Rhett Burns

Run Like a Stallion: How American Football Explains Turkey

Run Like a Stallion: How American Football Explains Turkey by Rhett Burns
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nonfiction Sports, Travel
For readers of:David Halberstam, Bill Simmons, Rick Reilly
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Print Length132
PublisherScuppernong Publishing House
Publication DateMarch 14, 2014
About the Book

What do Tim Tebow, Nick Saban and the former seat of the Ottoman Empire have in common? More than you think. Though Turkey is known for its soccer, Islam and burgeoning economic and political influence, a small band of young Turks are turning to a surprising venue to find fun, friendship and even social advancement—American football. In "Run Like a Stallion," author Rhett Burns draws upon his two-year stint coaching the Istanbul-based Koc Stallions to introduce readers to modern Turkey—its culture and contradictions and characters—through the peculiar lens of an obscure sport.

About the Author

Rhett Burns is a teacher, coach and writer living in Turkey since 2010. He is the author of Run Like a Stallion: How American Football Explains Turkey and is a contributor to the ongoing project Neighbor Love:Turkey. Prior to moving to Turkey, Rhett coached high school football and basketball, worked in intercollegiate athletic administration and freelanced for local newspaper and magazine publications in Greenville, SC. He and his wife, Shannon, have two children.

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