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There is a new book coming out called Detroit: A Biography by journalist Scott Martelle and the Atlantic Cities blog took a look. Yes, it is another history of urban collapse, but it includes a handful of resident stories too. Sounds like one of them is a real estate adventure. "Michael Farrell buys the century-old, long-neglected Taylor House mansion in Brush Park for $65,000 in 1981. He hopes to revive the neighborhood and achieves modest success until the financial crisis steals his momentum." Well it's not a rosy tale, but the book has got Honest ? John's Bar and Grill as a sign of the turn around so it cannot be all bad. [The Atlantic Cities]