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That Near-Death Thing

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Product description

That Near Death Thing is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. William Hill-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets inside the helmets of four leading motorcycle racers as they battle fear, fire and family tragedy for a gritty sort of glory. Guy Martin is a tea-drinking truck mechanic and TV eccentric who 'sucks the rabbits out of hedges', but must now deal with the flipside of fame; Conor Cummins is the local hero facing a race against time as he battles depression and a broken body after falling down the mountain; John McGuinness is the living legend fending off the ravages of middle-age for one last hurrah; Michael Dunlop is the wild child living with one of the most remarkable legacies in sport. They tell their astonishing stories in a book that provides the most rounded, intimate, behind-the-scences account yet of the last great race. Rick Broadbent has delivered the final word on the Isle of Man TT; one that really gets to grips with an event that continually pulls unsung riders and fans back year after year to witness That Near Death Thing.
This copy is in very good condition apart from very slight damage at the top of the spine. The dustjacket is unclipped. The hardback cover is in good condition. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. It could be unread.
Published 2012.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Rick Broadbent
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.2 x 22.3 x 3.3 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409143406
ISBN-13:
9781409143406
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
That Near-Death Thing

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That Near Death Thing is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. William Hill-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets inside the helmets of four leading motorcycle racers as they battle fear, fire and family tragedy for a gritty sort of glory. Guy Martin is a tea-drinking truck mechanic and TV eccentric who 'sucks the rabbits out of hedges', but must now deal with the flipside of fame; Conor Cummins is the local hero facing a race against time as he battles depression and a broken body after falling down the mountain; John McGuinness is the living legend fending off the ravages of middle-age for one last hurrah; Michael Dunlop is the wild child living with one of the most remarkable legacies in sport. They tell their astonishing stories in a book that provides the most rounded, intimate, behind-the-scences account yet of the last great race. Rick Broadbent has delivered the final word on the Isle of Man TT; one that really gets to grips with an event that continually pulls unsung riders and fans back year after year to witness That Near Death Thing.
This copy is in very good condition apart from very slight damage at the top of the spine. The dustjacket is unclipped. The hardback cover is in good condition. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. It could be unread.
Published 2012.

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Rick Broadbent
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.2 x 22.3 x 3.3 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409143406
ISBN-13:
9781409143406
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
That Near-Death Thing

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