Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame by Conrad Kerber, Terry Kerber

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Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame

'“Major Taylor was the most extraordinary, the most versatile, the most colorful, the most popular, the champion around whom more legends have gathered than any other, and whose life story most resembles a fairy tale.” —Sportswriter Robert Coquelle“[Major Taylor’s] entire life story, deftly recited in all its drama by authors Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber, is the stuff of legends . . .” —Greg LeMond, from the foreword“An eloquently written story of a forgotten hero whose name should now become known worldwide. This meticulously researched narrative brings back the larger-than-life characters of this forgotten era, highlighting a sport and an athlete that became the daily obsession for millions of Americans, Europeans, and Australians. Major Taylor is a wonderful reading history of track racing in all its glory, trauma, suspense, and heartbreak.” —Phil Liggett, NBC cycling commentator and “The Voice of Cycling”“The Kerbers reenact turn-of-the-century events in captivating detail. The racing scenes are like none other in the annals of cycling authorship. It’s as if you are there, in the grandstands in 1901, feeling the gripping tension, smelling the saddle leather, seeing the strain of the riders’ every pedal stroke. Each breath of the racers becomes yours, charging toward the finish line and unprecedented fame.” —Paul Sherwen, NBC cycling analyst and former pro cyclist“Major Taylor is so much more than just a story of a bicycle racer from long ago. It’s suspense-packed, page-turning nonfiction that feels like a novel.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive“The fact that the greatest living athlete in the world in 1907 was a bicyclist was enough to capture my attention. The dramatic story—and the heroic fable—that followed kept me turning pages. Major Taylor belongs in the pantheon of great bicycling literature.” —Dan Buettner, National Geographic fellow, New York Times bestselling author of Blue Zones, and three-time cycling world record holder“Perhaps the most important book ever written about cycling in America. Before Magic, before Ali, before Jesse Owens there was Major Taylor. A person who was truly born to ride! This is a must read by anyone interested in the transcendent power of the bicycle as a vehicle of real freedom. Long may Major Taylor's legend live.”—Bob Roll, NBC cycling analyst and former professional cyclist“A true page turner. . . . Detailed, emotional, heroic, Major Taylor is a significant work of non-fiction that reads like fiction.” — Epoch Times "The book is meticulously researched and gracefully written... [a] highly engaging look into a lost world."—Minnesota Post'
'“Major Taylor was the most extraordinary, the most versatile, the most colorful, the most popular, the champion around whom more legends have gathered than any other, and whose life story most resembles a fairy tale.” —Sportswriter Robert Coquelle“[Major Taylor’s] entire life story, deftly recited in all its drama by authors Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber, is the stuff of legends . . .” —Greg LeMond, from the foreword“An eloquently written story of a forgotten hero whose name should now become known worldwide. This meticulously researched narrative brings back the larger-than-life characters of this forgotten era, highlighting a sport and an athlete that became the daily obsession for millions of Americans, Europeans, and Australians. Major Taylor is a wonderful reading history of track racing in all its glory, trauma, suspense, and heartbreak.” —Phil Liggett, NBC cycling commentator and “The Voice of Cycling”“The Kerbers reenact turn-of-the-century events in captivating detail. The racing scenes are like none other in the annals of cycling authorship. It’s as if you are there, in the grandstands in 1901, feeling the gripping tension, smelling the saddle leather, seeing the strain of the riders’ every pedal stroke. Each breath of the racers becomes yours, charging toward the finish line and unprecedented fame.” —Paul Sherwen, NBC cycling analyst and former pro cyclist“Major Taylor is so much more than just a story of a bicycle racer from long ago. It’s suspense-packed, page-turning nonfiction that feels like a novel.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive“The fact that the greatest living athlete in the world in 1907 was a bicyclist was enough to capture my attention. The dramatic story—and the heroic fable—that followed kept me turning pages. Major Taylor belongs in the pantheon of great bicycling literature.” —Dan Buettner, National Geographic fellow, New York Times bestselling author of Blue Zones, and three-time cycling world record holder“Perhaps the most important book ever written about cycling in America. Before Magic, before Ali, before Jesse Owens there was Major Taylor. A person who was truly born to ride! This is a must read by anyone interested in the transcendent power of the bicycle as a vehicle of real freedom. Long may Major Taylor's legend live.”—Bob Roll, NBC cycling analyst and former professional cyclist“A true page turner. . . . Detailed, emotional, heroic, Major Taylor is a significant work of non-fiction that reads like fiction.” — Epoch Times "The book is meticulously researched and gracefully written... [a] highly engaging look into a lost world."—Minnesota Post'
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing ISBN: 9781629140216 Pages: 448