The Resource Unbreakable : the woman who defied the Nazis in the world's most dangerous horse race, Richard Askwith

Unbreakable : the woman who defied the Nazis in the world's most dangerous horse race, Richard Askwith

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Unbreakable : the woman who defied the Nazis in the world's most dangerous horse race
Title
Unbreakable
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the woman who defied the Nazis in the world's most dangerous horse race
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Richard Askwith
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Language
eng
Summary
Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Europe's youngest democracy is on its knees. Millions are mourning the death of the nation's founding father, the saintly Tomas Masaryk. Across the border, the Third Reich is menacing - and plotting to invade. In the Czechoslovak heartlands, vast crowds have gathered to watch the threatened nation's most prestigious sporting contest: the Grand Pardubice steeplechase. Notoriously dangerous, the race is considered the ultimate test of manhood and fighting spirit. The Nazis, as usual, have sent their paramilitary elite: SS officers schooled to be Hitler's most ruthless enforcers. Their mission: to crush - yet again - the "subhuman Slavs". The local cavalry officers have no hope of stopping them. But there is one other contestant: a silver-haired countess riding a little golden mare. The story of Lata Brandisová is one of the strangest and most inspiring in all sport. Born into privilege, she spent much of her life in poverty. Modest and shy, she refused to accept the constraints society placed on her because of her gender. Instead, with quiet courage, she repeatedly achieved what others said was impossible. The scandal of her first attempt to ride in Pardubice reverberated across Europe. Ten years later, she became her nation's figurehead in its darkest hour. Then came retribution... Unbreakable is a tale of courage, heartbreak and defiance, in an age of prejudice and fear. In the background are forces - sexism, class hatred, nationalism - whose shadows darken today's world too. In the foreground are eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys - and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity. At its heart is a unique hero, and a unique love affair between a woman and a horse
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Askwith, Richard
Dewey number
798.40092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF336.B673
LC item number
A75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Brandisová, Lata
  • Women jockeys
  • Great Pardubice Steeplechase, Czech Republic
  • Nazis
  • Great Pardubice Steeplechase, Czech Republic
  • Nazis
  • Women jockeys
  • Czech Republic
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Unbreakable : the woman who defied the Nazis in the world's most dangerous horse race, Richard Askwith
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NOPDQ
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643132105
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085210253
  • 1860548
  • (OCoLC)on1085210253
  • 1860548
Label
Unbreakable : the woman who defied the Nazis in the world's most dangerous horse race, Richard Askwith
Publication
Note
NOPDQ
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643132105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085210253
  • 1860548
  • (OCoLC)on1085210253
  • 1860548

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