Archive for Items Categorized 'Biography/ Autobiography', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Clive Semple
“I must now enjoy myself and not worry, otherwise I shall get nerves and that won’t do.” Far more than merely the story of a pilot, this is a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a young man with hopes, illusions, and—luck.
by Dean M. Nelson
If you’ve never heard of a Cartercar, you’re not alone—but if your car has an electric starter, you (may) have to thank this prolific inventor, not least because it is said that not having one probably killed him!
by Peter Joffre Nye
You may not know the man but you use his products every time you turn the ignition key. Many of the early pioneers lived large, colorful lives but Champion’s had a particularly bright spark.
by Johnny Herbert
Today this gifted all-round driver is praised for an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of his sport on his broadcasts for Britain’s Sky Sports F1 channel but this autobiography skips over a few bits in the name of telling a grander story.
by Peter Garnier
This prolific illustrator was held in wide regard but little had been recorded of his life. When this book was first published in 1978 it was the first attempt at organizing the snippets of fact and sort out the hearsay.
by John Julian
The young New Zealander is not exactly a household name—except among knowledgeable racing enthusiasts. From technical to social aspects, the book describes many aspects of a particularly storied year in racing history.
by Julian Balme
From amateur rally driver to team owner who supplied rides in which world championships were won, Walker was a force to be reckoned with in the 1950s and ‘60s. This fine bio is the first, and the world would be just fine if it remained the only one.
by Sigur E. Whitaker
From wholesale grocer to motorsports impresario this unknown businessman would become a household name. This biography presents these and many other of his activities.
by Arnold O’Byrne
The author rose from accounts clerk to senior executive at GM and in his role as in-house auditor laid bare corruption, dishonesty, and disrespect at GM Ireland. This autobiography tells it like it is.
by Mike Love and James S. Hirsch
Enough about Brian Wilson already! I am a Beach Boy too, a founding member! Attention must be paid! I am a wonderful person! Look at Me, Ma!
by Damon Hill
A candid and intense look at a life that became complicated way before the author took up racing and became world champion.
by Richard Harman
A massive book about the iconic American sportsman whose middle name, Swift, foreshadowed exactly what his life would be all about: going fast, on land and sea and in general.