Martha Crawford Cantarini has been honored with the Golden Boot Award and was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame. She lives in British Columbia. Chrystopher J. Spicer has written extensively about Australian and American film and history. He teaches writing and communication at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
"sweet, insightful and fun autobiography of stunt double/stand-in Cantarini...moving...this book has much to offer fans of the Golden Age...valuable...soulful magic...I'm thankful for this book in which she and her co-writer tell her story so beautifully"--Classic Images; "fascinating...captivating...not to be missed"--Western Clippings; "a great book"--b-westerns.com; "I knew when I was asked to do The Big Country that I needed a good stunt double. Well, I got her. I got the best...Martha Crawford."--Jean Simmons, academy award-nominated actress; "Martha Crawford (Cantarini) has led a remarkable and rich life, one interwoven with those of many special horses. Everyone would enjoy the stories she has to tell."--Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, An American Legend; "knowing Martha and her skills on a horse makes it all the more thrilling to see the fruits of all her labor and love of horse's and her contribution in film finally come full circle."--Frank Stallone, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated musician and composer: polo player and horseman.