Category Archives: Book Review

>Book Review: Running, a novel

>Running: A Novelby Jean EchenozTranslated from the French by Linda CoverdaleThe New Press, 2009 This fictionalized biography of Emil Z├ítopek came to my attention via an excerpt in the current issue of Marathon & Beyond magazine. It was released in … Continue reading

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>Track On The Daily Show

>On Tuesday night, Stewart interviewed Chris McDougal about his book, Born to Run. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Christopher McDougall www.thedailyshow.com Daily ShowFull Episodes Political Humor Healthcare Protests Two things I like about … Continue reading

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>Born To Run

>Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenBy Christopher McDougallKnopf. 287 pp. $24.95 This book has been out for a while, and I finally went out and dropped the $25 to get … Continue reading

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>New Book on the Market

>Juggernauts: The Making of a Runner & a Team in the First American Running Boomby Steve AdkissonOutskirts Press, $16.95 ($5 e-book available) I haven’t been able to get my hands on this one yet, but I’ll work on it and … Continue reading

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>Sneaker Wars

>Sneaker WarsBy Barbara Smit(Ecco, 384 pages, $26.95) I have not yet been able to get my hands on this book (the official release date is Tuesday), but the Wall Street Journal published a review and an excerpt. The book details … Continue reading

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>Book Review

>I finally got my hands on Silent Gesture, Tommie Smith’s autobiography. I passed along the media plugs when it first came out. It’s not what you’d call a snappy read. There’s a lot of repetition, and it’s more a collection … Continue reading

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>Duel in the Sun

>Yeah, I know it’s a bit late for a book review (it came out a year ago). But I’m an amateur and have to buy these things myself. Besides, the paperback edition comes out in three weeks. The book traces … Continue reading

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>The Other Shulman: Book Review

>This isn’t the first time I’ve pimped this novel, as I noted its winning the Thurber Award for comedy writing. I got it yesterday morning, and read the whole thing before midnight. I won’t bother with much of a synopsis; … Continue reading

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