Road to Valour: Gino Bartali: Tour de France Legend and Italy's Secret World War II Hero

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, Jun 20, 2013 - Cyclists - 256 pages
Road to Valour is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and continues to hold the record for the longest time-span between victories. Yet what ensured his permanent place in Italian hearts and minds were his actions in between, when he secretly aided the Italian Resistance during World War II.

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The authors dug up an excellent pile of facts and sorted them to tell a straightforward story about a great person, Gino Bartali. The story is quite amazing really. Not only did Bartoli risk his life ... Read full review

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Put this biography in your “suitcase of courage” if you’re a fan of Italian racing, the Giro d’Italia, or the Tour de France! Or even if you’re not. Gino Bartali’s cycling accomplishments made him a ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Aili McConnon is a Canadian journalist based in New York. She has written for BusinessWeek Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. She has appeared on ABC, MSNBC and CNN, and has earned degrees from Princeton University, the University of Cambridge and Columbia University.Andres McConnon graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in history. He previously worked as a historical researcher for several books. While researching and writing ROAD TO VALOUR, he lived for periods in Paris, Florence and the Italian Riviera.Aili and Andres are siblings, born in Toronto. Visit their website at

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