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The Man Behind the Marathons: How Ron Calhoun Helped Terry Fox and Other Heroes Make Millions for Charity

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 184 pages
Published May 31st 2019 by Peache House Press
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Lisa Hutchison
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an astonishing and fascinating book ! Every Canadian knows about Terry Fox and his incredible legacy - but few people are aware of the man behind this. Ms. Cougler does a wonderful job in making this a page turner - such fascinating details. I highly recommend reading this book - a great read for a school project or book club.
Lisa Hutchison, award winning author of "Iron Annie" and "Bertha-shine like the dawn"
Wayne Caslick
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read Ms Cougler's historical fiction, I looked forward to her first non fiction effort and The Man Behind the Marathons did not disappoint. Great for a leisurely read and as well written as Ms Cougler's earlier books. Fascinating insights into the life of Terry Fox and the equally amazing later marathoners but the final marathon is the remarkable life and legacy of Ron Calhoun the man behind the success of the marathons.
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Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Man Behind The Marathons has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Award.

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Elaine Cougler
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
While it may seem strange for an author to write about her own book here, this book deserves my words. Yes, I wrote The Man Behind the Marathons. And I'm so glad I did. Ron Calhoun's singular life as a volunteer is a story that needs to be told. The book starts with four chapters about the incomparable Terry Fox and Ron's work behind the scenes to make the Marathon of Hope successful. Next is a section of the other four marathon events he masterminded for Steve Fonyo, Ken McColm and John and ...more
Marg Murray
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful read bringing tears to my eyes, warmth to my heart and laughter to my gut. Terry Fox had a dream to raise awareness and money to fight against cancer with dignity and courage. With wit and tenderness, Elaine Cougler tells the story of Ron Calhoun, the man who joined the Canadian Cancer Society in order to give back to the community. Calhoun not only helped Terry Fox realize his dream but also helped all of us identify with the Marathon of Hope.
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Elaine Cougler is the award-winning author of historical novels about the lives of settlers in the Thirteen Colonies who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution. She uses the backdrop of the conflict for page-turning fictional tales where the main characters face torn loyalties, danger and personal conflicts. Her Loyalist trilogy comprises The Loyalists Wife, The Loyalists Luck ...more

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