The Book of Seconds: The Incredible Stories of the Ones that Didn't (Quite) Win (Paperback)
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The Book of Seconds: The Incredible Stories of the Ones that Didn't (Quite) Win (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 16/04/2020
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The Book of Seconds reveals the exciting, intriguing and heroic runners-up who until now have been kept in the shadow of the firsts.

Did you know that the winner of the second Tour de France rode 25 miles on two flat tyres?

Or that the second crew to land on the Moon danced to a pop song in zero gravity?

Step forward all the nearly-men and nearly-women, the nearly skyscrapers, nearly-LPs and nearly deserts. Your time in the spotlight has come at last.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474608480
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Posterity celebrates pioneers and record-holders, but the people directly behind them have stories worth telling, too. This excellent little book fills us in -- Brian Viner * DAILY MAIL *
[D]one with such verve and humour and telling so many good stories that you succumb to its manifest charms with a simple sigh of pleasure -- Marcus Berkmann * THE SPECTATOR *

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