Greg Kowalski was born in Hamtramck, MI, attended school in Hamtramck and received a degree in journalism from Wayne State University. He has been a journalist for more than 40 years, and has written for and edited numerous newspapers and magazines. More recently he has served as communications director for Bloomfield Township, MI. Since 1998, he has been chairman of the Hamtramck Historical Commission and is a director of the Hamtramck Historical Museum. This is his eleventh book on local history, including nine on Hamtramck.