Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit (Paperback)
A New York Times Bestseller Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winner in True Crime -Selected as one of "2016's Great Reads" by NPR -Finalist for the 2016 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year -An unforgettable cauldron of history, crime, race, and sports Now in paperback comes the critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller about a championship city haunted by a wave of racist terror. Detroit, mid-1930s was abuzz over its unrivaled sports success when gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group murdered enemies, flogged associates, and planned 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. " A] head-turning tale of the generally forgotten Black Legion terrorist group and Detroit in the 1930s." -US News & World Report.
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.