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Terror in the City of Champions

Author : Tom Stanton
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-06-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781493018185
File Size : 16,9 Mb
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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. .

City of Champions

Author : Stefan Szymanski,Silke-Maria Weineck
Publisher : The New Press
Release : 2020-10-13
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781620974438
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Total Download : 967

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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.

Season of the Witch

Author : David Talbot
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-03-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781439108246
File Size : 29,9 Mb
Total Download : 957

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Book Summary: Traces the story of San Francisco in the latter half of the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and pop culture to the 49ers and famous crime cases.

The First Black Boxing Champions

Author : Colleen Aycock,Mark Scott
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-01-10
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780786461882
File Size : 34,8 Mb
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Book Summary: This volume presents fifteen chapters of biography of African American and black champions and challengers of the early prize ring. They range from Tom Molineaux, a slave who won freedom and fame in the ring in the early 1800s; to Joe Gans, the first African American world champion; to the flamboyant Jack Johnson, deemed such a threat to white society that film of his defeat of former champion and “Great White Hope” Jim Jeffries was banned across much of the country. Photographs, period drawings, cartoons, and fight posters enhance the biographies. Round-by-round coverage of select historic fights is included, as is a foreword by Hall-of-Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein.

Greek Tragedy

Author : John Tresidder Sheppard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1911
Category : Greek drama (Tragedy)
ISBN : UOM:39015004884246
File Size : 19,9 Mb
Total Download : 691

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Greek Tragedy

Author : Anonim
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1977
Category : Greek drama (Tragedy)
ISBN : 8210379456XXX
File Size : 30,8 Mb
Total Download : 715

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Strategy Against Terror

Author : Sun-Tzu,Gary Gagliardi
Publisher : Science of Strategy
Release : 2004
Category : History
ISBN : 9781929194315
File Size : 38,9 Mb
Total Download : 189

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Book Summary: History's most powerful work on strategy was written 2,500 years ago by Sun Tzu, whose lessons are now applied directly to winning the War on Terror. Includes the complete text of Sun Tzu's military classic, and shows exactly how these lessons are applied specifically to defeating terrorism.