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5.0 out of 5 stars For many people, a great read; for motor racing fans, a "must read"
Up front, I need to acknowledge that I have almost no interest in automobile racing competition. However, I did enjoy seeing the 1966 film starring James Garner, Grand Prix, and reading James MacGregor's book, Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! A Hot Lap Around America with NASCAR (2005). That said, I now acknowledge that A. J. Baime's Go Like Hell is one of the...
Published on 25 Jun. 2009 by Robert Morris

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3.0 out of 5 stars Compelling
A compelling narrative on the battle between Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s told from the perspctives on the people who were there. It isn't perfect - the brief description of Levegh's crash in the 1955 race takes the lazy and discredited view that Hawthorn caused the incident by pulling across the road without warning, for example, and there are other examples...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking read, 11 Mar. 2014
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This is a great read full stop. The subject matter is exceptionally well researched and written regarding an amazing era for motor sport. I enjoyed it immensely and unusually re-read the book straight after finishing it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 5 Jan. 2014
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brilliant read! an excellent story covering the biggest race in the le mans history between ford and ferrari. very well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational read - enthralling!, 12 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (Paperback)
Magnificent! I was captivated throughout and surprised I found it such a page turner given that the final result is well known. However the background to the battle between Ford and Ferrari is fascinating. A must read for Motorsport enthusiasts. Treat yourself - a real gem!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the sports car industry of the 50s and 60s, 3 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (Paperback)
Fascinating look and the duel between Ford and Ferrari, the driver the men at the top and the carnage.

Truly awesome machines driven by real heroes on murderous tracks at whopping speeds.

Great read now I want more details and more books of this sort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Go Like Hell, 27 Dec. 2012
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Fantastic book about the Ford vs. Ferrari battle that was as intense off the race track as it was on it. The writing flows brilliantly and captures a snapshot of the era and the different philosophies of these two giant car companies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Go like hell, 17 Sept. 2014
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Brilliant brilliant a superb must read.
Sadly no photos of cars to compliment the text but just delve into your own memory
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 5 Nov. 2010
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A thoroughly engaging book. Reads like a novel, I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Disappointing, 30 May 2011
This review is from: Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (Paperback)
The good points first: the book doesn't cost much, and it does give an interesting insight into what went on 'behind the scenes', particularly in the United States.

However, this is not the book to buy for a detailed account of the races or indeed the development of the cars involved. For instance, there is no mention at all of Len Bailey, who was responsible for the GT40's front-end redesign which turned it from a wayward beast into a good racing car at a stroke. Maybe because he was British? More pictures of the cars would have been welcome, and I'm pretty sure the picture captioned as a Ferrari P3 is in fact a P4...

All in all, interesting in places, but far from the only book you need ever buy on the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 29 Dec. 2014
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a good insight into a fascinating battle between constructors
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Oct. 2014
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Great insight into back stabbing that went on
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