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Enzo Ferrari: A Life

Enzo Ferrari: A Life

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By (author) Richard Williams

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  • Publisher: YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224059866
  • ISBN 13: 9780224059862
  • Illustrations note: 13 b&w halftones
  • Sales rank: 85,200

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For tens of millions of people around the world, a single name evokes the world of speed - Enzo Ferrari. Today's Formula One would be unthinkable without the presence of the Ferrari cars on the grid. Win or lose, Ferrari attract more fans than all the other teams combined. And the cars unique appeal - their mystique, their myth - has its origins in the story of one man with a dictator's will and the cunning of a Machiavelli.Going back to the origins of "The Old Man", tracing his remarkable rise to prominence, and using sources which have hitherto remained silent, Richard Williams tells the story of a man who was one of the key figures of sport in the twentieth century, and whose influence over his sport is undiminished today, more than a decade after his death.

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Richard Williams is the Guardian's chief sports writer and is the author of two highly acclaimed books - The Death of Aryton Senna and Racers, which was shortlisted for the 1998 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

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"Fast cars, fanatical fans, glamour and the brilliant writing of the Guardian's sports sage" GQ "Absorbing and authoritative... this book's trove of anecdotes is a treat" Daily Telegraph "An engrossing read from start to finish - heartily recommended" Time Out "Williams is clear and authoritative. He expertly unravels the myths from the facts" Scotland on Sunday

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The definitive biography of one of the towering figures of the 20th century. For tens of millions of people around the world, a single name evokes the world of speed -- Enzo Ferrari. Today's Formula One, a billion-dollar business with a vast TV audience, would be unthinkable without the Ferrari cars on the grid. Win or lose, Ferrari attract more fans than all the other teams combined. And the cars' unique appeal -- their mystique, their myth -- has its origins in the story of one man with a dictator's will and the cunning of Machiavelli. Going back to the origins of "The Old Man," tracing his remarkable rise to prominence, and using sources which have hitherto remained silent, Richard Williams, tells the story of a man who was one of the key figures of sport in the twentieth century, and whose influence over his sport is undiminished today, more than a decade after his death.