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The Resource Major : a black athlete, a White era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being, Todd Balf

Major : a black athlete, a White era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being, Todd Balf

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Major : a black athlete, a White era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being
Title
Major
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a black athlete, a White era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being
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Todd Balf
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the turn of the 20th century, hundreds of handsome, lightning-fast racers won the hearts and minds of a bicycling-crazed public. Scientists studied them, newspapers glorified them, and millions of dollars in purse money was awarded to them. Major Taylor aimed to be the fastest of them all. A prominent black man at a time when such a thing was deemed scandalous, his mounting victories, high moral virtue, and bulletlike riding style made him a target for ridicule from the press and sabotage by the white riders who shared the track with him. This is the account of a fierce rivalry that would become an archetypal tale of white versus black in the 20th century. But it is also the tale of our nation's first black sports celebrity--a man who transcended the handicaps of race at the turn of the century to reach the stratosphere of fame.--From publisher description
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Balf, Todd
Dewey number
  • 796.6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Major
  • Cyclists
  • African American cyclists
  • Bicycle racing
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Major : a black athlete, a White era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being, Todd Balf
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-290) and index
Control code
ocn137325089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780307236586
Lccn
2007020747
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)137325089
Label
Major : a black athlete, a White era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being, Todd Balf
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-290) and index
Control code
ocn137325089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780307236586
Lccn
2007020747
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)137325089

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