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The Track in the Forest
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By Bob Burns

"Capturing the tenor, the feel, of any year—never mind the tortured days of 1968—is usually a fool's mission. But by attacking the subject in miniature, via probing interviews and exhaustive research on the US Olympic track team as it barreled toward Mexico City, Bob Burns pulls it off. That so diverse a group vividly reflected the nation's tumult comes as no shock. What's stunning is how their days on that high, remote track, then and now, allowed so many a measure of peace." —S.L. Price, Sports Illustrated senior writer and author of Playing Through The Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town  

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