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Detroit City of Champions

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The story of arguably the greatest sports season in American history. City of Champions chronicles the story of the 1935-1936 Detroit sports season which witnessed an astonishing array of Championships.

Beginning with Joe Louis, who would rise from unknown fighter to international superstar, he also won the Associated Press' Award for "Most Outstanding Athlete of 1935." ...more
Softcover, 235 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Diomedea
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Angela Curtis
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Detroit City of Champions by Charles Avison encompasses what Detroit sports are all about...grit, determination, and hope. I had the priviledge of meeting this author in person a couple years ago and his passion in regards to this subject was overwhelming and contagious. I was sold on his story before even glancing at the cover of this book. Avison tells a tale of 1935 Detroit during the worst economic crisis in the United States to date. It was a time when poverty was high and economic uncertai ...more
Alice
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Its the story of the most important season in Detroit sports history. the tigers, Lions and Red Wings won titles that year. This book is for the sports enthusiast, giving inning by inning details for the playoffs, but its also for non-sports minded readers.These teams gave the people of Detroit hope during the depression and took their mind off the tough economic times. Joe Lewis was admired by both white and black, in a racially divided city at the time. The author is a Michigander, attending m ...more
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Big C delivers a mountain of information that has been lost!! City of Champions is a must read!!
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