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5.0 out of 5 stars A right ripping yarn, 16 Oct 2010
This review is from: The Man Who Caught Crippen (Paperback)
In a departure from previous work, The Man Who Caught Crippen barely features a motor car, let alone a racing driver. Instead the focus of the book is a time when sailing ships and steamers defined the pinnacle of technology.

Given Joe's long career as an F1 journalist, I applaud his decision to look at an era that was perhaps outside his comfort zone. Aside from noting even in the age of wind power 'racing improved the breed', and the fact much of the story takes place near to the location of the Canadian Grand Prix, you'd struggle to find a motor racing connection amongst these pages.

The Man Who Caught Crippen is entertaining and educational and very well written. It is a terrific read and I heartily recommend it to anybody. If I have one complaint it's the lack of a digital purchasing option. I very much expect this will be the very last paperback book I ever buy, but what a book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, should be made into a movie, 13 July 2013
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A great and gripping yarn of an amazing life, in a different time to what we know. Have bought multiple copies to pass on to others as I rate it that highly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ripping yarn!, 11 Sep 2011
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Following on from the excellent 'Grand Prix Saboteurs' Joe Saward has again come up with a cracking tale that is slightly off the radar from the obvious.

This is another piece of excellently - and extensively - researched material and aside from a few minor editing errors not picked up by the publisher it's a rattling good yarn of life at sea in the days before travel was accessible to everyone and pre the days of instant global communication.
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The Man Who Caught Crippen by Joe Saward (Paperback - 28 July 2010)
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