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Road to valour : Gino Bartali : Tour de France legend and Italy's secret World War Two hero

Author: Aili McConnon; Andres McConnon
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Road to Valour is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and continues to hold the record for the longest time-span between victories. Yet what ensured his permanent place in Italian hearts and minds were his actions in between, when he secretly aided the Italian Resistance during World War II.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gino Bartali; Gino Bartali
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aili McConnon; Andres McConnon
ISBN: 9780297860006 0297860003 9780297859994 0297859994
OCLC Number: 799994768
Description: x, 316 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Across the Arno --
In the saddle --
The first test --
"Italy's number one sportsman" --
Storm at the summit --
From the stars to the stables --
An impossible choice --
The counterfeiters' ring --
Free fall --
Ginettaccio --
Les Macaroni --
Four ballets --
A frozen hell --
The road home --
Epilogue --
Where are they now.
Other Titles: Gino Bartali :
Responsibility: Aili and Andres McConnon.

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an unfailingly heroic version of Bartali's life -- John Foot * TLS * This first account in English of Bartali's life, based on ten years of research, is a timely reminder.. that there were many Read more...

 
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