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Murray Walker's Formula One Heroes : [Hardcover]

Murray Walker , Simon Taylor
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4 Oct 2001
Murray Walker's voice is the most instantly recognizable in sports broadcasting. Grand Prix fans entrust themselves to him throughout the season for a dose of unrelenting, high-octane excitement. He combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport with an unbridled enthusiasm that remains undimmed after more than half a century of race commentaries. Murray Walker has compiled his ultimate collection of racing heroes, his personal hall of fame.

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  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books; 2nd Revised Edition edition (4 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852279184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852279189
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 24.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 313,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'It's a bargain because you know it's accurate and the considered opinion of a motor racing expert.' -- Motoring News

'The authenticity of every detail, opinion and emotion brings a rare sense of immediacy and transfers with it the undeniable power of Walker's enthusiasm.' -- Daily Telegraph

'What really sets this book apart are the warm tributes to his friends behind the scenes.' -- Autosport

'a must, not just for the coffee table, but merits a permanent place at your bedside.' -- F1 News

'an essential buy for motorsport enthusiasts.' -- London Evening Standard

Book Description

FULLY UPDATED GUIDE TO THE SPORT FROM 'THE VOICE OF FORMULA ONE' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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A fitting tribute to many of the great motor sport legends, this book gives a great synopsis of the best, from Enzo Ferrari to Stirling Moss, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and many more. With delightful photographs and a detailed synopsis of the careers of each driver, Murray has completed a fine book that is a wonder to read. A must have for every motor sport enthusiast!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better than average 17 Feb 2004
The book has a couple of page long profiles of around twenty of the leading drivers. The book is designed to support his television programme. The section about circuits and other important figures in formula one is again insightful. The book is written in an enthusiastic style and Simon Taylor has cleverly mimicked the enthusiasm of Murray Walker.
It is a good start to learn about the history of the sport and the individual profiles are a good starting base to select the biographies for individual drivers. The 'Hereos' holds few surprises, but is well written and full of clear photographs which may have not been seen by many.
Recommended, but there are better books available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart warming read 14 Mar 2001
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One of the best books written by Murray Walker. His love and knowledge and feelings of formula 1 shows through,but to read about formula 1 drivers,the teams and the top men like Berni eccleston with such passion is a pleasure
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This book is book that any Formula One fan would love, it contains some of the best text and comments on the sport that I have ever read, and of course it's written by the famous Murray Walker himself. I agree that some of these heroes of his are heroes of mine aswel like Sterling Moss, Graham Hill and many others. it contains past and present drivers all the way up to the present day's Michael Shumacher. This book also contains some of the most dramatic and exciting action and incedents I that have happened throughout the world of sport. With history of every driver and of Murray this is a read for everybody.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murry Walker"s Formula One Heroes 8 Feb 2008
I just love this book i think all of Michael Schumacher books are great reading and the photos are awesome, all formula 1 books i highly recommend,they are so informative and very interesting to understand why a formula 1 drivers goes to the extremes on or off the tracks, its Michael Schumacher i am always interested in.i like to know what one commontator says compared to the other
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