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❮KINDLE❯ ❤ Punching Out ❧ Author Paul Clemens – Ar1web.co An elegy—angry funny and powerfully detailed—about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life How does a country dismantle a century’s worth of its industrial heritage? TAn elegy—angry funny and powerfully detailed—about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life How does a country dismantle a century’s worth of its industrial heritage? To answer that uestion Paul Clemens investigates the 2006 closing of one of America’s most potent symbols a Detroit auto plant Prior to its closing t.

He Budd Company stamping plant on Detroit’s East Side built in 1919 was one of the oldest active auto plants in America’s foremost industrial city—one whose history includes the nation’s proudest moments and those of its working class Its closing also reflects the character of the country in a new era—the sad brutal process of picking it.

punching pdf Punching Out EpubHe Budd Company stamping plant on Detroit’s East Side built in 1919 was one of the oldest active auto plants in America’s foremost industrial city—one whose history includes the nation’s proudest moments and those of its working class Its closing also reflects the character of the country in a new era—the sad brutal process of picking it.

10 thoughts on “Punching Out

  1. Jonna Higgins-Freese Jonna Higgins-Freese says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubThis was an unexpected delight I came across this after a family trip to DetroitClemens has an ear for dialogue and the way people talk and I loved hearing that the stories of working people that don't usually getHis turns of phrase and uotations of those of others were often gorgeous and sharpThe arty delectation of Detroit's destruction 'ruin porn' as it's called I hadn't heard the phrase ruin porn before but it's perfect one of the things I found most mesmerizing on a delightful Urban Adventures tour of Detroit go with Bob; he's fabulous was his photos of the insides of some of the abandoned buildings we were seeing especially of a sumptuously gold leaf decorated arched


  2. Gnarly Authenticity . Gnarly Authenticity . says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubI was going to give this one an extra star just for covering a topic dear to my heart but this is no Monkey's Wrench or even Rivethead or Gulf Star 45 Punching Out isn't really about the closing of a factory at all it's Part Two of Paul Clemens' mildly interesting How A Relatively Overachieving Lower Middle Class Catholic Boy Became A Nonfiction Writer saga We follow Paul the main character of the book as he drives around Detroit looks up old business directories at the library broods over the ruins and occasionally speaks with a security guard; all the while making ham handed literary allusionsEven so I was willing to rate three stars until I reached this passage which concerns the Arkansas Boys a trio of hillbilly machin


  3. Jeramey Jeramey says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubEnjoyed the idea of this book and still do but it really should be one year in a closed auto supply plant Having grown up in Janesville WI home of the GM Suburban Tahoe Yukon I am well acuainted with what it an automobile plant can mean to a town Having left just a few years before it closed I was looking forward to a story of the plant employees on the way out what they would miss what they wouldn't what they're doing next and how they feel about itThis book actually deals with the next step what happens after it closes It was interesting to learn all that goes on with clearing out the facility from security personnel to riggers moving the actual euipment I wish the characters had been explored to a greater extent but they still gave you a sense of who these people are and where they come from The trip to Mexico at the end to see some of the euipment was insightful and I couldn't have certainly went for of that as wellI enjoyed the book learned uite


  4. Joe Joe says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubIF you're from Michigan or a Rust Belt state you're likely to find this book incredibly sad and wistfully funny It shows how complicated the forces are behind the crumbling of Michigan's manufacturing base and the inevitability of the emptying of it's cities It's an important read and you'll understand your neighbors and towns the better for itIf you're not from Michigan you'll probably just think it's too bad and you'll move on And you don't need to read it


  5. Nic Nic says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubThe first half of the book is really good You follow the author around while he gives you a history of the automotive industry in Detroit The second half gets a bit monotonous Chapter after chapter o


  6. Stephany Wilkes Stephany Wilkes says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubThis book describes the disassembly of the Detroit Budd Plant part of the decades long disassembly of a city class skill set culture and language That does se


  7. Ben Ben says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubReally this is probably only a 3 on the enjoyment scale for me but it gets an extra star for being a really good concept for a book Clemens gives an account not of the last operating days of the plant but of the aftermath the dismantling and shipping off of the plant to Asia Mexico or South America where the machinery will be put back into service again often for the same companies who used it in its original home in Detroit He spends time with the people who performs this work and goes to great pains to understand and humanize themI'll confess to being one of those artsy types Clemens makes fun of in the early part o


  8. Everyday eBook Everyday eBook says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubDetroit Dreams Disassembled Paul Clemens’ Punching OutI own a “Say Nice Things About Detroit” T shirt — colored gray appropriately enough It plaintively asks us to remember please that the city needs our help The Motor City which once brought to mind Chevy muscle cars and Stevie Wonder now makes many think of rust racial animosity and murder when they think of it at all Paul Clemens the author of Punching Out One Year in a Closing Auto Plant would say that we can’t afford to ignore his city much longer What’s bad for GM is bad for the country and the deindustrialization that has been taking place in Detroit and elsewhe


  9. Neil Pierson Neil Pierson says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubI was expecting to read about an auto plant that was scheduled to close and about the impact on its employees After all the subtitle is One Year in a Closing Auto Plant But the plant Budd Company’s Detroit stamping plant is already closed when most of the book takes place After the plant closed none of the workers were Budd employees although a couple were former employees The author connects with some of the workers but they come and go without much explanation The author says “Morale was low turnover was high and I kept my distance clear of the crew’s internal dramas” Wait Aren’t you writing a book about ?What he’s writing about is how an industrial plant is dismantled who does the work and what happens to the stuff inside I


  10. Brian Brian says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð Punching Out ePUB Ç punching pdf, Punching Out EpubI found this book to be a great account of what happens when an auto plant in Detroit closes Paul Clemens takes you inside the Budd Auto Plant right after its closing The first part of the book is a history of various Detroit plants and then a meeting with the UAW represent


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