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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 flip-side 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-scenes account yet of the last great race.
Published in 2012 by Orion Books in Great Britain, Used In Very Good Condition, Hard back copy including Dust Jacket with both in Very Good Condition, no marks or signs of wear on inside pages making this an all together very good copy indeed.

Item details

Author(s):
Rick Broadbent
Condition:
Used: very good
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 flip-side 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-scenes account yet of the last great race.
Published in 2012 by Orion Books in Great Britain, Used In Very Good Condition, Hard back copy including Dust Jacket with both in Very Good Condition, no marks or signs of wear on inside pages making this an all together very good copy indeed.

Author(s):
Rick Broadbent
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409143406
ISBN-13:
9781409143406
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
That Near-Death Thing

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