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Silent thunder : breaking through cultural, racial, and class barriers in motor sports

Author: Leonard W Miller
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Red Sea Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This memoir of legendary autoracing veteran Lenny Miller offers a rare and surprising inside look at the struggles and triumphs of some of the most courageous men and women in motorsports--African Americans. Whether you're a racing fan or a black history enthusiast, the author's deeply personal chronicle of his remarkable forty-year career as a manager and owner of African American teams is a testimonial to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Leonard W.
Silent thunder.
Trenton, NJ : Red Sea Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645877173
Named Person: Leonard W Miller; Leonard W Miller; Leonard W Miller
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard W Miller
ISBN: 1569021775 9781569021774 1569021767 9781569021767
OCLC Number: 52471386
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "Yours grow up to be Joe Louis": The early years 1939-54 --
The learning period 1955-65 --
Planting the seeds, 1965-68 --
Indy, SCCA, expo and England 1972-73 --
Bringing everyone together 1973-74 --
Sponsored by Viceroy, 1974 --
BAR's greatest moments, 1975 --
Black Athletes Hall of Fame, 1976 --
Miller days, 1976-77 --
Lowest of lows, 1978 --
Starting from the bottom again, 1979-81 --
Bad times, 1982-88 --
Our dirt track winner reappears, 1989 --
Changing of the guard, 1990-93.
Responsibility: Leonard W. Miller.
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This memoir of legendary autoracing veteran Lenny Miller offers a rare and surprising inside look at the struggles and triumphs of some of the most courageous men and women in motorsports--African Americans. Whether you're a racing fan or a black history enthusiast, the author's deeply personal chronicle of his remarkable forty-year career as a manager and owner of African American teams is a testimonial to the empowered underdog in all of us. From the pits where resourcefulness defines victory or defeat, to behind the wheel with nothing but the smell of adrenaline and fear, to the plush upholstered offices of corporate sponsors where truth can be treacherous, this book is a window into the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of injustice, humiliation, and even cruelty, yet it also celebrates the hope and possibility for change.--From publisher description.

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