The most dangerous event in the world takes place in the middle of its biggest party. Every morning at 8am, from July 7th to July 14th, a herd of fighting bulls are stampeded through the streets of Pamplona during its Feria of San Fermín, the Spanish Fiesta, which over a million people attend every year. This is the ultimate guide to surviving - and enjoying - Fiesta, both in the 'encierro' - the bull-run - and outside of it (and includes information on what to do for the other 358 days of the year in the city.)
With a foreword from the Mayor of Pamplona, making this the only government sanctioned guide to the city, and contributions by John Hemingway, grandson of Nobel-prize winning author Ernest Hemingway - who made Pamplona world famous - and a memoir by Beatrice Welles of her first visit there with her father, Orson Welles, producer, director, writer and star of the greatest film ever made 'Citizen Kane'. Also including chapters on how to run by 'Buffalo' Bill Hillmann - the best young American runner - and why to run by Joe Distler - the greatest American runner ever - and photos by EPA senior photographer, and half-century Pamplona veteran, Jim Hollander.
It is edited by award-winning English author and travel writer - and former bullfighter - Alexander Fiske-Harrison whose book 'Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bullfight' was a finalist for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year 2011, the world's oldest - and richest - sports' writing prize.
It also has advice pages from the very greatest Spanish and Basque runners: Julen Madina Ayerbe, Miguel Angel Eguiluz Lopez, Jokin Zuasti Urbano and Josechu Lopez Jimeno - with over 2,000 bull-runs between them... there is simply no other guide book like in existence, in English or Spanish.
(Includes links to the most important bull-running videos, hotel and travel information and booking sites, Spanish phrasebook and details of other, smaller bull-runs throughout Europe. Includes additional photos by award-winning Spanish photographer Nicolás Haro .)