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Juan Manuel Fangio: Motor Racing's Grand Master (Karl Ludvigsen Racer Biographies) Hardcover – 20 Sep 1999

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; First Edition edition (20 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859606253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859606254
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,103,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fangio started racing in the 1930s in his native Argentina and was immedidately successful. He first raced seriously in Europe in 1949, planning on one season only but victories led to a change of plan and the creation of a legend. Driving for several famous teams Fangio won a record five Formula I World Championship titles before retiring in 1958. This book also takes a look at his implacably calm personality, his kidnapping in 1958, his ill-starred attempt at the Indy 500 and his magnetic appeal to women.

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This was a clallenging book to write and illustrate.
I approached the writing and illustrating of a book on Juan Fangio with great trepidation, both because he is admired by millions and because I very deeply respected his career, personality and achievements. Fortunately I had wonderful help from the archives of Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari, among others, as well as the assets of our own Ludvigsen Library, so I feel that I have been able to shed some fresh illumination on the long life of one of the 20th Century's most respected and admired sporting heroes.

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