Major Taylor in Australia


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For discussion of Major Taylor's life and the making of the film, click on 'Tracks'.


'Jim Fitzpatrick breaks new ground. His rigorous research and close readings of period accounts offer the reader a vivid portrayal of Taylor the man, and the notorious factors that led to Taylor quitting the sport at the top of his talents'. Peter Nye, author of Hearts of Lions

'A great read … a very nice job of historical setting while keeping the narrative moving at a fast pace'. Ronald A. Smith, Emeritus Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at the Pennsylvania State University

‘I found it gripping and insightful and marvellously sad ... a superb piece of work.’ Michael McKernan, University of New South Wales