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

Kranish, Michael, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 796.6092 T244k 2019 (Text) 33126022599769 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Taylor, Major, 1878-1932.
Cyclists > United States > Biography.
African American cyclists > Biography.

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