City of Destiny

The story of Detroit historian George W. Stark, and the Detroit history book he wrote during World War II.

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Thomas W. Palmer, and his Park

A rustic log cabin, a massive Italianate marble fountain and an 18th-century bell from Spain at Senator Thomas W. Palmer’s park.

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Valentine’s Day

I tried to think about some of my favorite historical couples, but I ended up dwelling on love affairs closer to home.

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Legends of Le Detroit

If you like flowery Victorian prose, phantasms, grieving widows, pining French girls, French in general, haunted inanimate objects, werewolves,  lyrical two-page long set-ups about a grandfather telling his kid a scary story, or — especially — Indian curses, you are going to love the shit out of this book.

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