Ellison Tarzan Brown: The Narragansett Indian Who Twice Won the Boston Marathon


ISBN: 9780786424160
Dewey: B
LCC Number: GV1061.15.B74
Author: Michael Ward
Pages: 433
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Ellison Tarzan Brown was one of America’s premier marathon runners during the 1930’s and 1940’s. This volume tells the story of his life from the beginning of his budding career in the early 1930’s through his untimely death in 1975. With his unorthodox approach to the sport and his spectacular finishes| Tarzan Brown quickly became something of a legend in racing. Inevitably| he became the subject of stories that were not always entirely factual – and sometimes not very flattering. This biography seeks to present an accurate| unbiased account of Brown’s life. The reminiscences of his close friends| family and even his rivals paint a vivid picture of the man and his career. The book covers in considerable depth events such as Brown’s first Boston Marathon victory and his trips to the 1936 and 1940 Olympic Games. Also discussed are the rivalries between Brown and other marathoners of the day.

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Weight 1.35 lbs
Dimensions 9.1 × 6.04 × 1.05 in
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