French Revolutions

Cycling the Tour de France

Author: Tim Moore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446414973

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Self-confessed loafer Time Moore, seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting even in the world, sets out to cycle the course of the Tour de France. All 3,630km of it. Racing old men on butchers' bikes and chased by cows, Moore soon resorts to standard race tactics - cheating and drugs - in a hilarious and moving tale of true adventure.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
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Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Daily Telegraph Book of the Tour de France

Author: Martin Smith

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781310351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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DIV A man, a bike and the open road. What could be simpler? Certainly not the Tour de France, the annual travelling circus which for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance.There’s been pain. There’s been joy. There’s been death. There’s been derring-do of mythic proportions. There’s been cheating. There’ve been drugs. There’ve always been drugs. And there’s always been the Daily Telegraph. On the peaks of Mont Ventoux, Alpe D’Huez and Col du Galibier, in amongst the picnicking, partying crowds, whizzing through London in 2007’s wondrous opening stage, dropping in and out of the peloton, the Telegraph has been there for every turn of the wheel. The book features eyewitness accounts of cycling greats Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, along with details of the contest’s darker side – including the 1967 death of Tom Simpson and the stain of doping. Boasting contemporary, firsthand reports from leading cycling correspondents including J.B Wadley, David Saunders and Phil Liggett, this book captures the full drama of the tour. Chris Boardman and David Millar provide views from the saddle; James Cracknell swaps his boat for a bike on a pre-race reconnaissance mission; Paul Hayward catalogues the 1998 ‘Tour of Shame’; while Brendan Gallagher eulogises the colossi who bestrode the race, and searches for their modern-day successors. Together, they chronicle the greatest show on two wheels. Martin Smith was formerly assistant sports editor and sports writer at the Daily Telegraph, where he worked for more than twenty years. An enthusiastic cyclist in his youth, he graduated to the less arduous four wheels as soon as he was able. /div
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Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570613814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.
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The Rough Guide to First-time Europe

Author: Doug Lansky,Henrik Harr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843537939

Category: Travel

Page: 415

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Essentially, this book contains the sort of information travelers could probably figure out on their own after about four or five years on the road. This resource offers the tools to custom design the best possible journey for within time and budget constraints, explaining what needs to be booked in advance, what to plan for, and how to pack.
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The Real Story

A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests

Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
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The Tour de France

A Cultural History

Author: Christopher S. Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247604

Category: History

Page: 385

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A close-up history of the world's most famous bicycle race traces the evolution of the Tour de France from its inception in 1903 to the present day, bringing together the observations of tour organizers, racers, politicians, fans, and others to describe the event and its popularity, as well as current issues surrounding claims of doping by seven-time champion Lance Armstrong.
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