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City of Destiny: The Story of Detroit

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Library Binding, 528 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Omnigraphics
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Suzanne
Sep 03, 2016 Suzanne rated it liked it
Shelves: history
This was a very interesting book and included a lot of Michigan history that I wasn't familiar with.

A few quotes: p. 304, "Politics in Detroit has always been exercised on a dramatic scale." p. 305 "When William Henry Harrison was named the stalwart standard-bearer of the Whigs, the very Democratic Baltimore Republican remarked contemptuously, 'Give him a barrel of hard cider and settle a pension of $2,000 a year on him and he will sit the remainder of his days in a log cabin, content with his
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Katherine
Jun 28, 2008 Katherine marked it as to-read
Shelves: cities, not-owned
This IS a book I want to read, but I added it in a shameless ploy to mention that my blog "City of Destiny," was just named "Best Local Blog" (tie) by the Chicago Reader editors! (I've really wanted to find this book because of the title and because I've been reading a lot about Detroit's history; however, the cities officially nicknamed "City of Destiny" are Tacoma, WA and Des Plaines, IL--I named my blog after the latter.)

This is the sort of off-topic stuff I can post when no one else has thi
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