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Outskirts Press Announces The Great Boat Race, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Boating - General Book from Grafton, WI Author Richard Walbrun

Grafton, WI, December 17, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Great Boat Race: History of the Winnebagoland Outboard Marathon by Richard Walbrun, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Boating - General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $14.95. The Great Boat Race is also available in its 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket edition for $25.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Billed as the Indianapolis 500 of outboard motor boat racing, the Winnebagoland Stock Outboard Marathon was the roughest and toughest boat race of its kind. Initiated in 1949 this great spectacle was watched by an estimated 100,000 people in its final year. Some of the country's best outboard racing pilots entered this race. Drivers from

27 different states vied for prizes totaling thousands of dollars.

The only rival to it was the Albany to New York Outboard Marathon, which in 1952 saw the Winnebagoland surpass it in entries. In 1953 the New York race ceased to exist. In 1952 the Winnebagoland had 273 starters and in 1953 an almost equal number at 272. The race was run from 1949 thru 1961. The course ran through 4 lakes and 2 rivers for a distance of 90 miles. This is a history of men, women and events of this race.

Deftly constructed at 249 pages, The Great Boat Race: History of the Winnebagoland Outboard Marathon is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Boating - General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Great Boat Race meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $25.95, respectively.

Additionally, The Great Boat Race can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432722487
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
SRP: $14.95

ISBN: 9781432728298
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket
SRP: $25.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Richard R. Walbrun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Degree in Secondary Education. He is a retired Federal Law Enforcement Agent after serving 23 years as a U.S. Postal Inspector. In 1995 he received the gift os life in the form of a Heart Transplant. He has long been interested in outboard racing. As a youth he attended many outboards races with his father and brothers. His love of stock outboard racing, particularly marathon races inspired him to write The Great Boat Race.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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