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Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    The Magnificent Men and Their Driving Machines.

    This book relates the story of the 1908 New York to Paris race looking at the egos behind the adventure as much as the race itself.<BR/><BR/>The author has done what appears to be quite extensive research using period materials and was able to synthesize it into as compelling a tale as it must have been to contemporary news readers in 1908.<BR/><BR/>I look forward to having the chance to read the author's other books about the Packard and Corvette.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

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    This is a great history of what, on it's surface, seems to be an impossible to believe story. How could they do it, who were these people? Don't think this is the book version of the goofy, but fun, movie of the same name. High recommend and I just saw the 100 year old car at Amelia Island!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2005

    What a wonderful and exciting read!

    What a surprise! Race of the Century, about the 1908 New York to Paris auto race is a page turner ¿ not expected of a non fiction book. Only about 2 to 3 percent of books I choose to read are so fun that I read them out loud to my wife, Race of the Century is just this lively. I found myself having such difficulty putting the book down, I wanted to know not just what was going to happen to each car and driver the next day, but all the ¿inside¿ stories of each character involved in the race ¿ Italians, Germans, French and Americans. The personal disputes, challenges and personalities presented by the cars occupants brought us right into the ¿passenger¿ seat in each car as the struggle of this wild race keeps going. Julie Fenster does such a wonderful job of pulling my wife and I into the foray I just did not want the book to end. As an added bonus I experienced more of what the world was like in 1908, so much clearer than in any history book. Bravo. Roger

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