The Great Appalachian Trail Race

The Great Appalachian Trail Race

by Charles Ricciardi
The Great Appalachian Trail Race

The Great Appalachian Trail Race

by Charles Ricciardi


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"In only 232 pages, Ricciardi takes the reader through a wonderful journey of beauty, heartache, and ultimately elation in a myriad of twists and turns that can only be found on the iconic Appalachian Trail. The Great Appalachian Trail Race is his first book of this kind. And he knocked it out of the park."

Craig Lloyd
Trail and Ultra Running

Betraying his deeply held belief that the Appalachian Trail is not a racetrack, a seasoned hiker faces off against a self-serving celebrity athlete, a woman track star who knows them both, and hundreds of other registered contestants, in a fierce competition to traverse the entire woodland journey in the fastest possible time. Each vying to win the one million dollars in prize money, they must race across a rugged landscape, exert every ounce of strength, and reexamine their values; inevitably gaining a new appreciation for one of America's greatest national treasures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999698648
Publisher: Charles Ricciardi dba Torino Pictures Publishing
Publication date: 12/18/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

As a young boy camping at Bear Mountain in New York, Charles became captivated by the woods and the wonders of The Appalachian Trail. Always passionate about drawing and storytelling, he went on to study at New York University, receiving his B.F.A. in filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts and his M.A. in business and writing at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Creating award-winning independent writing and film projects for over 25 years, Charles produced a feature-length documentary film, Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, about legendary artist Drew Struzan, creator of the Indiana Jones, Muppet, Back To The Future, and Star Wars movie posters. The film features an incredible lineup of interviewees, including Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas. Charles has produced five feature films in all, some of which he's edited, written and directed.

He has also written four books including a trio of illustrated children's books that aspire to be enjoyable and enriching.

Charles currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children, with whom he enthusiastically shares the trail.

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