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Fangio: The Life Behind the Legend

Fangio: The Life Behind the Legend [Kindle Edition]

Gerald Donaldson
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Product Description


"Fascinating" (Guardian)

"Donaldson's offering on the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio mirrors his deep understanding of the sport's heroes" (Independent)

"An enjoyable read that brings out the essence of a dedicated, warm and humble man" (Classic Cars)

Book Description

The inside story of one of the greatest formula 1 drivers of all time

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 516 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital (31 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009EQG924
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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"Fangio: the Life Behind The Legend" is a superb book. It explains the life of five time Formula 1 world champion Fangio and includes all his key Formula 1 races especially Germany 1957 but delves into more than that including the fact he broke his neck in 1952 and won 4 of his 5 world titles with the damage to his neck.

It also rekindles great races before he entered Formula 1, his relationship with his partner Beta for 20 years, his kidnaping by the Fidel Castro in 1958.

In short, a detailed and truly fascinating insight into a remarkable legend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fangio 15 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm more of a motor bike man but I found this book fascinating.

Gerald Donaldson captures this incredibly dangerous period through which Fangio dominated. He vividly describes not only the racing but more importantly the human side of the man himself.

At the end of the book you feel total respect for Juan.

A great read. The only criticism being that the kindle edition - as is so often the case lacks any photographs.

Peter, Belfast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent background on the legend 18 July 2014
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As mentioned in the acknowledgements Fangio wanted the book to talk about the man rather than the cars and the records. That came across brilliant my in the book a 5 times world champion who was down to earth humble in victory and gracious in defeat a lot of modern driver could learn a lot from this.
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