Ellison “Tarzan” Brown: The Narragansett Indian Who Twice by Michael Ward

By Michael Ward

Ellison “Tarzan” Brown was once certainly one of America’s most effective marathon runners in the course of the Thirties and Forties. This quantity tells the tale of his lifestyles from the start of his budding profession within the early Nineteen Thirties via his premature dying in 1975.
together with his unorthodox method of the game and his incredible finishes, Tarzan Brown quick turned anything of a legend in racing. necessarily, he grew to become the topic of news that weren't continually completely factual—and occasionally now not very flattering. This biography seeks to provide a correct, impartial account of Brown’s lifestyles. The recollections of his shut acquaintances, family members or even his competitors paint a brilliant photograph of the guy and his occupation. The publication covers in substantial intensity occasions reminiscent of Brown’s journey to the 1936 Olympic video games in Nazi Germany and his function within the naming of the notorious Heartbreak Hill at the process the Boston Marathon.
finishing the image is a glance on the extra own points of Brown’s existence, equivalent to his fight to help his younger family members, and an exam of his Narragansett Indian history. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses the misconceptions surrounding Brown’s unintended dying open air a bar in 1975.

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