Detroit

Author : Charlie LeDuff
ISBN : 9781101605882
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An explosive exposé of America’s lost prosperity—from Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past. Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass-production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark, and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. Detroit: An American Autopsy is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Detroit An American Autopsy

Author : Mezar Batu
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Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own. Detroit is where his mother’s flower shop was firebombed in the pre-Halloween orgy of arson known as Devil’s Night; where his sister lost herself to the west side streets; where his brother, who once sold subprime mortgages with skill and silk, now works in a factory cleaning Chinese-manufactured screws so they can be repackaged as “May Be Made in United States.” Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. It is an eerie and angry place of deserted factories and abandoned homes and forgotten people. Trees and switchgrass and wild animals have come back to reclaim their right¬ful places. Coyotes are here. The pigeons have left. A city the size of San Francisco and Manhattan could neatly fit into Detroit’s vacant lots. After revealing that the city’s murder rate is higher than the official police number—making it the highest in the country—a weary old detective tells LeDuff, “In this city two plus two equals three.” With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He embeds with a local fire brigade struggling to defend its city against systemic arson and bureaucratic corruption. He investigates politicians of all stripes, from the smooth-talking mayor to career police officials to ministers of the backstreets, following the paperwork to discover who benefits from Detroit’s decline. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners, and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. If Detroit is America’s vanguard in good times and bad, then here is the only place to turn for guid¬ance in our troubled era. While redemption is thin on the ground in this ghost of a city, Detroit: An American Autopsy is no hopeless parable. LeDuff shares an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer. Detroit is a dark comedy of the absurdity of American life in the twenty-first century, a deeply human drama of colossal greed and endurance, ignorance and courage. Review “Pultizer-Prize-winning journalist LeDuff (Work and Other Sins) delivers an edgy portrait of the decline, destruction, and possible redemption of his hometown...LeDuff writes with honesty and compassion about a city that’s destroying itself–and breaking his heart.” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW “A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness.... Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski” – Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW “This is our pick for a sleeper nonfiction hit next year. Charlie LeDuff is a remarkable journalist, and this book is filled with incredible writing as he witnesses his home city crumble through neglect and corruption.” – *Huffington Post* “What to do when you’re a reporter and your native city is rotting away? If you’re LeDuff, you leave The New York Times and head into the wreckage to ride with firemen, hang with the corrupt pols, and retrace your own family’s sad steps through drugs. Others have written well about the city, but none with the visceral anger, the hair-tearing frustration, and the hungry humanity of LeDuff.” – *Newsweek* "You wouldn't think a book about the stinking decay of the American dream could be this engaging, this irreverent, this laugh-at-loud funny. But not everyone can write like Charlie LeDuff. I'm tempted to say he's the writer for our desperate times the way Steinbeck and Orwell were for other people's desperate times, except he's such an original he's like no one but himself." —Alexandra Fuller, author of Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness and *Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight* "Charlie LeDuff is a drunkard, a blowhard, a Fox News Reporter -- and a brilliant writer. Detroit is full of righteous anger and heartbreaking details. It's also funny as hell. Hunter S. Thompson would've loved every page of this book." —Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and *Reefer Madness* "In Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff brings alive the reality of our beloved city. The city where I was shot at eight times during my twenty six year police career. Yet, Detroit has survived in spite of corruption, political ineptness, poor education, and decades of unemployment. Detroit: An American Autopsy is a must read for all of America." —Detroit Police Chief Ike McKinnon (retired); Associate Professor of Education, University of Detroit Mercy About the Author CHARLIE LEDUFF was a staff writer at the New York Times and a reporter at the Detroit News, and is now a television journalist for Detroit’s Fox 2 News. He contributed to a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times series and has received a Meyer Berger Award for distinguished writing about New York City. He is the author of US Guys and Work and Other Sins. LeDuff lives with his wife and daughter on the edge of the Detroit city limits. www.charlieleduff.com
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Detroit An American Autopsy

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Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own. Detroit is where his mother’s flower shop was firebombed in the pre-Halloween orgy of arson known as Devil’s Night; where his sister lost herself to the west side streets; where his brother, who once sold subprime mortgages with skill and silk, now works in a factory cleaning Chinese-manufactured screws so they can be repackaged as “May Be Made in United States.” Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. It is an eerie and angry place of deserted factories and abandoned homes and forgotten people. Trees and switchgrass and wild animals have come back to reclaim their right¬ful places. Coyotes are here. The pigeons have left. A city the size of San Francisco and Manhattan could neatly fit into Detroit’s vacant lots. After revealing that the city’s murder rate is higher than the official police number—making it the highest in the country—a weary old detective tells LeDuff, “In this city two plus two equals three.” With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He embeds with a local fire brigade struggling to defend its city against systemic arson and bureaucratic corruption. He investigates politicians of all stripes, from the smooth-talking mayor to career police officials to ministers of the backstreets, following the paperwork to discover who benefits from Detroit’s decline. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners, and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. If Detroit is America’s vanguard in good times and bad, then here is the only place to turn for guid¬ance in our troubled era. While redemption is thin on the ground in this ghost of a city, Detroit: An American Autopsy is no hopeless parable. LeDuff shares an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer. Detroit is a dark comedy of the absurdity of American life in the twenty-first century, a deeply human drama of colossal greed and endurance, ignorance and courage. Review “Pultizer-Prize-winning journalist LeDuff (Work and Other Sins) delivers an edgy portrait of the decline, destruction, and possible redemption of his hometown...LeDuff writes with honesty and compassion about a city that’s destroying itself–and breaking his heart.” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW “A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness.... Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski” – Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW “This is our pick for a sleeper nonfiction hit next year. Charlie LeDuff is a remarkable journalist, and this book is filled with incredible writing as he witnesses his home city crumble through neglect and corruption.” – *Huffington Post* “What to do when you’re a reporter and your native city is rotting away? If you’re LeDuff, you leave The New York Times and head into the wreckage to ride with firemen, hang with the corrupt pols, and retrace your own family’s sad steps through drugs. Others have written well about the city, but none with the visceral anger, the hair-tearing frustration, and the hungry humanity of LeDuff.” – *Newsweek* "You wouldn't think a book about the stinking decay of the American dream could be this engaging, this irreverent, this laugh-at-loud funny. But not everyone can write like Charlie LeDuff. I'm tempted to say he's the writer for our desperate times the way Steinbeck and Orwell were for other people's desperate times, except he's such an original he's like no one but himself." —Alexandra Fuller, author of Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness and *Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight* "Charlie LeDuff is a drunkard, a blowhard, a Fox News Reporter -- and a brilliant writer. Detroit is full of righteous anger and heartbreaking details. It's also funny as hell. Hunter S. Thompson would've loved every page of this book." —Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and *Reefer Madness* "In Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff brings alive the reality of our beloved city. The city where I was shot at eight times during my twenty six year police career. Yet, Detroit has survived in spite of corruption, political ineptness, poor education, and decades of unemployment. Detroit: An American Autopsy is a must read for all of America." —Detroit Police Chief Ike McKinnon (retired); Associate Professor of Education, University of Detroit Mercy About the Author CHARLIE LEDUFF was a staff writer at the New York Times and a reporter at the Detroit News, and is now a television journalist for Detroit’s Fox 2 News. He contributed to a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times series and has received a Meyer Berger Award for distinguished writing about New York City. He is the author of US Guys and Work and Other Sins. LeDuff lives with his wife and daughter on the edge of the Detroit city limits. www.charlieleduff.com
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Amerika

Author : Geert Mak
ISBN : 9783641102760
Genre : History
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Eine Reise zu den Wurzeln des großen amerikanischen Traums Geert Mak hat sich wieder auf den Weg gemacht. Der Bestsellerautor von »In Europa« ist quer durch die Landschaft, durch Geschichte und Gegenwart, ja durch die Köpfe und Herzen der USA gereist. Dabei trifft er unterschiedlichste Menschen, macht außergewöhnliche Beobachtungen und erzählt hinreißende Geschichten. Mit diesem Buch begibt sich Mak auf die Suche nach den Wurzeln des großen amerikanischen Traums und beschreibt die Mythen und das Selbstverständnis jenes Landes, das uns immer noch am meisten beschäftigt. Was ist aus dem amerikanischen Traum geworden, seit John Steinbeck 1960 die USA gemeinsam mit seinem berühmten Pudel Charley durchquert hat? Dieser Frage folgt der international bekannte Publizist Geert Mak und macht sich dafür selbst auf den Weg durch die Vereinigten Staaten, fernab ausgetrampelter Pfade, quer durch ein Land, das er liebt und zugleich kritisch betrachtet. Meile um Meile dringt er tiefer in das Land und seine Mythen, sein Selbstverständnis, seine Großartigkeit und Zerrissenheit vor. Seine Reise führt ihn von den großen Ostküstenstädten über die Kartoffelacker des Hinterlandes und die Prärie des mittleren Westens bis zum Pazifik. Er trifft Menschen – setzt sich an einen Tisch mit dem Farmer, dem Fabrikarbeiter, dem Fischer, dem Lehrer. Er streift durch die riesigen Malls und die Vororte, und er sucht nach den Wurzeln des Landes, das sich radikal verändert und doch den Glauben an den amerikanischen Traum bewahrt hat.
Category: History

Us Guys

Author : Charlie LeDuff
ISBN : 9781101097519
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.96 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy “A fearless, clear eyed companion into parts of America that rarely see print.”—Entertainment Weekly Charlie LeDuff has made a career out of his extraordinary ability to capture the spirit of the people and places he profiles. US Guys is his odyssey in search of the truth behind the American man, from a jaded homicide detective in Detroit to a two-bit jockey at a racetrack in Miami to a pair of lovers at a gay rodeo. With audacity, humor, and no small amount of physical pain, he captures a broad diversity of voices as they wrestle with an America they love but increasingly fail to understand.
Category: Social Science

Broken Monsters

Author : Lauren Beukes
ISBN : 9783644542617
Genre : Fiction
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Detroit – Symbol für den Tod des American Dream. Zwischen Industrieruinen und Kunstprojekten geschieht Grässliches. Menschen werden ermordet und zu «Kunstwerken» arrangiert: ein Junge mit menschlichem Oberkörper und den Beinen eines Rehs. Eine Keramikkünstlerin als grausige Tonskulptur. Detective Gabriella Versado hat schon vieles gesehen, doch so etwas noch nie. Sie ahnt nicht, dass sie es mit einem Monster zu tun hat – mit jemandem, der von dem brutalen Traum besessen ist, die Welt nach seiner Vision neu zu erschaffen. Und der vor nichts zurückschreckt, um diesen Traum wahr werden zu lassen. «Niemals weniger als absolut fesselnd.» (Val McDermid) «Furchterregend und hypnotisch. Ich konnte es nicht aus der Hand legen – an Ihrer Stelle würde ich es mir sofort besorgen und lesen!» (Stephen King) «Im Ernst: Was für eine brillante Krimi-Phantasmagorie!!!! Dieser umwerfende Roman ist das neue Standardwerk zum urbanen Verfall. Jetzt lesen!» (James Ellroy) «Im allerbesten Sinne verstörend ... Eine Serienkillergeschichte, wie es sie noch nie gegeben hat.» (Kirkus Review) «Ein durchtrieben fieser Thriller, der wie wenige andere den Leser zum Nachdenken bringt.» (Telegraph) «Ein überragender Roman, voll lebendiger Figuren und fesselnder Dialoge.» (Times UK) «Nie voyeuristisch, nie oberflächlich, nie unkompliziert: Beukes zeigt, dass Horror der einzig mögliche Weg sein kann, unsere Realität begreifbar zu machen.» (The Guardian) «Ein ungewöhnlicher und packender Thriller.» (Sunday Express) «Ein grauenerregender Spannungsroman, der die Opfer in den Mittelpunkt stellt.» (Marie Claire) «Wie ein Ermittlerkrimi auf Halluzinogenen – brutal und hoch unterhaltsam.» (Evening Standard) «Beukes ist eine unwiderstehliche Erzählerin, die starke Figuren erschafft.» (Metro)
Category: Fiction

Jane And Serge

Author : Andrew Birkin
ISBN : 3836547538
Genre : Photography
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Je t'aime...moi non plus. The Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg family album The highly public love affair of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourgand British actress Jane Birkin captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. The moment Jane and Serge met on a movie set in 1968, sparks flew. They would spend the next 12 years together, a passionate union that produced the controversial duet "Je t’aime... moi non plus" (whose explicit lyrics and orgasmic moans caused so much fuss that the Vatican declared it offensive) and, in 1971, the legendary album Melody Nelson as well as a daughter, Charlotte, who has become a successful actress in her own right. From the time Jane and Serge met until they split in 1980, Jane’s brother Andrew Birkin was a frequent presence in their lives; an avid photographer, he snapped thousands of candid family photos during those years. Birkin’s pictures—almost all of which have never been published—offer a rare view of daily life for the couple, bringing us back to a place and time we have long idolized. Though more than 30 years have passed since the two parted ways, and over two decades since Serge parted from this world, the passion for Jane and Serge has endured. This treasure trove is sure to fan the flames of its undying embers. Designed by M/M (Paris), the set includes: Photo album in a clear plastic cover Text booklet featuring Andrew Birkin’s memoir of Jane and Serge, illustrated by Birkin family childhood photos Softcover booklet of contact sheets Fold-out poster 6 silver gelatin prints 1 embroidered badge Sheet of stickers
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Im Hause Longbourn

Author : Jo Baker
ISBN : 9783641143091
Genre : Fiction
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Wiedersehen mit der Familie Bennet aus „Stolz und Vorurteil“ Ein Millionenpublikum liebt Jane Austens „Stolz und Vorurteil“, ihren berühmten Roman über die Sorgen der Familie Bennet, für die fünf Töchter geeignete Ehemänner zu finden. Doch niemand weiß, was sich in Küche und Stall des Hauses Longbourn abspielt: Hier müht sich die junge Sarah über Wäschebottichen und Töpfen ab. Aber sie hat die Hoffnung noch nicht aufgegeben, dass das Leben mehr für sie bereithält. Ist die Ankunft des neuen Hausdieners James ein Zeichen? Während Elizabeth Bennet und Mr Darcy von einem Missverständnis ins nächste stolpern, nimmt im Hause Longbourn noch ein ganz anderes Liebesdrama seinen Lauf – denn James hütet ein Geheimnis von großer Sprengkraft. Jo Baker erzählt Jane Austens bekanntesten Roman von einer ganz anderen Seite: der der Dienstboten. Und zeigt, dass deren Dramen jenen der Herrschaften in nichts nachstehen.
Category: Fiction

Work And Other Sins

Author : Charlie LeDuff
ISBN : 0143034944
Genre : History
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Capturing the spirit of New York City and its diverse neighborhoods, this entertaining array of portraits focuses on the colorful, eccentric, and unique characters that populate the modern-day metropolis, including a Long Island used-car salesman, a professional Santa, a Sinatra imitator, a retired Harlem chorus girl, a lighthouse keeper, and a saloon priest. Reprint.
Category: History

Bourbon Lies

Author : J. R. Ward
ISBN : 9783736304048
Genre : Fiction
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Das furiose Finale der Bourbon-King-Reihe Lane Baldwine hat sich nie an der Spitze des Bourbon-Imperiums gesehen. Doch nach dem Tod des Patriarchen findet er sich in der Rolle des Familienoberhaupts und als Leiter der Bradford Bourbon Company wieder. Eine Position, die eigentlich seinem älteren Bruder Edward bestimmt war. Allerdings sitzt dieser im Gefängnis, hat er doch den Mord an ihrem Vater gestanden. Überzeugt davon, dass Edward jemanden schützt, machen sich Lane und seine große Liebe Lizzie auf die Suche nach dem wahren Täter - nur um einem Geheimnis auf die Spur zu kommen, das ihre Welt für immer verändern wird. "Ein Roman voller Skandale, verbotener Liebe sowie Wendungen, die niemand kommen sieht!" FreshFiction Spiegel-Bestseller-Serie DEUTSCHE ERSTAUSGABE
Category: Fiction