Detroit: A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America’s great cities, and one of the nation’s greatest urban failures. It tells how the city grew to become the heart of American industry and how its utter collapse—from 1.8 million residents in 1950 to 714,000 only six decades later—resulted from a confluence of public policies, private industry decisions, and deep, thick seams of racism. And it raises the question: when we look at modern-day Detroit, are we looking at the ghost of America’s industrial past or its future?it
Scott gives an overview of the book:
A freelance journalist and critic (former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times), Scott Martelle is the author of Detroit: A Biography, published in April 2012 by Chicago Review Press.
. He also is the author of The Fear Within: Spies, Commies...
If Martelle's book, "Blood Passion," refuses to give a free pass to the Ludlow strikers, it is by no means a shill for management. The company hired hundreds of unsavory men who baited the strikers,...