While I am sure there are some good books about Detroit out there, frankly, none come to mind immediately, probably because I cannot remember reading a book about the city's background. What I learned has come from living here, reading the local papers, listening to Michigan Radio, or the internet. It would probably be more comprehensive to get some books from the Detroit Public Library (get the library card anyways, by all means), but I think it makes more sense to start online.
For one, I believe Wikipedia has a lot to say about Detroit. Not only is there a Crime in Detroit article that we discussed the other day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Detroit), but the main article is also good (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit) and has a lot of interesting sources at the bottom). There are several sub-articles as well (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Detroit,_Michigan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Metro_Detroit) about topics such as the History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Detroit), Architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Detroit), Neighborhoods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhoods_in_Detroit), Culture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Detroit), Tourism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_metropolitan_Detroit), Sports (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_metropolitan_Detroit), Economy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_metropolitan_Detroit), Demographics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Detroit), Schools (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Public_Schools), and Government (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Detroit) of Detroit. You can click to other relevant topics, like the auto industry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry), as well.
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