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Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best  Cover Image Book Book

Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best / Neal Bascomb.

Bascomb, Neal, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781328489876
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The look -- The rainmaster -- The speed queen and the old Gaulish warrior -- Crash -- The one thing -- The shadow -- A very good story -- Rally -- The winged beetle -- "Le drame du Million" -- The duel -- "One of us will die" -- "Find something" -- The dress rehearsal -- Victory at Pau.
Summary, etc.:
"For fans of Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, the pulse-pounding story of how a Jewish race car driver and an American speed queen triumphed over Hitler's fearsome Silver Arrows on the eve of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
They were the unlikeliest of heroes. René Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international race car circuit, had been banned from the best teams - and fastest cars - by the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage. Charles Weiffenbach, head of the down-on-its-luck automaker Delahaye, was desperately trying to save his company as the world teetered at the brink. And Lucy Schell, the adventurous daughter of an American multi-millionaire, yearned to reclaim the glory of her rally-driving days. As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of racial terror and pushed the world toward war, these three misfits banded together to challenge Hitler's dominance at the apex of motorsport: the Grand Prix. Their quest for redemption culminated in a remarkable race that is still talked about in racing circles to this day - but which, soon after it ended, Hitler attempted to completely erase from history.
Subject: Automobile racing > History.
Automobile racing drivers > Biography.
Discrimination in sports.
Grand Prix racing > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects.
Automobile racing.
Automobile racing drivers.
Discrimination in sports.
Grand Prix racing.
Social aspects.
Genre: Biographies.

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