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The Resource Sprinting through no man's land : endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France, Adin Dobkin

Sprinting through no man's land : endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France, Adin Dobkin

Label
Sprinting through no man's land : endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France
Title
Sprinting through no man's land
Title remainder
endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France
Statement of responsibility
Adin Dobkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On June 29, 1919, one day after the Treaty of Versailles brought about the end of World War I, nearly seventy cyclists embarked on the thirteenth Tour de France. From Paris, the war-weary men rode down the western coast on a race that would trace the country's border, through seaside towns and mountains to the ghostly western front. Traversing a cratered postwar landscape, the cyclists faced near-impossible odds and the psychological scars of war. Most of the athletes had arrived straight from the front, where so many fellow countrymen had suffered or died. The cyclists' perseverance and tolerance for pain would be tested in a grueling, monthlong competition. A true story of human endurance, Sprinting Through No Man's Land explores how the cyclists united a country that had been torn apart by unprecedented desolation and tragedy. It shows how devastated countrymen and women can come together to celebrate the adventure of a lifetime and discover renewed fortitude, purpose, and national identity in the streets of their towns"--Book jacket flap
Cataloging source
WIQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobkin, Adin
Dewey number
796.620944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1049.2.T68
LC item number
D63 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Bicycle racing
Target audience
adult
Label
Sprinting through no man's land : endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France, Adin Dobkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1249753084
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781542018821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1249753084
Label
Sprinting through no man's land : endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France, Adin Dobkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1249753084
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781542018821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1249753084

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