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The Downhill Racers, a novel

Hall, Oakley

Published by The Viking Press., New York., 1963
From Hedgehog's Whimsey BOOKS etc. (Newport, NH, U.S.A.)

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Light blue cloth and silver paper over boards. Silver spine titles. Red, blue, white, orange, black illustrated jacket. Top page block, red. 308p., 21 cm. Classic sports fiction, downhill ski racing, competitive amateur international circuit, 1950s-60s setting. Narrated by lead character Jack Roche, he and three other friends and racers have plunged into a season of trial events preceding the Olympic Winter games. They travel from Vermont to Colorado to California. Themes of a manic drive to win, jealousy, ambition. Very good in very good dust jacket. Clean. Tight. Minor jacket edge wear. Remnants of old protective cover edges once glued inside covers. No other library markings, so not sure. General otherwise in near fine condition. 2 short jacket fold-edge-tears. First edition. No print line; likely first. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.F2020006684

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Title: The Downhill Racers, a novel

Publisher: The Viking Press., New York.

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hard cover

Illustrator: Constantin (Jacket art, courtesy French Government Tourist Office, by).

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