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A $500 House In Detroit : : Rebuilding An Abandoned Home And An American City

Philp, Drew. Book - 2017 921 Philp, Drew, Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / Social History / Philp, Drew 8 On Shelf 2 requests on 15 copies Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Call Number: 921 Philp, Drew, Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / Social History / Philp, Drew
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown 2nd Floor 921 Philp, Drew Downtown Library On Shelf
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Downtown 2nd Floor 921 Philp, Drew Downtown Library On Shelf
Downtown 2nd Floor 921 Philp, Drew Downtown Library On Shelf
Downtown 2nd Floor 921 Philp, Drew Downtown Library Due 07-29-2018
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Malletts Adult 921 Philp, Drew Malletts Creek Branch Due 07-25-2018
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Malletts Adult Express Shelf 921 Philp, Drew Malletts Creek Branch Due 07-30-2018
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Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / Social History / Philp, Drew Westgate Branch Due 07-29-2018
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Prologue: best bid -- Raw material -- Clapboard siding -- Someone else's trash -- Windows and doors and airplanes -- A fence between me and the world -- Load bearing walls -- The furnace -- A knock on the door -- A chimney to the sky -- Progress gallops -- The years roll by -- Someone else's home.
"A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

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The Truth about Detroit submitted by lswatts42 on July 21, 2017, 8:32pm Put yourself in the shoes of the people who live in the slums of Detroit. You know, the place where the statistics are made. The place where abandoned houses dot the landscape like freckles on a red-head. To those of you who think Detroit is not worth saving: read this. To those of you who think you know how to "save" Detroit: read this. Drew will make you re-think everything. And that is a promise.

Fascinating view of Detroit’s neighborhoods submitted by jimander on July 12, 2018, 8:33pm Enjoyed a different perspective of Detroit’s neighborhoods, history, culture and diverse residents through the young and altruistic narrator.