The world's fastest man : the extraordinary life of cyclist Major Taylor, America's first Black sports hero / Michael Kranish.
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|Covington Branch||796.6092 T244k 2019 (Text)||33126022599769||New Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781501192593
- ISBN: 1501192590
- ISBN: 9781501192609
- ISBN: 1501192604
- Physical Description: x, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliography (pages 343-349) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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|Subject:||Taylor, Major, 1878-1932.
Cyclists > United States > Biography.
African American cyclists > Biography.
Summary: "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"--