Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the fiesta de San Fermin with the publication of The Sun Also Rises in 1926, the world
has been enthralled with the concept of running with the bulls. For millions, running with the bulls remains on their bucket
list, and for Hemingway fans it is a lifelong dream. For Peter N. Milligan, it is a way of life. Part memoir and part travel
guide, Bulls Before Breakfast recounts Milligan's many adventures in Pamplona, Spain. In his dozen years of visiting the fiesta
de San Fermin, Milligan has run with the bulls over 70 times and accumulated stories both thrilling and terrifying. Bulls
Before Breakfast is the definitive guide to Pamplona, its famed fiesta, and the surrounding Kingdom of Navarra. It is also
a memoir of two brothers running with the bulls and exploring every corner of the city, the countryside, the mountains, the
beaches, and the famed restaurants of the Basque hinterland. The book focuses on local knowledge, and the hidden mysteries
of this closed, private culture and community.
Milligan has slowly pried open this trove of secrets over the past twelve
years, all while refining the art of getting between the horns of a massive, perfect Spanish killing machine, el toro bravo,
and running for his life.
A wild and insightful guide to the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, by a man
who has done it more than 70 times.