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My Detroit
My Detroit

My Detroit

Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City


310 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $12.99 (CA $17.99) (US $12.99)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9781625361325

Rights: WOR

Smyrna Press (Mar 2019)


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My Detroit is a unique blend of traditional ethnic memoir and a historian's account of the decline and fall of America's most populous industrial city. The interaction of American culture and ethnic consciousness is evident on almost every page. Archbishop Iakovos marches with Martin Luther King, Maria Callas becomes as famous as Marilyn Monroe. Greek diners become neighborhood hangouts. The reader is taken in ever widening circles from the particulars of Greek American culture to the core of an embattled Motor City awash in racism and corruption.

Author Biography

Dan Georgakas is co-author of Detroit: I Do Mind Dying, editor of the policy journal of the American Hellenic Institute, and Director of the Greek American Studies Project at Queens College ( City U of New York). Other works include Greek America at Work and co-editorship of The Immigrant Left in the United States. He has spoken about Greek America and Detroit on NBC, the History Channel, the Voice of America, Greek National Television, and other mass media.