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The Tour de France : a cultural history / Christopher S. Thompson
Nonfiction Nonfiction | University of California Press | c2006
Available at Adult Nonfiction (Call number: 796.6209 T)
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Imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2006.
Descript
x, 385 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-361) and index.
Contents
La grande boucle : cycling, progress, and modernity -- Itineraries, narratives, and identities -- The géants de la route : gender and heroism -- L'auto's ouvriers de la pédale : work, class, and the Tour de France, 1903-1939 -- The forçats de la route : exploits, exploitation, and the politics of athletic excess, 1903-1939 -- What price heroism? work, sport, and drugs in postwar France.
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0520247604
ISBN/ISSN
9780520247604
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