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The Resource The racers : how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb

The racers : how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb

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The racers : how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best
Title
The racers
Title remainder
how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best
Statement of responsibility
Neal Bascomb
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports. The Nazis poured money into the development of new race cars, and Mercedes-Benz came out with a stable of supercharged automobiles called Silver Arrows. Their drivers dominated the sensational world of European Grand Prix racing and saluted Hitler on their many returns home with victory. As the Third Reich stripped Jews of their rights and began their march toward war, one driver, René Dreyfus, a 32-year-old Frenchman of Jewish heritage who had enjoyed some early successes on the racing circuit, was barred from driving on any German or Italian race teams, which fielded the best in class, due to the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini. So it was that in 1937, Lucy Schell, an American heiress and top Monte Carlo Rally driver, needed a racer for a new team she was creating to take on Germany's Silver Arrows. Sensing untapped potential in Dreyfus, she funded the development of a nimble tiger of a new car built by a little-known French manufacturer called Delahaye. As the nations of Europe marched ever closer to war, Schell and Dreyfus faced down Hitler's top drivers, and the world held its breath in anticipation, waiting to see who would triumph"--
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contains biographical information
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Bascomb, Neal
Dewey number
796.72092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Grand Prix racing
  • Antisemitism in sports
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Grand Prix racing
  • Antisemitism in sports
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The racers : how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1129171837
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781338277418
Lccn
2019059286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129171837
Label
The racers : how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1129171837
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781338277418
Lccn
2019059286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129171837

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