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Michigan : A Bicentennial History

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The idea that abundance was "inexhaustible--that fatal Michigan word," as the author calls it--dominated thinking about the state from the days when Commandant Cadillac's soldiers arrived at Detroit until his name became a brand of car. Viewed in this light, Michigan is a case study of all America, and Americans in any state will be fascinated. In a colorful, dramatic past, Mr. Catton finds understanding of where we are in the present and what the future will make us face.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 19.3mm | 308.45g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • Ill.
  • 0393301753
  • 9780393301755
  • 1,981,416

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In this book, Catton turns to his native Michigan to tell a story of what happened when a primitive wilderness changed into a bustling industrial center so fast that it was as if the old French explorer Etienne Brule 'should step up to shake hands with Henry Ford.'show more

About Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton was a journalist, Civil War historian, and editor of American Heritage magazine.show more

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