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Road to Valour : Gino Bartali - Tour de France Legend and World War Two Hero

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An Italian SCHINDLER'S LIST, this is the inspirational story of Gino Bartali, who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian Resistance during the Second World War.ROAD TO VALOUR is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and still holds the record for the longest gap between victories. Yet it was his actions during the Second World War, when he secretly aided the Resistance, rather than his remarkable exploits on a bike, that truly cemented his place in the hearts and minds of the Italian people.Based on nearly ten years of research, and including fascinating new interviews, this is the only book written that fully explores the scope of Bartali's wartime work. A breathtaking account of one man's unsung heroism and his resilience in the face of adversity, this is an epic tale of courage, comeback and redemption, and the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 29mm | 294g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753828146
  • 9780753828144
  • 16,723

About Aili McConnon

Aili McConnon (Author) Aili McConnon writes for BusinessWeek Magazine. She has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, CNN and ABC television and she has also written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. She received a B.A. in Literature with honors from Princeton, an M.Phil in literature from Cambridge University and an M.Sc. with honors in Journalism from Columbia University.Follow Aili on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AiliMcConnonAndres McConnon (Author) Andres McConnon is the primary researcher on the forthcoming publication, The Nazi Culture Sourcebook (University of California Press, 2009). He graduated with high honors from Princeton University and was nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship. While researching and writing ROAD TO VALOUR, he lived for periods in Paris, Florence and the Italian Riviera.Aili and Andres are siblings, born in Toronto. Visit their website at www.roadtovalorbook.comshow more

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