David Maraniss

David Maraniss

“Once in a Great City – A Detroit Story” 

Thursday, December 1, 2016 

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon


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David Maraniss, an associate editor at the Washington Post, has been chronicling​ American life since the 1960s, with books on Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the protesters of the Vietnam War, and sports heroes like Vince Lombardi and Roberto Clemente.

His recent Once in a Great City: The Detroit Story, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, captures this great American city at its pinnacle in the early 1960s, when the auto industry was selling more cars than ever, Barry Gordy’s Motown records had Americans dancing in the streets, and
Walter Reuther’s UAW (United Auto Workers) was in its heyday. Two months before the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had given his first “I Have a Dream” speech in Detroit.

Maraniss’s elegantly written book tracks the great city’s decline and the many factors behind it.  We are pleased to welcome Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss back to the Club to discuss current politics and his new book.

The book will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only


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