The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Yesterday, 10:00am

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.95
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Sports and Fitness- Marathon

More copies of this ISBN

And Then the Vulture Eats You: True Tales about Ultramarathons and Those Who Run Them

by

And Then the Vulture Eats You: True Tales about Ultramarathons and Those Who Run Them Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"It won't matter whether or not you've attempted an ultra, or whether or not you even dream of one. If you enjoy running and reading, you'll want this book."—David Meyers, Running Journal

The best writers in the sport of running describe the last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a marathon.

James Shapiro begins by relating with heart-rending detail his experiences in a six-day race in "Swifts on the Wing." In "To the Limit and Beyond," Kenny Moore takes you through the Great Hawaiian Footrace, a horrendous six-day ordeal that seemingly changes his life. Don Kardong, one of the wittiest and most personable writers in the sport, in "Le Grizz" goes the fifty-mile distance at the infamous race. Ed Ayres, former editor of Running Times, takes on the Western States 100 in "Wings of Icarus," and the event turns out to be a kind of catharsis in his life. In "Road Warriors," Hal Higdon's report on his group's attempt to run across the state of Indiana is a lighthearted, self-imposed challenge that turns into a spiritual odyssey. Tom Hart attempts to run a solo thirty-seven-miler on his thirty-seventh birthday, which reveals that an ultra is more than a feat of endurance, it is a journey into self. John L. Parker, Jr. ends with "And Then the Vulture Eats You," an uproarious analysis of ultra runners.

A book for all ultra runners, and for curious "normal" runners.

Synopsis:

The cult classic ultramarathon book now available to the trade.

About the Author

John L. Parker is the author of the NY Times bestseller "Once a Runner" and its sequel "Again to Carthage" (Breakaway Books 2008).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891369926
Author:
Parker, John L Jr
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Author:
Parker, Jr., John L.
Author:
John L. Parker, Jr.
Author:
Parker, John L.
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. 14 Minutes: A Running Legend's Life...
    Sale Trade Paper $8.98
  2. Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech... Used Trade Paper $10.95
  3. Merle's Door: Lessons from a...
    Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects


Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » Marathon

And Then the Vulture Eats You: True Tales about Ultramarathons and Those Who Run Them Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Breakaway Books - English 9781891369926 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The cult classic ultramarathon book now available to the trade.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.