Myles Traveled: Stories of My American Journey by Bill Myles and Steve Davis
The book, Myles Traveled: Stories of My American Journey, recounts Bill Myles’ 77-year journey in the United States, and it illuminates the role of athletes in the country’s transition from slavery and segregation to equality and integration. Set in Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Columbus, Ohio, this absorbing personal narrative of sports history is rich with Bill’s humor, wisdom, and life lessons acquired from 45 years of coaching. The book provides detailed information about Bill’s remarkable coaching at Lincoln High School in Kansas City, the University of Nebraska, and The Ohio State University.
The journey comes alive through Bill’s storytelling, his insider’s view of sports, and his revealing and often humorous anecdotes. As Bill pulls back the curtain on his life experiences as a child from a loving family, an athlete, a history teacher, and an outstanding coach, an amazing story of how sports have helped America to realize its objectives of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is told.
Readers of Myles Traveled are also introduced to other athletic figures who helped to shape America, such as Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, and Woody Hayes.
While Myles Traveled is a sports story, it is also a message of faith, family, love, and hope.
In the words of Jim Lachey, OSU All- American, “Myles Traveled is a great story. It’s an inspirational story. It’s the American Dream.”