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The Resource The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, Herbie Sykes

The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, Herbie Sykes

Label
The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth
Title
The race against the Stasi
Title remainder
the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Herbie Sykes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the 'Iron Curtain' descended across Europe, Dieter Wiedemann was a hero of East German sport. A podium finisher in The Peace Race, the Eastern Bloc equivalent of the Tour de France, he was a pin-up for the supremacy of socialism over the 'fascist' West. Unbeknownst to the authorities, however, he had fallen in love with Sylvia Hermann, a girl from the other side of the wall. Socialist doctrine had it that the two of them were 'class enemies', and as a famous athlete Dieter's every move was pored over by the Stasi. Only he abhorred their ideology, and in Sylvia saw his only chance of freedom. Now, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse, he plotted his escape
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Herbie
Dewey number
  • 796.6'2'092
  • 796.62092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiedemann, Dieter
  • Cyclists
  • Defectors
  • Sports
  • Bicycle racing
  • Cold War
  • Biography
Label
The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, Herbie Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781315361
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781781315361
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Label
The race against the Stasi : the incredible story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and the greatest cycling race on Earth, Herbie Sykes
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781315361
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781781315361
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)

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