Charles B. Kastner

Gene Th...
0 books | 49 friends

Frank Abe
2 books | 78 friends

Charles is following 0 people

Charles B. Kastner

Goodreads Author

in Seattle, The United States



member since
February 2014

About this author

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

My Facebook profile is live:

I hope you will take a look and "like!"
 •  flag
like  • 
Published on July 22, 2014 13:36 • 16 views
Average rating: 4.00 · 34 ratings · 9 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Bunion Derby: The 1928 Foot...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
The 1929 Bunion Derby: John...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
1929 Bunion Derby, The
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Charles's Recent Updates

The 1929 Bunion Derby by Charles B. Kastner
"Review of Charles Kastner's "The 1929 Bunion Derby, Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America"

After winning the 1992 Runner's World, 3,000 Mile, Trans America Footrace, I never thought anyone who hadn't raced across the United States could..." Read more of this review »
The 1929 Bunion Derby by Charles B. Kastner
"I have "Bunion Derby Fever" thanks to Charles Kastner. The great thing about this story is that you can't get enough of it! I want to know even more ... the stories within the story and the ongoing stories in the aftermath of what has been written..." Read more of this review »
Charles Kastner said "yes" to attending Book Launch Party
date: May 05, 2014 07:00AM
location: University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA, The United States
description: Book Launch Party. The event will run 60 minutes including 35-40 minutes conversation/reading and audience Q&A. Book signing follows.
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
by Sebastian Faulks
read in March, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
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
Charles Kastner added Goodreads to his Facebook Timeline
Goodreads for Timeline
Add your books to Timeline!
learn more
More of Charles's books…

No comments have been added yet.