Many of the former employees who called or wrote said they had photos of
themselves and coworkers they wanted to share and so I called my publisher and
told him about the calls and letters . Thus , Remembering Detroit's Olympia
Author: Robert Wimmer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.
February 22 , 1918 Abel is best remembered for his Position : Center , Detroit
Red exploits in Detroit . ... appeared that the Red Wings would wrap up the series
at nent proboscis ) , but few were more pro- Olympia Stadium , Toronto rallied for
Author: Stan Fischler
Publisher: Warwick Pub
The names still have a clarion call, ringing true like cathedral bells -- Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, "Terrible" Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Red Kelly -- a great cast of tough, talented hockey players. After all, how many teams can claim to have finished first place six seasons in a row?
APRIL 23, 1950 OLYMPIA STADIUM, DETROIT DETROIT 4, NEW YORK
RANGERS 3 (ZOT) FIRST PERIOD 1. ... Gualies: NYR Rayner; DET Lumley
Referee: Bill Chadwick Linesmen: Hugh McLean, George Hayes even to recall
the details of ...
Author: Chris McDonell
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
One hundred stars of the National Hockey League recall some of their most memorable games.
Suddenly Kennedy stopped short and the Detroit star tumbled face - first into the
thick wooden sideboards . ... The only thing I remember , " Howe explained later ,
“ is that Kennedy was coming down the left side and I was trying to ... The series
was deadlocked at two games apiece when he beat goalie Jacques Plante for
three goals as the Wings recorded a 5–1 triumph in Detroit's Olympia Stadium .
Author: Associated Press
Profiles fifty men and women who have influenced the development of modern sports.
Knox in later years will recall watching the way Elvis played pool and trying to
imitate the catlike way he slunk around the table ... 31 Sunday * Olympia Stadium
, Detroit , Michigan , at 2 : 00 and 8 : 00 P . M . The local paper reports , “
Author: Peter Guralnick
From previously unrevealed details of his childhood in Tupelo, through his rise to success, to his death, a meticulously detailed chronology of Elvis Presley's life and career draws on a rich array of archival material, photographs, documents, letters, artifacts, and memorabilia. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
Bill Gallo of the New York Daily News, who has been on the boxing beat for years
, remembers the time when he was ... Garden but also the Detroit Olympia, the
Chicago Stadium, and other sports arenas in St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, ...
Author: Angelo Dundee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all "The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman." --New York Times Book Review "[H]ere's one for the fans: an as-close-up-as-you-can-get view of boxing's biggest, baddest personalities and poundings." -Men's Journal "The teaming of esteemed boxing trainer Angelo Dundee and Bert Randolph Sugar, perhaps the best boxing writer around, produces a lively and insightful look at professional boxing in the second half of the 20th century... His fascinating portraits of Ali, Leonard and Foreman make this a terrific read." --Library Journal "This book's appeal lies in Dundee's colorful and punchy personality, as he enlivens the prose with entertaining, Yogi Berra-like jokes, tautologies and euphemisms. It's no surprise that Dundee helped Ali develop his famous rhymes." --Publishers Weekly Angelo Dundee was named Manager of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association in 1968 and 1979. In 1994 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He continues to train boxers and has acted as ringside commentator for many televised fights. Bert Randolph Sugar is the most recognized and well-known boxing writer in history. The former editor of Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated and publisher of Fight Game magazine, he has written dozens of books on boxing and is a regular ESPN sports analyst.
Author: Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education
Contains proceedings of annual, regular and special meetings.
rguably the greatest singlen season team of all - time gathers around hockey ' s
ultimate prize at Olympia Stadium on April 15 , 1952 . ... The postwar version of
Jolly 1 Jack Adams was more Stalin than Santa , remembered Alex Delvecchio .
Author: Richard Bak
Publisher: Taylor Pub
The book hockey fans have long awaited! This is the first history of the Detroit Redwings, the only hockey franchise in the fabled "Original Six" never to have had a full-blown history written about it. At last, sports writer Richard Bak fills the gap. He weds an exciting narrative and statistical tables with more than 300 color and b&w photos stretching back to the team's origin in 1926.
1 0 At Olympia Stadium , Detroit The " octopus ” incident Two for the price of one
was what the 1952 postseason would bring . Two one - of ... Both are well
remembered forever , even if only one of them involved a great play and a great
Author: Dan Weber
Packed with personal stats, information on important games, and loads of hockey records, this handbook chronicles the growth of this popular sport.
This memoir looks through a nostalgic lens and captures some historic times in Detroit as remembered by Robert and Lillian Williams (my paternal grandparents), my parents, and me.
Author: Cynthia Williams
A breathtaking story about the strength and longevity of love. The strong message that appears in the beginning and throughout the book is one strong adult influence in your life can truly enrich you. The back in time imagery says we are taking a trip with an historical angle and describes the joys of growing up in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s, with its wonder and excitement, as seen through the eyes of an awe-struck child. In this personal memoir, Cynthia vividly describes how she faced the immense challenges of her youth, including a parent with mental illness, the strength and heroism that came from her grandfather and the many ways this impacted her life. This is her true story about courage, devotion and love.Deeply grateful for her grandfather and his determination to meet the challenges he faced on a daily basis, he was a reassuring presence everyday and the author could count on his unfailing love as his perserverance was tested time after time. This autobiography, was written as a tribute to my grandfather and to help readers understand the many emotional pressures of my youth. This book is a testament to the positive influence I received as a result of the my grandfather's love, determination, perserverance, resiliency and faith in a higher power.Judge's Commentary for the 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards:"Excellent cover image along with the sepia shades. Author excels in historical details, especially the ones that create a sense of reality in earlier years, from the listing of television shows she remembers. And when the book ventures into history itself, we get a multi-faceted, realistic view of those times along with the lesson. Author has put a lot of time an effort into the historical details, and the reader appreciates the timestamp as well as the little-known details of those times. Author has a great talent for creating a sense of place, which creates a terrific foundation for the interactions among the characters. Each setting comes alive through the authors use of sensory details. Well done.Excellent physical descriptions of characters, such as Lillian's beige dress and gold photo pin. Author does an excellent job of sharing the details of her mothers illness, and explains well without circling the topic out of pain or fear the impact that this relationship has on her adult life and ability to connect with and depend on others. The movements and actions by her grandfather convey the message that the love and support you need might not always come from the person you expect to deliver them, but the examples here show that great love can come from another relative or person. Chapter 10 pm starts off strong with Lincoln's quote and then gets stronger from there, a highlight of this book and smartly delivering at the end of the story.So happy to see "The Help" quote, since it occurred to me that this book has a lot in common with that bestseller, including historical flair, character details, the cringes, the elation at character strength."