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Riassunto: The first African-American mayor of Detroit recounts his life, describing his epic journey from ""Big Time Red"" on the Prohibition streets of Detroit to his rise in politics. 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
From Kirkus Reviews: A timely but stubbornly selective autobiography of Detroit's five-time African-American mayor, written with Wheeler (coauthor of Hank Aaron's I Had A Hammer, 1991). The authors tell the parallel stories of a profoundly troubled city--abandoned by the auto industry that had nourished it and becoming for a time the nation's notorious murder capitol--and of the extraordinary man who governed it for 20 years (ill and out-of- favor at age 75, Young chose not to run in the last election). Young grew up in Detroit's Black Bottom neighborhood when it was still a cozy place to live. Tricked out of college because--he says--of his race, he worked at Ford, learned Marxism at the local barbershop, served with the famous Tuskegee Airmen, and immersed himself in left-leaning union activities. He became a local hero after taking on Joe McCarthy's HUAC and, in 1973, was elected mayor when Detroit's racial balance tipped toward African-Americans. In office, Young delivered on many of his promises--most significantly, to divide power through affirmative action where he was empowered to do so, and to tame the police department, whose union newspaper was, he says, still calling blacks ``jungle bunnies'' when he moved into the mayor's waterfront mansion. Here, Young and Wheeler go on to take us through the agonies of grappling with what Young calls ``the damnestdest demographics in America.'' Later on, the former mayor presents a fairly strong case for the imposition of term limits: The man, it seems, was simply overly merged with his city. Since much of the material here on Detroit will be familiar to readers of Ze'ev Chafet's Devil's Night (1990), it's a pity that Young, on his own turf, hasn't told us more about his turbulent relationship with Jesse Jackson, or hasn't been less roguish and elliptical about his personal life. Which is to say that this aptly titled book, while dandy, could have been softer. (Eight pages of b&w photographs) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: Hard Stuff: The Autobiography of Mayor ...
Casa editrice: Viking Adult
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
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Descrizione libro Viking. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2720232875
Descrizione libro Viking. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2728019569
Descrizione libro Viking. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2732717312
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0670845515
Descrizione libro Viking. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0670845515I5N00
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806708455144.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806708455143.0
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020670845515