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The Resource Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss

Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss

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
Title variation
Detroit story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Despite everything that made Detroit great — from the auto industry visionaries, to influential labor leaders, to the hit-makers of Motown — shows how there were hints of the city's tragic collapse decades before the riot, years of civic corruption and neglect took their toll
Pace
Writing style
Award
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443418
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977.4/34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D457
LC item number
M35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Detroit story
Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gone -- Ask not -- The Show -- West Grand Boulevard -- Party bus -- Glow -- Motor City Mad Men -- The pitch of his hum -- An important man -- Home juice -- Eight lanes down Woodward -- Detroit dreamed first -- Heat wave -- The vast magnitude -- Houses divided -- The spirit of Detroit -- Smoke rings -- Fallen -- Big old waterboats -- Unfinished business -- The magic skyway -- Upward to the Great society -- Epilogue : Now and then
Control code
20421351
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748382
Lccn
2015017134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025242070
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn894936463
  • (OCoLC)894936463
Label
Once in a great city : a Detroit story, David Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gone -- Ask not -- The Show -- West Grand Boulevard -- Party bus -- Glow -- Motor City Mad Men -- The pitch of his hum -- An important man -- Home juice -- Eight lanes down Woodward -- Detroit dreamed first -- Heat wave -- The vast magnitude -- Houses divided -- The spirit of Detroit -- Smoke rings -- Fallen -- Big old waterboats -- Unfinished business -- The magic skyway -- Upward to the Great society -- Epilogue : Now and then
Control code
20421351
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748382
Lccn
2015017134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025242070
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn894936463
  • (OCoLC)894936463

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