An American Autopsy.  With grit and unflinching detail, LeDuff highlights Detroit's challenges and characters, and gives us a glimpse of day to day life in what used to be one of America's most prosperous cities.  While this book won't give you all of the historical background, its more personal and storied approach to portraying life in this city is highly effective and readable.  One can only hope that over time, this city ravaged by unemployment, a failed school system, over 70,000 abandoned buildings, and political corruption can rise from its ashes. 

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