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The Six Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz-age Sport

The Six Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz-age Sport (Hardback)

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Six day bicycle racing was the biggest thing in the sporting world during the 1920s and early 1930s. Then, the race track was the centre of entertainment, and of course betting was what held it all together. In this book, Peter Nye, in collaboration with photographer Jeff Groman and documentary film producer Mark Tyson, tells the story of this unique sports discipline, tracing its roots back to the 1890s to its eventual decline at the beginning of the Second World War, and the more recent attempts to revitalise it.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationCycling Publisher: Van Der Plas Publications,U.S. Publication Date: 29/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9781892495495  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Nye is an author who has published several books on the history of cycling, including Hearts of Lyons: The History of Bicycle Racing in America. For this book, he has received assistance from Jeff Groman, whose collection of Six-Day photographs and memorabilia is the basis of most of the illustrations, and Mark Tyson, who has produced a TV documentary film scheduled to be broadcast in 2006.

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