Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography Paperback – 15 Mar 2014

6 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£12.24
Paperback
"Please retry"
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.



Product details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International; Reprint edition (15 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760346461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760346464
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 806,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Rinsey Mills, respected motoring historian and author of several motoring books, including two about Cobras, is in the unique position of having been able to call on the full co-operation of Carroll Shelby in the writing of this book. He lives in south-west England. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By B. P. Bird on 5 May 2012
Format: Hardcover
So much has been written about Carroll Shelby, mostly from an automobile point of view, that it is fascinating to have the full context of his life. Coming from an author respected for his specialist 'old car' books I am pleasantly surprised to find Mills has a talent for telling a good yarn, with a touch for the human side - some of the vignettes of Shelby's childhood and early days are particularly well told and transport the reader back to a place and a way of life now all but lost. There is a 'Just William' aspect to the young Shelby and the scrapes he got into, which come alive on the page.
This book also reminds us that we are dealing with a very successful racing driver and his rise through the local level of events to victory at le Mans is a story that could stand on its own. Just to survive that era of motor racing is a considerable achievement - not forgetting the hair raising dangers he had already escaped as an airman, all recounted here in a factual style which never the less has the reader on the edge of their seat.
This biography spells out the parallel business successes and failures that were going on prior to and alongside the racing and which, as the book explains , eventually led to the whole Cobra, Mustang and GT40 project. The twists and turns of business life are recounted, as well as the motor racing and the Author seems to have managed to make contact with an amazing number of the personalities who were involved and who are prepared to speak candidly about Shelby.
Then there is the whole African adventure.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew H on 19 May 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There's never been an official authorised biography of the great Carroll Shelby until now. It's unfortunate that days after the official publication, Shelby should pass away.

Carroll Shelby was one of the larger than life American automotive icons and he collaborated fully with authour Rinsey Mills to produce an excellent and very readable biography. The story of Carroll's life is well told by Mills who obviouly interviewed Shelby's family and friends extensively. The book is well laid out with each chapter being divided into sections meaning the book can be enjoyed in small bites. It's a fascinating story and runs to over 450 pages. All that's missing is an index of race achievements. As motor racing biographies go, this one sets the standard and at £13 on Amazon, it offers exceptional value. I highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Cumberford on 2 Jun. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good job on a complicated character. Anything I knew about Shelby first hand seems to have been presented with total accuracy. A fine biography, not the usual hagiography about Carroll and his works of wonder.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback