Archive for Author 'Tom King', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Betrayed: Secrecy, Lies, and Consequences

by Frederic H. Martini

Being a POW is hard enough. Not being believed afterwards, and even being denied disability benefits is worse. Having someone who knew of your plight but didn’t help be hailed as a hero is . . . well . . . this book will make you question who the good guys are.

“I Would Not Step Back . . .” Phil Lamason

by Hilary Pedersen and others

More than a just another war story, this book explains what made a quiet, humble man a leader even his enemies could not ignore.

Take Five, the Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

by Doug Ramsey

A serious, thoughtful biography of a jazz saxophonist by a jazz critic and musician who knew his subject personally. This spells real insight, and, in fact, this book ought to be a model to all biographers.

Riley Sports Cars 1926–1938

by Graham Robson

As so many other British makes, afflicted as they were of a singularly Britsh way of executing industrial policy, Riley had a complicated history. This book isn’t helping, not even in regards to the small sports car segment it focuses on.

Enzo Ferrari’s Secret War

by David Manton

No, this is not about Ferrari’s “war” on the race track with Ford but his much lesser-known actions during World War II vis-à-vis the Germans. If you ever wondered why Enzo had a soft spot for New Zealanders, this book has an answer—one that reads like fiction but aparently is not.

Frontiers – A Colonial Dynasty

by Simon Best

New Zealand, that most remote of British colonies. From whalers to Rolls-Royces to two airmen of Maori descent lying buried together on a hilltop in England, this book covers four generations.

Lagonda, A History of the Marque

by Arnold Davey & Anthony W. May

Founded by a US opera singer of Scottish ancestry in 1906, this British luxury marque has had a difficult life. Owned by Aston Martin since 1947 you may soon see Lagonda-branded SUVs on the road so find out what makes Langonda special.

Gentleman Jack: The Official Biography of Jack Sears

by Graham Gauld

You can hardly pick up a British race report from the 1950s and ‘60s without seeing Sears’ name as a competitor, and often enough winner, in saloon, sports, and vintage cars.

Art Deco and British Car Design: The Airline Cars of the 1930s

by Barrie Down

Some of the most beautiful cars ever built were made during the 1930s, in Europe and America, and Down’s eagerly awaited book showcases the cars that reflected the Art Deco school of design.