Detroit An American Autopsy by Charlie Leduff is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer. Back in his broken hometown, Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his familys troubled past. Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nations poorest. Once the vanguard of Americas machine age, mass production, blue collar jobs, and automobiles, Detroit is now Americas capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. With the steel eyed reportage that has become his trademark, and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination.
- Title: Detroit: An American Autopsy
- Author: Charlie Leduff
- Publisher: Penguin Books
- Publish Date: January 28, 2014
- Format: Paperback
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143124463
- ISBN-13: 978-0143124467
- Dimensions: 5.4" x 0.8" x 8.4"