Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tom Stanton

Narrated By: Johnny Heller

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2016

Duration: 9 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

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 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.

Genres:

Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit

by Tom Stanton

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

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
This title is due for release on December 6, 2016.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton
This title is due for release on December 6, 2016
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit, Tom Stanton

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.