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Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

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As someone who is very worried that Milwaukee is becoming Detroit West, I picked up Detroit: An American Autopsy with great interest. In the wake of Detroit declaring bankruptcy I read through this at breakneck speed in hopes of finding answers. Admittedly, I found no answers on what Milwaukee can do and what Detroit could have done, but I was enthralled with the stories of how Detroit has broken down in the past ten years.

Through a series of anecdotes about auto industry bailouts, city politics, fire rescues and his own family history, LeDuff paints a picture of a city that couldn't help but declare bankruptcy. Throughout these tales, he never lays blame on one group - Republicans and Liberals; politicians and labor unions; white and black - they all share blame. Depressing, but riveting.

Meredith @ Central

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