FIre on the Track

Diane Kinney

3 Stars

December 1, 2017

I liked the idea of this book.  As a lifelong runner and an athlete in college, I love stories of women who endeavored in athletics before women were accepted as athletes.]

While I liked the idea of this book, the execution was lacking.  I thought the book was about Betty Robinson, and she was the focus of the 100 pages.  Then the author went into depth about other competitors in track and field such as Babe Didrikson, Stella Walsh, and Helen Stevens.  The rest of the book was a bounce between these athletes without tying the story line together. 

Another issue I had with the book was the discussion of the sex lives of these athletes.  That was so distracting to the focus of the book and so unnecessary.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.