Book News: Free Press Publishing Book about Trek Founder and His Son
Free Press has announced publication in November 2012 of the book One Last Great Thing: A Story of a Father and a Son, a Story of a Life and a Legacy in both hardback and ebook format. The book is written by John Burke, current president of Trek Bicycle Corporation and son of Trek co-founder Richard “The Big Guy” Burke. The Big Guy called his son John his best friend, and they did many things together besides building Trek into a world leader in bicycles, such as run the Boston Marathon and attend the Tour de France.
The Big Guy was touched and loved by many, and before his passing away in 2008 due to complications from heart surgery in 2008, said he believed he was destined to do one last great thing. Son John has fulfilled that fate by writing this powerful, honest, and inspiring homage to his father, taking “readers deep into the history of Trek and his father’s role in the success of the company” and showing “how his father taught and trained him, and instilled in him the confidence and desire to be a leader.”
The hardback copy will retail for $19.99 in your favorite book store or will be available online through retailers such as Amazon. A portion of profits from sales of this book will be donated by John Burke to charity.