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The Tour de France : a cultural history

Author: Christopher S Thompson
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Ed.] updated with a new prefaceView all editions and formats

Tells the story of the Tour de France since its creation in 1903. This book links the history of the Tour to key moments and themes in French history. It examines the popularity of Tour racers, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Thompson
ISBN: 9780520256309 0520256301
OCLC Number: 690383917
Description: 1 vol. (XXVI-385 p.-[16] p. de pl.) : ill., carte. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface to the 2008 Edition Acknowledgments Introduction 1. La Grande Boucle: Cycling, Progress, and Modernity 2. Itineraries, Narratives, and Identities 3* The Geants de La Route: Gender and Heroism 4. L 'Auto's Ouvriers de La PedaLe: Work, Class, and the Tour de France, 1903-1939 5* The Forr;ats de La Route: Exploits, Exploitation, and the Politics of Athletic Excess, 1903-1939 6. What Price Heroism? Work, Sport, and Drugs in Postwar France Epilogue Appendix: Racers' Occupations Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Christopher S. Thompson.


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"There are several books to tell you who first won the yellow jersey or the identity of the youngest post-war winner of the Tour de France, the kind you might receive as a gift. This is sort of book Read more...

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