Detroit: An American Autopsy

Detroit: An American Autopsy

Charlie LeDuff


An explosive exposé of America’s misplaced prosperity—from Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff
 
Back in his damaged homeland, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s stricken prior. Having led us at the means up, Detroit now seems prime us at the manner down. as soon as the richest urban in the United States, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. as soon as the forefront of America’s laptop age—mass-production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosure. With the steel-eyed reportage that has turn into his trademark, and the righteous indignation just a local son possesses, LeDuff units out to discover what destroyed his urban. He beats at the doorways of union bosses and homeless squatters, robust businessmen and suffering owners and the normal humans keeping the town jointly by means of sheer decision. Detroit: An American Autopsy is an out of this world tale of a difficult city in a coarse time full of many of the strangest and most powerful humans our state has to supply.

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