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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).

Attractions in the Detroit area include:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan


Detroit Facts


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  • 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.

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

  • Some of the leading companies headquartered in Detroit include Compuware and General Motors.

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

  • 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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Books About Detroit


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Moon Michigan (Travel Guide)

By Paul Vachon

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
Paperback (450 pages)

Moon Michigan (Travel Guide)
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Discover Michigan with Moon Travel Guides!

Moon Michigan reveals the best of the Great Lakes States' charming small towns, vibrant urban hubs, and vast, untouched wilderness.

What you'll find in Moon Michigan:

  • Full coverage of Michigan, from Detroit and Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula
  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, curated for beach-goers, hikers, wine enthusiasts, history buffs, road-trippers, and more
  • 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
  • Honest advice from lifelong Michigander Paul Vachon on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to golf resorts and lakeside lodges
  • Detailed maps and helpful reference photos throughout
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  • Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportation
With Moon's local insight, diverse ideas, and expert advice on the best of Michigan, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more quintessential Midwest? Try Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul or Moon Wisconsin's Door County.

Detroit & Ann Arbor: A Great Destination (Explorer's Guides)

By Jeff Counts

Brand: Countryman Press
Released: 2011-10-03
Paperback (256 pages)

Detroit & Ann Arbor: A Great Destination (Explorer s Guides)
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Jeff Counts gets behind the wheel to take us cruising the eclectic neighborhoods that comprise the “culture stew” that is Motor City―Detroit.

There’s great ethnic cuisine, extraordinary pre-war architecture, world-class museums, and a homegrown soundtrack, from Motown’s rhythm and blues to the undeniable pulse of rap.

Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; maps of regions and locales, and more. 100 full-color photographs and maps throughout

Detroit: 1930-1969

By David Lee Poremba

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 1999-08-09
Paperback (128 pages)

Detroit: 1930-1969
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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.

Detroit City Guide 2018

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
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Detroit City Guide 2018
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Detroit City Guide 2018 is the soft cover edition of our popular 2017/18 ebook. Written for those who are fascinated by what is going on in Detroit this city guide features great places to stay, see, eat and explore in Detroit. Use Detroit 2018 City Guide to find out about the new Detroit , the one that has captured national and International attention,What sets this city guide apart is the fact that it was 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. About Cardinal Content: Cardinal Content's owner Maryann Huk oversees the publication of ebooks and city guides on Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and a host of other American destinations. 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. goseedo4ebooks@gmail.com

Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
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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.

Regularly updated
Full-color maps
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed index
Enlargements of Detroit downtown, Lansing downtown, Flint downtown, Ann Arbor downtown, University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan, Wayne County Airport
Convenient folded size
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Communities Included: Burton, Flint, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Pontiac, Rochester Hills

I Love You, Michigan Baby

By Shirley Vernick

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Released: 2018-04-03
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I Love You, Michigan Baby
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“Michigan Baby, I love you so much. My love for you is longer than the Mackinac Bridge and taller than a lighthouse. My love for you is brighter than the city lights and as peaceful as a day in our Michigan forests.” And so it reads in this adorable book about all things Michigan. Cuddly and warm illustrations capture the joy and excitement of being a baby in the Great Lakes State, and the loving text and sweet verses make I Love You, Michigan Baby a love letter to all of Michigan’s newborns and tiny visitors alike.
 

Historic Michigan Travel Guide: The Guide to Historical Destinations in Michigan

Historical Society of Michigan
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Historic Michigan Travel Guide: The Guide to Historical Destinations in Michigan
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This guide provides opportunities for cultural tourism throughout the beautiful state of Michigan. With over 500 historical museums, sites, and attractions, the reader is exposed to Michigan's rich and diverse cultural history - which is much more than the automobile. The book also lists historic inns and provides lodging choices beyond the modern hotel or motel.

How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass

Belt Publishing
Released: 2015-12-01
Paperback (288 pages)

How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass
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A social guide to Detroit for all coastal transplants, wary suburbanites, die-hard natives, and everyone in between, this book will help readers avoid falling into the “jackass” trap and become a productive, healthy Detroiter. The book covers topics such as how to do business, how to drive, how to party, how to talk about the city, and how to buy and renovate a house. Also included are the seven rules for living in the Motor City, simple answers to difficult questions about the city, and a quick tour. Readers will not only be informed but they will also be laughing along the way.

Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins

By Dan Austin

The History Press
Released: 2019-01-23
Kindle Edition (176 pages)

Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City s Majestic Ruins
 
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Stories and photographs celebrating the city’s history through its abandoned architectural landmarks.
 
Lost Detroit tells the stories behind twelve of the city’s most beautiful left-behind landmarks and of the people who occupied them, from the day they opened to the day they closed. While these buildings might stand as ghosts of the past today, their stories live on within these pages.
This book brings you the memories of those who caught trains out of the majestic Michigan Central Station, necked with girlfriends in the balcony of the palatial Michigan Theatre, danced the night away at the Vanity Ballroom, and kicked out the jams at the Grande Ballroom. Filled with stunning and often moving photographs, it’s a treasure for history and architecture buffs, as well as for native Detroiters.
 
“A fascinating journey.” —John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press architecture critic, from the Foreword

Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit (Lost)

By Dan Austin

The History Press
Released: 2012-11-20
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Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit (Lost)
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The Motor City. The City on the Strait. The Arsenal of Democracy. Detroit is the city that put the world on wheels. Once the fourth largest in the country, its streets were filled with bustling crowds and lined with breathtaking landmarks. Over the years, many of Detroit's most beautiful buildings--packed with marble, ornate metalwork, painted ceilings and glitz and glamour--have been reduced to dust. From the hallowed halls of Old City Hall to the floating majesty of steamships to the birthplace of the automotive industry, Dan Austin, author of Lost Detroit and creator of HistoricDetroit.org, recaptures stories and memories of a forgotten Detroit, giving readers a glimpse into some of the most stunning buildings this city has ever known.


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