The 1929 Bunion Derby: Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America

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Price
$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Syracuse University Press
Publish Date
Pages
305
Dimensions
6.31 X 0.93 X 9.23 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780815610366
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About the Author

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

Reviews

In March of 1929, seventy-seven runners, some nearly penniless, set out from New York City on a footrace to Los Angeles. . . . On June 16, seventy-eight days after leaving New York, nineteen finished. . . . Kastner tells an absorbing story of the ups and downs . . . the runners, the Follies, and the support crew. . . . An eye opening perspective on the history of distance running and of the courage and determination of this band of runners making their way across the United States.--Arete: The Journal of Sport Literature
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