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

Author: Neal Bascomb
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bascomb, Neal,
Faster
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
(DLC) 2019033973
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Bascomb
ISBN: 9781328489876 1328489876 0358508126 9780358508120
OCLC Number: 1105149056
Description: xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Neal Bascomb.

Abstract:

"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"--

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.

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