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Kings of the Mountains: How Colombia's Cycling Heroes Changed Their Nation's History Paperback – June, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Pr Ltd (June 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854109111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854109118
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Wonderfully evocative' - Independent on Sunday; 'Thrilling reading... a fascinating national sporting history' - Times Literary Supplement; 'A fascinating and beguiling book... worthy of the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' - William Fotheringham, Cycling Plus

About the Author

Matt Rendell is a journalist for Pro Cycling magazine and a TV producer for ITV's Tour de France coverage, and made an acclaimed Channel 4 documentary also called Kings of the Mountains. He lives in Essex.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
Meticulous, elegant and sensitive, Kings of the Mountains works both as a panegyric to the sporting heroes of a troubled land and as a more general meditation on motifs key to sport and to nationalism: politics, religion, pride, pain and glory.
The Times.
Thrilling reading... cleanly written, meticulously researched... This book unearths a fascinating national sporting history.
Times Literary Supplement.
Wonderfully evocative.
The Independent.
In turns funny, reflective and passionate, Kings of the Mountains is part cycling history, part travelogue and part social analysis... Essential reading.
Official Guide to the Tour de France.
A fascinating work of admirable scope and depth.
Cycle Sport.
Some story, worthy of the magical realism of Gabriel García Márques or Mario Vargas Llosa in its intricate layering of sport, social history and the vagaries of human nature.
Cycling Plus.
Matt Rendell was voted New Sports Writer 2003 by the National Sporting Club for "Kings of the Mountains."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M. Papp on May 3, 2011
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Kings of the Mountains by Matt Rendell is a Simply Amazing book that is without equal in the marketplace.

The author's knowledge of professional cycling in general, and Colombian cycling in particular, is truly awesome. Possibly a niche-read (it is, after all, focused on Colombian cycling heroes little-known to English-speakers), but one that should appeal to fans of the more exotic aspects of professional cycling's colorful history.

Fantástico!
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