Book Signings and Events

John Burgman's "High Drama"
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Barnes & Noble
8675 River Crossing Blvd. , Indianapolis, IN 46240 (map it)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
Author John Burgman will be signing copies of his new book, High Drama.
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By John Burgman, Foreword by Kynan Waggoner
Price 19.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629377759

Estimated Release Date Mar 2020

One afternoon in 1987, two renegade climbers in Berkeley, California, hatched an ambitious plan: under the cover of darkness, they would rappel down from a carefully scouted highway on-ramp, gluing artificial handholds onto the load-bearing concrete pillars underneath. Equipped with ingenuity, strong adhesive, and an urban guerilla attitude, Jim Thornburg and Scott Frye created a serviceable climbing wall. But what they were part of was a greater development: the expansion and reimagining of a sport now slated for a highly anticipated Olympic debut in 2020.High Drama explores rock climbing's transformation from a pursuit of select anti-establishment vagabonds to a sport embraced by competitors of all ages, social classes, and backgrounds. Climbing magazine's John Burgman weaves a multi-layered story of traditionalists and opportunists, grassroots organizers and business-minded developers, free-spirited rebels and rigorously coached athletes.