Za-to-pek! Za-to-pek! Za-to-pek!: The Life and Times of the World's Greatest Distance Runner by Bob Phillips

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Barnsley Runner
Reviewed: 04 December 2005

POORLY WRITTEN BOOK

Gives you the facts and some background about a remarkable runner.
Anyone on this forum could have written it as it relies on one secondary source and a few newspaper cuttings. Very little evidence of any primary research or analysis. Very much a `and then this happened' sort of approach.
One to buy if you see it 2nd hand but there's far better ways to spend £11
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Stranded in Turkey
Reviewed: 03 December 2005

NOT A GOOD PIECE OF WORK FOR A GREAT RUNNER

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Lazily written and spends a long time criticising a previous book on Zatopek but quotes extensively from it. No impression of any real research.
The great runner deserved much better
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