26 Miles to Boston

Author: Michael P. Connelly
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585748280
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world's most prestigious long-distance race.

26 2 Miles to Boston

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493007718
Format: PDF, Docs
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117 years Strong…and Counting! This all-new edition, which follows the Boston Marathon into the 21st century and through the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world’s oldest annual marathon, escorting the reader through the past, present, and bright future of the race. 26.2 Miles to Boston is a rich, vibrant, and inspiring history of the Boston Marathon and of the men and women of varying abilities whose struggles and triumphs have colored this historic event for over a century. From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, the author takes readers through the mile-by-mile sights, sounds, and traditions that make the race what it is.

The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn

Author: Frederic C. Wagner III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147661881X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The battle that unfolded at the Little Big Horn River on June 25, 1876, marked a watershed in the history of the Plains Indians. While a stunning victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples, it initiated a new and vigorous effort by the U.S. government to rid the west of marauding tribes and to realize the ideal of "Manifest Destiny." While thousands of books and articles have covered different aspects of the battle, few if any have analyzed the tactics and chronology to arrive at a satisfactory explanation of what befell George Armstrong Custer and the 209 men who died alongside him. This volume seeks to explain the circumstances culminating in the near-destruction of the 7th Cavalry Regiment by a close examination of timing, setting every event to a specific moment based on accounts of the battle's participants.

Boston Marathon

Author: Raymond Britt
Publisher: RunTriMedia
ISBN: 1450558259
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rave Reviews: "Great book!" -- Dave McGillivray, Race Director, Boston Marathon // "This is a must-read for any fan of the Boston Marathon" -- 'Hurricane' Bob Mina // The Boston Marathon features a legendary course that is considered one of the toughest in the world. If you're planning to race Boston, you had better know what you're up against. The course may look manageable, but as experts will tell you, it can be brutal. If you're not ready, if you don't understand the intricacies of the course, Boston can eat you alive.This book takes the reader deep into the race course with a groundbreaking approach: a comprehensive mile-by-mile tour of the course illustrated with nearly 200 photos taken while running the race. The detailed tour is enhanced by the author's comparative race splits and experience to collectively help you plan and execute your best Boston racing strategy. From Hopkinton to Wellesley to Heartbreak Hill to the finish line, this book delivers the complete experience in images, analytics and advice to help you run a great Boston Marathon.What can you expect when you run the Boston Marathon? Everything you need to know is here.

26 2

Author: Kathrine Switzer
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594863301
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A visual and narrative tour of marathon history throughout the world examines marathon popularity in social, philosophical, athletic, fashion, cultural, and scientific contexts, featuring photography by such top contributors as Helmut Newton and Susan Meiselas. 25,000 first printing.