Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women's Bicycle Racing

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University of Nebraska Press
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7.96 X 1.21 X 9.49 inches | 1.54 pounds
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About the Author
Roger Gilles is a writing professor at Grand Valley State University.

"Women on the Move is a much-needed look at the history of sports and the challenges--and advancement--of women in America. A must-read for sports fans, equality advocates, and history enthusiasts."--Kathryn Bertine, author of The Road Less Taken and documentary filmmaker of Half The Road-- (03/03/2018)
"Roger Gilles shines a much-deserved light on 1890s women cyclists, bringing back to life Tillie Anderson, Dottie Farnsworth, and their sisters on wheels. Thoroughly researched, this is a rollicking read--a treasure."--Peter Joffre Nye, author of Hearts of Lions and The Fast Times of Albert Champion-- (03/03/2018)
"Gilles meticulously re-creates a bygone era in American professional cycling--an era forgotten no longer."--M. Ann Hall, author of The Girl and the Game and Feminism and Sporting Bodies -- (03/03/2018)
"A vivid portrait of the forgotten heroines of the bicycle boom. A delightful and inspiring revelation."--David Herlihy, author of Bicycle: The History -- (03/03/2018)
"Roger Gilles's Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women's Bike Racing gives due recognition to the achievements of Anderson and her rivals, breathes fresh life into stories that once gripped thousands of sports fans across America."--Feargal McKay, Podium Cafe--Feargal McKay"Podium Cafe" (11/11/2018)
"Gilles has resurrected a time of women's racing that we today didn't know even existed. Thanks to Women on the Move, we can catch up and learn about pioneer women bike racers."--Peter Joffre Nye, Bike Race Info-- (11/13/2018)
"Gilles . . . has finally brought back to light these long-forgotten heroines."--Peter Joffre Nye, U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame-- (01/18/2019)
"Fans of sports, bike racing, and amazingly talented female athletes will delight in reading--and picturing as they 'round the corner--Women on the Move."--Evan Friss, Missouri Historical Review--Evan Friss "Missouri Historical Review "
"Gilles's book is a window into a virtually unknown time in women's sports, and it's important because it adds to the history of female athletes who have overcome so many obstacles to be able to compete. It's also more evidence that women have always been more suited to sports than they've been given credit for, and that when they have the opportunity to train, they've always been just as capable as the men."--Britni de la Cretaz, Guardian
-- (10/11/2018)
"In focusing on these pioneers of American women's athleticism, Gilles has provided a much needed examination of a little-known aspect of American women's history in general."--K.B./I>
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