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Books-A-Million to Host Book Signing for Wicked Detroit

Local author Mickey Lyons will be available to sign copies of book

BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. - Sept. 13, 2018 - s4story -- Books-A-Million to Host Book Signing for Wicked Detroit

Local author Mickey Lyons will be available to sign copies of book


The Motor City boasts a long and sordid history of scoundrels, cheats and ne'er-do-wells.

The wheeling and dealing prowess of founding father Antoine Cadillac is the stuff of legend. Fur trader and charlatan Joseph Campau grew so corrupt and rambunctious that he was eventually excommunicated by Detroit's beloved Father Gabriel Richard. The slovenly and eccentric Augustus Brevoort Woodward, well known as a judge but better known as a drunkard, renamed himself, reshaped the city streets and then named them after himself, creating a legion of enemies along the way.

Local historian and creator of the Prohibition Detroit blog Mickey Lyons presents the stories of the colorful characters who shaped the city we know today.

Highlights from the book include:

·        A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Preservation Detroit.

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·        The book tells the true and often scandalous story of the people behind some of Detroit's major monuments and streets.

·        Racing in Detroit didn't start with Henry Ford; ever since the French habitants settled there, and perhaps even before, Detroit has had a need for speed.

·        Detroit's old saloons were raucous, stinky, and full of surprisingly soft-hearted proprietors.

·        Author Mickey Lyons is a frequent contributor to Hour Detroit, Daily Detroit, and Detroit Metro Times, and an occasional expert on Michigan Radio's Stateside with Cynthia Canty.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Books-A-Million

31150 Southfield Road

Beverly Hills, MI 48025

When:  Sunday, September 23rd, 2018; 2:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town? www.arcadiapublishing.com

Source: Arcadia Publishing

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