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In that, the book reads like a detective story in which, like Lieutenant Columbo, readers know the end.
Neal Bascomb has written the perfect book about the dramatic race to be first to break the four-minute mile.
Even if you aren't the book is written very well and the storyline (true story) keeps you flying throughout.
I expected a recap of Bannister's breaking of the 4 minute barrier, but this book is much more than that. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Specklebelly
Very good book, and very inspirational for runners like me who need a kick in the butt every once in awhile. I am reading it for the second time now.Published 7 days ago by h
Excellent read-not only for the track junkie.
Bascomb does a superb job of infusing his history with exquisite detail and compelling character.
Fancinating story. A must read for any athlete but especially for runners.Published 2 months ago by C. Walsh
this book presented information that I was previously unaware of. As a former miler who grew up in the era of Bannister, et al, it was great reading. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Hughes
I'm totally oblivious to what's going on in the world of sports, yet I enjoyed this book a lot. Of the three books by Neal Bascomb that I have read so far, this one actually... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kamila Stofirova
I chose 4 of 5 stars because I didn't hang on every word - I could put the book down for a length of time. Also, the story was a little longer than needed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Linda S.