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    DescriptionTHAT NEAR DEATH THING is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets inside the helmets of four leading motorcycle racers as they battle fear, fire and family tragedy for a gritty sort of glory. Guy Martin is a tea-drinking truck mechanic and TV eccentric who 'sucks the rabbits out of hedges', but must now deal with the flipside of fame; Conor Cummins is the local hero facing a race against time as he battles depression and a broken body after falling down the mountain; John McGuinness is the living legend fending off the ravages of middle-age for one last hurrah; Michael Dunlop is the wild child living with one of the most remarkable legacies in sport. They tell their astonishing stories in a book that provides the most rounded, intimate, behind-the-scences account yet of the last great race. Rick Broadbent has delivered the final word on the Isle of Man TT, one that really gets to grips with an event that continually pulls unsung riders and fans back year after year to witness That Near Death Thing.

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    That Near Death Thing
    Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Broadbent
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    ISBN 13: 9781409138976
    ISBN 10: 1409138976

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WSPM
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    BIC subject category V2: WSB
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO028000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24420
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO064000
    B&T Approval Code: A09404000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKZ
    DC23: 796.75094279
    Thema V1.0: SCB, SMFK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-Z
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rick Broadbent is a sports writer at THE TIMES, and the author of books on boxing and football as well as the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship. RING OF FIRE was shortlisted for the WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2009.
    Review quote
    a raw, tender book THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH a brilliant examination of the phenomenon of the Isle of Man TT races THE TIMES The author structures his account cleverly, juxtaposing the race's history with the stories of four men who have tackled the track. THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST One of the most compelling motorcycle books ever written. CLASSIC BIKE GUIDE