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Terror in the City of Champions

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

by Tom Stanton

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-06-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1493018183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. .

Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai

Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai
A Book

by James Carter

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393635953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How a single day revealed the history and foreshadowed the future of Shanghai. It is November 12, 1941, and the world is at war. In Shanghai, just weeks before Pearl Harbor, thousands celebrate the birthday of China’s founding father, Sun Yat-sen, in a new city center built to challenge European imperialism. Across town, crowds of Shanghai residents from all walks of life attend the funeral of China’s wealthiest woman, the Chinese-French widow of a Baghdadi Jewish businessman whose death was symbolic of the passing of a generation that had seen Shanghai’s rise to global prominence. But it is the racetrack that attracts the largest crowd of all. At the center of the International Settlement, the heart of Western colonization—but also of Chinese progressivism, art, commerce, cosmopolitanism, and celebrity—Champions Day unfolds, drawing tens of thousands of Chinese spectators and Europeans alike to bet on the horses. In a sharp and lively snapshot of the day’s events, James Carter recaptures the complex history of Old Shanghai. Champions Day is a kaleidoscopic portrait of city poised for revolution.

Viet Cong Terror Tactics in South Vietnam

Viet Cong Terror Tactics in South Vietnam
A Book

by United States. Office of Information for the Armed Forces

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Viet Cong Terror Tactics in South Viet-Nam

Viet Cong Terror Tactics in South Viet-Nam
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy
A Book

by J. T. Sheppard

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-22
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1107622220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 1911 account of the origins and characteristics of Greek tragedies, discussing the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

The First Black Boxing Champions

The First Black Boxing Champions
Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s

by Colleen Aycock,Mark Scott

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-01-10
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0786461888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Strategy Against Terror

Strategy Against Terror
Ancient Wisdom for Today's War

by Sunzi,Gary Gagliardi

  • Publisher : Science of Strategy
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 1929194315
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For 2,500 years, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been the definitive source teaching strategy. In this book Gary Gagliardi, applies these timeless principles directly to winning the War on Terror.

Information Bulletin

Information Bulletin
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1943
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1961-1970: American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

The 1961-1970: American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States
Feature Films

by American Film Institute

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 2148
  • ISBN : 9780520209701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Back in print after more than fifteen years, this American Film Institute Catalog covers the decade of the sixties. This was the era in which films began to challenge the taboos on sex and violence and treated social issues in a new light. Included in this volume are The Wild Bunch, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The decade also produced such all-time classics as The Sound of Music, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Graduate.

Department of State Publication

Department of State Publication
Far Eastern series

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vietnam Review

Vietnam Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cue

Cue
The Weekly Magazine of New York Life

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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East Asia and Pacific Area

East Asia and Pacific Area
A Book

by Foreign Affairs Research Documentation Center

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Viet-Nam Information Notes

Viet-Nam Information Notes
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Champions of the American Prize Ring

The Champions of the American Prize Ring
A Complete History of the Heavy-weight Champions of America, with Their Battles and Portraits, Executed Expressly for this Book. Complete and Authentic. The Only Book of Its Kind in the World

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Renowned History of the Seven Champions of Christendom ... Shewing Their Memorable and Glorious Battles by Sea and Land, Etc

The Renowned History of the Seven Champions of Christendom ... Shewing Their Memorable and Glorious Battles by Sea and Land, Etc
A Book

by Seven Champions of CHRISTENDOM

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1740
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Timeline of the Planet of the Apes

Timeline of the Planet of the Apes
The Definitive Chronology

by Rich Handley

  • Publisher : Hasslein Books
  • Release : 2008-11
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 061525392X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Planet of the Apes, Hasslein Books announces an extensive chronology by author Rich Handley. Every film, episode, novel, comic book and more is covered, from 1968 to the present--including several unpublished works. Along with a painstakingly detailed timeline spanning millennia, this volume features a gallery of more than 350 cover images, a recommended viewing/reading order, an examination of time travel in the Planet of the Apes mythos (both on screen and in print), and a title/creator index of published fiction-plus, insightful notes discussing preliminary and discarded story concepts, inconsistencies and discontinuities, unpublished lore and other fascinating trivia.

The renowned history of the seven champions of Christendom ... and their sons [by R. Johnson].

The renowned history of the seven champions of Christendom ... and their sons [by R. Johnson].
A Book

by Richard Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1862
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Fall of Robespierre

The Fall of Robespierre
24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris

by Colin Jones

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-08-12
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0198715951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The day of 9 Thermidor (27 July 1794) is universally acknowledged as a major turning-point in the history of the French Revolution. Maximilien Robespierre, the most prominent member of the Committee of Public Safety, was planning to destroy one of the most dangerous plots that the Revolution had faced.