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One Last Great Thing: A Story of a Father and a Son, a Story of a Life and a Legacy Hardcover – November 13, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476711658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476711652
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been president of the company since 1997.  In addition to leading Trek, John served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and is a Founding Board Member of the Bikes Belong Coalition. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, John is an avid cyclist and runner and has finished Ironman Wisconsin as well as the Boston and New York Marathons.

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I read this book in one sitting.
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It's a great story about appreciating the life and opportunities and relationships we have to the fullest - something we all need to do every day.
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This book presents an intensely personal depiction of a very special relationship between a father and son.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By WJS on November 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a book about integrity, character, perseverance and love written by the son of the founder of Trek Bicycle Corporation. The author takes the reader through the history of the company and its successes and failures, while bringing his late father, Dick, to life as he recounts the special relationship that they enjoyed. By the end of the book, you will feel that you knew Dick Burke personally. The "20 Greatest Moments" chapter is especially thought-provoking for those of us whose own parents are in their later years. And anyone who follows the strategies for success will be well on the road to achieving it. An excellent read!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JSF on November 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Read this book in one sitting in the corner of a little coffee shop in Hong Kong, far away from home and family. I created a top ten list for my kids on the spot. Great, thought provoking read. Really good stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allen Shook on January 11, 2013
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Quick easy read, the story of Trek is sometimes interesting. Yet I never felt quite connected to John and his Dad. I usually love all father-son books and blubber at all of them. This one not so much. Maybe it is just John's writing style or the rapid progression through their lives that doesn't allow the connection for me. This was my first e-book purchase on Kindle, and really don't recommend it even for the $8.95 I paid for it, maybe if it gets down to sub $5. To be clear, this is just my review of the book, the Burkes themselves seem like wonderful folks and I would like to have known The Big Guy and John writes with great love and respect and honor for him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bikeguy72 on November 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This simply written, honest book tells the story of John Burke's relationship with his father Dick, the founder of Trek Bikes. It is a profoundly sincere tribute to Dick which will leave you to think about your own family relationships long after you turn the last page. Whilst being a very emotional portal into their father/son relationship it is also allows you to understand a great man's way of thinking and his honest, down to earth character. This is a very fulfilling read, regardless of whether you are a biker or not.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on November 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I highly recommend this heartfelt and memorable book. Not only is it a quick and enjoyable read, it reminds us what really matters in life - family. The author's distinct voice and writing style is refreshingly different and REAL, and through his story about the life and death of his beloved (though not always easy) father, we can all learn how love for family is ultimately the greatest gift of all. This book makes a perfect holiday gift for anyone - fathers, sons, mothers, daughters - and especially readers who might enjoy an inside view of the business and/or cycling worlds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BAN on November 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The life and incites of Dick Burke told by his son John are inspirational for quality family, business, and love of mankind.
This is a quick great read about a great man that you will pass on to all your friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leah on November 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed "One Last Great Thing." It's a well-written and inspiring story. Also a good reminder to make the most of the time we have and cherish the people we care about. I'd definitely recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ncwi on November 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This was a great read. It was nice getting the inside story behind the start of Trek and teh story of the father son relationship. It was very touching.
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