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book coverSU Press author Charles Kastner won the 2020 Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Peace Corps Writers Award for Race Across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies. Kastner chronicles the story of African American runner, Eddie “The Sheik” Gardner who withstood daily death threats and intimidation to compete at the highest levels of the new sports of trans-America racing, and became a symbol hope and pride to Black America for his courage.

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