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Old 28 Apr 2020, 20:08 (Ref:3973446)   #241
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Came across a new Porsche book after reading the review by blogger Joe Sherlock, his review is below and another showing sample pics, book cover etc. Got mine on amazon.com, but they seem to be out of stock at the moment. It's real nice, mainly covers the air cooled 356 & 911, which are my favorites anyway, lol.

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I've just received this and am finding it a fascinating read.
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One of the most enlightening motor racing books I have ever read:
Cars at Speed by Robert Daley.
Originally written in 1960 and subsequently reprinted numerous times, it gives an insight into many forms of motorsport and as importantly, the drivers of bygone eras and the perils encountered, sometimes tragically. The introduction in my edition, written by the author in 2007 is as entertaining a story I have ever read, the authors apprenticeship in early motorsport journalism is fascinating in itself.
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Niki Lauda The Biography by Maurice Hamilton, enjoyable read on Niki’s F1 career and business interests.
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I've been reading the Shadow book by Pete Lyons and Kar-Kraft by Charlie Hebry which is all about Ford USA's special vehicles division.

Both excellent.
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I recently bought A Race with Love and Death: The Story of Richard Seaman by Richard Williams and managed to finish reading it this week.

I've always been fascinated by the Richard Seaman character since I saw a Channel 4 Documentary on him in 2004 called Nazi Grand Prix. And I have to say this book is a great read. Plenty of detail into his life and helps clean up some myths about him too. Also makes you realise how, despite the threat of war, how much more camaraderie there was amongst drivers in the 30s. Just a shame it had to end for Seaman when he was at his peak. A case of what might have been.

Anyway, get the book if you can, it's money well spent. Especially if you want to know more about the Grand Prix racing of that era, as it's an era that in my view doesn't quite get the exposure it should get
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I recently bought A Race with Love and Death: The Story of Richard Seaman by Richard Williams and managed to finish reading it this week.

I've always been fascinated by the Richard Seaman character since I saw a Channel 4 Documentary on him in 2004 called Nazi Grand Prix. And I have to say this book is a great read. Plenty of detail into his life and helps clean up some myths about him too. Also makes you realise how, despite the threat of war, how much more camaraderie there was amongst drivers in the 30s. Just a shame it had to end for Seaman when he was at his peak. A case of what might have been.

Anyway, get the book if you can, it's money well spent. Especially if you want to know more about the Grand Prix racing of that era, as it's an era that in my view doesn't quite get the exposure it should get
Thank you for that - you've spurred me on to make the purchase! Been meaning to for a while.
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I recently bought A Race with Love and Death: The Story of Richard Seaman by Richard Williams and managed to finish reading it this week.

I've always been fascinated by the Richard Seaman character since I saw a Channel 4 Documentary on him in 2004 called Nazi Grand Prix. And I have to say this book is a great read. Plenty of detail into his life and helps clean up some myths about him too. Also makes you realise how, despite the threat of war, how much more camaraderie there was amongst drivers in the 30s. Just a shame it had to end for Seaman when he was at his peak. A case of what might have been.

Anyway, get the book if you can, it's money well spent. Especially if you want to know more about the Grand Prix racing of that era, as it's an era that in my view doesn't quite get the exposure it should get
The full movie 'Nazi Grand Prix' is available on youtube if interested.
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I recently bought A Race with Love and Death: The Story of Richard Seaman by Richard Williams and managed to finish reading it this week.

I've always been fascinated by the Richard Seaman character since I saw a Channel 4 Documentary on him in 2004 called Nazi Grand Prix. And I have to say this book is a great read. Plenty of detail into his life and helps clean up some myths about him too. Also makes you realise how, despite the threat of war, how much more camaraderie there was amongst drivers in the 30s. Just a shame it had to end for Seaman when he was at his peak. A case of what might have been.

Anyway, get the book if you can, it's money well spent. Especially if you want to know more about the Grand Prix racing of that era, as it's an era that in my view doesn't quite get the exposure it should get
This was one (of a few) books that I was given for Christmas. I found it a very enjoyable & interesting read. Being born in 1956 life around WW2 has always interested me (or at least I presume my age is the reason) and this aspect, combined with the detailed racing coverage was fascinating.
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