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The Resource The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, by Herbie Sykes

The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, by Herbie Sykes

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The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth
Title
The race against the Stasi
Title remainder
the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth
Statement of responsibility
by Herbie Sykes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the 'Iron Curtain' descended across Europe, Dieter Wiedemann was a hero of East German sport. A podium finisher in The Peace Race, the Eastern Bloc equivalent of the Tour de France, he was a pin-up for the supremacy of socialism over the 'fascist' West. Unbeknownst to the authorities, however, he had fallen in love with Sylvia Hermann, a girl from the other side of the wall. Socialist doctrine had it that the two of them were 'class enemies', and as a famous athlete Dieter's every move was pored over by the Stasi. Only he abhorred their ideology, and in Sylvia saw his only chance of freedom. Now, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse, he plotted his escape
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Herbie
Dewey number
  • 796.6'2'092
  • 796.62092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiedemann, Dieter
  • Cyclists
  • Defectors
  • Sports
  • Bicycle racing
  • Cold War
  • Biography
Label
The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, by Herbie Sykes
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781313084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781781313084
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, by Herbie Sykes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781313084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781781313084
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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