New Old Books

My BFF and I went out to a couple estate sales on Saturday afternoon. The second one took us to Milan and it was a lovely day for a drive in the country. We found a few small things and among mine were these books, arranged in order of publication.

Ups and Downs and Back to Vertical are signed by the author, H C L Jackson. I scooped up the six without looking at what they were about. Today I started to search for Jackson and discovered that these books are about Detroit. They are small stories from The Detroit News column, Listening In on Detroit. Published by a local publisher, Arnold-Powers, Inc, the stories included go as far back as 1931 and go to 1945.

I can’t really find any information on the author but I think I’ll contact the paper and see if they can help me. I was going to post them up immediately on Ebay but now I think I’ll read them first, then we’ll see.

This will be an interesting look into Detroit’s past.

I took the pictures with my laptop so don’t expect greatness, the first book is The Paper Bag.

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