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PERFECT MILE : THREE ATHLETES ONE GOAL

By: NEAL BASCOMB

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ISBN: 0618562095

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There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier. Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur -- still driven not just by winning but by the nobility of the pursuit. John Landy was the privileged son of a genteel Australian family, who as a boy preferred butterfly collecting to running but who trained relentlessly in... View more info

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HIGHER : A HISTORIC RACE TO THE SKY AND

By: NEAL BASCOMB

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ISBN: 0385506600

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The Roaring Twenties in New York was a time of exuberant ambition, free-flowing optimism, an explosion of artistic expression in the age of Prohibition. New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength of a newly powerful America. In 1924, in the vibrant heart of Manhattan, a fierce rivalry was born. Two architects, William Van Alen and Craig Severance (former friends and successful partners, but now bitter adversaries), set out to imprint their individual marks on the greatest canvas in the world--the rapidly evolving skyline of New York City. Each man desired to build the city... View more info

ESCAPE ARTISTS: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the

By: NEAL BASCOMB

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Publisher: MARINER BOOKS (HM):

Seller ID: IM519646

ISBN: 0358118220

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