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Lost Cyclist The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance

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ISBN-10: 0547195575

ISBN-13: 9780547195575

Edition: 2010

Authors: David V. Herlihy

List price: $26.00
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In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized "safety-bicycle" with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over three continents as a correspondent forOutingmagazine. Two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he approached Europe for the final leg. He never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern Turkey…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/18/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Prologue: Alton, Illinois, October 28, 1952
On the Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 30, 1887
Athens, Greece, January 4, 1891
Pittsburgh, August 9, 1891
Peking, China, November 3, 1892
Shanghai, China, December 15, 1892
Vancouver, Canada, December 20, 1892
Kiukiang, China, January 27, 1893
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1893
Calcutta, India, September 17, 1893
The Search
East Liverpool, Ohio, October 12, 1894
Constantinople, Turkey, March 23, 1895
Erzurum, Turkey, May 13, 1895
Erzurum, September 9, 1895
Erzurum, October 19, 1895
Epilogue
Repercussions
Reflections
Notes on Sources
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Index