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The Resource Once a runner, John L. Parker, Jr

Once a runner, John L. Parker, Jr

Label
Once a runner
Title
Once a runner
Statement of responsibility
John L. Parker, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, the book eventually found its way into the hands of high school, college, and postgraduate athletes all over the country. Reading it became a rite of passage on many teams, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation. It ranked as the number one most sought-after out-of-print book in the United States in 2007. Once a Runner is the story of Quenton Cassidy, a collegiate runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the political and cultural turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school's athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes' protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life: a head-to-head match with the greatest miler in history. This audiobook is a rare insider's account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners; an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man's quest to become a champion." -- Container
Cataloging source
NSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, John L.
Dewey number
813/.54
PerformerNote
Performed by Patrick Lawlor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lawlor, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Running
Label
Once a runner, John L. Parker, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054771034
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition.
Extent
1 audio disc (8 hours : 33 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501246661
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
MP3, digital
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)910069705
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Once a runner, John L. Parker, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054771034
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition.
Extent
1 audio disc (8 hours : 33 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501246661
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
MP3, digital
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)910069705
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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