The Tour de France: A Cultural History

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University of California Press, 2008 - 385 pagina's
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"Shows that sport has been for us moderns the ultimate tabula rasa into which we pour our hopes, fears, prejudices and self-interest."--Robert A. Nye, author of Crime, Madness, & Politics in Modern France and Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France

"Chris Thompson has written an engaging, nicely-paced account of France's world-famous cycle race: his writing is lively and full of detail and excitement. But he has done much more than simply narrate the story of the Tour. His book sets the race--its history, its participants and its meaning--firmly in its shifting national and cultural contexts. The sections dealing with professional cycling as a form of labor and with the Tour's place in France's troubled twentieth century are absolutely first-rate: insightful and original. This is the best history of the Tour that we have and are likely to have for many years, a work of scholarship that deserves to find a broad general readership."--Tony Judt, author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
  

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Gebruikersrecensie  - BillMcGann - LibraryThing

In writing "The Tour de France: A Cultural History", Christopher Thompson has done that very rare thing: he has increased our net knowledge of the Tour de France. This is extraordinary given that the ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Tour de France: A Cultural History

Gebruikersrecensie  - Daniel - Goodreads

I learned a lot more about French culture during the period from 1903 to 2005 than I learned about the Tour de France from reading this book. Especially interesting is the way in which the various ... Volledige recensie lezen

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Christopher S. Thompson is Associate Professor of History at Ball State University.

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