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Road To Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

Author: Aili McConnon & Andres McConnon.

Road To Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

Author: Aili McConnon & Andres McConnon.

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Item #: D40435
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 9780307590657
Growing in poverty in rural Tuscany, Gino Bartali nonetheless rose to the top ranks of cyclists, winning the 1938 Tour de France. As World War II ravaged Europe, Bartali aided the Italian Resistance, sheltering a family of Jews and smuggling counterfeit identity documents in the frame of his bicycle. After the wartime years, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving... More
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Growing in poverty in rural Tuscany, Gino Bartali nonetheless rose to the top ranks of cyclists, winning the 1938 Tour de France. As World War II ravaged Europe, Bartali aided the Italian Resistance, sheltering a family of Jews and smuggling counterfeit identity documents in the frame of his bicycle. After the wartime years, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, 34-year-old underdog came back to win the 1948 Tour de France, and as Aili and Andres McConnon recount here, his exhilarating performance helped unite his fractured homeland.


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