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In new book, Nathan Bomey chronicles Motor City bankruptcy

According to Joshua Akers, nearly 20% of all land parcels in Detroit are owned by speculators
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Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July 2013, claiming the top spot as the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States. The filing closed in December 2014, but its story is far from over. 

There's a new book about the bankruptcy, Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back.

According to author Nathan Bomey?, "Detroit's bankruptcy was the first time in which the city finally put the people of Detroit before the creditors of Detroit."

Bomey will be speaking and signing books at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Tuesday, April 26. Find more information about the event here.

GUEST Nathan Bomey is a business reporter at USA TODAY. He tweets @NathanBomey

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