Detroit: A Biography Audiobook (Unabridged)

Detroit: A Biography (Unabridged), by Scott Martelle
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When we think of Detroit, we think first of the auto industry and its slow, painful decline, then maybe the sounds of Motown, or the long line of professional sports successes. But economies are made up of people, and the effect of the economic downfall of Detroit is one of the most compelling stories in America. Detroit: A Biography by journalist and author Scott Martelle is about a city that rose because of the most American of traits-innovation, entrepreneurship, and an inspiring perseverance. It's about the object lessons learned from the city's collapse, and most prosaically, it's about what happens when a nation turns its back on its own citizens. The story of Detroit encompasses compelling human dimensions, from the hope it once posed for blacks fleeing slavery in the early 1800s and then rural Southern poverty in the 1920s, to the American Dream it represented for waves of European immigrants eager to work in factories bearing the names Ford, Chrysler, and Chevrolet. Martelle clearly encapsulates an entire city, past and present, through the lives of generations of individual citizens. The tragic story truly is a biography, for the city is nothing without its people. "Former Detroit News reporter Martelle vividly recounts the rise and downfall of a once-great city...An informative albeit depressing glimpse of the workings of a once-great city that is now a shell of its former self."-Publishers Weekly Download and start listening now!

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Author Scott MartelleThough you may know Scott Martelle from the popular title Detroit: A Biography, Martelle is actually one of the most renowned History authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Martelle, with the latest History title being: Detroit: A Biography. Detroit: A Biography was added to our catalog in 2012, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Detroit: A Biography is the most popular and bestselling from Martelle. Enjoy over 10 hours of listening from Martelle, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy History books from Scott Martelle. Martelle was born in Scarborough, Maine. For more choices and information on Scott Martelle, please visit his author page: Scott Martelle.