26 Miles to Boston

Author: Michael P. Connelly
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585748280
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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
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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
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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.

Marathon Man

Author: Bill Rodgers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250021154
Format: PDF
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The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill's life forever. But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger's victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million. Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Boston

Author: Helen Weatherall
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328000
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Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and tradespeople who have walked this historic land since the country's founding.With helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests -- best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing or seeing waterfalls, best hikes with historic sites and more -- hikers of all skill levels can find their perfect hike. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.

Boston Bound

Author: David Venable
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457501392
Format: PDF, ePub
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David Venable, a six-time Boston Marathon finisher, has completed nearly 50 marathon/half-marathon events. In the past decade he transitioned from a novice mid-pack finisher to a top 1% finisher at distances from the 10K to the marathon at major venues. With international marathon experience to running in the extremes of Death Valley, Venable has compiled excellent experience applicable for marathoners that seek improvement or need an extra push to achieve a life goal. Compelled to coach other runners to personal bests and/or Boston qualification(s), he has written Boston Bound. Over five years of research went into Boston Bound, where Venable has captured a balance of proven training techniques, personal experience, and strategic approaches for running a fast marathon, with an inspiring addition of motivational stories. Unlike the books from elite running/authors that fill the shelves today, Venable writes and provides guidance from a non-elite runner's point of view with the key focus to run your fastest marathon while being realistic with the balance of work and family commitments. This book is intended for all runners who have the vision and the desire to Run Their Fastest Marathon or qualify for the Boston Marathon and are searching for guidance to improve their performance in hopes of running at the most prestigious marathon in the world... Boston. Profits from the sale of this book will benefit (through donations via Goals That Give Inc.) selected organizations dedicated to fighting the battle against cancer.