Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

"A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential American city at the top of its game: Detroit in 1963.

Detroit in 1963 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; Motown’s founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the incredible Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; car salesman Lee Iacocca; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before. Yet the shadows of collapse were evident even then.
  • Details

    Paperback: 464 pages
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (September 20, 2016)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 147674839X
    ISBN-13: 978-1476748399

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