American Miler: The Life and Times of Glenn Cunningham (Paperback)

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Glenn Cunningham nearly died in a schoolhouse fire that claimed his brother's life and left the seven-year-old's legs so badly burned his doctor wanted to amputate them. But Cunningham endured the incredible pain and horrible scars; after nearly a year he learned to walk again. He went on to become one of the greatest track stars of all time, and a national hero. The Kansas Flyer set world records in the mile in 1934 and 800m in 1936. A comprehensive biography, with extraordinary depth of detail, fascinating anecdotes, and written with full cooperation and archives from his widow.

About the Author

Paul J. Kiell is a psychiatrist, a former editor of the American Athletic Association Quarterly, a runner and a swimmer. His work has been published in Running Times and Runner's World.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781891369599
ISBN-10: 1891369598
Publisher: Breakaway Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2006
Pages: 431
Language: English