3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A right ripping yarn,
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!