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The Resource Speed kings : the fastest men in the world and the 1932 Winter Olympics, Andy Bull

Speed kings : the fastest men in the world and the 1932 Winter Olympics, Andy Bull

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Speed kings : the fastest men in the world and the 1932 Winter Olympics
Title
Speed kings
Title remainder
the fastest men in the world and the 1932 Winter Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Andy Bull
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. It was described by Aldous Huxley as 'the one genuinely modern pleasure', and one of the fastest and most thrilling ways to attain it was through the new sport of bobsledding. Exotic, exciting and above all dangerous, it was by far the most popular event at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. It required an abundance of skill and bravery. And the four men who triumphed at those Games lived the most extraordinary lives. This is their story, of loose living, risk-taking and hell-raising in an age of decadence
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Bull, Andy
Dewey number
  • 796.9'52'0922'73
  • 796.952092273
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bobsledders
  • Olympic athletes
  • Olympic Winter Games
  • Biography
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Speed kings : the fastest men in the world and the 1932 Winter Olympics, Andy Bull
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780593073766
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780593073766
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Speed kings : the fastest men in the world and the 1932 Winter Olympics, Andy Bull
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780593073766
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780593073766
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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