BK: Matthew Algeo and Paul Lukas

04/01/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

WORD is delighted to welcome back Matthew Algeo for his new book, Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport. He’ll be in conversation with Paul Lukas of Uni Watch.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781613743973
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Chicago Review Press - April 2014

Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, boxing, or horseracing—it was competitive walking.