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Author Speno, Andrew, author.

Title The great American foot race : Ballyhoo for the Bunion Derby! / Andrew Speno.

Publication Info. Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, [2017]
©2017

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 796.42 SPE    Available
Edition First edition
Description 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-169) and index.
Summary "[I]ntroduces young readers to a fascinating, little-known event--the Transcontinental Foot Race--which came to be known as the Bunion Derby. It is set in 1928, the height of the Roaring Twenties--a time of optimism, a time of excess, and the Age of Ballyhoo. . . More than 100 men of all races and nationalities started the race in California and faced all manner of obstacles--from extreme weather to poor food and living conditions, to prejudice to injury--to make the cross-country journey across the United States, ending in New York City."-- Publisher's web site.
Audience 9-18.
4-12.
1100 Lexile.
Subject Transcontinental Foot Race (1st : 1928) -- Juvenile literature.
Running races -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Sports promoters -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781629796024 (hardcover)
1629796026 (hardcover)

 
    
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