American Miler: The Life and Times of Glenn Cunningham
|Rating||:||4.22 (853 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
" -- Paul Borel, former classmate and teammate of Glenn Cunningham. Kiell has written the definitive biography of a giant figure in American sport." -- Robert J. "American Miler inspires while capturing the power of the human spirit! " -- Trisha Meili, author, I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility"Dr. Corrigan, author, Tracking Heroes: 13 Track & Field Champions"Enables the reader to appreciate the exploits and character of this great American hero—Cunningham the athlete and Cunningham the man." -- Howard Schmertz, Millrose Games Meet Director Emeritus"Glenn's life is an inspiration to anyone with the will to succeed in the face of overwhelming odds." -- Richard Traum, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Achilles Track Club"I feel again the ache of muscle, the sear of lung, the sting of cinders as we stride
Five Stars Glen is a great inspiration. The book will uplift you.. "Amazing" according to CC Coach Mike. The true story of the incomparable Glenn Cunningham is one full of extraordinary perserverance and determination. Dr. Keill does a remarkably adept job of creating the world in which Mr. Cunningham grew up. This is the story of a boy so severely burned in a school house fire that doctors feared he would never walk again (his older brother died as a result of his burns in the same fire). He regains his ability to walk and run. His family suffers through depression era Kansa. He Ran for His Life! I had heard about Glenn Cunningham in elementary school back in Kansas. I had always wanted to hear "The Rest of the Story". Kiell tells it well - filling out what small town life was like in rural Kansas. I hadn't made the connection - but his story of overcoming a terrible personal trial to become a track star was inspiration for people suffering during the depression. To fill out the story watch Ken Burn's recent documentary on the Dust Bowl - this story takes place in
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. A comprehensive biography, with extraordinary depth of detail, fascinating anecdotes, and written with full cooperation and archives from his widow.. But Cunningham endured the incredible pain and horrible scars; after nearly a year he learned to walk again. “The Kansas Flyer” set world records in the mile in 19
Paul J. Kiell is a psychiatrist, a former editor of the American Athletic Association Quarterly, a runner and a swimmer. His work has been published in Running Times and Runner's World.