The Cruel Sport: Grand Prix Racing, 1959-1967

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Motorbooks, 2005 - Transportation - 221 pages
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The triumphs and tragedies of 1960s Grand Prix racing Originally published in 1963 - The Cruel Sport covers Grand Prix racing from 1959 through 1967. It was an era of daring, dashing drivers piloting incredlbly powerful race cars around fast and legendary circuits with only primitive safety equipment to spare them disaster. 50 per cent of drivers (and many spectators) were killed due to lack of safety measures. The text is incredibly compelling, as would be expected from a world-class writer. The design and photo presentation remain true to the original, and are supplemented by a new introduction and epilogue and revised captions. A rare period piece certain to delight racing fans.

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About the author (2005)

New York Times bestselling author Robert Daley is a native New Yorker who has written more than twenty books. His numerous experiences have found there way into his writing. He served in the Air Force, worked as publicity director for the New York Giants football team, spent six years as a European sports correspondent for The New York Times, and became the NYPD deputy police commissioner in charge of public affairs from 1971-1972. Since then, he has become a full-time writer. He and his French-born wife keep homes in Connecticut and Nice.

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