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The world's fastest man : the extraordinary life of cyclist Major Taylor, America's first Black sports hero

Auteur: Michael Kranish
Uitgever: New York : Scribner, 2019. ©2019
Editie/Formaat:   Gedrukt boek : Biografie : Engels : First Scribner hardcover editionAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure--the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world's fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era. In the 1890s, the nation's promise of equality had failed spectacularly. While slavery had ended with the Civil War, the Jim Crow laws
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Genre/Vorm: Biographies
Biography
Genoemd persoon: Major Taylor; Major Taylor
Genre: Biografie
Soort document Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Michael Kranish
ISBN: 9781501192593 1501192590 9781501192609 1501192604
OCLC-nummer: 1088602185
Beschrijving: x, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Inhoud: Acceleration. Birdie takes flight ; The rise of Major Taylor ; The president and the cyclists ; Birdie and Major in Indianapolis ; No such prejudice ; The bicycle craze --
The jump. The rivalry begins ; "Major Taylor's life in danger" ; The fighting man ; A rematch with Eddie Bald ; In pursuit of the championship ; "A race run for blood" ; A black man in Paris ; "The terribly dangerous and beautiful races" ; Voyage of the titans ; The caged bird sings ; "The strain is too great" ; A faraway land ; The changing world --
The finish. "I need your prayers" ; "My last race" --
Appendix 1: Major Taylor's cycling records --
Appendix 2: Major Taylor's training regimen.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Michael Kranish.

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