The Fightin’ Irish of Detroit, Fightin’ in the Streets… Fighting’ in the Courts (An American Story)
A documentary told in the best tradition of Irish story telling. Fred’s documentary starts with the “flight of the starving Irish” seeking “sanctuary” from Ireland’s Great Potato Famine of the mid 1850s. Four generations and 100 years later, Fred’s documentary takes us on a entertaining and dramatic tour through the Detroit’s legal landscape as we visit “Courtrooms and Barrooms” and spend time with everyone from Detroit’s “elite” to Detroit’s murderous gang members. Fred finishes up with “a flurry of Fightin’ Irish uppercuts” as he pulls back the curtain and exposes the American Oligarchs and other Wizard of Oz establishment figures. In between Fred introduces us to all manner of colorful characters from Wall Streeters to Street fighters, from CEOs to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn look-a-likes, from Hall of Famers to Hall of Shamers, from legit entrepreneurs to “blind pig” operators, from President Lincoln to President Trump and from Mona Lisa’s to Mad Hatters. As Michigan’s long-time Supreme Court Justice says, “If you like drama and entertainment, Fred’s book has your name on it.”
What People Are Saying About The Fightin’ Irish of Detroit
A must-read for the Michigan lawyer!
As an attorney who formerly practiced in Detroit, this was a fantastic read! Mr. Lauck’s conversational style made me feel as though we were sitting somewhere over a beverage talking about the good ol’ days–past and present–of the Detroit legal community. It was fun to see a lot of familiar names in there and hear some of the stories that have been floating around the courthouse halls for years. A must-read for the Michigan lawyer…you don’t know law until you’ve practiced in the D!
– Alexander P., December 2017
Good for local folks
– S. de Burro, June 2018
Entertaining and relatable
Funny, Fantastic and Filled with Connections to So Many Dots!
This is a great book! It is also highly entertaining and written in a manner that makes it compelling to even those who are not products of Detroit and its environs.
Do yourself a favor; buy this book. You’ll quickly become engaged too. This is a story about life itself, one we could all write but might never do. Fred did it for us.
A great choice for someone thinking about law as a career…
This is the third and best book by lawyer and author Fred Lauck