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Pedals, Politics and People by  Hubert Opperman - Signed First Edition - 1977 - from Tapsell's Books and Music (SKU: 7816)

Pedals, Politics and People

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Pedals, Politics and People

by Opperman, Hubert

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0909918090
ISBN 13
9780909918095
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Sydney: Haldane Publishing, 1977. 511 pages. Many b/w photos. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Tape marks on front and rear endpapers. The dustwrapper is lightly worn. Scarce. * "Oppy" was Australia's most famous professional cyclist in the 1920s and 1930s when cycling was a major sport. Among his achievements were his records in marathons such as Freemantle-Sydney, Kalgoorlie-Perth, Adelaide-Sydney, Sydney-Brisbane and, in Europe, his wins in the Paris-Brest-Paris road race, the classic 24-hour Bol dÓr and setting a new Land's End-John O'Groats record. He broke and/or established 101 State, Australian and world records in an incredible 24 hours of non-stop cycling at the old Sydney Velodrome. Oppy went on to become a long-time Cabinet Minister in the Australian Parliament and its overseas' representative in Malta. This book is his account of his amazing cycling and political careers. In 1996, at the age of 91, he died of a heart attack on his exercise bike at his Melbourne home.. Signed and Inscribed By the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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bookseller
Tapsell's Books and Music AU (AU)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
7816
Title
Pedals, Politics and People
Author
Opperman, Hubert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0909918090
ISBN 13
9780909918095
Publisher
Haldane Publishing
Place of Publication
Sydney
Date Published
1977
Keywords
Cycling. Hubert Opperman. Cyclists.
Bookseller catalogs
Biography; Politics; Cycling;

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About Tapsell's Books and Music

Tapsell\'s Books and Music is in Rutherglen, a small country town in North-East Victoria, Australia. The bookshop, which was established in 1993, sells fine, old and general secondhand books and vinyl LPs. Rutherglen is well worth a visit and is a lovely, unspoilt country town in a famous winegrowing district. Wine + books = heaven. Phone: 0435 340 526. International phone: +61 435 340 526.

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