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The Resource Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb

Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb

Label
Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best
Title
Faster
Title remainder
how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best
Statement of responsibility
Neal Bascomb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bascomb, Neal
Dewey number
796.7209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1029.15
LC item number
.B347 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Grand Prix racing
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Grand Prix racing
  • Social aspects
Label
Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The look -- The rainmaster -- The 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781328489876
Lccn
2019033972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1105149056
Label
Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best, Neal Bascomb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The look -- The rainmaster -- The 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781328489876
Lccn
2019033972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1105149056

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