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Detroit


Destroit Insitute of Arts, in Detroit, Michigan
Destroit Insitute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. As of 2005, the population was 886,675, making it 11th largest city in the United States of America. Even so, the population has fallen by more than half since its peak in the early 1950s - at one time the city was the 4th largest in the country.

Detroit is known worldwide as a center of automobile manufacturing (hence its two best-known nicknames: "Motor City" and "Motown"), as well as for its music. Apart "Motor City" and "Motown", Detroit has many other nicknames including "Arsenal of Democracy" (which was popular during World War II), as well as "The D", "D-Town", "Hockeytown", "Rock City" and "The 3-1-3" (from the city's telephone area area code).

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GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan


Detroit Facts


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  • Professional sports teams in Detroit include the ice hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings, the Major League Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, and the NFL American football team, the Detroit Lions.

  • The main airport for Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

  • Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in Detroit include Compuware and General Motors.

  • Leading education institutions in Detroit include University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University. University of Detroit Mercy is a comprehensive university, and the largest Roman Catholic university in the state. Wayne State University is a research university with 11 schools and colleges, 350 major subject areas, and more than 33,000 students including both undergraduates and postgraduates.

  • Detroit's nicknames include "America's Automotive Capital", "America's Comeback City", "Arsenal of Democracy", "City of the Straits", "City of Trees", "Hitsville, USA", "Hockeytown", "Motown", "The D", "The Motor City", "The Paris of the Midwest", and "The Renaissance City".

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Moon Michigan (Travel Guide)

By Paul Vachon

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  • Must-see attractions and ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike through evergreen forests or along freshwater coastlines, catch a glimpse of wild moose and black bears, and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky. Spend your days fishing, boating, and swimming in pristine lakes, or snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Browse galleries and gardens in Ann Arbor, or explore Motor City's rich industrial and musical history. Take a romantic carriage ride on Mackinac or a scenic tour of wine country, and discover the best spots to see fall foliage
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Detroit: The Dream Is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City

By Michel Arnaud

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Detroit: The Dream Is Now is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings—the emblems of Detroit’s financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims his lens at the emergent creative enterprises and new developments taking hold in the still-vibrant city. The book explores Detroit’s rich industrial and artistic past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. The first section provides a visual tour of the city’s architecture and neighborhoods, while the remaining chapters focus on the developing design, art, and food scenes through interviews and portraits of the city’s entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. Detroit is the story of an American city in flux, documented in Arnaud’s thought-provoking photographs.

Detroit 2017: City Guide

By Maryann Huk

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Detroit 2017 City Guide is the paperback edition of our popular 2017 ebook. Written for those who are fascinated by what is going on in Detroit this book is made for exploring one of America's most fascinating destinations. Detroit 2017 City Guide paperback edition includes in-depth text, color photos, and transit maps. With features on great places to stay, see, eat and explore in Detroit, this city guide book is great springboard into finding out all about the new Detroit that has captured national and International attention, What sets this book apart is the fact that it is created without using a personal car for transportation. All the months of exploring and research in Detroit were accomplished on foot, by public transportation, or on a bike. Detroit 2017 shows how a bicycle in downtown Detroit can be the best way to get around. Easy to use, fun to read, and full of insights, Detroit 2017 is the city guide book to use if you are going to Detroit this year. About Cardinal Content: Cardinal Content's owner Maryann Huk has overseen the publication of ebook guides on Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and a host of other American destinations. Now she is offering the ebooks as paperback books with the help of Amazon Direct Publishing. She loves comments and reviews. So, by all means, please leave a review with your honest opinions -- especially critical insights. We will only get better at this if we know what we need to improve. Thanks, Cardinal Content.

Detroit: 1930-1969

By David Lee Poremba

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Released: 1999-08-09
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As the roaring twenties came to an end and a new decade dawned, the United States found itself locked in the grips of the Great Depression. The City of Detroit was no exception as industry laid off workers and bread lines formed across the city. Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy let the country in supporting state and federal welfare programs to help people through the economic crisis. By the middle of the 1930s, Detroit began picking itself up out of the economic mud and was soon flexing its industrial muscle as manufacturing, led by the auto industry, put the Motor City back into shape. As the decade ended and war approached, the city was ready to take its place on the world stage. The country reeled from the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and had to shift its industrial might from civilian use to the war effort. Nowhere was that more evident than in Detroit. Its huge manufacturing capabilities, when turned to the making of the implements of war, earned the city a new nickname. The Motor City became to the Arsenal of Democracy and began to evolve once more. The influx of workers from the Deep South to the war industry added yet another facet to the city's society and culture. As the Second World War came to a close and production re-tooled for the return to civilian life, an economic boom swept through Detroit. The city celebrated its 25oth birthday in 1951, prompting an outpouring of funds to build with. Major additions were made to the Art Institute, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the riverfront.

Leaving Detroit: A Memoir

By Louise Barfknecht

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Detroit lies under a summer heat made even hotter by the remains of charred buildings from the 1967 riots. Louise and Bob, a young married couple, agree to leave for a more beautiful place. Why not Italy and why not see the world before they settle down? Louise convinces Bob to travel west across the Pacific to the Far East and central Asia toward Europe and Italy. When they arrive in Peshawar, Pakistan, the mood and temper of the trip has changed. It’s Ramadan. They are tired and hungry. There is snow on the mountains. Winter approaches. They find no organized transportation and hitch a ride into Afghanistan with a druggie couple driving a beat up VW camper. Trouble begins. Worry becomes anxiety. Italy for Christmas was the plan. There are five thousand miles to go.

Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map

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Rand McNally's folded map for Detroit is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around the Detroit area and Southeastern part of Michigan, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

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Enlargements of Detroit downtown, Lansing downtown, Flint downtown, Ann Arbor downtown, University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan, Wayne County Airport
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Communities Included: Burton, Flint, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Pontiac, Rochester Hills

Detroit's Michigan Central Station (MI) (Images of America)

By Kelli B. Kavanaugh

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In 1913, the Michigan Central Station opened its majestic entrances to the people of Detroit. Designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stern, the firms also noted as the architects of the Grand Central Station in New York City, the depot was a marvel of grandeur and comfort for the traveler lucky enough to utilize its facilities. Soldiers went to war, families both separated and rejoined, and folks looking for an honest living in the Motor City all walked the Michigan Central's elegant corridors. Since the last train pulled away from the station in 1988, the structure has fallen prey to rapidly paced deterioration. Detroit's Michigan Central Station captures the glory of the Michigan Central and its environs. Using photographs from the Burton Historical Collection, as well as private collections, the book illustrates the use of the Michigan Central Station by a city whose story dramatically parallels that of this magnificent structure. The book also includes imagined futures of the station from some of the many people who have been inspired by the magic this grand building continues to exude.

Wildsam Field Guides: Detroit (American City Guide Series)

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Wildsam Field Guides: Detroit leads travelers into the most authentic experience of the complex and storied Michigan city, working closely with a team of trusted locals. Contributors include journalists, entrepreneurs, a poet laureate, barber, Motown legend, bartenders, makers and artists, among others. Topics in the handsome volume include Berry Gordy, ice hockey, blight, the history of automobiles, race riots, Prohibition, urban farming and more.

Detroit DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Detroit, Michigan

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This is a quirky city notebook designed to inspire listmakers to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and journal the heck out of their time in the city. It's a do it (all) yourself notebook for independent travelers and thinkers!

"Detroit is a fantastic city! So, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized?" — Cormac Younghusband

DETROIT DIY CITY GUIDE AND TRAVEL JOURNAL: CITY NOTEBOOK FOR DETROIT, MICHIGAN is a journal and city guide re-invented for travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook is a journal and do-it-yourself city guide that helps you keep all your important information about Detroit organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this American City Notebook to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Detroit has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time in Detroit! This is the perfect place to write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city - which is why it's your diy city guide and journal.

DIY CITY GUIDE: Inside you will find creative DIY sections like: Getting Started; City Confidential; City Folks; Places to Stay; See & Explore; Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Shopping; Sport, Health and Fitness; Entertaining Stuff To Do; Blacklist Must Miss; Special Lists; City Journal; Rating & Embetterment; and, Notes : Sketches : Maps.

TRAVEL JOURNAL: When you are ready to document your adventures in Detroit, you will find fifty journal pages where you can record key details about the day, weather, locations visited, what happened, thoughts on what happened, notes, and the highlight of the day.

Make your time in Detroit more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative by diving headfirst into your new Detroit DIY City Guide and Travel Journal!

"Aldous Huxley said 'For every traveler who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.'" To help with that, I created a line of DIY City Guides and Travel Journals where you can create your own city guide and document all you city adventures. Enjoy!" — Cormac Younghusband

THERE ARE OVER 250 CITIES IN THE YOUNGHUSBAND AMERICAN CITY NOTEBOOK COLLECTION! GET STARTED ON YOUR FAVORITY CITIES TODAY!

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Detroit: 1900-1930 (MI) (Images of America)

By Richard Bak

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In this new addition to the Images of America series,
Richard Bak takes us on a visual journey through Detroit’s golden era, encompassing the first three decades of the twentieth century. It was during this time that the City of Detroit experienced its most rapid physical growth and underwent an unprecedented pace of social and technological change. Detroit: 1900–1930 contains nearly 190 illustrations, including studio portraits, snapshots, postcards, songsheet covers, and period advertisements. Collectively, these images evoke a past that is often too easily forgotten as older Detroiters pass away. As you thumb through the pages of this book, you will encounter such influential people as Henry Ford and other automotive pioneers who helped to “put the world on wheels.” Experience daily life as it was lived at the time of the First World War, and discover the major role Detroit played in this historic conflict. This volume highlights the wave of
immigration that occurred here at the turn of the century, when roughly half of the city’s population hailed from other countries. Also featured are various scenes from the “Roaring Twenties,” the ill-fated experiment in Prohibition, and the effect of the Great Depression on the city’s economy.


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