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CITY OF CHAMPIONS A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit

by | Read by Leon Nixon

Contemporary Culture • 15.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

This audio history of Detroit addresses various sports and goes way beyond them with a sociological look at the struggles the city has endured. The authors use sports--moments, games, and personalities--as their perspective for conveying what has happened, evolved, and stalled in the Motor City. Leon Nixon always brings gravitas to his narrations, and this one is no different. His deep voice is commanding and comforting as he shapes the authors' words. Listeners will hear stories about hockey great Gordie Howe, Tigers legend Ty Cobb, the city's ties to the Olympics, and the bad boys of Piston basketball. Nixon brings to life the development of downtown, which seems like metaphorical football with all its starts and restarts. Nixon is a clear guide for listeners who want to learn more about Detroit. M.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2020

DD ISBN 9781705267103 $24.99

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2020

DD ISBN 9781705267110 $54.95

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