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Bernie.. the biography he approved....,
This review is from: Bernie: The Biography of Bernie Ecclestone (Hardcover)
The nearest thing to an authorised biography of Bernie. Lots of details and stories, and I think the early part of the book is quite interesting, the used car days, the racing, the involvemnet with driver management, and the early days fo the Brabham purchase, but the second half seems to get bogged down once it goes into Bernie's financial dealings for FOCA, and successive ventures.
Biggest problem is that I'm sure some of the stories have been cleaned up, and some stuff carefully omitted. You don't get to where Bernie is, without "breaking a few legs" or something similar, it's just too nice and simple, "he's a wonderful chap, buys his mother flowers", none of the real "Doug and Dinsdale" stuff.
However, compared to the alternative Tom Bower book, this is a work of genius.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2011 21:50:04 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
Agree re Bower. Try Lovell for another take on it. He's got his own flaws (really really getting bogged down in the financial ins and outs).
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 09:06:43 GMT
Paul A. Redding says:
It was cleaned up according to the editorial by Nigel Roebuck in MotorSport earlier this year.
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