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Here are the first returns of our forum poll of the Best Detroit [related] books ever written. Please Click Here to cast your votes! We need more.

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Weighted Scoring Methodology. Up to ten works may be cited. First choice = 100, 2nd = 80, 3rd = 64, etc. [the value of each choice is 80% of the one above it.

931 The Origins of the Urban Crisis:Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit - Thomas Sugrue
260 Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenidies)
221 The Detroit Almanac - Detroit Free Press
221 Working Detroit
208 From Soupy to Nutz
195 Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
151 American City: Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005
141 Made in Detroit: A South of 8 Mile Memoir
128 AIA Guide to Detroit
117 Grit, Noise, Revolution
101 Art In The Stations: The Detroit People Mover
100 American Odyssey
100 City Primieval by Elmore Leonard
100 History of Detroit and Michigan and Wayne County
100 Kick Out The Jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor--1963-1980
100 Metro Detroit Boxing
100 The Final Season: Fathers, Sons and One Last Season In A Classic American Ballpark by Tom Stanton
100 Whiskey River
97 The Detroit Artists Market, 1932-1982 a Partnership in Creativity
92 Art in Detroit Public Places
89 Virgin Suicides
80 Art Deco in Detroit
80 Motown
80 The Purple Gang - Kavieff
66 Detroit: Then and Now
64 Detroit's Downtown Movie Palaces
64 Granite Harbor
64 Jitterbug
64 The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young
64 The Way I Am
64 The Way It Was: Glimpses of Detroit's History Through the Pages of Hour Magazine
51 Bob-Lo: An Island in Troubled Waters
51 Deep Summer
51 Dennis Coffey
51 Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution (Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin)
41 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
41 Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young
41 Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models
41 Sugartown
41 Talking Shops
41 The Buildings of Detroit: A History (W. Hawkins Ferry)
33 Before the Ghetto
26 Devil's Night (Ze'ev Chafets )
26 Hard Stuff
26 The Changing Face of Inequality
26 WestSiders:Remembering Detroit's old westside, 1920-1950 : a pictorial history of the westsiders
21 Calico Palace
21 Dancing in the Street
21 Farmers Detroit HIstory
17 From the Canon's mouth: The civil war letters of Alpheus Williams
17 Frontier Metropolis
17 Up from the Streets: Detroit Art from the Duffy Warehouse Collection
14 Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995
14 Poems of Jim Gustafson
14 YBI The Autobiography of Butch Jones (a piece of tripe, but entertaining)

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