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The Resource Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton

Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton

Label
Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit
Title
Terror in the city of champions
Title remainder
murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit
Statement of responsibility
Tom Stanton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, baseball fan Dayton Dean is arrested for murder. Though said to have a childlike intelligence, Dean possesses a vivid memory and a hunger for attention. He gives police a story about a secret Klan-like organization called the Black Legion, responsible for countless murders, floggings, and fire bombings. The Legion has tens of thousands of members in the Midwest, among them politicians and notable citizens--even, possibly, a beloved Detroit athlete. When Deans revelations explode, they all seek cover. Award-winning author Tom Stanton's stunning work of history, crime, and sports, weaves together the terror of the Legion with the magnificent athletic ascension of Detroit. Richly portraying 1930s America, and featuring figures like Louis, the country's most famous black man; Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg; anti-Semitic Henry Ford; radio priest Father Coughlin; and J. Edgar Hoover, Terror in the City of Champions is a rollicking true tale set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/30977434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.D6
LC item number
S73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Something Afoot, 1933-1934 -- Grand Plans, 1935 -- Joy and Terror, 1936
  • Something Afoot, 1933-1934. Mickey and Dayton ; A friend disappears ; Spring in Lakeland ; Major-General Bert ; A future together ; The bee is buzzing ; Neither threats nor bribes ; It hurt for days ; The little stone chapel ; The superstitious schoolboy and his gal ; Happy Rosh Hashanah, Hank ; Oh, those Dean boys ; The attorney down the street -- Grand Plans, 1935. A new year ; Mr. Hoover, investigate ; Harry's caravan ; The radio priest ; The killing of Silas Coleman ; Worries ; Unwanted attention ; Zero hour ; Louis vs. Baer ; World champions ; Amid the joy, punishment ; The pastor who said no ; Uncle Frank ; Come to Detroit, Lindbergh -- Joy and Terror, 1936. Case closed ; City of champions ; Rumors ; Poole and Pidcock ; Secrets ; Black Legion hysteria ; Frenzied nerves ; Dayton Dean and the Negro reporter ; The captain ; Wyoming ; The cover-up -- Epilogue
Control code
919237250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781493015702
Lccn
2015043482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) a772281
Label
Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Something Afoot, 1933-1934 -- Grand Plans, 1935 -- Joy and Terror, 1936
  • Something Afoot, 1933-1934. Mickey and Dayton ; A friend disappears ; Spring in Lakeland ; Major-General Bert ; A future together ; The bee is buzzing ; Neither threats nor bribes ; It hurt for days ; The little stone chapel ; The superstitious schoolboy and his gal ; Happy Rosh Hashanah, Hank ; Oh, those Dean boys ; The attorney down the street -- Grand Plans, 1935. A new year ; Mr. Hoover, investigate ; Harry's caravan ; The radio priest ; The killing of Silas Coleman ; Worries ; Unwanted attention ; Zero hour ; Louis vs. Baer ; World champions ; Amid the joy, punishment ; The pastor who said no ; Uncle Frank ; Come to Detroit, Lindbergh -- Joy and Terror, 1936. Case closed ; City of champions ; Rumors ; Poole and Pidcock ; Secrets ; Black Legion hysteria ; Frenzied nerves ; Dayton Dean and the Negro reporter ; The captain ; Wyoming ; The cover-up -- Epilogue
Control code
919237250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781493015702
Lccn
2015043482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) a772281

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