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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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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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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.... -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 796.72 BAS 2020 (Text) 33892100670844 Adult New Books Book None 03/11/2020 In process -
Ontario Community Library 796.72 BASCO (Text) 33330004515369 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 03/17/2020 Checked out 06/24/2020
The Dalles Wasco County Library 796.7209 BAS (Text) 33892006579669 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/20/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328489876
  • ISBN: 1328489876
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • PublisherSSS: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-329) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The look -- The rainmaster -- The American 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.:
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.... -- from book jacket.
Subject: Automobile racing > History.
Automobile racing drivers > Biography.
Discrimination in sports.
Grand Prix racing > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects.
World War (1939-1945)
Automobile racing.
Automobile racing drivers.
Discrimination in sports.
Grand Prix racing.
Social aspects.
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Summary: 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.... -- from book jacket.

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