Detroit has a much storied history of political and business leaders. The city is the birthplace of the assembly line which lead to its position as the capitol of the automotive industry and one of the original strongholds of unionized labor. It was one of the original cities for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and was one of the original six cities for the National Hockey League.
It is even home to one of the most recognizable music genres of the Baby Boomer era. These facts work together to shape the political, social and business scene of a city that lead the city into one of huge prosperity and saw it drop into the largest municipal bankruptcy in America.
The people behind the city have been captured in the book "Heart Soul Detroit: Conversations on the Motor City," by Jenny Risher and Matt Lee. It is a photographic wonder of the 50 most influential Detroiters from athletes to entertainers to businesspeople.
This book is sure to delight and inspire. It includes people that have made Detroit proud including Nicklas Lidstrom, Barry Sanders, Al Kaline, Smokey Robinson, Jack White, Eminem, Martha Reeves, Berry Gordy, Bill Ford Jr., Della Reese, Sen. Carl Levin, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and author Mitch Albom. Lee Iacocca and Lily Tomlin wrote forewords for the book.
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