At first, I was pretty interested in this book, but as I kept reading, it really wasn't as much about Detroit as I thought it would be. It's like if anyone who lived in Detroit did anything, it was included. Why was I reading about the assignation of JFK and Martin Luther King? Those did not take place in Detroit. And the March on Washington? Sure King did his "I have a dream" speech first in Detroit, but why am I reading all about the March. Why am I reading about the Cold War? Why am I reading about Vietnam?
I think book should be titled what went on in the early 1960's, not just Detroit. If your looking for a book just about Detroit, skip this one. Too much other stuff that doesn't belong in there.
Thanks Simon and Schuster and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.