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C.C. Pyle's amazing foot race : the true story of the 1928 coast-to-coast run across America / Geoff Williams.

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  • ISBN: 9781452611099 (electronic audio bk.)
  • ISBN: 1452611092 (electronic audio bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781452691091 (electronic audio bk.)
  • ISBN: 1452691096 (electronic audio bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2013.

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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Robertson Dean.
Summary, etc.:
Among the runners of C. C. Pyle's First Annual International Transcontinental Foot Race were an assortment of underdogs, including twenty-year-old Oklahoman and part Cherokee Andy Payne, who wanted to win over the girl of his dreams and pay off the mortgage on his family's farm; Paul "Hardrock" Simpson, who was in over his head but couldn't let down his North Carolina hometown; Mike Kelly, a luckless boxer from Indiana; Seattle's Ed Gardner, one of four black runners who encountered bigotry; Charles Hart, a sixty-three-year-old Englishman hoping his best days weren't behind him; and Frank Johnson, a middle-aged husband, father, and steelworker from St. Louis who broke away from his humdrum life and dared to do something different.
Target Audience Note:
General adult.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on hard copy version record.
Subject: HISTORY. > United States. > 20th Century.
SPORTS & RECREATION. > Running & Jogging.
HISTORY. > General.
Running races > United States > History.
Pyle, Charles C., 1882-1939.
Sports promoters > United States > History.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Track & Field.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.

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