Archive for Author 'Donald Capps', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Malcom Gladwell
Planning to watch the movie Oppenheimer? A nuclear bomb!? Why had other military strategies not broken Japan’s ability to fight? Because no matter what the strategists of the Bomber Mafia thought, pinpoint hits from high altitude were not achievable in those days.
by Len Deighton
This is a novel but the level of research and attention to detail Deighton brought to bear could have easily yielded a nonfiction analysis of one fateful day and night in 1943 pinning German air defenses and RAF Bomber Command against each other.
by Stuart Codling
Hindsight is everything . . . this Netflix docuseries is created at the end of a racing season and so can orchestrate its storytelling to punch up certain themes whose outcomes are already known. This book provides much-needed context and will probably achieve the same goal: create more F1 fans.
by Randall Cannon
Las Vegas may be popular with gamblers but it wasn’t with racing drivers. The circuit was boring and flat as a parking lot, in fact it was a parking lot. And run counter-clockwise, and, oh, that heat. There is always talk of bringing racing back to Vegas—and this time without the Mob! The Mob?
by Thomas Ricks
Many factors affect national security. Among the less obvious, at least to civilians, is the culture of the military itself.
by Michael Frostick
On the face of it, an interesting era in racing and an author who would pen many worthy tomes. Alas, this isn’t one of them.
by Kevin Eason
A colorful look by a long-time observer at the forces that turned a sport into a circus in which staggering amounts of money are to be made by those few who already have money—or genius or luck or connections—to even get a seat at the table.
by Ibrar Malik
A veritable Annus Horibilis. If you paid attention you probably have an opinion or three. So did the author, but he ended up revising some of them in the course of writing this book! Will you?
by Robert Daley
Two of the serious must-have racing reads are under this author’s byline. They are among his earliest work and possibly even more thrilling to read today—because no one does it like this anymore—than they were then.
by Robert M. Neer
Horrible stuff. And horribly effective. This is a disturbing examination of the disconnect between technocratic progress and morals and the laws of war. What ends justify such nightmarish means?
by Joe Saward
The idea of racing drivers having a side gig as secret agents seems the stuff of fantasy—but it really did happen. Telling that story was long overdue—but the book has become a victim of almost two decades worth of research struggling to remain intelligible.
by Randall Cannon and Michael Gerry
Legendary drivers, the FBI, Howard Hughes…it’s a big story but the track was short-lived and pretty much forgotten until two local boys with racing interests put this fine book together.