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Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World Hardcover – Illustrated, Oct 10 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing; 2nd edition (Oct. 10 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892495651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892495655
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #924,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andrew Ritchie is a historian who specializes in the history of the bicycle and bicycle racing. When doing research for his first book, [i]King of the Road[/i], he became intrigued by the life and struggles of Major Taylor, the unjustly forgotten African-American bicycle racer who was once, literally, "the fastest bicycle rider in the world."

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A must for any sports history collection or for collections focusing on exceptional African Americans Dec 13 2009
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World" tells the story of the first black American man to win a title in a sport besides boxing. Though unknown to many Americans, Major Taylor became a cycling legend, and where cycling is popular, his name is still known. A vivid picture of cycling, "Major Taylor" is a must for any sports history collection or for collections focusing on exceptional African Americans.
Great book! Feb. 12 2014
By Gina Bullock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Would recommend to all cyclists and anyone interested in knowing about the life of an African American cyclist from this time period


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