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Author Balf, Todd.

Title Major : a black athlete, a white era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being / Todd Balf.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
Edition 1st ed.
Description 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-290) and index.
Indexed In: Booklist starred, December 2007
Publisher's Weekly, November 2007
Summary Examines the life of Major Taylor, an African-American cyclist in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who aspired to be named the fastest man alive, focusing on his rivalry with Floyd McFarland, an unscrupulous white rider who pushed Taylor to his limits in a final showdown in Australia in 1904.
Audience Adult Follett Library Resources
Subject Taylor, Major, 1878-1932.
Cyclists -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Bicycle racing -- History.
ISBN 0307236587

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