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Title:
Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
ISBN:
9780307594969
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
337 pages : map ; 25 cm
Abstract:
"While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world"-- Provided by publisher.