An American Autopsy

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In the heart of America, a metropolis is quietly destroying itself. Detroit, once the richest city in the nation, is now its poorest. Once the vanguard of America's machine age—mass production, automobiles, and blue-collar jobs—Detroit is now America's capital for unemployment, illiteracy, foreclosure, and dropouts.With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark and the righteous indignation that only a native son can possess, journalist Charlie LeDuff sets out to uncover what has brought low this once-vibrant city, his city. In doing so, he uncovers the deeply human drama of a city filled with some of the strongest—and strangest—people our country has to offer.
Publisher: Minneapolis : HighBridge Company, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781622312054

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jpainter May 15, 2014

For anyone who has ever visited, or is going to visit, Detroit, I recommend reading this book-- preferably before you go. LeDuff captures the despair and the strength as well as the overwhelming challenges in the Motor City.

jesking Aug 01, 2013

EXCELLENT look (or dust over, they're so complex) at the problems in the rust belt that will eventually spread to everyone else.


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