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Tom Stanton

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Dear Readers:

I feel fortunate to have been writing professionally since age 18, beginning back in the final year of Jimmy Carter's presidency, when I sported a poorly executed, Peter Frampton-inspired perm. Decades on, my hair is gone, but writing remains central to my life. I've been a reporter, editor, publisher and, more recently, an author and journalism professor (Go University of Detroit Mercy Titans!). If you know me for my books, it's likely for the Tiger Stadium memoir The Final Season, the Quill Award finalist Ty and The Babe or the feverishly publicized Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America. My forthcoming book is Terror in the City of Champions, a true story set in mid-1930s Detroit.

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Terror in the City of Champ...

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The Final Season: Fathers, ...

4.16 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Ty and The Babe: Baseball's...

3.63 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Hank Aaron and the Home Run...

3.94 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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The Road to Cooperstown: A ...

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The Detroit Tigers Reader

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The Detroit Tigers

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Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
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Lovely memoir about living in Rome as the first-time father of young twin sons. We also glimpse Doerr's fascination with light -- years before he creates "All the Light We Cannot See." Beautifully written. Poetic in places.
Terror in the City of Champions by Tom Stanton
"I received a free Kindle copy of the book courtesy of Net Galley and Rowan Littlefield, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and my review blog. I also posted it on my Facebook, Twit" Read more of this review »
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Bronx Primitive by Kate Simon
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This slender memoir beautifully evokes a New York childhood around the time of the Great War. It came out three decades ago. Glad I finally got around to reading it. Without nostalgia, she wonderfully captures an era when many immigration was a fact ...more
Terror in the City of Champions by Tom Stanton
"Imagine an America just starting to right itself after an economic calamity. Imagine a changing America where racial and religious resentment lead to a sometimes polarized society, whipped up further by demagogues and religious media stars. Imagine "" Read more of this review »
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Hemingway in Love by A.E. Hotchner
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This took me back to another time, and reminded me of a dear uncle who so enjoyed Ernest Hemingway. A.E. Hotchner, the author of "Papa Hemingway," captures Hemingway's final conversations and the love story that followed him through his life. A sweet ...more
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Matala by Craig Holden
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“Within a six-month period in 1935 and 1936, the Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions all captured titles as Detroit’s own Joe Louis reigned as boxing’s uncrowned champion. Detroit remains the only city to score the trifecta of a World Series, a Stanley Cup, and an NFL championship in one season.”
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