This image is the cover for the book Capitol Park, Landmarks

Capitol Park, Landmarks

Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state's first governor is buried. It's the birthplace of democracy in Michigan. Underground Railroad site. Streetcar and transit hub. Urban canyon. A block north of Detroit's iconic Coney Island restaurants. A symbol of the city's late twentieth-century decay, now a key part of its revitalization in a new millennium. Jack Dempsey, award-winning author of "Michigan and the Civil War" and president of the Michigan Historical Commission, uncovers tales of a uniquely inspirational public space that epitomizes the ups and downs of Detroit's three centuries.

Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey is author of the 2012 Michigan Notable Book "Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice" and co-author of the 2013 Michigan Notable Book "Ink Trails: Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors." He is a two-term president of the Michigan Historical Commission, former chair of its Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and member of the Abraham Lincoln Civil War Round Table.

The History Press