The Resource Major Taylor : the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame, Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber ; foreword by Greg LeMond

Major Taylor : the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame, Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber ; foreword by Greg LeMond

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Major Taylor : the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame
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Major Taylor
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the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame
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Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber ; foreword by Greg LeMond
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eng
Summary
"In the wake of the Tour de France's fallen heroes, the story of one of history's most legendary cyclists provides a much-needed antidote. In 1907 the world's most popular athlete was not Cy Young or Ty Cobb. Rather, he was a black bicycle racer named "Major" Taylor. In his day, Taylor became a spiritual and athletic idol. He was the fastest man in America and a champion who prevailed over unspeakable cruelty. The men who aided him were among the most colorful to emerge from the era. When hotel and restaurant operators denied Taylor food and lodgings, forcing him to sleep in horse stables and to race hungry, there was a benevolent racer-turned-trainer named Birdie Munger, who took Taylor under his wing and into his home. Then along came Arthur Zimmerman, an internationally famous bike racer, who gently mentored Taylor when some riders drew the color line and refused to race against him. Taylor's manager, pugnacious Irishman and famed Broadway producer William Brady, stood up for him when track owners tried barring him from competition. From the Old World came a rakishly handsome, mustachioed sports promoter named Victor Breyer, who lured Taylor overseas for a dramatic, Seabiscuit versus War Admiral-like match race that would be widely remembered a century later"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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YDXCP
Dewey number
921
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1051.T3
LC item number
K47 2014
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non fiction
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Major Taylor : the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame, Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber ; foreword by Greg LeMond
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Major Taylor : the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame, Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber ; foreword by Greg LeMond
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-412) and index
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volume
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nc
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24 cm
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xii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628736618
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, portraits
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ocn854612869

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