The Book

Sprinting Through No Man’s Land follows the participants of the 1919 Tour de France, the second longest Tour in history and arguably its most grueling iteration, taking place just months after the end of World War I. The book, to be published by Little A, traces the race of a lifetime and looks at how regular, but extraordinary people rebuild after catastrophic wars. You can preorder Sprinting here.

If you’re interested in how a book like this one (a story from over 100 years ago, with most of its sources out-of-date, in a language other than English) gets put together, I ramble about it on occasion in my newsletter.