Stock Image

The Bicycle Runner: A Memoir of Love, Loyalty, and the Italian Resistance.

Romagnoli, G. Franco

54 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0312554540 / ISBN 13: 9780312554545
Published by Thomas Dunne Book/ St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Bryn Mawr Bookstore (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 12, 2008

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

304pp. On copyright page, stated "First Edition: August 2009", with '1' present in the number sequence. Black linen boards with metallic red lettering on spine. Dustwrapper, not price-clipped, with "Autographed Copy" sticker still affixed to front cover. Flatsigned by "Gwen Romagnoli" on title page below author's name: author passed away in 2008, before the book was published; author's dedication mentions "Gwen, who found this manuscript lost in a bottom drawer and brought it to light: Thank you; this is your book". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002934

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Bicycle Runner: A Memoir of Love, ...

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Book/ St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Flatsigned by Dedicatee

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

About this title


Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the Balilla—Italy’s fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo, he and his motley group of friends were recruited into the underground Resistance. Racing around Rome on bicycles, they smuggled messages and weapons for the partisans. Later, the author fled to the Italian countryside and narrowly avoided German mop-up operations—despite being sold out by his most trusted of friends. But this is much more than a war story. Lyrical in language, rich in sentimentality, and possessing the magic of a classic Fellini film, Romagnoli’s memoir is a charmingly told tale of the search for manhood and the bonds of family and friendship.

About the Author:

G. FRANCO ROMAGNOLI cohosted the first American television program on Italian cooking, The Romagnolis’ Table, for which he coauthored two very successful companion books. He taught seminars on Italian culture and cuisine at Boston University and wrote several books and articles on Italian culture, including Italy, the Romagnoli Way (with Gwen Romagnoli) and A Thousand Bells at Noon: A Roman Reveals the Secrets and Pleasures of His Native City. The author passed away in December 2008.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Bryn Mawr Book Store is a non-profit bookstore with general stock. We have used, out-of-print and rare books for sale. We have an inventory of about 30,000. books. Our entire stock has been donated by the public and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund for Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Massachusetts residents please add 6.25% sales tax. We guarantee the
condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order
hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated
delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered,
please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll
respond within 3 business days.

Shipping Terms:

Visa and MasterCard are processed by AbeBooks. For bookseller direct
orders, we will ship your book upon receipt of check or money order made out in US
dollars to the Bryn Mawr Book Store;
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book
order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Bank Draft