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Fire on the Track by Roseanne Montillo

Fire on the Track

Fire on the Track by Roseanne Montillo
Oct 17, 2017 | 304 Pages
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A Fall 2017 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection

“Fascinating… Montillo is a brilliant storyteller…an engaging, insightful look at an era in women’s sports.”
Publishers Weekly

“A tightly woven, flowing narrative… Just as Laura Hillenbrand, in Unbroken, earned acclaim for resurrecting the life of Louis Zamperini, an overlooked American war hero and Olympian, Montillo deserves praise for sharing with honesty and integrity the remarkable stories of these resilient trailblazers. This is a must-read, certain to inspire a new generation of athletes with its fascinating slice of Olympic and women’s sports history.”
Booklist (starred)

Fire on the Track tells the powerful story of one woman’s success in breaking an early glass ceiling in women’s Olympic sports.  The triumph, tragedy, and redemption that punctuated Betty Robinson’s life present a commentary on 1930’s America and the trailblazing courage of ordinary women to change the country’s thinking about the abilities of their gender. Using anecdote and insight, Montillo has written an important book, bringing to light a resonant piece of history.
Lucinda Franks, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me 

“Roseanne Montillo has written a must-read, exhilarating story about a remarkable time in American sports history when women proved that they could be champions. Going against cultural expectations, these athletes managed to achieve greatness during the toughest of times. Betty Robinson is a hero for the ages. Her breathtaking journey from catastrophe to ultimate victory made me stand up and cheer!”
Lydia Reeder, author of Dust Bowl Girls

“Here’s an uplifting new entry for your shelf of Olympics inspiration. Male rowers have Boys in the Boat and female runners now have Fire on the Track. The dawn of women’s track comes to life in history that reads like fiction, brimming with character and drama.” 
—William Martin
, New York Times bestselling author of  Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter   

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