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Road to Valor

A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired A Nation
McConnon, Aili (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: McConnon, Aili, 1980-
Title: Road to valor
a true story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the cyclist who inspired a nation
Published: New York : Crown, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: x, 316 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: McConnon, Andres
ISBN: 9780307590640
030759064X
Branch Call Number: 796.6209 MACC
Statement of Responsibility: Aili McConnon and Andres McConnon
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Bartali, Gino, 1914-2000. Cyclists Italy Biography. Tour de France (Bicycle race)
Topical Term: Cyclists
LCCN: 2011051159
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Jul 05, 2012
  • jag7852 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This machine kills fascists...dead.

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Dec 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

That which is earned by doing good deeds is attached to the soul and shines else where.

Dec 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The pedestal of fame is neither very comfortable, nor is it very secure.

Dec 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sir my faith is a personal, private matter, It shouldn't interest anyone.

Dec 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Politics as the elemental force that it is -- singular in its ability to build up a man or tear him down, unify a country's citizens around a common goal or turn them against one another in bloody persecution.

Dec 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Politics is a trap. Remember that. Keep your distance.

Dec 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The idea of taking part in an organization that could boast of a champion like Gino Bartali among its ranks, filled me with such pride that my fear took a back seat.

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