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- Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (12 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452645957
- ISBN-13: 978-1452645957
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.3 x 16.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,632,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rush to Glory: Formula 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry Audio CD – Audiobook, 12 Aug 2013
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About the Author
Tom Rubython is the former editor of F1 Magazine, Business F1, SportsPro and most recently Spectator Business Magazine. Throughout his 30 year career he has also been involved in many newspaper and magazine launches. He is best known as the author of the biography, The Life of Senna. Before founding The Myrtle Press he was involved in the publishing of nine previous books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This author's style will appeal to most as it does not lose the reader in a maze of facts, figures and jargon, like so many books can on what is after all a fairly specialised subject matter. The fact that this subject matter and the story of these two racing heroes contained within is 'in vogue' with the general public at this time is of course due to the feature film currently showing at cinemas, and, I would recommend this book to both those who have seen the film as well as those contemplating seeing it because the book will help to further understand the 1976 Formula 1 season in all it's glory. The book also has a very insightful Foreword from John Watson - a close friend of both Lauda and Hunt as well of course as being one of the finest F1 drivers of that period. Inevitably, there are existing works on the market on this subject and there will no doubt be further 'new' releases on the run up to Christmas, but I feel this book deserves your attention as it paints a detailed account of what happened in a very readable style. The book is also beautifully illustrated with images from one of F1's greatest photographers............Go enjoy - I did!!
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Couldn't put it down.
The book rather reads like a movie script, but it appears that that is purely coincidental, and the movie team appears not to have consulted the book in the writing of the actual movie script.
This is a very detailed look at the 1976 Grand Prix season, with particular emphasis, of course, on the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. A considerable number of sources are listed in the Acknowledgements, and as a result we find out much about the two drivers' relationships with each other, with their families, their teammates, their team bosses and owners, their women and the press.
I lived through this period, and saw both men win races at Watkins Glen (Lauda in 1975 and Hunt in 1976). Compared with the information available in the motoring press back then, this book adds a lot of substance "between the lines" and I found some of it quite unexpected.
A bonus is the marvelous insert of color photos of the season by the noted photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch, and there is an appendix showing detailed race-by-race results, and a very detailed index.
Now, should you read the book before or after you see the movie? I'd say, both! That's what I did, and the two complement each other quite well. There may be more books released as a result of the movie, but this one is a great start.
• A shocking amount of drama unfolds throughout the 1976 Formula 1 season, way too much to be captured by a 2 hour movie. This book gives the reader a more complete picture than Ron Howard’s Rush.
• James Hunt’s antics will have you laughing out loud.
• Great insight into the chaotic, corrupt, unsafe, and altogether political early (relatively) days of F1.
• It’s a short, easy read written in a very journalistic style that never wastes a word.
• The writing leaves a little to be desired. The author’s tone is VERY British. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but it can be a little off-putting for an American reader such as myself.
• The book is short and rushed. There’s no other way to put it. It doesn’t feel incomplete exactly, but I find myself still curious about the subject matter, and will probably read other related books, starting with Nikki Lauda’s autobiography.