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The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant
 
 

The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant [Kindle Edition]

Mark Binelli
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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"A riveting and hugely unsettling guided tour through his dysfunctional, compulsively interesting home town... Binelli, journalist with Rolling Stone magazine, is not only a native son of Detroit, but also an acute and canny observer of its bracing dilapidation. And he is never less than informative when it comes to detailing its manifold quirks and strange historical nuances. Binelli constantly shows himself to be a hugely erudite yet eminently streetwise guide to the city in which he came of age. This is a clever, endlessly inventive, passionate tour through the most down-and-out yet plausibly possible of American cities" (Douglas Kennedy Times)

"A story of extremes, mapped out by a restrained, clear-headed guide who loves the city as much as he is baffled by it" (Sean O’Hagan Observer)

"This book could easily be an epitaph but Binelli finds green shoots of optimism sprouting up amid the debris" (Mick Brown Daily Telegraph)

"A superb, diligent, forensic, study of the fall of a great city" (Jim Carroll Irish Times)

"Binelli is a gifted storyteller... this is a story told with vitality, wit and affection. the reader cannot fail to be moved by his conclusion, rooted in Detroit's own motto. Speramus meliora. We hope for better things" (Melanie McGrath Sunday Telegraph)

Book Description

A vibrant and authoritative sweep through the history, present day and future of an iconic city and its people.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1399 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (10 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0JJVD8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,205 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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