In the 1920s, Americans embraced endurance contests— from marathon dances to flagpole sitting and more. In 1928, publicist C.C. Pyle, armed with big dreams as well as a big mouth, organized an ambitious race: a California-to-New York run, with runners averaging more than a marathon a day. Dozens of runners—with limited training knowledge—entered. Robertson Dean recounts the experiences of many of the runners in a deep and folksy tone. As for Pyle, it’s as if you can hear the showman pitching his ideas while talking out of the side of his mouth. It’s a style that is totally appropriate for the man whose financial troubles shadowed him every step of the way. Dean carries the story of the race well, his bass voice clearly bringing this slice of Americana to life. M.B. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452611099 $39.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452661094 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452641096 $83.99 Nine CDs
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