An American AutopsyBook - 2013
Back in his broken hometown, LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation's poorest. It is an eerie and angry place of deserted factories and abandoned homes and forgotten people. LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city, and shares an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past.
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In a heartbreaking report on a city in decline, LeDuff, a Detroit native, presents both a damning account of the city's leadership and a loving portrait of those who occupy its abandoned neighborhoods. His reportage is infused with gallows humor, such as when he describes how underfunded Detroit ... Read More »