Zora Arkus-Duntov -The Legend Behind Corvette

Zora Arkus-Duntov -The Legend Behind Corvette

by Jerry Burton
     
 

Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette tells the story of how a gifted engineer brought up by Russian Revolutionary parents became the guiding force behind the legendary American sports car, and in the process attained the elite status of American legend himself. Author Jerry Burton, founding editor and current editorial director of Corvette Quarterly,

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Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette tells the story of how a gifted engineer brought up by Russian Revolutionary parents became the guiding force behind the legendary American sports car, and in the process attained the elite status of American legend himself. Author Jerry Burton, founding editor and current editorial director of Corvette Quarterly, has worked with many of Zora's friends and colleagues, as well as his widow Elfi, to write the first major biography of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Burton has illustrated his book with hundreds of unpublished photos, blueprints, and archival documents.This book puts Duntov in the perspective needed to understand his achievements as a Russian-Jewish immigrant fighting to make his mark at General Motors.

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Born to a pair of revolutionary Russians in 1909, Arkus would go on to become the engineer most responsible for the redesign of the American muscle car, the Corvette. Burton (founding editor, ) traces his life from his youth in Belgium, through his flight from Nazi Germany, his tenure at General Motors, and to his death in 1996. The CD-ROM contains blueprints and other archival material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780837608587
Publisher:
Bentley Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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