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The Resource The fast times of Albert Champion : from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal, Peter Joffre Nye

The fast times of Albert Champion : from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal, Peter Joffre Nye

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The fast times of Albert Champion : from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal
Title
The fast times of Albert Champion
Title remainder
from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal
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Peter Joffre Nye
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Language
eng
Summary
"The short but exciting life of Albert Champion--record-setting bicyclist and motorcyclist, daredevil race car driver, early automobile innovator with thirty US patents, charismatic ladies' man, and celebrity of the Jazz Age. Though most Americans have heard of the two companies he founded--Champion Spark Plug and ACDelco--few know much about the flamboyant man behind the companies. The book's lively narrative describes the many adventures of the Frenchman who rose from poverty in Paris to great wealth and fame in both his native France and the United States. As a bicycle racer, Champion set more than a hundred world records. When the urban speed limit was 8 mph, he was the first ever to drive a motorcycle a mile under a minute. Then a car-racing crash in Brooklyn snapped a leg bone that kept him in traction for eleven weeks. Handicapped but undeterred, he hobbled out of the hospital on crutches and recovered to win the French national cycling championship. He subsequently invested his prize money to become a tycoon in the American auto industry, working closely with the leading players in this new revolutionary industry."--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 338.7/629258
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.3.U54
LC item number
C435 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The fast times of Albert Champion : from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal, Peter Joffre Nye
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9781616149642
Lccn
2014023876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn882464147
  • 1957417
Label
The fast times of Albert Champion : from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal, Peter Joffre Nye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9781616149642
Lccn
2014023876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn882464147
  • 1957417

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