- Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing; 1st edition (January 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1892495252
- ISBN-13: 978-1892495259
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,238,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The sport of bicycling has been tarnished with numerous drug scandals in recent years. What cycling needed was a hero, someone to inspire people. American athlete Armstrong came to the rescue. This is a heart-warming story of a man who climbed a mountain to overcome cancer and reached the pinnacle of the cycling world, winning the arduous Tour de France. Beginning his career in 1992, Armstrong soared like an eagle. However, his career came to a crashing halt when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996. True to Armstrong's character, he fought back, beat the odds, and claimed cycling's most prestigious crown. Abt, the author of seven books, contributing to the sport for over two decades, and well-known photographer Startt combine to produce a dramatic and engaging biography of a cyclist and the cycling community. Recommended for all public libraries. [See Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike, previewed in Prepub Alert, p. 64--Ed.]--Larry Robert Little, Penticton P.L., B.
---Larry Robert Little, Penticton P.L., BC
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About the Author
Samuel Abt is an editorial journalist who has, as an interesting sideline, been covering the Tour de France for nearly 20 years for newspapers including the New York Times and for the cycling magazine Velo News. James Startt is an American photographer living in Paris, whose cycling photographs have been featured in several Paris photo galleries.
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Although interesting, I can't think of much in the book that we didn't hear from the TDF TV coverage.
The copy editing was probably the worst I've ever come across in any published book. It drove my wife so batty that she had to stop reading it.