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Life at the Limit Hardcover – 18 Oct 1993

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Patrick Stephens Ltd; New edition edition (18 Oct. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852604611
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852604615
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,186,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Graham Hill, a double motor racing World Champion, was a supreme figure in the sport in the 1960s and early 1970s, and one of the best-loved sporting personalities of his time. This facsimile edition of his story, told in his own words and first published in 1969, is published to mark the entry into Formula 1 racing of Graham's son Damon with the Williams Renault team. Provides an insight into the life and times of Graham Hill, at the peak of his career, chronicles highlights such as winning the Drivers' World Championship in both 1962 and 1968, being runner-up three times in the intervening years, and winning the Indianapolis 500 Miles Race in 1966 at his first attempt.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Peter Fenelon on 30 Aug. 2003
Format: Hardcover
More than any other World Champion, Graham Hill worked hard to get to the top. He couldn't even drive until his mid-20s; after getting hooked by a couple of laps of Brands in an F3 car he scrimped, saved (and occasionally conned) his way into racing, constantly improving his technical and driving skills.
Graham is frank and funny about his early life - for once this is an autobiography that doesn't start with the beginning of his racing career, there being much about his childhood, Navy years, and apprenticeship.
He goes on to tell the story of his racing career from his debut in F3 (he led off the start line, and then wasn't quite sure what you did next...) to being hospitalised after his 1969 Watkins Glen accident.
Along the way there are various lewd and occasionally printable anecdotes - Graham did seem to spend more time three sheets to the wind dancing on tables with his trousers off than most modern F1 androids do! - but above all the story of a man determined to reach the top in his chosen sport by virtue of hard work and application of his brain to the task at hand.
Graham was a splendid raconteur and the easy, conversational style of the book makes it splendidly readable.
He's still missed to this day; this is a fine memoir of a true British Great.
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By Harty on 13 July 2015
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A fabulous slice of history, written by someone who was there! Graham Hill had a very direct writing style, I would imagine he wrote similarly to the way he spoke. There is a quiet humour, real 60s attitude, a rakish honesty and some rapier like insights. He spoke very kindly of everyone, even his biggest rivals and was clearly a very gentlemanly person.
There are a number of repetitions and plenty of over-simplification, but I do not want to be too critical of what is such an entertaining and engaging read as a whole. It's a pity that his solicitor persuaded him to remove a number of passages prior to publication. Now they would have added some spice!
Since reading this. I have been inspired to hit Google and Youtube, finding additional material to put more meat on the bones of what was clearly a fabulous life.
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Format: Hardcover
Witten by Graham in His own words summing up all of His races up to His accident in 69. On the same day iI received it there nwas a documentary on the telly about the races of that period and He never mentioned all the fatalities in the sport at that time, I found that odd, perhaps it was not strange to Him.
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