Terror In The City Of Champions

Terror In The City Of Champions by Tom Stanton

Terror In The City Of Champions PDF
✏Book Title : Terror in the City of Champions
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✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2016-06-01
✏Pages : 320 pages
✏ISBN : 9781493018185
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✏Terror in the City of Champions Book Summary : A New York Times Bestseller Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens—even, possibly, a beloved athlete. Terror in the City of Champions opens with the arrival of Mickey Cochrane, a fiery baseball star who roused the Great Depression’s hardest-hit city by leading the Tigers to the 1934 pennant. A year later he guided the team to its first championship. Within seven months the Lions and Red Wings follow in football and hockey—all while Joe Louis chased boxing’s heavyweight crown. Amidst such glory, the Legion’s dreadful toll grew unchecked: staged “suicides,” bodies dumped along roadsides, high-profile assassination plots. Talkative Dayton Dean’s involvement would deepen as heroic Mickey’s Cochrane’s reputation would rise. But the ballplayer had his own demons, including a close friendship with Harry Bennett, Henry Ford’s brutal union buster. Award-winning author Tom Stanton weaves a stunning tale of history, crime, and sports. Richly portraying 1930s America, Terror in the City of Champions features a pageant of colorful figures: iconic athletes, sanctimonious criminals, scheming industrial titans, a bigoted radio priest, a love-smitten celebrity couple, J. Edgar Hoover, and two future presidents, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. It is a rollicking true story set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence. .

Terror In The City Of Champions PDF
✏Book Title : Terror in the City of Champions
✏Author : Tom Stanton
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2016-06-01
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781493018185
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Terror in the City of Champions Book Summary : A New York Times Bestseller Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens—even, possibly, a beloved athlete. Terror in the City of Champions opens with the arrival of Mickey Cochrane, a fiery baseball star who roused the Great Depression’s hardest-hit city by leading the Tigers to the 1934 pennant. A year later he guided the team to its first championship. Within seven months the Lions and Red Wings follow in football and hockey—all while Joe Louis chased boxing’s heavyweight crown. Amidst such glory, the Legion’s dreadful toll grew unchecked: staged “suicides,” bodies dumped along roadsides, high-profile assassination plots. Talkative Dayton Dean’s involvement would deepen as heroic Mickey’s Cochrane’s reputation would rise. But the ballplayer had his own demons, including a close friendship with Harry Bennett, Henry Ford’s brutal union buster. Award-winning author Tom Stanton weaves a stunning tale of history, crime, and sports. Richly portraying 1930s America, Terror in the City of Champions features a pageant of colorful figures: iconic athletes, sanctimonious criminals, scheming industrial titans, a bigoted radio priest, a love-smitten celebrity couple, J. Edgar Hoover, and two future presidents, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. It is a rollicking true story set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence. .

📒Season Of The Witch ✍ David Talbot

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✏Book Title : Season of the Witch
✏Author : David Talbot
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2012-05-08
✏Pages : 480
✏ISBN : 1439127875
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Season of the Witch Book Summary : Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis.

📒City Of Champions ✍ Stefan Szymanski

City Of Champions PDF
✏Book Title : City of Champions
✏Author : Stefan Szymanski
✏Publisher : The New Press
✏Release Date : 2020-10-13
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781620974438
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏City of Champions Book Summary : The changing fortunes of Detroit, told through the lens of the city's major sporting events, by the bestselling author of Soccernomics, and a prizewinning cultural critic From Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg to the Bad Boys, from Joe Louis and Gordie Howe to the Malice at the Palace, City of Champions explores the history of Detroit through the stories of its most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams, linking iconic events in the history of Motown sports to the city's shifting fortunes. In an era when many teams have left rustbelt cities to relocate elsewhere, Detroit has held on to its franchises, and there is currently great hope in the revival of the city focused on its downtown sports complexes—but to whose benefit? Szymanski and Weineck show how the fate of the teams in Detroit's stadiums, gyms, and fields is echoed in the rise and fall of the car industry, political upheavals ushered in by the depression, World War II, the 1967 uprising, and its recent bankruptcy and renewal. Driven by the conviction that sports not only mirror society but also have a special power to create both community and enduring narratives that help define a city's sense of self, City of Champions is a unique history of the most American of cities.

📒The Road To Cooperstown ✍ Tom Stanton

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✏Book Title : The Road to Cooperstown
✏Author : Tom Stanton
✏Publisher : Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2003-06-01
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781429981132
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Road to Cooperstown Book Summary : Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown. Some make the trip as boys, when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon, as certain as the sunrise. Some go later in life, long after their Little League years, to glimpse the past, not the future. And still others talk of somedays and of pilgrimages that await. For Tom Stanton, the trip took nearly three decades. The dream first grabbed hold of him in 1972, in the era of Vietnam and Watergate and Johnny Bench and the Oakland Athletics. Stanton, then an eleven-year-old Michigan boy who lived for the game, became fascinated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the sport's spiritual home, the place to which great players aspire. He plotted ways to convince his father to take him to the famous village along Lake Otsego. But his plans for that season never materialized. They disappeared in the turmoil caused by his mother's life-threatening illness and his brother's antiwar activities. Still, the dream lingered through the summers that followed. Twenty-nine years later, he invited the two men who had introduced him to the sport, his elderly father and his older brother, to join him on a trip to the Hall. Finally, they embarked on their long-delayed adventure. The Road to Cooperstown is a true story populated with colorful characters: a philanthropic family that launched the museum and uses its wealth to, among other things, ensure that McDonald's stays out of the turn-of-the-century downtown; the devoted fan who wrote a book to get his hero into the Hall of Fame; the Guyana native who grew up without baseball but comes to the induction ceremony every year; the librarian on a mission to preserve his great-grandfather's memory; the baseball legends who appear suddenly along Main Street; and the dying man who fulfills one of his last wishes on a warm day in spring. As he did with his award-winning book, The Final Season, Tom Stanton again tells a magical tale of fathers, brothers, and baseball heroes certain to resonate with sports fans everywhere. This adventure, though brief, provides a true bonding experience that is the heart of a sweet, one-of-a-kind book about baseball, family, the Hall of Fame, and the town with which it shares a rich heritage.

📒City Of Champions ✍ Stefan Szymanski

City Of Champions PDF
✏Book Title : City of Champions
✏Author : Stefan Szymanski
✏Publisher : The New Press
✏Release Date : 2020-10-13
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781620974438
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏City of Champions Book Summary : The changing fortunes of Detroit, told through the lens of the city's major sporting events, by the bestselling author of Soccernomics, and a prizewinning cultural critic From Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg to the Bad Boys, from Joe Louis and Gordie Howe to the Malice at the Palace, City of Champions explores the history of Detroit through the stories of its most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams, linking iconic events in the history of Motown sports to the city's shifting fortunes. In an era when many teams have left rustbelt cities to relocate elsewhere, Detroit has held on to its franchises, and there is currently great hope in the revival of the city focused on its downtown sports complexes—but to whose benefit? Szymanski and Weineck show how the fate of the teams in Detroit's stadiums, gyms, and fields is echoed in the rise and fall of the car industry, political upheavals ushered in by the depression, World War II, the 1967 uprising, and its recent bankruptcy and renewal. Driven by the conviction that sports not only mirror society but also have a special power to create both community and enduring narratives that help define a city's sense of self, City of Champions is a unique history of the most American of cities.

📒Once In A Great City ✍ David Maraniss

Once In A Great City PDF
✏Book Title : Once in a Great City
✏Author : David Maraniss
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2015-09-15
✏Pages : 464
✏ISBN : 9781476748382
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Once in a Great City Book Summary : "As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America. It was the American auto makers' best year; the revolution in music and politics was underway. Reuther's UAW had helped lift the middle class. The time was full of promise. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world. Yet so much of what Detroit gave America lasts."--

📒Someday Somewhere ✍ Lindsay Champion

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✏Book Title : Someday Somewhere
✏Author : Lindsay Champion
✏Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
✏Release Date : 2018-04-03
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9781525300684
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Someday Somewhere Book Summary : Structured like a sonata, this heartbreaking debut novel hits all the right notes. Dominique is a high school junior from gritty Trenton, barely getting by. Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a rising star at a top conservatory. When Dom’s class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she spots Ben in the front row, playing violin like his life depends on it — and she is transfixed. Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track him down. Soon, the two are desperately in love, each seeing something in the other to complete them. But Ben’s genius, which Dominique so admires, conceals his struggle with mental illness — and the challenges of her own life may make it impossible for her to save him from himself.

📒Ty And The Babe ✍ Tom Stanton

Ty And The Babe PDF
✏Book Title : Ty and The Babe
✏Author : Tom Stanton
✏Publisher : Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2007-05-15
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 1429907274
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Ty and The Babe Book Summary : Early in the twentieth century, fate thrust a young Babe Ruth into the gleaming orbit of Ty Cobb. The resulting collision produced a dazzling explosion and a struggle of mythic magnitude. At stake was not just baseball dominance, but eternal glory and the very soul of a sport. For much of fourteen seasons, the Cobb-Ruth rivalry occupied both men and enthralled a generation of fans. Even their retirement from the ball diamond didn't extinguish it. On the cusp of America's entry into World War II, a quarter century after they first met at Navin Field, Cobb and Ruth rekindled their long-simmering feud-this time on the golf course. Ty and Babe battled on the fairways of Long Island, New York; Newton, Massachusetts; and Grosse Ile, Michigan; in a series of charity matches that spawned national headlines and catapulted them once more into the spotlight. Ty and The Babe is the story of their remarkable relationship. It is a tale of grand gestures and petty jealousies, superstition and egotism, spectacular feats and dirty tricks, mind games and athleticism, confrontations, conflagrations, good humor, growth, redemption, and, ultimately, friendship. Spanning several decades, Ty and The Babe conjures the rollicking cities of New York, Boston, and Detroit and the raucous world of baseball from 1915 to 1928, as it moved from the Deadball days of Cobb to the Lively Ball era of Ruth. It also visits the spring and summer of 1941, starting with the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, where Cobb formally challenged Ruth, and continuing with the golf showdown that saw both men employ secret weapons. On these pages, author Tom Stanton challenges the stereotypes that have cast Cobb forever as a Satan and Ruth as a Santa Claus. Along the way, he brings to life a parade of memorable characters: Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Grantland Rice, Tris Speaker, Lou Gehrig, Will Rogers, Joe DiMaggio, a trick shot–shooting former fugitive, and a fifteen-year-old caddy with an impeccable golf lineage. No other ball players dominated their time as formidably as Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Even today, many decades since either man walked this earth, they tower over the sport. Who was better? Who was the greatest? Those questions followed them throughout their baseball careers, into retirement, and onto the putting greens. That they linger yet is a testament to their talents and personalities.

📒Motor City Champs ✍ Scott Ferkovich

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✏Book Title : Motor City Champs
✏Author : Scott Ferkovich
✏Publisher : McFarland
✏Release Date : 2018-01-29
✏Pages : 200
✏ISBN : 9781476666594
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Motor City Champs Book Summary : “Few teams in baseball history offer as rousing a story and as colorful a cast of characters as the 1934-35 Detroit Tigers, and Scott Ferkovich brings them alive as if he’d watched it all himself from the Navin Field bleachers. Don’t miss Motor City Champs!”—Mike Shannon, Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine “With his usual precision, Scott Ferkovich captures a great player and a significant team with writing that is abundant in clarity and grace. Any lover of baseball history will greatly enjoy, learn, and benefit from Motor City Champs”—Stew Thornley, author of Land of the Giants: New York’s Polo Grounds “In the mid-1930s, during the dark days of the Great Depression, Mickey Cochrane and his colorful Tigers thrilled the baseball world and gave hope to a struggling city. Author Scott Ferkovich re-creates the time and team in Motor City Champs, a fitting celebration to a lost era. Tigers fans will love it.”—Tom Stanton, author of Terror in the City of Champions and Ty and The Babe “This is one to savor. You will learn a lot about Cochrane, about the Tigers, about Detroit—and about the grand ol’ game we all love. Quality work, Scott.”—Tom Gage, J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient “Relying on mounds of primary source material, Ferkovich sets his story against the backdrop of a city ravaged by the Great Depression and shows how the Tigers provided needed hope during one of the bleakest times in American history.”—Bruce Markusen, Seymour Medal-winning historian “The 1934–35 Tigers have for decades been an underappreciated part of Detroit’s sports history, taking a back seat to the 1945, 1968, and 1984 world championship teams. No longer: Scott Ferkovich gives these two pennant winners the serious treatment they deserve.”—Gary Gillette, co-editor of Detroit Tigers 1984: What a Start! What a Finish! “The G-Men – Gehringer, Goslin and Greenberg—circle the bases again in Scott Ferkovich’s vivid retelling of that glorious era when Detroit became a city of champions.”—Tim Wendel, author of Castro’s Curveball and Summer of ‘68 “Rejoice! Scott Ferkovich has painted us a lovely portrait of the Tigers of the Great Depression!”—Charles Leerhsen, author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty “Scott Ferkovich has given us a beautifully-written tale of the Depression-era champion Tigers that’s an ode not only to Detroit but to the national spirit. No one will put this book down without a newfound abiding respect for Black Mike and the G-Men, and what they accomplished to lift spirits in the tenor of those times.”—Bob McGee, author, The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the early 1930s, the Motor City was sputtering from the Great Depression. Then came a talented Detroit Tigers team, steered by player-manager Mickey Cochrane, to inject new pride into the Detroit psyche. It was a cast of colorful characters, with nicknames like Schoolboy, Goose, Hammerin' Hank and Little Tommy. Over two seasons in 1934 and 1935, the team powered its way to the top of the baseball world, becoming a symbol of a resurgent metropolis and winning the first-ever Tigers championship. This exhaustively researched account provides an in-depth look into a remarkable period in baseball history.

📒Reigns Of Terror ✍ M. Patricia Marchak

Reigns Of Terror PDF
✏Book Title : Reigns of Terror
✏Author : M. Patricia Marchak
✏Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 306
✏ISBN : 0773526420
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Reigns of Terror Book Summary : She argues that while these variables may be contributing factors, states move toward human rights crimes because their governments can no longer sustain a particular social hierarchy. Reasons for their paralysis may be economic, environmental, demographic, or purely political. In an attempt to re-establish the former status quo, they turn against groups low on the hierarchical scale, some of which may be defined in ethnic terms. If governments come into power as revolutionary forces, they may commit such crimes in order to establish a new social hierarchy. Other necessary but insufficient conditions for state crimes include the military capacity for committing mass murder, the creation of ideology that justifies such action, and the failure of independent institutions such as the mass media and universities to counter ideological and military forces.