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Andrew Speno

Biography

Andrew Speno

Andrew Speno first learned of the Bunion Derby from a feature article in Runners' World. This is his first book. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his family.

Andrew Speno

Books by Andrew Speno

by Andrew Speno - Health/Fitness, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 10+

This accessible and thoroughly researched nonfiction debut introduces young readers to a fascinating, little-known event --- the Transcontinental Foot Race, which came to be known as the Bunion Derby. It is set in 1928, the height of the Roaring Twenties --- a time of optimism, a time of excess, and the Age of Ballyhoo. Publicity-seeking Americans tried to outdo each other with outrageous stunts. Dance marathoners danced for days on end, pole-sitters sat atop flagpoles for weeks, trained athletes worked to beat records, and Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight.