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Starting at the Finish Line: Coach Al Buehler's Timeless Wisdom Hardcover – July 3, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; 1 edition (July 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399537562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399537561
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,186,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Al is the best example of a teacher-coach in intercollegiate sports.”—Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Olympic and Four-Time NCAA Championship Coach
 
“Coach Buehler’s common sense and uncommon heart inspire us all to do our best in the game of life.”—Grant Hill, Duke NCAA champion and NBA All-Star

“Coach Buehler is someone who left an indelible mark in my life. He’s simply a great person, a great human being.”—Jackie Joyner-Kersee, three-time Olympic gold medalist
 
"Coach Buehler is an uncelebrated role model who has had a monumental effect on so many lives. He is the kind of coach and person you would be blessed to come in contact with."—Allyson Felix, three-time Olympic medalist 

“There are a lot of great men and there are a lot of great coaches. And Coach Buehler is definitely one of those.”—Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold medalist

“What makes Buehler such a fascinating character isn’t how much he won on the track, but how he lived. And how he didn’t allow the success to change him and instead used it to help change the lives of others. The only pity is, there’s probably no one else like him.”—J. Michael Falgoust, reporter for USA Today

“Coach Buehler is an unsung hero who went above and beyond to help others over the years. He did it with dignity and without seeking publicity or notoriety.”—Dick Vitale, ESPN

About the Author

Amy E. Unell, a native of Kansas City and graduate of Duke University, was an Emmy-nominated producer for NBC’s Today Show. The founder of StoryTales Productions, she is the director and producer of the Grant Hill–narrated documentary, Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story.

To learn more about Coach Al Buehler and the documentary film, visit www.coachbuehler.com.

Barbara C. Unell is an author and creator of more than a dozen books and community-based programs concerning social justice and family values. Her most recent book is Uncle Dan’s Report Card.

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A short book but so full of wisdom and lessons including a great, if not the best ever, example of how
our country, especially in the turmoil of the last several weeks, can solve the problem of racial equality.
Everyone should know this story and while the book does not go into any detail, it does give enough
information for those that care to find out the hows, whens and wheres.
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This book is highly inspirational as it shares a rich history of Coach Al Beuhler's approach to guiding young college athletes and Olympians to running success, while he also advocated and directly supported desegregation and Title IX.

More than anything - it speaks to the human Spirit in all of us, runners or not. I highly recommend it.
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By caoh on December 14, 2012
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This is a fantastic book about Coach Buehler and all he did for race relations and as well as competition. He is a wonderful man and this book is well worth reading.
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Good read. It is a little spread out doesn't flow real smooth.
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