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January 20, 2011

Interview with author John Kossik on the Craig Fahle Show, discussing his book, 63 Alfred Street: Where Capitalism Failed: The Life and Times of a Venetian Gothic Mansion in Downtown Detroit.

WDET 101.9FM (NPR Detroit), 10:35 AM, Monday, January 24th.
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Published on January 20, 2011 22:46 • 385 views • Tags: interview, radio

November 29, 2010

63 Alfred Street was reviewed on the Craig Fahle Show as part of a review of new books about Detroit for the Christmas Season, 11-24-10, wdet, 101.9fm, Detroit.
http://www.63alfred.com/reviews.htm
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Published on November 29, 2010 21:57 • 302 views

November 28, 2010

See the review of 63 Alfred Street in the Metro Times article entitled, Locally literate: Another banner year for books about Detroit at http://metrotimes.com/arts/locally-li...
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Published on November 28, 2010 00:18 • 299 views

November 24, 2010

A page is now present on Wikipedia for Henry T. Brush, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_T....
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Published on November 24, 2010 23:19 • 324 views

November 23, 2010

The Ransom Gillis House is now on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransom_G...
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Published on November 23, 2010 15:26 • 344 views

October 29, 2010

Aerial photographs of Alfred Street between Woodward Ave. and Brush Street from 1949 to 1997 have been added to the sight. This photos coupled with Sanborn Maps of this area from 1897 through the early 1940's and USGS satellite photos in 2002 and 2010 allows you to see the transition of the Ransom Gillis House and its neighbors throughout the last 100 years.

See http://www.63alfred.com/alfredstreet.htm for these illustrations.
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Published on October 29, 2010 20:06 • 507 views

October 11, 2010

Due some suggestions from readers a re-edited version of 63 Alfred Street: Where Capitalism Failed: The Life and Times of a Venetian Gothic Mansion in Downtown Detroit is now available from all outlets. For those past readers you will be happy to know that the irritating typos you have noted have been corrected.
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Published on October 11, 2010 14:58 • 314 views

September 25, 2010

Take my quiz about little known history of Detroit and its people at: http://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/resu...
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Published on September 25, 2010 15:18 • 389 views • Tags: detroit, history, quiz

September 17, 2010

Once your book is on Google Books they have a neat application that finds all the places mentioned in the book and puts it on a world map. For my book this can be found at:
http://www.google.com/maps/mm?q=http:...
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Published on September 17, 2010 23:46 • 311 views

September 16, 2010

A preview of 63 Alfred Street: Where Capitalism Failed is not available on Google Books at: http://books.google.com/books?id=SQ4i...
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Published on September 16, 2010 21:57 • 321 views