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    DescriptionRichard Burke, known to many as "The Big Guy," was a legend. With his friend Bevil Hogg, he founded the Trek Bicycle Corporation in 1976 and then went on to establish the company as one of the leading bicycle companies in the world. He was a man who called his son, John, his best friend. Indeed, they did many great things together: ran the Boston Marathon, followed the Tour de France throughout France, and later ran Trek together. In March 2008, he passed away after complications of heart surgery. The Big Guy touched people's lives in countless ways, and his passing was deeply emotional for many. Now John (current president of Trek Bicycle) has written a powerful tribute to the incredible life his father led and the ways in which he was an inspiring businessman, leader, and person. Taking readers deep into the history of Trek, John shares how his father taught, trained, and instilled in him the confidence and desire to be a leader. A portrait of a great man, the book culminates with John telling his father on his deathbed of their twenty greatest moments together. This is an intimate portrayal of a father-son relationship filled with poignant experiences and lessons on how to get the most out of life. *** My father was an amazing man and he taught me many of life's lessons. This book takes you through a great relationship between a father and a son. It takes you through the building of Trek Bicycle, and most importantly it tells the story of how my father and how our family dealt with his fight for life, and ultimately how my father and how our family dealt with his death. Death is a destination that we all share and yet there is so little written about it and so many people are unprepared to deal with it. My father amazed me throughout his life, but he saved his best act for last. The way he dealt with his death is a story that should be of some help to any family facing this most difficult time. "--from the preface"""


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    Title
    One Last Great Thing
    Subtitle
    A Story of a Father and a Son, a Story of a Life and a Legacy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Burke
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 131
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476711652
    ISBN 10: 1476711658
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01, 10
    DC21: 338.092
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: BGBA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC22: 338.092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: G5
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000, BIO026000, BIO003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: F589.M653 B87 2012
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Free Press
    Imprint name
    Free Press
    Publication date
    13 November 2012