Faster (Galbut Miami Beach JCC 3/17/21 12:30pm)

$28.00
SKU: 9781328489876gal
List price: $28.00
About This Copy

Condition: 

New

Dust Jacket Condition: 

New

Signed Copy?: 

No

Inscribed?: 

No

Ex-Library?: 

No

Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC Virtual Author Event Wednesday, March 17th at 12:30pm.

Price: $28.00

Primary Author: 

Bascomb, Neal

Binding Type: 

Hardcover

Publisher: 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 

03/17/2020

Book Description: 

For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing.

They were the unlikeliest of heroes. Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international racecar circuit, had been banned from the best European 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 toward 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.
 
Bringing to life this glamorous era and the sport that defined it, Faster chronicles one of the most inspiring, death-defying upsets of all time: a symbolic blow against the Nazis during history’s darkest hour.

ISBN: 

9781328489876