FIRST BOOK OF TRILOGY: PUBLISHED IN 2008
Exploring the remarkable series of events which took place in 1935-36. Author Charles Avison has discovered a previously unknown chapter in the history of Detroit Sports. The rise of Joe Louis, three major as well as 30 "minor" sports championships-all during the same season! For the first time, the "City of Champions" story is chronicled from beginning to end. Stitched together with newspaper articles as well as over 315 photos-few of which have been seen since 1935-36.
SECOND BOOK OF TRILOGY: "THE PLAYERS" VOLUME I
PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 1ST 2013
Continuing the research into the forgotten "City of Champions" story, author Charles Avison asks the question: "Who were the players from 1935-36?"
The first of a two-part series focuses on the rise of Joe Louis and seeks to make the case that his exploits should be regarded as: "The greatest individual season in American sport history." The book also explores the remarkable 1934-35 Tigers who emerged from a decade of mediocrity to inspire a generation of Detroit fans that needed heroes more than at any other time in their history.
379 pages, 750 photos, full color
Includes DVD: "Play Ball" The first Major League Baseball Movie with sound
THIRD BOOK OF TRILOGY
Concluding the research into "The Players" of 1935-36, the final book of the City of Champions Trilogy focuses on the Lions, Red Wings, Gar Wood and Walter Hagen. As well, an extensive look at original memorabilia relating to the party at the Masonic Temple on April 18th 1936.
Each copy includes a dvd style collectors box to fit all three City of Champions books.
The first 2,000 copies are numbered and signed. As of 12/11/14 there are 200 matching number copies of Books II and III available for sale. Any purchases of books II and III together will receive these matching numbers whie the supply lasts. What is a "numbered copy?" Click Here to find out!
528 pages, 1000+ photos, full color
HOODIES AND T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!!
$35 for Hoodies, $25 for T-Shirts
INTRODUCING DETROIT SPORTS CONSUMER
NOW AVAILABLE!! What is Detroit Sports Consumer? Detroit is one of the most fascinating sports cities in the world and there is a wealth of information, stories, art and memorabilia which have no platform to be seen or heard.This is the first magazine FOR the fans, BY the fans and will cover a range of topics, cartoons and many opinion pieces.
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