Michigan: A Bicentennial History

Michigan: A Bicentennial History

by Bruce Catton

Paperback(2nd Revised ed.)

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The late Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton is known to millions of readers for his absorbing works on the Civil War. In this book, he 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."

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393301755
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2009
Series: States and the Nation Series
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 600,241
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Bruce Cattonwas a journalist, Civil War historian, and editor ofAmerican Heritagemagazine.

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Michigan: A Bicentennial History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey! Its the 30th today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm dead-a<_>ss irritated with the cen<_>sor on here. XD<br>Nah, I don't have it- my card is full with a ton of things I don't need at the moment.<br>I'm gonna try and sleep, I have work in four hours. /-\ Goodnight, sleep well!