When Detroit made cars ... and tanks

Jul 1, 2014


Dr. Charles Hyde's book brings readers nearly 300 archival images of wartime Detroit.
Credit Wayne State University Press


Dr. Charles Hyde is a former Wayne State University professor and author of the 2014 book Images from the Arsenal Democracy. The book follows the wartime transformation of the Detroit auto industry into the war machine of the late 1930's and early 40's.

Current State's Peter Whorf spoke with Dr. Hyde by phone recently. Hyde began the conversation by talking about airplanes and their power plants.