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  • ISBN: 9781493015702
  • ISBN: 1493015702
  • ISBN: 9781493018185
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 327 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016]

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Something Afoot, 1933-1934 -- Grand Plans, 1935 -- ... Read More
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Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled ... Read More
Subject: Black Legion.
Murder Michigan Detroit History 20th century
Professional sports Michigan Detroit History 20th century
Baseball Michigan Detroit History 20th century
Detroit (Mich.) History 20th century
Genre: True crime stories.

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Terror in the City of Champions : Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit
Terror in the City of Champions : Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit
by Stanton, Tom
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Terror in the City of Champions : Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit


A New York Times Bestseller Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winner in True Crime 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.
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