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Covington Branch RANDA A (Text) 33126020021014 New Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch RANDA A (Text) 33126020020990 New Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062968623 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062968629 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 361 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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"In the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Joseph 'Ziggy' Johnson reflects on his life. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era. In his hospital bed, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom's venerable '52 Saints', local heroes whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City's Harlem."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Michigan > Detroit > History > Fiction.
African American celebrities > Fiction.
African Americans in the newspaper industry > Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age > Fiction.
Black Bottom (Detroit, Mich.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Summary: "In the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Joseph 'Ziggy' Johnson reflects on his life. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era. In his hospital bed, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom's venerable '52 Saints', local heroes whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City's Harlem."--Provided by publisher.

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