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Today Bobby's mind is as sharp, detailed, and analytical as anyone's in sports. Bobby remembers so much, in such great detail, the stories he tells leap off the page. It's all there-the feuds, the infighting, the victories, the accusations of cheating, and worse. Along with the Earnhardts, the Jarretts, and the Pettys, the Allisons are racing family royalty, and Miracle, a family saga of determination, loyalty, and love, is filled with some of the greatest racing stories of all time. If you ever wanted to read a book that puts you in the garage, in the pits, and in the boardrooms, and at the same time tugs at your heart-strings -this is the book for you.
"Fascinating and dramatic." —Accent On Tampa Bay
"There will be significant demand for this crowd pleaser." —Booklist
"The Allison story, told with thrusting energy." —Kirkus
"The Allisons were the heart and soul of stock car racing, in victory and in tragedy. Golenbock captures the heartbreak and the inspiration of their story, from the thrilling rides in big-time races to the true grit of an American family fighting to survive." —Robert Lipsyte, former New York Times sports columnist
"NASCAR is not just about sheetmetal and horsepower; it's about people. Bobby Allison is an American hero, and this book allows us to become temporary members of his family. By the last page, we all want to give Bobby and Judy Allison a hug. This is the best NASCAR book ever written." —Tom Cotter, NASCAR historian and author of "Holman Moody: The Legendary Race Team."
"You hold in your hands, reader, our family saga. It's about racing, beating the odds, chasing your dream, making something out of nothing and, of course, the importance of family. Peter Golenbock has done a wonderful job telling our tale. We hope it entertains and inspires you." —Judy Allison
Posted February 8, 2010
Great life story covering the highs and the lows of a life of racing. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in racing and particularly in some of the retired drivers reading this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 10, 2009
In 'Miracle,' Peter Golenbock enlightens NASCAR fans with the intimate details of the life of one of racings biggest stars ever. The book is filled with quotes from family members and friends and is quite revealing in discussing the relationships of those who were active participants in racing from the sixties through the nineties. This book gives details of not just the facts of Bobby Allison's life, but also his innermost thoughts. It reveals his strong Catholic faith, which is important since many race fans are unfamiliar with such practices. The story is filled with heartache, but also gives evidence of God's presence during difficult times. I also learned lots about the inner workings of NASCAR. This is a must read for any Bobby Allison (or Davey Allison) fan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.