This is the second book in a series of official decade histories of the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Following on from his excellent 1960s effort, Quentin Spurring turns his attention to the next decade, when Le Mans faced a difficult period in its history due to a global economic recession and a sharp rise in the prize of fuel, but maintained its high standards and large grids, even if the cars were not as exciting as the 5-litre Porsches and Ferraris which were the pacesetters at the start of the decade, nor the Group C machines of the 1980s.
In scope, format and execution, this book is identical to the 1960s volume: a plethora of well-reproduced photographs, with a good mix of exciting action shots and pit-lane details supplemented by extended captions of the majority of the entrants, in addition to an overall race report and results. As before, there is also a full statistical section which concludes the book. Another nice touch is the reproduction of the original event posters for each race.
If you have already bought the 1960s history, then I'm sure you'll extend your collection with this volume, but if this is the first you've heard of the series, then my advice is to buy both!