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University of Michigan

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 500 South State Street, Suite 5000 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Nonprofit U.S. Postage

Spring 2009

For the 60+ years it was in business, Drake’s Sandwich Shop endured its share of boom and bust cycles, including the roaring ’20s and the Great Depression. When it closed its doors in 1993, the Internet was emerging, high-tech companies were forming, and a bull market on Wall Street was beginning; and just as it did in the 1930s, the prosperity bubble burst. Our story “Fear Itself,” starting on page 33, chronicles life in Ann Arbor during the Great Depression, and draws more parallels between life back then, and life today.

University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Turkey on Wheat, Hold the Recession

A Veritable Compendium of Facts, Tips, and lessons modern and historical, beautiful and terrible

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Alumni inside the demise of print news Predicting disease outbreaks in advance — how close are we? Dhani Jones tackles the globe Spring 2009


Survival