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The Resource Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast, Peter Holmes à Court

Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast, Peter Holmes à Court

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Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast
Title
Riding with giants
Title remainder
my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast
Statement of responsibility
Peter Holmes à Court
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes à Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country, unsettled by the sudden move away from a traditional job and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan: to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community and a bike for the race, he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there: meeting the locals and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life. This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today and the science of bicycles
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes à Court, Peter
Dewey number
338.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmes à Court, Peter
  • Businessmen
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycle racing
Target audience
adult
Label
Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast, Peter Holmes à Court
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
19642231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780670077946
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020002134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast, Peter Holmes à Court
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
19642231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780670077946
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020002134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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