Charles B. Kastner

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Charles B. Kastner

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I’ve been in love with the running for over forty years. The process of running on my own two feet has a primal, and, at times, spiritual appeal to me. I’ve competed in hundreds of races from ultra-marathons to five-kilometer runs. I’ve experienced the preverbal runner’s high, but nothing I’ve done comes close to the Herculean effort required by the men who ran in two long forgotten footraces across America, nicknamed the bunion derbies. These races took place in the twilight of the 1920’s when the nation was a buzz with Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic and all records seemed there to be broken.

For the past fourteen years, I’ve studied and written about these epic footraces. My first book about the 1928 race—Bunion Derby: The 192...more

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Average rating: 4.12 · 26 ratings · 5 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Bunion Derby: The 1928 Foot...
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The 1929 Bunion Derby: John...
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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I read Birdsong and immediately wanted to pick it up and begin again. Whether writing about love or the battlefields of France in World War One, Faulks touched depths of human emotion that moved me in very profound ways. WWI was a watershed event tha...more
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