Detroit History Book

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Echoes of Detroit
A 300 Year History

by Irwin J. Cohen
ISBN 0967757002
140 pages
8.5 x 11 paperback
$12.95 USD (free shipping in USA only)
This history of Detroit tells the story of the Motor City in engaging prose and over 150 vintage photos of Detroit. From the early Detroit history of its birth as a trading post for the French in 1701, through the Roaring Twenties, the industrial boom during and following World War II, the decline in the 1970s, the book ends with gradual birth of a new era of hope in the twenty-first century. Over 100 Detroit historic photos tell the story in pictures.


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Along with plenty of Detroit historical facts, the book is full of delightful anecdotes and fascinating statistics:

  • the naming of Woodward Avenue
  • the roots of the Lone Ranger
  • Detroit’s meanest man
  • the Detroit building that was named after a river in Maine
  • the architecture of Albert Kahn
  • the “Real McCoy”

The author is a Detroit native, baseball historian, and avid collector of Detroit memorabilia and Detroit memories.

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