Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, and Bull Riders A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour

ISBN-10: 1594865221
ISBN-13: 9781594865220
Authors: Josh Peter
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In this intimate look at a fascinating subculture, award-winning sports journalist Josh Peter takes readers along on the Professional Bull Riders tour to witness the death-defying confrontation between man and beast that has made bull riding the fastest growing sport in the world. Success in this sport is measured in seconds—staying on a bull for 8 seconds without getting tossed is likely to secure the rider a big score. Josh Peter captures the high drama of the sport and introduces readers to a culture that’s rife with colorful characters: courageous riders, scouts, breeders, love-struck groupies, and a few of those very angry bulls.

Author bio:

After receiving a BA in classics from Dartmouth in 1999, Nathaniel Fick passed the US Marines officer training course and joined the Corps just before 9/11. He saw action in Afghanistan and Iraq in the elite First Recon Battalion (the Marines' equivalent of the Navy SEALs or British SBS). Among the first US soldiers to enter Baghdad in the Iraq war, he left the service after being promoted to captain. He is now in a joint degree programme at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 256 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.748 lbs. Language: English