World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

by Michael Kranish Author

At the end of the 19th Century a young black man called Major Taylor swept the new, hugely popular sport of competitive cycling by storm. Facing horrific racism every step of the way, he set one world record after the other, traveling the world and becoming the first global sports celebrity. Investigative journalist Michael Kranish uncovered rare primary sources to tell the story of the man and the era.