During the Depression, the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles two thousand runners from all corners of the earth to run from Los Angeles to New York for the prize of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face three thousand miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of fifty miles for three months. The American sports establishment, however, is desperate to crush what it sees as a professional challenge to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Every day is therefore a struggle for survival, for Flanagan himself as well as the runners. Flanagan’s Run is an epic tale and a testimony to the strength of the human spirit.
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About the Author
Tom McNab has experienced success as Olympic coach, prize winning novelist, and technical director of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of
Fire. One of the world’s leaders in sport, he has coached international athletes, the British Olympic Bobsleigh team, and England’s silver medal-winning squad in Rugby’s 1992 World Cup. In the same year, he was awarded the British Coach of the Year. Tom has written several bestselling novels, including Flanagan’s Run,
which reached number one on the bestseller list, and in 1982 he won the
Scottish Novelist of the Year award. A commentator for ITV and Channel 4, a freelance journalist for the Observer,
Sunday Telegraph, Times, and Independent,
Tom’s talents have no bars.
Rupert Degas, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, has recorded the works of Peter Carey, Haruki Murakami, Andy McNab, Darren Shan, and Derek Landy, among others. He has also recorded over fifty radio productions including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, This Sceptered Isle, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He has appeared on film and television in Dead Romantic, EastEnders, Waiting for God, Passport to Murder, Over Here, Fatherland, The Cappuccino Years, Exorcist: The Beginning, Love Soup and Shoot the Messenger. He has also lent his voice to numerous animated films and series including Mr. Bean, Bob the Builder, Robotboy, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Along with several stints in Newsrevue at the Canal Café Theatre and in Edinburgh, he has appeared on the London stage in The Boys Next Door, Are We There Yet?, Becket, Stones in His Pockets, and Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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