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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


Here is some more information about Detroit:
  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Detroit include Compuware and General Motors.

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

  • Some of the leading educational 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 ice hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings, the Major League Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, and the NFL American football team, the Detroit Lions.

  • 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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Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
Paperback (2 pages)

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

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

By Younghusband American City Notebooks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (144 pages)

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!

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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

Best Hikes Near Detroit and Ann Arbor (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Matt Forster

Falcon Guides
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Best Hikes Near Detroit and Ann Arbor (Best Hikes Near Series)
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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Detroit & Ann Arbor author Matt Forster details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Detroit area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Detroit 2017: City Guide

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
Paperback (135 pages)

Detroit 2017: City Guide
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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.

A Detroit Anthology

Belt Publishing
Released: 2014-05-12
Paperback (240 pages)

A Detroit Anthology
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A unique perspective of the Motor City, this anthology combines stories told by both longtime residents and newcomers from activists to teachers to artists to students. While Detroit has always been rich in stories, too often those stories are told back to the city by outsiders looking in, believing they can explain Detroit back to itself. As editor, Anna Clark writes in the introduction, "These are the stories we tell each other over late nights at the pub and long afternoons on the porch. We share them in coffee shops, at church social hours, in living rooms, and while waiting for the bus. These are stories full of nodding asides and knowing laughs. These are stories addressed to the rhetorical "you" -with the ratcheted up language that comes with it-and these are stories that took real legwork to investigate . . . You will not find 'positive' stories about Detroit in this collection, or 'negative' ones. But you will find true stories." Featuring essays, photographs, art, and poetry by Grace Lee Boggs, John Carlisle, Desiree Cooper, Dream Hampton, Steve Hughes, Jamaal May, Tracie McMillan, Marsha Music, Shaka Senghor, Thomas J. Sugrue, and many others.

100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Amy Eckert

Reedy Press, LLC
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100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
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Detroit enjoys a rich history, having forged the American landscape with sexy muscle cars and the toe-tapping rhythms of Motown. But there's more to love about Detroit than merely its history. And there's never been a better time to explore than today, as the Motor City buzzes with a spirit of renewal. 100 Things to Do in Detroit before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city, revealing tucked-away gems like the Grand Trunk Pub and the world's oldest jazz club, Baker's Keyboard Lounge. You'll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with renewed energy, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts trendy Shinola watches. And since oldies really can be goodies, we've also included classic sights like the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Motown Museum. Whether you've lived in Detroit all your life and want to dig deeper or you're a traveler eager to discover the city for the first time, 100 Things to Do in Detroit before You Die will help you create - and complete - your very own Motor City bucket list

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

By Kelli B. Kavanaugh

Brand: Arcadia
Released: 2001-12-05
Paperback (128 pages)

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

How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass

Belt Publishing
Released: 2015-12-01
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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.

Detroit: The Dream Is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City

By Michel Arnaud

Abrams
Released: 2017-04-11
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Detroit: The Dream Is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City
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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.


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