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In an email last spring, Gumprecht lamented that his book had elicited "zero media attention" in Ann Arbor. But with Pfizer's sale to the university, Ann Arbor is more emphatically a college town than ever--and that makes The American College Town that much more timely. If Gumprecht's insightful and candid study undercuts Ann Arbor's self-image as a unique place, it replaces it with something richer and more realistic: the kinship of an extended, widely scattered, and somewhat eccentric family.    (end of article)

[Originally published in March, 2010.]

 

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