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Taylor, Marshall W.
The fastest bicycle rider in the world. The story of a colored boy's indomitable courage and success against great odds
Wormley Publishing Company, Worcester, Mass, 1928. First edition, 8vo, pp. [13], 431 [1]; original blue cloth; gilt-stamped front cover and spine; half-tone illustrations throughout; spine extremities a bit scuffed; gilt on spine a touch faded; otherwise very good. Marshall Taylor (1878-1932) was an African-American celebrity cyclist who competed internationally and set several world records. He is known as the first African-American athlete to achieve widespread success in spite of segregated racing and oppressive discrimination. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]

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