The Resource Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss, (electronic resource)

Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss, (electronic resource)

Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story
Title
Once in a great city
Title remainder
a Detroit story
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores everything that made Detroit great--from the auto industry visionaries to influential labor leaders to the hit-makers of Motown--while demonstrating how there were hints of the citys tragic collapse decades before the riot, years of civic corruption, and neglect took their toll
  • "As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; influential labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown's founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the amazing Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; super car salesman Lee Iacocca; Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, a Kennedy acolyte; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. It was the American auto makers' best year; the revolution in music and politics was underway. Reuther's UAW had helped lift the middle class. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before and inventing the Mustang. Motown was capturing the world with its amazing artists. The progressive labor movement was rooted in Detroit with the UAW. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech there two months before he made it famous in the Washington march. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Before the devastating riot. Before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight. Before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities--from harsh weather to high labor costs--and competition from abroad to explain Detroit's collapse, one could see the signs of a city's ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world. Yet so much of what Detroit gave America lasts"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Maraniss, David
Dewey number
977.4/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D457
LC item number
M35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • HISTORY / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0016010817
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-407) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476748405
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016010817
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Specific material designation
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Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0016010817
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-407) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476748405
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016010817
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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