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

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

Now in paperback, the critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller about a championship city haunted by a deadly wave of racist terror

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. Award-winning author Tom Stanton has written a stunning tale of history, crime, and sports.

About the Author


Tom Stanton is the author of several nonfiction books, among them the critically acclaimed memoir The Final Season and the Quill Award finalist Ty and The Babe. A longtime journalist, he teaches at the University of Detroit Mercy. Stanton co-founded and edited the suburban Detroit Voice newspapers, winning state and national press awards, including a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He and wife Beth Bagley-Stanton live in New Baltimore, Michigan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493030583
ISBN-10: 1493030582
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English