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Speed Kings

Author: Andy Bull
Publisher: London : Transworld Publishers Ltd , 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. It was described by Aldous Huxley as 'the one genuinely modern pleasure', and one of the fastest and most thrilling ways to attain it was through the new sport of bobsledding. Exotic, exciting and above all dangerous, it was by far the most popular event at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. It required an abundance of skill  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Bull
ISBN: 9780857502650 0857502654
OCLC Number: 939547550
Notes: Paperback
Awards: Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2015
Description: 400 pages ; 198 x 127mm
Responsibility: Andy Bull

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WINNER OF THE TIMES BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDSIn the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. And the four men who triumphed  Read more...

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"Written with great pace and lightness, Speed Kings will enthral anyone who loved Seabiscuit and The Boys in the Boat." * The Times, Books of the Year * "A tale of exceptional sporting bravery... Read more...

 
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