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

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

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Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world
Title
Speed kings
Title remainder
the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world
Statement of responsibility
Andy Bull
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage. Bobsledding, the fastest and most thrilling way to travel on land, had become a sensation. Exotic, exciting, and brutally dangerous, it was the must-see event of the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, the first Winter Games on American soil. Bobsledding required exceptional skill and extraordinary courage qualities the American team had in abundance. There was Jay O'Brien, the high-society playboy; Tippy Grey, a scandal-prone Hollywood has-been; Eddie Eagan, world champion heavyweight boxer and Rhodes Scholar; and the charismatic Billy Fiske, the true heart of the team, despite being barely out of his teens. In the thick of the Great Depression, the nation was gripped by the story of these four men, their battle against jealous locals, treacherous US officials, and the very same German athletes they would be fighting against in the war only a few short years later. Billy, in fact, went on to talk his way into the Royal Air Force despite their Brits-only policy and was there to fight the Nazis during the Battle of Britain. King of speed to the end, he would become the first American fighter pilot killed in WWII. The exploits of Billy and his teammates make up a story that spans the globe, from Golden Age Hollywood to seedy New York gambling dens, to the most fashionable European resorts, the South Seas, and beyond. Evoking the glamour and recklessness of the Jazz Age, 'Speed Kings' will thrill readers to the last page."--Publisher description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10448635
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Bull, Andy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Olympic Winter Games
  • Bobsledding
  • Bobsledders
Target audience
adult
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the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world
Label
Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world, Andy Bull
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-279) and index
Contents
The kid -- A new sport -- The playboy -- A call for volunteers -- The musician? -- The race -- A man with a mission -- The boxer -- The new US team -- The Suicide Club -- The final -- The next big thing -- The war begins -- The last flight of Billy Fiske -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 290 p.
Isbn
9781592409099
Lccn
2015025173
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn916684647
  • 290530
Label
Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world, Andy Bull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-279) and index
Contents
The kid -- A new sport -- The playboy -- A call for volunteers -- The musician? -- The race -- A man with a mission -- The boxer -- The new US team -- The Suicide Club -- The final -- The next big thing -- The war begins -- The last flight of Billy Fiske -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 290 p.
Isbn
9781592409099
Lccn
2015025173
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn916684647
  • 290530

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