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The Tour de France

A Cultural History

Updated ed.
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This edition published in by University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif..

Written in English

428 pages

Christopher S. Thompson tells the compelling story of the Tour de France from its creation in 1903 to the present. Weaving the words of racers, politicians, Tour organizers, and a host of other commentators together with a wide-ranging analysis of the culture surrounding the event—including posters, songs, novels, films, and media coverage—Thompson links the history of the Tour to key moments and themes in French history. --from publisher description

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The Tour de France: A Cultural History
April 1, 2008, University of California Press
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The Tour de France: a cultural history
2006, University of California Press
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The Tour de France

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Christopher S. Thompson tells the compelling story of the Tour de France from its creation in 1903 to the present. Weaving the words of racers, politicians, Tour organizers, and a host of other commentators together with a wide-ranging analysis of the culture surrounding the event—including posters, songs, novels, films, and media coverage—Thompson links the history of the Tour to key moments and themes in French history. --from publisher description

The Tour de France

A Cultural History

Updated ed.

This edition published in by University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif..


First Sentence

"The late nineteenth century was a time of dramatic change for the French."

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Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxvi, 385 p.
Number of pages
428

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OL10435051M
ISBN 10
0520256301
ISBN 13
9780520256309
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1256349
Goodreads
5248588

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August 21, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
September 7, 2010 Edited by menolly42 Added pagination, "What's it about?"
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April 30, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.