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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, by Peter Joffre Nye

The fast times of Albert Champion : from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal, by 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
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from record-setting racer to dashing tycoon, an untold story of speed, success, and betrayal
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by Peter Joffre Nye
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eng
Summary
"This is the first biography of 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. Good-looking and a natty dresser, he was an incorrigible ladies' man whose many dalliances finally ended in a love triangle that resulted in his death under mysterious circumstances"--
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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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, by Peter Joffre Nye
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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online
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9781616149659
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oc2014161165
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rdamedia
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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, by Peter Joffre Nye
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616149659
Lccn
oc2014161165
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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