The Detroit known by the Builder generation was one of growing manufacturing hub. The Detroit when Baby Boomers were growing up was one of admiration and a place where jobs were high paying and would last a lifetime. The Detroit of the Millennials is one of a decayed run-down boarded-up ghost town.
Pulitzer Prize winning Fox 2 journalist Charlie LeDuff has penned one of the most interesting and thoughtful book about the decline of the Motor City. "Detroit: An American Autopsy" LeDuff had left Detroit for the New York Times, where he won his Pulitzer, and was stunned that the Detroit he left was gone by the time he returned. This book is the result of an investigative reporters skills in examining how the city made the journey from a top American city to a firebombed shell of its prior life.
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