A Boy from Botwood: Pte. A.W. Manuel, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1914-1919
A proud Newfoundland soldier's memoir gives unprecedented details of life as a German POW during the First World War. "I'm going to tell my story." With those words, eighty-three-year-old Arthur Manuel set his remarkable First World War memoir in motion. Like many Great War veterans, Manuel had never discussed his wartime life with anyone. Hidden in the Manuel family records until its 2011 discovery by his grandson David Manuel, Arthur's story is now brought to new life. Determined to escape his impoverished rural Newfoundland existence, he enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in late 1914. His harrowing accounts of life under fire span the Allies' ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign, the Regiment's 1916 near-destruction at Beaumont-Hamel, and his 1917 Passchendaele battlefield capture. Manuel's account of his seventeen-month POW experience, including his nearly successful escape from a German forced labour camp, provides unique, compelling Great War insights. Powerful memories undimmed by age shine through Manuel's lucid prose. His visceral hatred of war, and of the leaders on both sides who permitted such senseless carnage to continue, is ferocious yet tempered by Manuel's powerful affection for common soldiers like himself, German and Allied alike. This poignant, angry, witty, and provocative account rings true like no other.
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A Chequered Life: Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag
This is the first and only account of the Chequered Flag race team and its charismatic founder, Graham Warner. It charts the highs and lows, the victories and losses, and features interviews with the man himself and and several star drivers of the 1960s and ’70s. Accompanied by 150 photographs, many previously unpublished, plus a look at Graham’s subsequent career as a fighter aircraft expert and restorer, this is a unique story of a fascinating life in motorsport.
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A Crown of Life: The World of John McCrae
This book is a window onto the fascinating life of Lt. Col. John McCrae, author of the poem "In Flanders Fields." A Canadian, McCrae served as an artillery and medical officer in the South African War. He was killed in World War I.
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A Passion Observed: A True Story of a Motorcycle Racer
Not many people decide their entire lives in a single moment but some do, and Frank Mrazek was one of them. He knew that he was put on earth to race motorcycles. He knew that he could ride them faster and smoother than anybody else in Brno, maybe in Czechoslovakia, maybe in the world. He knew it before he'd ever swung a leg over one. This is his story.
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Alain Prost: Life in the Fast Lane: An Autobiography
Alain Prost holds the record for championship driving victories since Formula I began in 1950. This autobiography explains his rise through the ranks and the reasons why he has been dubbed "Driver of the Eighties".
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Alain Prost: The Science of Racing
Four World Championships, 51 victories, 33 pole positions, plus 41 best laps documented during the races. Alain Prost has become the best example for modern day racing excellence. His methods of understanding the race and the track conditions made him legendary. He was always very quick and capable of managing his career with dexterity, placing himself in the best position to win World Championships. This book is part of the Legends series, a collection of the best and most popular drivers of the Formula One Championship.
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Alberto Ascari: The First Double World Champion
After Fangio and before Moss, Alberto Ascari was the most exciting driver of the 1950's. This well-rounded little Milanese started racing motorcycles in 1936. A collection of the best and most famous drivers of the Formula One Championship are covered in this fascinating Legend Series title on Alberto Ascari.
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Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend
What happened to Amelia Earhart? Her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 continues to confound investigators. Here, the authors provide new insights into the mystery as well as a full biography of the world's most revered aviatrix.
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Andretti
Andretti is the stunning photographic look at auto racing superstar Mario Andretti. With an introduction by Paul Newman, this book is an exciting, lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the greatest racers of all time.
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Arlen Ness: The Godfather of Choppers
In the beginning, there was Arlen Ness. Before Jesse James, Billy Lane, and the battling Teutuls, Arlen Ness started the business of building celebrity choppers. He is a long-time custom motorcycle builder whose bikes combine the artistic and the extreme. These rolling sculptures have been covered in motorcycle and even hot rod magazines for decades as Arlen Ness built a worldwide reputation as an innovator and sought-out builder of themed custom bikes. This book traces the growth of the Arlen Ness reputation, business empire, and custom bike resume and features stunning new photography of all the bikes in Arlen’s personal collection, over 50 in total.
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Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey
Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went head to head for the World Championship. There could only be one winner. Since retiring from Formula One Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America, and was lucky to escape with his life. But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world. In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track. From his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix, through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned World Champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. This is his searingly honest story.
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Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero
Billy Bishop was fiercely ambitious, driven by an undisguised hatred of his enemies. He played hard and fought even harder. A highly skilled pilot and a crack shot, "top gun" of the Allied air forces, by 1918 Bishop was the most highly decorated war hero in Canadian history. He remains the most controversial. Some of Bishop's fellow pilots were repelled by his grandstanding and suspected he was deliberately inflating his number of "kills." Since then, the claim has been repeated by many others. This issue is at the heart of Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero. In this updated second edition, author Dan McCaffery reviews the evidence in support his account of what Bishop really did in the skies over France, setting the record straight about one of this country's most famous and controversial figures.
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Billy Durant Creator of GM
What explains Billy Durant's powerful influence on the auto industry during its early days? And why, given Durant's impact, has he been nearly forgotten for decades? In search of answers to these questions, Lawrence Gustin interviewed Durant's widow, who provided a wealth of previously unpublished autobiographical notes, letters, and personal papers. Gustin also interviewed two of Durant's personal secretaries and others who had known and worked with the man who created General Motors. The result is the amazing account of the mastermind behind what would become, as the twentieth century progressed, the world's largest company.
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Blood, Sweat, and Turnips
This is the autobiography of the Canadian Can-Am driver John Cordts. Cordts participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix on 20 September 1969. He qualified 19th, but retired his Brabham after 10 laps with an oil leak, while lying 16th. In addition to his Formula One appearance, Cordts had been successful in Canadian and U.S. sports car racing, particularly with various McLarens run by Dave Billes's Performance Engineering. He competed in many events, ranging from Harewood Acres (where he still holds the track record when it closed in 1970), Mosport, Mont-Tremblant, and Westwood in Canada to various tracks in the US and even Japan. He later became a regular participant in the CanAm series, in which he raced until 1974, mainly in McLarens and Lolas. His best Can-Am finish was second at Road America in 1974. He was also known for his participation in the SCCA Trans-Am Series, where he had, at one point, piloted a BF Goodrich-sponsored Pontiac Firebird, known as the "Tirebird" and also several FIA events with the Greenwood Corvette team. John was also inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2003. Cordt has since retired to a private life in Western Canada where he is well known for his beautiful wood carvings and in 2008 wrote Blood, Sweat and Turnips.
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Bomber Offensive
Bomber Offensive is an important volume of memoirs by one of Britain's great wartime leaders. Sir Arthur Harris; forthright and vigorous style sweeps the reader with him into the heart of his controversial operational planning; his account was written just after the war ended, with his judgments and opinions fresh and unclouded by hindsight. In his memoirs, Harris discusses his views on area bombing, encounters with Churchill and other leaders, and Bomber Command's role throughout the war including the Battle of the Ruhr, the Dams Raid, and the bombings of German cities like Dresden. Bomber Offensive is a gripping, straightforward narrative of the Second World Ward written by a one of the highest ranking military leaders: a great man's own story.
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Carroll Shelby: A Collection of My Favorite Racing Photos
Art Evans was a sports car racer in the 1950s on the West Coast who raced against, and became close friends with, Carroll Shelby. Their intense competition on the track became a lifelong friendship off the track. He and Shelby collaborated on many business projects over the years, including books, marketing projects, projects for the Shelby Foundation, and so on. In his later years, Shelby loved the books about his cars and similar topics, but his eyesight was failing to the point where he had difficulty reading, and really preferred the books that were heavy with photos. It was from that realization that Shelby and Evans decided to work on one last book together. They both combed through the Shelby archives and selected Shelby's favorite images from his racing career. That is almost the entirety of this book. It is packed with photos selected by Shelby himself, and the captions are quotes from Shelby's commentary on the action in the photo, as well as his memories. Unfortunately, Carroll Shelby passed away before the book was fully completed, but Evans, following Shelby's instructions, carried this final project through to completion. Filled with images that have never been seen in print, as well as images not published since the 1950s and 1960s, this final work from Shelby is a personally curated collection by the legend himself. If you are a sports car racing fan, Ford fan, Shelby fan, or any combination of the three, this book is a perfect addition to your automotive library.
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Carroll Shelby: A Collection of My Favorite Racing Photos
Art Evans was a sports car racer in the 1950s on the West Coast who raced against, and became close friends with, Carroll Shelby. Their intense competition on the track became a lifelong friendship off the track. He and Shelby collaborated on many business projects over the years, including books, marketing projects, projects for the Shelby Foundation, and so on. In his later years, Shelby loved the books about his cars and similar topics, but his eyesight was failing to the point where he had difficulty reading, and really preferred the books that were heavy with photos. It was from that realization that Shelby and Evans decided to work on one last book together. They both combed through the Shelby archives and selected Shelby's favorite images from his racing career. That is almost the entirety of this book. It is packed with photos selected by Shelby himself, and the captions are quotes from Shelby's commentary on the action in the photo, as well as his memories. Unfortunately, Carroll Shelby passed away before the book was fully completed, but Evans, following Shelby's instructions, carried this final project through to completion. Filled with images that have never been seen in print, as well as images not published since the 1950s and 1960s, this final work from Shelby is a personally curated collection by the legend himself. If you are a sports car racing fan, Ford fan, Shelby fan, or any combination of the three, this book is a perfect addition to your automotive library.
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Castellotti: A Stolen Heart
A driver of great courage, a young man full of life generous: Eugenio Castellotti lived just 26 years and five months - not much more than James Dean and was a symbol of a love of motor racing, of challenge and risk. A victory of heart over reason was what they called his greatest success, the 1956 Mille Miglia win" and it is to the beat of his heart that most of his brief existence is inexorably linked. Alife which, for the first time, has been reconstructed after vast detailed research and is now a new book, published simultaneously by Giorgio Nada.
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Churchill: A Photographic Portrait

Martin Gilbert Softcover 376 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Colin Chapman: The Man and his Cars: The Authorized Biography
Originally published in 1986 and written with the full cooperation of Colin Chapman's widow and Lotus, this definitive biography of the brilliant engineer examines his character and his achievements. From penniless beginnings as an engineering student in North London, Colin Chapman went on to build the world-famous Lotus car company and establish himself, in Jackie Stewart's words, as the 'most creative designer of racing cars in the history of motor racing.' Originally published in 1986 and written with the full cooperation of Chapman's widow and Lotus, this is the definitive biography of the brilliant engineer. All of Chapman's creations are examined, including all of the Lotus grand prix cars that became world-famous, winning seven constructors' and six drivers' World Championships.
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