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When Lions were Kings: The Detroit Lions and the Fabulous Fifties

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During the 1950s, the Detroit Lions were one of the most glamorous and successful teams in the National Football League, winning championships in 1952, 1953, and 1957, and regularly playing before packed houses at Briggs Stadium. In When Lions Were Kings: The Detroit Lions and the Fabulous Fifties, journalist and sports historian Richard Bak blends a deeply researched and richly written narrative with many rare color images from the decade, re-creating a time when the Motor City and its gridiron heroes were riding high in the saddle.

When Lions Were Kings is a lively portrait of the golden age of professional football in Detroit that will delight younger fans and inform die-hard followers of one of the NFL’s oldest franchises.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • 372 Pages
  • English
  • Published: September 2020
  • Dimensions 7.1" x 1.1" x 10.1"
  • ISBN-10: 081433427X
  • Wayne State Press