Try Ask a Bookseller to have our knowledgable booksellers deliver personalized recommendations directly to you!

Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best

Pre-Order Now Badge
Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best cover

Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best

$ 16.99
Add to Wish List
Pre-Order (Not Yet Published)

Winner of the Motor Press Guild Best Book of the Year Award & Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism

For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing


As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of racial terror and pushed the world toward war, three unlikely heroes—a driver banned from the best European teams because of his Jewish heritage, the owner of a faltering automaker company, and the adventurous daughter of an American multimillionaire—banded together to challenge Hitler’s dominance at the Grand Prix, the apex of motorsport. Bringing to life this glamorous era and the sport that defined it, Faster chronicles one of the most inspiring, death-defying upsets of all time: a symbolic blow against the Nazis during history’s darkest hour.

NEAL BASCOMB is the national award–winning and New York Times best-selling author of The Winter Fortress, Hunting Eichmann, The Perfect Mile,Higher, The Nazi Hunters, and Red Mutiny, among others. A former international journalist, he is a widely recognized speaker on the subject of war and has appeared in a number of documentaries. He lives in Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://nealbascomb.com or find him on Twitter at @nealbascomb.
 

ISBN: 9780358508120

ISBN-10: 9780358508120

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 05/04/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/04/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

History / Military / World War II

Technology & Engineering / History

Technology & Engineering / Automotive

History / Jewish

Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports

Transportation / Automotive / History

History / Europe

More by Neal Bascomb

  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best Cover Image
  • The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
  • The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler's Best (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
  • Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best Cover Image
  • The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War Cover Image
  • The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
  • The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War Cover Image