Archive for Items Categorized 'Biography/ Autobiography', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
Drawn Out, A Seriously Funny Memoir
by Tom Scott
Comic relief . . . you know you want it. Political commentator and cartoonist, satirist, scriptwriter, playwright, raconteur, provocateur, all-round funny man. He won New Zealand Cartoonist of the Year—seven times! (Ok, it’s a small country.)
The Story of Henry Ford, A Biography Book for New Readers
by Jenna Grodzicki
Before Henry Ford became a pioneer and then a titan of an entirely new industry he was a kid who liked to take things apart. This is the point of entry for a book targeted at young readers in a series aptly called “Stories About Dreamers Just Like You.”
Ed Swart – From Zandvoort to Daytona
by Ed Swart with Johnnie Tipler
Racing driver, team owner, clerk of the course, race-club founder . . . is there anything motorsports-related that Ed Swart has not done? A 200-page book seems hardly enough to cover it all.
Full Circle: A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO
by Larry Perkins & Petra Perkins
Not a scholarly treatise on a legendary car but a snapshot-style memoir of half a century of crossing paths with the first 250 GTO.
50 First Victories, NASCAR Drivers’ Breakthrough Wins
by Al Pearce and Mike Hembree
There are plenty of good drivers who have good cars and work with good teams yet they just don’t catch a break and win. This books samples almost 70 years of US motorsports activity to relive that elusive first competition win.
Spada, The Long Story of a Short Tail
by Bart Lenaerts & Lies de Mol
The title sort of gives it away: Ercole Spada’s design career got underway with his interpretation of the truncated tail. Others did it too, he did it differently. At last there’s an entire—and supremely well designed—book about him.
Shirley Shahan, The Drag-on Lady
by Patrick Foster
Blame it on Dad. He let her help wrench on his drag racer. He let her borrow his pickup truck to go cruising—and she would beat the boys in the inevitable street races. She married a racer. And without really intending to, became one herself.
Isorivolta: The Men, the Machines
by Winston Scott Goodfellow
Curious minds want to know: why was a firm that produced competent and desirable cars not strong enough to survive? and if they were competent and desirable why did the cars fade from memory within a few short years? The author was one such curious mind and his answers are presented here..
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today
by Thomas Ricks
Many factors affect national security. Among the less obvious, at least to civilians, is the culture of the military itself.
The Blue Max Airmen: Manfred von Richthofen
by Lance J. Bronnenkant
Von Richthofen . . . that old chestnut. But wait—this is one of the few books worth having! A bit short, a bit flimsy, but sehr gut.
Secrets of the Barn Find Hunter, The Art of Finding Lost Collector Cars
by Tom Cotter
He calls himself a one-trick pony—and that pony is cars. Every other Wednesday folks know to set aside time to catch his latest barn find adventure on YouTube. That 1939 Ford Deluxe Woody he drives regularly on the show? He bought it when he was 15! He learned a thing or three since then and this is his story.
Trailblazer in Flight, Britain’s First Female Jet Airline Captain
by Yvonne Pope Sintes
“Airworthiness” of a different kind is the topic here: can—should—a woman be at the helm of a commercial airliner? You’ll shudder at some of the reactions in her time (1950s), and then you’ll shudder some more because glass ceilings are still very real today.