Terror in the City of Champions Book PDF

Terror in the City of Champions

  • Author : Tom Stanton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-06-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781493018185

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Terror in the City of Champions Book Description :

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. .

The War on Terror Book PDF

The War on Terror

  • Author : Derek Paget
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-22
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781783162468

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This book explores the ways in which television has engaged directly and indirectly with the new realities of the post-9/11 world. It offers detailed analysis of a number of key programmes and series that engage with, or are haunted by, the aftermath of the events of September 11 in the USA and what is unavoidably through problematically and contentiously referred to as the resulting ‘war on terror’. The substantive part of the book is a series of independent chapters, each written on a different topic and considering different programmes. It includes series and single dramas representing the invasion of Iraq (The Mark of Cain, Occupation and Generation Kill), comedic representations (Gary, Tank Commander), documentary (the BBC Panorama’s coverage of 9/11), ‘what if’ docudramas (Dirty War), 9/11 in popular series (CSI:NY) and representations of Tony Blair in drama and docudrama. The book concludes with an extended reflection on contemporary docudrama and an interview with filmmaker and docudramatist Peter Kosminsky.

Information Bulletin Book PDF

Information Bulletin

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1943
  • Genre : World War, 1939-1945
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000108568423

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Viet Cong Terror Tactics in South Vietnam Book PDF

Viet Cong Terror Tactics in South Vietnam

  • Author : United States. Office of Information for the Armed Forces
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre : Terrorism
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D04032486F

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Religion and the Reign of Terror Book PDF

Religion and the Reign of Terror

  • Author : Edmond de Pressensé
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1869
  • Genre : Church and state
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : BL:A0018884178

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Cue Book PDF

Cue

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966-10
  • Genre : Amusements
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105118882112

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Greek Tragedy Book PDF

Greek Tragedy

  • Author : John Tresidder Sheppard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre : Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004884246

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Terror on the Pitch Book PDF

Terror on the Pitch

  • Author : Adam Robinson
  • Publisher : Mainstream Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Soccer players
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : PSU:000048846448

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Cells of the Al Qaeda terror network dotted around France had been prepared to mount assaults calculated to cause mayhem, outrage and horror. Their targets were the United States Embassy in Paris, a nuclear power station (into wihc they planned to crash a civilian airliner in a chilling foretaste of later events) and the United States football team in their hotel. Finally, before a live television audience expected to number upwards of 300 million, bin Laden's Algerian cohorts planned an audacious on-pitch assault against the stars of the England team during their first group match against Tunisia in Marseilles. TERROR ON THE PITCH reveals startling documentation on the planning of these four horrific attacks and also details an astonishing hit list, ordered by Al Qaeda's commander-in-chief, identifying which England players were to be singled out by his terrorists inside Stade-Velodrome. Posing as stewards, the men would use grenades, handguns and dynamite to attack the England team and fans. Had the plan succeeded, it would have surpassed the tragedy that befell the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympics as the sporting world's worst-ever atrocity. Amazingly, this true story has remained largely unreported for four years and only now, as the world gears up for another World Cup, is the extent of the plot revealed - and how close the terrorists came to succeeding.

Conquest by Terror Book PDF

Conquest by Terror

  • Author : Leland Stowe
  • Publisher : New York : Random House
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre : Communism
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008162151

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Egypt Under the Pharaohs Book PDF

Egypt Under the Pharaohs

  • Author : Heinrich Brugsch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Genre : Egypt
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101064455098

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The Boys  Champion Paper Book PDF

The Boys Champion Paper

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • Genre : Adventure and adventurers
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OSU:32435079864799

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USSR Information Bulletin Book PDF

USSR Information Bulletin

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1943
  • Genre : World War, 1939-1945
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015036727223

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The Best of Li l Abner Book PDF

The Best of Li l Abner

  • Author : Al Capp
  • Publisher : Holt McDougal
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre : Appalachians (People)
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : IND:39000016113800

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The Best of Li l Abner Book Description :

Cartoonist Al Capp presents 26 of his favorite sequences from his cartoon strip.