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Road To Valor

Author: Aili McConnon
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307590666
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Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend: the man who not only won the Tour de France twice, but also holds the record for the longest time span between victories. During the ten years that separated his hard-won triumphs, his actions, both on and off the racecourse, ensured him a permanent place in Italian hearts and minds. In Road to Valor, Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartali’s journey, starting in impoverished rural Tuscany where a scrawny, mischievous boy painstakingly saves his money to buy a bicycle and before long, is racking up wins throughout the country. At the age of 24, he stuns the world by winning the Tour de France and becomes an international sports icon. But Mussolini’s Fascists try to hijack his victory for propaganda purposes, derailing Bartali’s career, and as the Nazis occupy Italy, Bartali undertakes secret and dangerous activities to help those being targeted. He shelters a family of Jews in an apartment he financed with his cycling winnings and is able to smuggle counterfeit identity documents hidden in his bicycle past Fascist and Nazi checkpoints because the soldiers recognize him as a national hero in training. After the grueling wartime years, Bartali fights to rebuild his career as Italy emerges from the rubble. In 1948, the stakes are raised when midway through the Tour de France, an assassination attempt in Rome sparks nationwide political protests and riots. Despite numerous setbacks and a legendary snowstorm in the Alps, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, 34-year-old underdog comes back and wins the most difficult endurance competition on earth. Bartali’s inspiring performance helps unite his fractured homeland and restore pride and spirit to a country still reeling from war and despair. Set in Italy and France against the turbulent backdrop of an unforgiving sport and threatening politics, Road to Valor is the breathtaking account of one man’s unsung heroism and his resilience in the face of adversity. Based on nearly ten years of research in Italy, France, and Israel, including interviews with Bartali’s family, former teammates, a Holocaust survivor Bartali saved, and many others, Road to Valor is the first book ever written about Bartali in English and the only book written in any language to fully explore the scope of Bartali’s wartime work. An epic tale of courage, comeback, and redemption, it is the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.

En Cyclo Pedia

Author: Johan Tell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178472565X
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In En Cyclo Pedia Johan Tell - award-winning Swedish writer and cycling obsessive - uncovers the very soul of cycling, exploring and explaining the many and varied stories that form the basis of cycling culture. Beautifully illustrated, with hundreds of entries ranging from Tour de France stages to illegal Alley Cat races, and cult heroes to cycling slang, Tell provides a personal insight into this complex world that only a cycling junkie can. From a pilgrimage to the Bianchi factory in Milan to scouring the streets of New York for the origins of the fixie, via the bicycle cafés of Barcelona and the cobblestones of Flanders, En Cyclo Pedia is a complete A to Z guide to the unique, indescribable character of global bike culture. Entries include: - Alley Cat Race - Bianchi - BMX - Brooks - Cafés - Campagnolo - Carbon Fibre - Drag - Environment - Films - Fixie - Grand Tours - Hand-built - Hipster - Lycra - Mountains - Nutrition - Oudenaarde - Paris-Roubaix - Quicksilver - Rouleur - Scalatore - Shaved Legs - Style - Tattoos - Ultracycling - Velodrome - XC - Zedler ...and many more

The Holocaust An Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes

Author: Paul R. Bartrop
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440840849
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This four-volume set provides reference entries, primary documents, and personal accounts from individuals who lived through the Holocaust that allow readers to better understand the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution. • Provides an easily readable encyclopedic collection of secondary source materials, such as reference entries, maps, and tables, that offer a breadth of content for understanding the Holocaust • Examines a broad range of themes relating to the Holocaust, enabling readers to consider important questions about the historical experience and its implications for today • Includes two volumes of primary source material that introduce users to the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution • Presents memoirs and personal narratives that showcase the experiences of survivors and resistors who lived through the chaos and horror of the Final Solution • Includes a comprehensive bibliography that serves as a gateway to further research

Italy S Jews From Emancipation To Fascism

Author: Shira Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108424104
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Mining new sources, Klein tells the dramatic story of Italy's Jews, from emancipation to Fascism, the Holocaust, and postwar myth-making.

Anquetil

Author: Paul Fournel
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ISBN: 3902480122
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»Maître Jacques", wie ihn das Fahrerfeld respektgebietend nannte, düste in »Anquetil tout seul", dem Sportbuch des Jahres 2012 in Frankreich, durch die Kindheit seines Autors Paul Fournel wie eine majestätische Caravelle. Da dessen Bewunderung für ihn, dem fünfmaligen Tour-de-France-Sieger, nie erloschen war, kam er erst sehr viel später auf die Idee, ein Portrait von ihm zu schreiben. Nun ist dieses bemerkenswerte Portrait unter dem Titel »Anquetil - Mit Leib und Seele" auf Deutsch erschienen (egoth Verlag, ISBN 978-3-902480-85-9). »Sein Pedaltritt war zu schön, um wahr zu sein. Er gaukelte Leichtigkeit und Anmut, Höhenritt und Wiegetritt in einer überwiegenden Männerdomäne vor, die Holzfällern, Pedalrittern und Arbeitstieren vorbehalten war", schreibt Paul Fournel. Damals, in den Sechzigern, war die Grande Nation in zwei Lager gespalten: Poulidor, der ewige Zweite und »Maître Jacques", der ungeliebte Stratege mit der Registrierkasse im Kopf - dazwischen gab es nichts. Anquetil ist nicht dem Fluch entkommen, der auf den Gelben Trikots der Tour lastet, die ihre Träger auf der Landstraße zwar unsterblich machen, aber nicht im wahren Leben. Er starb, wie viele andere, früh. Mit nur 53 Jahren. Er war jünger als Bobet, den der Tod mit 58 ereilte, aber älter als Fignon, der im Alter von 50 starb, während Coppi nur 41 Jahre alt wurde, Koblet gar nur 39. Als Anquetil in der Klinik Saint-Hilaire in Rouen den finalen Kampf seines Lebens führte, soll er Poulidor, so die Legende, zum Abschied völlig entkräftet ins Ohr gehaucht haben: »Mein armer Raymond, ich werde als Erster die Reise ins Jenseits antreten. Du wirst Zweiter sein, wieder einmal!"

Die Juden Im Faschistischen Italien

Author: Michele Sarfatti
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110373513
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This book presents the history of the Jews living in Fascist Italy. Starting with a survey of the political and social situation of Jews, it goes on to describe their progressive disenfranchisement, from the deprivation of rights to the deprivation of life – the latter of which occurred especially in collaboration between the Italian Social Republic (Salò) and German authorities, who became a de facto occupying power as of 1943.

Der Gr Ne Pompadour Ein Venedig Krimi

Author: Eufemia von Adlersfeld-Ballestrem
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026879546
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Dieses eBook: "Der grüne Pompadour" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Aus dem Buch: „...Gott allein weiß, wie sehr ich sie geliebt habe, meine schöne aber leider so widerstandslose Lili, die ihrer Mutter gegenüber keinen Willen hatte und vor ihr in einer Furcht lebte, die ich zwar nicht begriff, deren Resultat ich aber greifbar vor mir hatte. Das war sozusagen »zwischen den Schlachten« dieser furchtbaren Basartage, an denen das arme, gequälte Wesen in griechischer Tracht, schön wie ein Traum aussehend, in einem Zelte stehen und Blumen verkaufen mußte. Am dritten Tage früh erhielt ich des Rätsels Lösung: die Verlobungsanzeige Lilis mit dem Grafen Meersburg, dem steinreichen Majoratsherrn. Er hatte ihr schon lange in seiner faden Weise den Hof gemacht, aber ich hatte nur lächelnd zugeschaut, weil ich ja meiner Sache so ungeheuer sicher war.“ Eufemia von Adlersfeld-Ballestrem (1854-1941) war eine deutsche Schriftstellerin. Ihre Liebes- und Kriminal-, gelegentlich sogar ihre humoristischen Romane bezogen dabei ihre Spannung oft aus geschickt eingesetzten phantastischen Motiven, die Beiwerk sein können, aber auch handlungsrelevant.