Thorndike Press

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

  • David Maraniss
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  • ISBN-10: 1410483649
  • ISBN-13: 9781410483645
  • DDC: 977.4
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 710 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2015
  • Bestsellers

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It’s 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Henry Ford II; labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C. L. Franklin and his daughter, Aretha; Governor George Romney; super car salesman Lee Iacocca; Martin Luther King. It was a time full of promise. But in Once in a Great City, David Maraniss shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then.


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"A compelling portrait of one of America's most iconic cities. . . . Maraniss captures Detroit just as it is both thriving and dying, at the peak of its vibrancy and on the verge of its downfall."

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