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Stirling Moss: The Authorised Biography
     

Stirling Moss: The Authorised Biography

by Robert Edwards, Stirling Moss
 

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"...there's much more to Moss than just his skill behind the wheel, as this...coffee-table book captures in anecdotes and hundreds of photos."—Playboy

The first authorized biography—with over 350 color photos—of an extraordinarily gifted and competitive sportsman. Stirling Caulfield Moss drove professionally in nearly 500 races until his

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"...there's much more to Moss than just his skill behind the wheel, as this...coffee-table book captures in anecdotes and hundreds of photos."—Playboy

The first authorized biography—with over 350 color photos—of an extraordinarily gifted and competitive sportsman. Stirling Caulfield Moss drove professionally in nearly 500 races until his near-fatal crash in 1962. By the end of his career, he had become racing's most famous and adored celebrity. Moss's tally of wins was proportionally higher than any other driver's, ever, by a wide margin. From his first race in 1948 to his last, heady days of the early sixties and beyond, his life and career unfold in great detail: the family history and school days, his start on the track and entrance to the big league, his experience driving for Mercedes; the private races, and the crash and recovery. And, because the author enjoyed free range over every aspect of Moss's life, many of the amazing stories here have never been told before. Designed by David Costa, who created The Beatles Anthology.

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From the Publisher
Edwards has defined Moss's monumental career superbly, in a book which deserves to take its place alongside the very best biographies of sporting greats ... This is a champion book about one of the towering figures in the history of motor racing—INDEPENDENT

[Moss] receives a fitting tribute from this expertly crafted book—THE TIMES

Motorsport coffee table reads don't get much better - a brilliantly-illustrated biography—DAILY EXPRESS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752865621
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time and a true icon of the motor-racing world. Known during his career as 'Mr Motor Racing' he became a professional driver in 1948, at the age of 18, racing a Cooper 500. For four years he finished runner-up in the Formula 1 Drivers World Championship. His sportsmanship at the Portuguese GP allowed Mike Hawthorn to win the 1958 Championship title by half a point at his expense. He raced 107 different types of car, across all classes of motor sport, during his remarkable career.

After 20 years as a City and Wall Street analyst and trader, Robert Edwards wrote his first book on a private passion: Aston Martin cars. Since then he has written many books in the field of motor racing including ARCHIE AND THE LISTERS, voted both book of the year and of the decade by the motoring press. He is a regular contributor to MOTOR SPORT and the DAILY TELEGRAPH.

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