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Editor’s Choice for Spring 2014

The 1929 Bunion Derby
Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace across America

Charles B. Kastner

Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-1036-6    |    2014

ebook 978-0-8156-5281-6


"Editor’s Choice" for Spring 2014
I’m delighted to highlight this season’s "editor’s choice" selection, a fascinating but forgotten excerpt from the history of sport in America. Kastner tells a compelling human interest tale about the trans-America footrace,
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"This book reveals how C. C. Pyle and so many others who are part of our strong national ultramarathoning history persevered in such challenging times! Wonderfully inspiring."—Gary Theriault, ultramarathoner and ten-time Kona Ironman triathlon finisher

"It reads like a tale of shipwreck survivors adrift at sea. Yet these men could end their suffering at any time. They chose not to because they saw a better future, a chance to deepen their human experience, or both at the finish line. Kastner’s commitment to accurate historical documentation combined with gripping personal accounts of the race make for a compelling and motivating story."—Kevin Patrick, Washington, DC, reporter and ultramarathoner

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Charles B. Kastner   Charles B. Kastner is a long-distance runner and the author of Bunion Derby: The 1928 Footrace across America.

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6 x 9, 304 pages, 25 black-and-white illustrations, 11 maps, 3 tables, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index

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