Book Signing Table with Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd, Authors of "Kingdom Quarterback"

Fresh off of a gutsy, thrilling 2023 Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kingdom Quarterback gives us two inspiring stories that fit perfectly together—a biography of superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who brought the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in fifty years in 2019 as well as a second in 2023, along with the historical struggles and recent resurgence of the former “Paris of the Plains,” Kansas City. Already a Raven bestseller, this new book from KC natives Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd is set to be one of the biggest local interest nonfiction titles of the season. Be sure to touchdown at the Raven on September 8 between 3-5 p.m. while Dent and Dodd are tabling—it’s a prime opportunity to ask all of your burning questions while you get your copy of the book signed! (And did we hear somebody say “the perfect holiday present”??? If not, then we’re saying it. This is the perfect holiday present for your Chiefs-loving friends and family, so don’t sleep on it!)


About the Authors

Mark Dent is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, Vox, Wired, The Kansas City Star, and elsewhere. He is also a senior writer at The Hustle, a business and tech newsletter geared toward millennials and Gen-Zers. His work has been cited as notable mention in Best American Sports Writing, and he has been a guest on PBS Newshour, NPR, and the BBC. He has also been named Texas Sports Writer of the Year.  Like Dodd, Dent was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. He splits his time between Dallas-Fort Worth and the Kansas City area. Headshot © Joan Brady

Rustin Dodd is a senior features writer at The Athletic, covering, among many other things, the Chiefs’ victory in Super Bowl LIV and their subsequent loss in Super Bowl LV, writing stories about franchise founder Lamar Hunt, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and how the team’s loss in Super Bowl IV helped take down the city’s mob boss. A University of Kansas graduate born in Kansas City, Mo., Dodd was raised in Overland Park, Kan. in the 90s and early 2000 where he watched the Chiefs cycle through retread quarterbacks and struggle in the playoffs. He now lives in Brooklyn. Headshot © Andrew Goble


About the Book

Fresh off of a gutsy, thrilling 2023 Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs, two inspiring stories that fit perfectly together—a biography of superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who brought the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in fifty years in 2019 as well as a second in 2023, along with the historical struggles and recent resurgence of the former “Paris of the Plains,” Kansas City.

Kansas City, and the people who live there, have been through a lot, from racial injustice to mob violence to economic struggles. But like so many other Midwestern cities, it’s poised to make a comeback, and no other person or team embodies that possibility like Patrick Mahomes, a Black superstar quarterback who has redefined the position for a new era, and has brought both victories to the Chiefs and pride and joy back to the city.

Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd, both Kansas City natives who have written for outlets like the New York Times, The Kansas City Star, and Texas Monthly, bring their deep connection to the city and polished writing skills to create a serious book about a very entertaining subject—the rebirth of a city, a team’s triumph, and how Patrick Mahomes, and the team he led, were exactly what was needed to bring Kansas City back together again.


 

Event date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
809 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Kingdom Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs, and How a Once Swingin' Cow Town Chased the Ultimate Comeback By Mark Dent, Rustin Dodd Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593472033
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Dutton - August 22nd, 2023

Fresh off of a gutsy, thrilling 2023 Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs, two inspiring stories that fit perfectly together—a biography of superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who brought the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in fifty years in 2020 as well as a second in 2023, along with the historical struggles and recent resurgence of the former “Paris of the Plains


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