Posted April 10, 2013

Wolverines ‘return to glory’ book by Detroit Free Press on Amazon

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Blue Heaven is a book on Amazon about the Wolverines' 2013 NCAA championship. (Amazon.com)

Blue Heaven is a book on Amazon about the Wolverines’ 2013 NCAA championship. (Amazon.com)

The Michigan Wolverines supposedly won this year’s NCAA title and now fans can read all about their “return to glory” in a book with pictures and text apparently by the Detroit Free Press, according to an advertisement posted to Amazon.com on Wednesday.

“Blue Heaven: The A-Maize-Ing Story of the Michigan Wolverines’ Return to Glory – and Their Second NCAA Title!” is being sold at a discounted price on Amazon for $10.17, 32 percent of the originally listed price. Fans will get a visual account from Michigan’s largest newspaper, and the book is replete with more than 100 color photos of the team, including Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway, Jr., Glen Robinson III and the Wolverines head coach John Beilein.

The entire book description is as follows:

This commemorative book on Michigan’s 2013 NCAA men’s basketball championship provides a visual account of the Wolverines’ road to glory. Through unique words and images from Michigan’s largest newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, this celebratory book takes readers from the season’s first games in November and on through the exciting 2012–2013 season, the Big Ten tournament, and the road to the Final Four in Atlanta. Including more than 100 color photographs and featuring stars Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway, Jr., and Glen Robinson III and head coach John Beilein, this keepsake book is an essential part of any fan’s collection.

Michigan made it to the final game but lost to Louisville on April 8 by a score of 82-76. There’s no word yet on why the book was posted or whether it was in fact accidentally advertised by the Detroit Free Press.


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kevin444
kevin444

Statement from the Free Press: “We're very sorry for this mistake. The Free Press had been preparing a fantastic book to publish should Michigan win the national title, and an error with our book publisher caused the promotion for the book to be displayed on Amazon. The book was never finished and never published. Our publisher is working with Amazon to make sure it gets removed. Hopefully at this time next year, however, we WILL be publishing either a book on Michigan or Michigan State winning the 2014 national title.”