Ivan Mauger

Ivan Mauger : The Man Behind the Myth

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This is the first book to reveal the complex personality that it Ivan Mauger, the dedicated and often ruthlessly efficient ambition that made him a virtual sporting automaton. His achievements in motorcycle track racing (nine individual world titles on long track and speedway) are legendary, but here John Chaplin exposes the magic behind the myth, the soft centre concealed by the steely resolve that enabled Mauger to emerge from the obscurity of his small-town New Zealand origins to emerge to earn a worldwide acclaim which he continues to enjoy. He elevated a minority sport to a new dimension with a unique professionalism that made him at once featred, hatred, envied and admired. In the words of opponents, friends, enemies, business associates, employers and colleagues, this is uniquely Ivan Mauger, the man behind the myth.
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  • Electronic book text | 160 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752482505
  • 9780752482507

About John Chaplin

John Chaplin spent forty years working on major national newspapers, including the Mirror and the Daily Mail. He was deputy editor Mail International and is the author of five books. For more than fifty years he has been a writer and colmunist on Speedway Star, the world's leading speedway magazine, and is the founder-editor of Vintage Speedway Magazine.
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