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Lost Detroit

Author : Dan Austin
ISBN : 9781625842374
Genre : History
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Stories and photographs celebrating the city’s history through its abandoned architectural landmarks. Lost Detroit tells the stories behind twelve of the city’s most beautiful left-behind landmarks and of the people who occupied them, from the day they opened to the day they closed. While these buildings might stand as ghosts of the past today, their stories live on within these pages. This book brings you the memories of those who caught trains out of the majestic Michigan Central Station, necked with girlfriends in the balcony of the palatial Michigan Theatre, danced the night away at the Vanity Ballroom, and kicked out the jams at the Grande Ballroom. Filled with stunning and often moving photographs, it’s a treasure for history and architecture buffs, as well as for native Detroiters. “A fascinating journey.” —John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press architecture critic, from the Foreword
Category: History

We Did Not Almost Lost Detroit

Author : Earl M. Page
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040080728
Genre : Nuclear power plants
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Lost Detroit

Author : Cheri Y. Gay
ISBN : 9781909108714
Genre : Travel
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Lost Detroit is the latest in the series from Anova Books that traces the cherished places in a city that time, progress and fashion have swept aside before concerned citizens or the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker's ball. Organised chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Detroit insitutions that failed to stand the test of time. Long before there was a motor industry, the city lost the Central Market (1889), the Belle Isle swimming pool and the Capitol Building (1893). Grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, or movie theaters that the age of television made redundant are featured. Alongside the city's iconic and much-missed buildings, Lost Detroit also looks at the industries that have declined or left town. Sites include: Detroit Boat Club, Belle Isle Casino, Pontchartrain Hotel, Hotel Cadillac, Electric Park, Detroit House of Corrections, Federal Building, Temple Theatre, the Tashmoo, Hammond Building, Packard Car Company, Detroit Museum of Art, Waterworks Park, City Hall, Hudson Motor Co, Ford Rotunda, the Opera House, Kerns department store, Union Station, Grace Hospital, Dodge factory, Convention Hall, Olympia Stadium, Michigan Central Railroad, the Tuller Hotel and many more.
Category: Travel

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
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From Tail Fins To Hybrids How Detroit Lost Its Dominance Of The U S Auto Market

Author : Thomas H. Klier
ISBN : 9781437919172
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This article explores the decline of the Detroit Three (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors). The author identifies three distinct phases of the decline ¿ the mid-1950s to 1980, 1980 to 1996, and 1996 to 2008 ¿ culminating in the bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009. In showing how the U.S. auto industry has evolved since the mid-1950s, this article provides a historical frame of reference for the ongoing debate about the future of this industry. Tables and graphs.
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The Lost Tiki Palaces Of Detroit

Author : Michael Zadoorian
ISBN : 0814335284
Genre : Fiction
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A quirky and compelling collection of short stories set in and around Detroit, by award-winning local writer Michael Zadoorian.
Category: Fiction

America S Nuclear Legacy

Author : Wayne D. LeBaron
ISBN : 1560725567
Genre : History
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This book takes the reader through the testing of nuclear weapons during the Cold War, and describes their devastating effects on American citizens while the BIG LIE was forced on the public that fallout and radiation was safe. It contains horror stories involving government sponsored research programs which deliberately exposed infants, pregnant women, mental patients, military personnel and prisoners to dangerous levels of radiation. All conducted without the victims full knowledge and consent. America's Nuclear Legacy describes military accidents involving missiles and nuclear weapons -- come almost resulted in thermonuclear war! It describes secret nuclear testing in the US. Accidents and near catastrophes are explored involving nuclear power reactors, weapons plants, and nuclear waste sits in America and in the former Soviet Union. With the world awash with nuclear materials and terrorists the book tells of missing nuclear materials, missiles and nuclear weapons, and the race by unstable nations to obtain nuclear weapons. The ease which terrorist nations are able to obtain nuclear secrets from former Soviet scientists is described, including how easily nuclear terrorism will be waged against the United States and other nations.
Category: History

The Detroit Tigers

Author : William Martin Anderson
ISBN : 0814328261
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Gathers photographs that show the most prominent Detroit Tiger players and capture memorable moments in Tiger history
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Life And Times Of Walter Reuther

Author : James TenEyck
ISBN : 9781683482079
Genre : Political Science
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The Life and Times of Walter Reuther: An Unfinished Liberal Legacy recounts the events and social movements that have shaped modern America and examines Reuther’s involvement in them. For over thirty years, Walter Reuther and his United Automobile Workers union were in the vanguard of voices advancing liberal economic and social policies that raised the standard of living for many Americans, extended the protection of the law, and provided a measure of security for the aged, infirm, disabled, and unemployed. In the narrative, Reuther serves as the lens through which a period of labor advances, civil rights struggle, and hot and cold wars are viewed from a liberal perspective. The book follows Walter and Victor Reuther on their European adventure to their ancestral homeland during the rise of Hitler and into the Gorky autoworks factory in Soviet Russia. The pair returned home to the labor battles in Flint and Dearborn that established a UAW presence in the factories and brought Walter Reuther to the bargaining table to negotiate the agreements that served as the treaty between labor and management for over two decades. Reuther’s story includes assassination attempts, confrontations with Senator Goldwater and Nikita Khrushchev, and a presence on the world stage and on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when Martin Luther King recounted his dream. In the later chapters, the book looks beyond the life of the man and the events of his time and seeks to advance a liberal legacy that recently has been relentlessly attacked and too timidly defended.
Category: Political Science

Lost In Detroit

Author : LOST IN THE CITY GMBH.
ISBN : 3000639616
Genre :
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A historical spa, a masonic temple for dancing, a warehouse for book lovers, daytime parties at abandoned spaces and an empty zoo...Get lost in the comeback city LOST iN Detroit is-- 68 technicolor pages filled with tips on: Eating Drinking Shopping Partying Outdoor activities & wellness - Includes 5 long-form interviews with celebrated locals on their relationship with Detroit and their absolute favorite spots - A selection of the hottest places to visit in two of the city's most charismatic neighborhoods - A selection of our top picks for the entire city - An in-depth story about Detroit's famous Coneys by Margot Guicheteau - A photo showcase about urban walls by Eleanor Oakes - An original piece of experimental fiction by Isaac Pickell -Shopping Guide Recommended books, films & music to get you in the Detroit state of mind
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The Detroit Pistons

Author : Steve Addy
ISBN : 1582615535
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Now And Then

Author : Gil Scott-Heron
ISBN : 9781847677440
Genre : Poetry
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One glance at Now and Then and it becomes evident that this is not merely a collection of a songwriter's lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed "bluesologist" triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguished Gil Scott-Heron's career.This, the first ever collection of his poems to be published in Britain, carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes and the realities of modern day life. His message is black, political, historically accurate, urgent, uncompromising and mature and as relevant now as it was when he started, back in the early seventies.
Category: Poetry

Lost Restaurants Of Detroit

Author : Paul Vachon
ISBN : 9781467135597
Genre : Cooking
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Through stories and recipes nearly lost to time, author Paul Vachon explores the history of the Motor City's fine dining, ethnic eateries and everything in between. Grab a cup of coffee - he's got stories to share. While some restaurants come and go with little fanfare, others are dearly missed and never forgotten. In 1962, patrons of the Caucus Club were among the first to hear the voice of an eighteen-year-old Barbra Streisand. Before Stouffer's launched a frozen food empire, it was better known for its restaurants with two popular locations in Detroit. The Machus Red Fox was the last place former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa was seen alive.
Category: Cooking

Gil Scott Heron Pieces Of A Man

Author : Marcus Baram
ISBN : 9781250012791
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting, observant lyrics in such singles as "The Bottle" and "Johannesburg" provide a time capsule for a decade marked by turbulence, uncertainty, and racism. While he was exalted by his devoted fans as the "black Bob Dylan" (a term he hated) and widely sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Prince, Common, and Elvis Costello, he never really achieved mainstream success. Yet he maintained a cult following throughout his life, even as he grappled with the personal demons that fueled so many of his lyrics. Scott-Heron performed and occasionally recorded well into his later years, until eventually succumbing to his life-long struggle with addiction. He passed away in 2011, the end to what had become a hermit-like existence. In this biography, Marcus Baram--an acquaintance of Gil Scott-Heron's--will trace the volatile journey of a troubled musical genius. Baram will chart Scott-Heron's musical odyssey, from Chicago to Tennessee to New York: a drug addict's twisted path to redemption and enduring fame. In Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man, Marcus Baram puts the complicated icon into full focus.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Detroit Tigers

Author : Patrick Joseph Harrigan
ISBN : 0802079032
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A vivid portrait of a team, a sport and its far-reaching influence. The Detroit Tigers are a curious reflection of America's post-war urban society and this book illustrates the inextricable links between this team and its hometown.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Lost Car Companies Of Detroit

Author : Alan Naldrett
ISBN : 9781467118736
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used their great personal wealth to pay for the damage the next day (if they could remember where they had been). David D. Buick went from being the founder of his own leading auto company to working the information desk at the Detroit Board of Trade. Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today"--Publisher website.
Category: Business & Economics

Reimagining Detroit

Author : John Gallagher
ISBN : 9780814336052
Genre : Business & Economics
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Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city’s vacant spaces.
Category: Business & Economics

America S Assembly Line

Author : David E. Nye
ISBN : 9780262312929
Genre : History
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From the Model T to today's "lean manufacturing": the assembly line as crucial, yet controversial, agent of social and economic transformation. The mechanized assembly line was invented in 1913 and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is the most familiar form of mass production. Both praised as a boon to workers and condemned for exploiting them, it has been celebrated and satirized. (We can still picture Chaplin's little tramp trying to keep up with a factory conveyor belt.) In America's Assembly Line, David Nye examines the industrial innovation that made the United States productive and wealthy in the twentieth century. The assembly line—developed at the Ford Motor Company in 1913 for the mass production of Model Ts—first created and then served an expanding mass market. It also transformed industrial labor. By 1980, Japan had reinvented the assembly line as a system of “lean manufacturing”; American industry reluctantly adopted the new approach. Nye describes this evolution and the new global landscape of increasingly automated factories, with fewer industrial jobs in America and questionable working conditions in developing countries. A century after Ford's pioneering innovation, the assembly line continues to evolve toward more sustainable manufacturing.
Category: History

Forgotten Landmarks Of Detroit

Author : Dan Austin
ISBN : 1609498283
Genre : History
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The Motor City. The City on the Strait. The Arsenal of Democracy. Detroit is the city that put the world on wheels. Once the fourth largest in the country, its streets were filled with bustling crowds and lined with breathtaking landmarks. Over the years, many of Detroit's most beautiful buildings—packed with marble, ornate metalwork, painted ceilings and glitz and glamour—have been reduced to dust. From the hallowed halls of Old City Hall to the floating majesty of steamships to the birthplace of the automotive industry, Dan Austin, author of Lost Detroit and creator of HistoricDetroit.org, recaptures stories and memories of a forgotten Detroit, giving readers a glimpse into some of the most stunning buildings this city has ever known.
Category: History

Minnesota 2000

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ISBN : IND:30000037112970
Genre : Housing
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2000 Census of Population and Housing. On cover: United States Census 2000. Provides information on land and water measurements and population density. Also documents geographic changes over the past decade.
Category: Housing