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This was one excellent read. Not only was this a well written human interest piece about an exceptional personality, but it gives a view into a period now pretty much lost to our... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeff511W
Todd Balf's book is ostensibly a 'definitive biography', yet is laden with errors, and some things simply appear to be made up. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Aussie1904
This is the first book I've read about Major Taylor, and it made me want to read more about this man. I enjoyed the details of the bike races when cycling was top dog in America. Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by M. Austin
I picked this book by chance, because I'm a cyclist and wanted to know more about Major Taylor. It was a gripping tale of a cyclist who created his own destiny, overcoming... Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Cycling Enthusiast
This book gives some new understanding to the history of the race and the amazing achievements that Major Taylor had in the race!Published on June 11, 2009 by Steven F. Silverstein
I read (and still own) the Andrew Ritchie book on Taylor and wondered what Todd Balf would have to add? Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by Larry TheobaldCycleItalia
I'm glad I read this book. As a life-long bicyclist that includes fast road bikes and some racing, I was interested in- and sympathetic to- this historical speculation. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by R. Knapp