Tuesday, December 11, 2012

One Last Great Thing

One Last Great Thing book cover

One Last Great Thing: A Story of a Father and a Son, a Story of a Life and a Legacy (New York, NY: Free Press, 2012) is nominally the story of Richard "The Big Guy" Burke, founder of Trek, but is more a son's tribute to the father that was an integral part of his life.

Working together at Trek, running the Boston Marathon together, following the Tour de France -- these are the big picture. Burke shares his 20 Greatest Memories with his father as he lies on his deathbed, telling the story of his father's life and memorializing him forever. Lessons learned over the course of childhood, career, and finally, death.

About the Author: John Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been president of the company since 1997. In addition to leading Trek, John served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and is a Founding Board Member of the Bikes Belong Coalition. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, John is an avid cyclist and runner and has finished Ironman Wisconsin as well as the Boston and New York Marathons.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book for free to review on my blog.  I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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  1. Sounds like a book I would enjoy. Someday I'll get a gig where I get to read all these great books for the cost of a simple review. This is my favorite genre.

  2. I have been looking for a lead sponsor for my 6on6in14. Since I ride Trek, I need to write them..

  3. Pretty cool sounding book. And how cool to share all that with a parent.


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