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u/sarkastikcontender · 6 pointsr/Detroit

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss is really good. It covers Detroit in the mid-1960s, when things were generally 'good,' but the cracks were already starting to show. One of my favorites I have read.


The absolute best for what you described is Origins of the Urban Crisis, which others have mentioned here.


I also recommend The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs. It talks about Detroit a lot, but isn't centered around Detroit, but it's very interesting. Her documentary is also on Netflix which I highly recommend, much more Detroit themed. She was a very influential person in Detroit and the United States in general, and I'm always shocked when I bring her up and people haven't even heard of her.


Oh and Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison by Shaka Senghor is very good. It's a memoir but it also talks about what Detroit was like in the 1980s and kind of gives you a feel for the era of Detroit that we all know about, but there aren't many stories about.

u/auf_der_autobahn · 8 pointsr/Detroit

Origins of the Urban Crisis, which is on that list, is a must-read.

I haven't read all the ones on that list but I recognize most of the titles and have heard good things; definitely seems like a good place to start.

I'm reading Once in a Great City now and it's fantastic.

u/FreakishlyNarrow · 22 pointsr/Detroit

The article doesn't mention it, but I'm assuming it's based on the book Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story which was pretty good.

u/shanulu · 1 pointr/Detroit

You might be interested in this book:

>Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity--in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee.

>He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.

u/spartygw · 1 pointr/Detroit

This may not be what you're looking for but I'm a gearhead. I've read a number of pretty good books about the auto industry that center in and around Detroit:

  1. Iacocca

  2. The Delorean Story

  3. Glory Days

  4. All Corvettes Are Red
u/ChryslerDodgeJeep · 2 pointsr/Detroit

Super specific books like this one and the unofficial Pyrex one are awesome.

u/LeftDetroitThrowAway · -4 pointsr/Detroit

Have you considered reading Them: Adventures with Extremists? It's a great read. From the author's description:

> A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Detroit

We have no idea. No experts can predict the future. By all accounts it will be better than it once was but there are just too many variables to account for in order to give an accurate prediction.

Here's a book that talks about predictions and how they're silly. It's a really good read.

u/Alan_Stamm · 9 pointsr/Detroit
  • "52 Pickup," "Swag," "Unknown Man #89," "The Switch" and "City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit" -- masterful crime novels by Elmore Leonard, aka the Dickens of Detroit.
    "If you’re writing crime fiction, you couldn’t pick a better American city," says his son Peter, also a local novelist.

  • "The Turner House" by Detroit native Angela Flournoy, a well-reviewed 2015 novel (her first) set on the east side. It became a National Book Award finalist.

  • "Detroit: A Biography" by Scott Martelle (nonfiction). "I spent nearly a decade as a journalist in Detroit, and became infatuated with the city as a story."

  • "Detroit: An American Autopsy," a 2013 memoir/narrative by Charlie LeDuff.

  • "The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit ," an essential 1996 classic (reissued in a 2014 paperback) by influential historian Thomas Sugrue, a Detroit native.

  • "How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass," by u/akfoley -- a helpful, humorous, savvy guide for newcomers, returnees and anyone who wants to come correct. Originally dropped in 2015, get the 2018 second edition (updated).
u/lil_vega · 1 pointr/Detroit

Anyone who wants to have a conversation about housing policy, segregation, home ownership, employment, or access to credit in Detroit must read Thomas Sugrue's Origins of the Urban Crisis.

It is mandatory reading and homework for anyone who wants an informed discussion about Detroit's housing policy development, past and present.

u/cmack482 · 3 pointsr/Detroit

Reading a handful of articles might not cut it. There is a lot going on. I recommend reading The Origins of the Urban Crisis.

u/gpforlife · -1 pointsr/Detroit

I feel like this statement should have a question mark at the end of it.

Fundamental analysis isn't some dark art. It's fucking arithmetic.

Read this book and this book It should take you less than a month to read both.

u/thegodawfultruth · 2 pointsr/Detroit

Not sure what the laws are for mailing beer, but a growler from Kuhnhenns Brewery is never a bad gift. Maybe a book from Detroit journalist Charlie LeDuff?

u/sheegor12 · 2 pointsr/Detroit

Next book will be Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler. If you finish that, we may also discuss Philip K Dick's Ubik

We will meet on 8/8 at M-Brew at 7pm!

u/growling_owl · 1 pointr/Detroit

If you like this kind of stuff, I recommend Sarah Jo Peterson's book on the Willow Run plant during World War II near Ypsi, Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run.

u/ericjs · -3 pointsr/Detroit

Of course someone from Grosse Pointe has a hard time understanding the facts of structural inequality and the poverty trap. You don't care about poverty, why would you learn how it works?

Do some homework. You can start with this book. Read about structural inequality, poverty, and economic immobility in the U.S. It might help you actually begin to understand how poverty functions.

It isn't your fault you were born privileged, it is your parents'.

u/VaporDotWAV · 9 pointsr/Detroit

> The demos should move into a city their policies raped.

Go read a fucking book, you ignorant wretch.