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Product Details

  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468138537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468138535
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is 374 pages long.
Mark Sutter
The content of the book overall is very good, however as others have mentioned, it does have its issues.
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The writing is full of repetition, spelling errors, and grammatical errors.
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262 of 288 people found the following review helpful By Happy Face on April 7, 2012
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A important book that documents the fall of Detroit and the Demographic underpinnings of its demise. This book shocks the reader with quotes and statistics that illustrate the horror people experience daily with the "Black Undertow".

It is the story of one of the most powerful and beautiful cities in the Country driven to the bottom of the barrel. Paul Kersey lays out the case that a city is not a function of its buildings or its location or even its politics, but its people. When a upward and far thinking people are replaced by a low I.Q. criminal people, the City becomes a horror show. The essays will open many an eye, such as the fact that even in the 50's when the city was only a small percent black, blacks accounted for 65% of the crime. Even our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were unable to deal with black crime. After the 1967 riots, the city of Detroit's fate was sealed, as Whites fled and black mayors set up what even the Detroit press calls an "African Potentate". No other city in the world, except perhaps Rome, has crashed so utterly; solely a function of Demographic shift. Loaded with articles and quotes, this book links the key causes of Detroit's utter ruin. It is not "Liberalism" or "Racism" but the people who inhabit a city that make or remake its face. The "Paris of the West", the "Arsenal of Democracy" is no more and never will be again and here is the "Why".
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101 of 110 people found the following review helpful By CZ Tom on June 30, 2012
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There is plenty to criticize about this e-book, as other reviewers have pointed out. Most of the "chapters" seem to be web articles that have been put in this book form. Lots of repetition and a decided lack of continuity. And the errors in grammatical structure throughout the book are just unacceptable. Misspellings, words omitted, it just gets annoying to read. The author needs a proofreader/editor for sure.

But putting all that aside, Kersey continuously advances a couple of propositions throughout the book. One is that black people are, as a group, incapable of governing themselves with any effectiveness. And from this theory comes the assertion that any city that becomes predominantly black is doomed to fail. For evidence he offers statistics and stories (heavily footnoted) from numerous cities, mostly Detroit of course, which he cites as the worst but by no means only example of urban decay. Is he right? Sadly, I think he is. But read the book and decide for yourself.
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81 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Patrick L. Boyle on February 22, 2013
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Kersey's message is quite simple. He says that the destruction of Detroit has been caused by race. He doesn't then explain away everything as just a problem of education. He doesn't assert that underneath it's really the white man's fault. He doesn't interpret it all as a tragedy that has victimized black people. He says it is just what it appears to be - the destruction of a city built by white people when the population changed in its composition.

Kersey is just telling the truth as he sees it. Surprisingly that is not a valued approach. The preferred approach is to discuss a problem that looks like it comes from bad black behavior and explain how that that is an illusion - that it is really the white man's behavior. This switcheroo is very valued by the liberal press and the PC intelligentsia. It is considered an important and noble skill to be able to attribute bad black behavior to whites. Alas Kersey doesn't have this skill. If he sees a mob of black teens assaulting a lone white woman he will attribute it to the character (or lack thereof) of the blacks not some distant effect of white racism from the past.

There is a lot of money in the excusing black crime business. White people enjoy feeling that they - like Michael Jackson in his music video - are "Bad". They like to attribute every storm to "global warming". They like to attribute every rape by a black thug to "the legacy of slavery". Kersey justs reports bad black behavior as bad black behavior.

Let's understand Kersey's insight. Most newspapers won't mention race for the more brutal crimes. They want to hide the fact that 13% of the population (blacks) causes most of the murders and rapes. Blacks commit well over seven times as many violent crimes per capita as whites.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Robert on March 30, 2013
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At the risk (of which I am not afraid) of being labeled "racist" I highly recommend this and the author's book about Atlanta. In Jacksonville Fl. the same is beginning to happen. A black sheriff elected and crime rates along with rampant police corruption was the result. Since his departure, crime has dropped significantly, police integrity has returned, and all this has been done on a lower budget with less manpower. Now a black mayor has been elected and the result? A tuberculosiis outbreak among the homeless (they have been flocking here as more and more tax revenue goes to entitlement programs), police budgets and manpower cuts, ect. Now, the current mayor is trying to turn this fair city into a "professional sports" town, this he considers important while he ignores the ever increasing gang activity. All the gains made by past mayors in reclaiming historic areas for families... he has allowed to turn back to trash filled, grafitti blemished, crime ridden ghettoes. Why do I mention this in a book review? Because the author amd the books he has written are a warning to any city that elects officials based on liberal policy and skin color (any skin color) It is a warning to heed.
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