fastest bicycle rider in the world

the story of a colored boy"s indomitable courage and success against great odds; an autobiography by Major Taylor

Publisher: Wormsley Publishing company in Worcester, Mass

Written in English
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  • Taylor, Major, -- 1878-1932,
  • Bicycle racing

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Statementby Marshall W. "Major" Taylor
The Physical Object
Pagination431p. :
Number of Pages431
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14992264M

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As a teenager, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, with his trainer and had a successful amateur career, Born: NovemIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.