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03/07/2014

Zheutlin Peter

cyclotourismeAROUND THE WORLD ON TWO WHEELS

Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride

Auteur : Peter Zheutlin

« Peter Zheutlin’s thoroughly researched account wil make you wish you’d been around to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary woman as she went wheeling by. »

Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio’s Only a Game.

Until 1894 there were no female sport staes, no product endorsement deals, and no young mothers with the chutzpah to circle the globe on a bicycle.

Annie Londonderry changed all of that.

 

When Annie left Boston in june of that year, she was a brash young lady with a 42 pound bicycle, a revolver, a change of underwear, and a dream of freedom. She was also a feisty mother of three who had  become the center of what one newspaper called “one of the most novel wagers ever made“ : a high-stakes bet between two wealthy merchants that a woman could not ride around the world on a bicycle. The epic journey that followed took the connection between athletics and commercialism to dizzying new heights, and turned Annie Londonderry into a symbol of women’s equality.

A vastly entertaining blend of social history, high adventure, and maverick marketing. Atound World on Wheel sis an unforgettable portrait of courage, imagination, and tenacity.

“Annie was a remarkable woman and well worth getting to know.“

-Booklist

“A wonderful telling of one of the most intriguing, offbeat, and until now, lost chapters in the history of cycling.“

 

Un article sur Annie Londonderry dans “LE PETIT JOURNAL“ :

http://www.lepetitbraquet.fr/chron45_annie-cohen-kopchovsky.html

-2007- 260 pages – www.kensingtonbooks.com

Prix : U.S. $ 14.95 – CAN $ 17.95 

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