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Detroit Steel Artists

by Matthew Kilkenny

Ray Dietrich probably designed more custom and semi-custom cars than any other designer of the Classic Car Era. This is the book about Dietrich and others and those cars.

The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

by Beth Tompkins Bates

Built it and they will come. Henry Ford did a lot more than rethink the assembly line or the $5 workday. He hired African Americans and they left the South and came by the tens of thousands. What did each expect of the other?

Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the ’60s and ’70s

by Diego Rosenberg

Just the name “muscle car” was enough to make traditional car buyers—adults, male, conservative—shudder at the thought of running into hotrodders and hooligans at the showroom. Quite the pickle for the carmakers’ marketing folks.

Creative Industries of Detroit

by Leon Dixon

Thousands of projects over several decades came out of Creative, mostly super-secret, and this is the first book about them! Well, some of them, and some of it is necessarily speculative. Still, this book answers questions you couldn’t have known you have.

Once In a Great City, A Detroit Story

by David Maraniss

Greatness comes before the fall, and Detroit was once great. You’ll wish you’d had the chance to experience it yourself but until it becomes great again, this book will have to suffice.

Detroit, An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

Unless you live under a rock you know this storied US city is suffering. Will your city be next? Not if enough people read this book!

The Detroiters

by Harold Livingston

Pulp fiction. After Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 acclaimed film, it is probable that this phrase conjures images that go far beyond the scope of its original essence—who can forget the indelible images of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield? And although Livingston’s book has been described as pulp fiction, it really is not in the same league as the sexy crime thrillers.

Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

by Duncan S. Brown

A complete list of dealerships that once specced their own souped-up cars or sponsored customers’ race cars, if it were even possible to compile one, would number more than the 17 presented here. This book also includes Canadian ones.

The Car: The Rise and Fall of the Machine that Made the Modern World 

by Bryan Appleyard

The car is dead. Long live the car. A new era is almost here and the days of the current one are definitely numbered. The modern world is unimaginable without the car, so let’s take a look at how it all played out.

Concept Cars of the 1960s: Yesterday’s Future

by Richard Heseltine

Heseltine’s premise is that the 1960s were prime time for the concept car, and gives ample evidence of it. The future then posed different questions than it does today so the 200 cars discussed here cover the whole spectrum from of-the-moment practicality to science fiction.

Cobra Jet: The History of Ford’s Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

by Rob Kinnan & Diego Rosenberg

From its launch in 1968 to right now, Ford’s Cobra Jet has moved the needle and so does this fine book that separates the wheat from the chaff in a story that has been told too often for its own good.

Tattered Cover Book Store, A Storied History

by Mark A. Barnhouse

If you think of the book as a dying breed (not!) what about brick-and-mortar book stores, especially independents? Tattered Cover in Denver is also a cultural institution and garnered nationwide attention in a First Amendment Supreme Court case. A former employee has recorded the first fifty years.