September 24, 2020
 
This Week's Virtual Meeting Speaker will be David Smale, Author. His topic will be: "History of the Kansas City Chiefs: The People and Events Shaping the Franchise."
David Smale has covered sports—professional, college and high school—for more than 40 years for various publications and outlets. He has published 21 books, mostly on sports history. David’s affection for the Chiefs came early. Just before he turned 5, the Dallas Texans arrived in Kansas City to become the Chiefs. He remembers his Dad being excited that Kansas City had professional football, so he was excited too. David and his wife have been married for 39 years. They are the proud parents of two grown children and happily spend time with two beautiful granddaughters.
 
The book Keys to ‘the Kingdom’: An Illustrated Timeline of the Kansas City Chiefs reconstructs a journey that started in the summer of 1963 when Kansas City became the landing spot of the Dallas Texans. Already the owners of one league championship, the Chiefs added two more, becoming the most successful franchise in the 10-year history of the American Football League.
 
Keys to ‘the Kingdom’ recounts the early years of the Chiefs’ AFL dominance, the prominence of many good players on lesser Chiefs teams, some highs behind great players and coaches in the 1990s, and most recently the return to glory under “Big Red.” Significant players, coaches and events dot the landscape of the Chiefs’ 60-year history, and this book covers them all.
 
This book is personal. It’s written for fans throughout the Chiefs Kingdom, but mostly it’s written for people like the author, people who have loved the Chiefs for almost 60 years. You’ll enjoy the journey. You can purchase the book at www.davidsmalebooks.com.
 
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