- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Overlook Press (28 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590207319
- ISBN-13: 978-1590207314
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,593,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
NASCAR Legends: Memorable Men, Moments, and Machines in Racing History Paperback – 28 Feb 2012
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Praise for Robert Edelstein's "Full Throttle":
"[Edelstein s] impeccable biography . . . kicks up blissful dirt on NASCAR s juiced-up early days." --"The New York Times Book Review" (Front Page)
"Enormously entertaining." --"Sports Illustrated"
"It s the definitive bio of the legend Edelstein describes as the wildest man of the sport. " --"TV Guide"
"May be one of the best ever racing biographies." --"Daytona Beach News-Journal"
"A fast-paced and rowdy romp that captures the grit and roar of the track and the outsized personalities and daredevils of America's homegrown sport." Neal Thompson, author of "Driving with the Devil""
About the Author
ROBERT EDELSTEIN is the author of "Full Throttle" and "NASCAR Generations." He is the exclusive motorsports writer for "TV Guide." He lives with his family in Caldwell, New Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
"NASCAR Legends" describes a sweeping arc of NASCAR history, stopping at key points along the way to illuminate important people, races and tracks. Given the breadth of this undertaking, what the author manages to pull off is the rare feat of imparting a great deal of information and keeping it interesting every step of the way. The personalities, the inside stories, the triumphs, tragedies and drama are all handled with equal skill. The stories can be quite poignant, then suddenly turn on a dime to make you bray with laughter.
Edelstein obviously has a great love for his subject, but never gets lost in subjective indulgence. By stepping out of the way and giving stage to the stars...the legends...he makes it seem as though we are part of a private party, sitting down with some of the greatest drivers, crew, and owners in the world, and hearing the stories directly from those who have lived it. It's a fun ride, and one that includes several breathless descriptions of the most intense moments in some important races that will make you feel as though you are there.
This is a terrific read and one I highly recommend. Enjoy!