Detroitland A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past

By: Bak, Richard & Columnist Neal Rubin

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Painted Turtle Series; B&W Illustrations; 10 X 7 X 0.80 inches; xi, 352 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, scuffing and bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight; pages are not cut at top. Illustrated with b/w pictures. 'WorldCatSummary: From The Books Back Cover: Welcome to Detroitland, where award-winning journalist Richard Bak brings to life episodes from roughly a century of Detroit's colorful history. Bak tackles familiar names like Frank Murphy, the Purple Gang, the Lone Ranger, "Potato Patch" Pingree, and Charles Lindbergh. He also introduces little-known Detroit characters like the Black Legion, Detroit's own version of the Ku Klux Klan: Jonny Miler, the man who walloped Joe Louis in the Brown Bomber's first-ever amateur fight; patrolman Ben Turpin, the terror of Black Bottom criminals; Sophie Lyons, legendary "Queen of the Underworld" and Detroit philanthropist; and Shorty Long, Brenda Holloway, the Velvelettes, and other forgotten Motown artists of the 60's'. Index.

Title: Detroitland A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past

Author Name: Bak, Richard & Columnist Neal Rubin

Categories: Michigan/Detroit/Great Lakes, social history, Government/Economics/Law/Politics, Reference, Business/Economics, African American History, Biography/Memoirs/Journals, American History, Cultural History, Women/Womens' History,

Publisher: Detroit [?], Painted Turtle: 2011

ISBN Number: 0814334997

ISBN Number 13: 9780814334997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 9204

Keywords: Detroit History; Detroit People; Detroit Locations; Michigan History; Journalists; Racism; African American History; Black History; Cultural History;,