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American Miler: The Life and Times of Glenn Cunningham

By Paul J. Kiell

Publisher: Breakaway Books, May 2006
ISBN: 9781891369599
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers.
Synopsis
Glenn Cunningham nearly died in a schoolhouse fire that claimed his brother's life and left the seven-year-old's legs so badly burned his doctor wanted to amputate them. But Cunningham endured the incredible pain and horrible scars; after nearly a year he learned to walk again. He went on to become one of the greatest track stars of all time, and a national hero. "The Kansas Flyer" set world records in the mile in 1934 and 800m in 1936. A comprehensive biography, with extraordinary depth of detail, fascinating anecdotes, and written with full cooperation and archives from his widow.
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