Wildsam Field Guides Detroit

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Built on ingenuity and grit, Detroit is more than a comeback story but an urban renaissance, with a thriving culture that indicates a future flourishing of the Motor City.This updated edition ofWildsam Field Guides: Detroitleads travelers into the storied and complex Michigan city with expert guidance from locals. Contributors include journalists, entrepreneurs, a poet laureate, barber, Motown legend, bartenders, makers and artists, among others. Topics in the handsome volume include Berry Gordy, ice hockey, blight, the history of automobiles, race riots, Prohibition, urban farming and more. Readers will discover local stories, travel intel and modern lore, including:Hit records, from Aretha Franklin to the Stooges; A conversation about architecture and urban renewal; Select works from renowned Detroit poets; An interview with filmmaker Dream Hampton; An illustrated map of the future; Classic automobiles designed and built in Detroit; The seven best old-school neighborhood bars; The best diners, jazz clubs, burger joints and more; How press reacted to Diego Rivera’s murals in the 1930s; and An interview with a boxing champion.
ISBN: 9781467199605
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wildsam
State: Michigan
Images: 200
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 4.2 (w) x 6.5 (h)
Taylor Bruce is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wildsam Field Guides. He grew up on his family farm on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Taylor studied writing at Vanderbilt University, and, after, wrote freelance for magazines such as Men's Journal, Oxford American and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He took a full-time writer's post at Southern Living in 2007. After moving to New York and pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, Taylor launched Wildsam out of his 500-square foot apartment in 2012. The original Nashville guide caught the attention of national media and thoughtful travelers alike, and in 2015, National Geographic awarded Wildsam the "Traveler 50" award. Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Robin, and two sons, Booker and Truett.
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