Detroit: An American Autopsy

  • Type: Books
  • By: Charlie LeDuff
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Melissa C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781594205347
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, LeDuff returns home to Detroit, a city ruined by greed and corruption.

After reading Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle my interest in Detroit was piqued. I wanted to read more. Naturally, I settled on the book about Detroit that many were talking about, Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. It is a gritty, eye-opening look at a dying or, as the title implies, dead city. In this engaging and quick read, LeDuff returns to his hometown to report on the fate of the formerly prosperous Detroit. It reads like a murder mystery with the author seeking clues to how and why a city, his city has died.