About this book
A vibrant history of the American city Detroit, which also looks at its future. Formerly a beacon of the capitalist dream, it's degenerated into urban wilderness today. Looks at its 2 central industries, cars and music, and their rise and fall, as well as the 1967 riots. With atmospheric photos.
In 1913 Henry Ford began mass-producing cars at his Model T plant, transforming the area into the Silicon Valley of its day. By 1920 it was the fourth largest city in America and by the mid-1950s General Motors had become the single biggest employer on earth. Here indeed was 'the most modern city in the world, the city of tomorrow'.