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Alberto Ascari Man With Two Shadows , biography

  • SKU : 35835
  • Author: Desmond, Kevin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Condition: Used
  • Pages: 178
  • Published: 1981

$44.00

On May 26, 1955 Alberto Ascari Should Have Stayed In Bed. Twice World Champion Motor Racing Driver, He Had, Four Days Earlier, Startled The Racing World During The Monaco Grand Prix By Plunging Off The Tarmac Fifty Feet Into The Sea Below. Now Battered And Bruised He Insisted On Taking An Unscheduled Training Run; Unfit And Without Equipment It Was Totally Out Of Character. “It Is Better To Race Again Soon After An Accident: He Told Amazed Onlookers As He Eased Into The Vehicle… Kevin Desmond Has Painted A Compelling Human Story Of A Man At The Summit Of His Profession Destroyed By An Obsession. Had He Survived He Would Have Ranked Alongside Fangio, Nuvolari And Stewart As An All-Time Great; But It Was Not To Be. The Man With Two Shadows Will Captivate Both Motor Racing Enthusiast And Amateur Psychologist Alike.

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On May 26, 1955 Alberto Ascari Should Have Stayed In Bed. Twice World Champion Motor Racing Driver, He Had, Four Days Earlier, Startled The Racing World During The Monaco Grand Prix By Plunging Off The Tarmac Fifty Feet Into The Sea Below. Now Battered And Bruised He Insisted On Taking An Unscheduled Training Run; Unfit And Without Equipment It Was Totally Out Of Character. "It Is Better To Race Again Soon After An Accident: He Told Amazed Onlookers As He Eased Into The Vehicle... Kevin Desmond Has Painted A Compelling Human Story Of A Man At The Summit Of His Profession Destroyed By An Obsession. Had He Survived He Would Have Ranked Alongside Fangio, Nuvolari And Stewart As An All-Time Great; But It Was Not To Be. The Man With Two Shadows Will Captivate Both Motor Racing Enthusiast And Amateur Psychologist Alike.