James Hunt

James Hunt : Biography

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JAMES HUNT WAS A TOWERING PERSONALITY WITH A COMMANDING PRESENCE, A HUGELY GLAMOROUS PUBLIC FIGURE WHO BROUGHT FORMULA ONE MOTOR RACING TO THE ATTENTION OF A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE. His story is an epic tale of a short but turbulent life lived to the limit. Triumphing against all odds to become World Drivers' Champion with McLaren in 1976, Hunt sank into a period of decadence and depression ...only to be rejuventated as he found true love for the first time. With that came personal contentment and a renewed zest for living, so that one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Grand Prix racing is best remembered by those close to him as a fun-loving, caring man who had a genuinely uplifting presence - qualities that shine through in Gerald Donaldson's compelling and moving account of his life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 30mm | 421.84g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753507358
  • 9780753507353
  • 1,500,394

About Gerald Donaldson

Gerald Donaldson is one of the world's most highly regarded motor sport authors. He has written several books, among them the highly acclaimed Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driver. He has also recently edited The Formula 1 Anthology. Gerald is Grand Prix Editor of Formula One Magazine.show more

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'The best biography of a racing driver I've ever read.' Classic Cars; 'Donaldson, in his thoughtful and intimate work, has delved behind the headlines and superbly fleshed out the character behind the caricatures of James Hunt.' Dally Telegraph; 'Covers James Hunt's life with skilful devotion.' Mail on Sunday; 'Donaldson has written a very fine book.' Independentshow more

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JAMES HUNT WAS A TOWERING PERSONALITY WITH A COMMANDING PRESENCE, A HUGELY GLAMOROUS PUBLIC FIGURE WHO BROUGHT FORMULA ONE MOTOR RACING TO THE ATTENTION OF A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE, His story is an epic tale of a short but turbulent life lived to the limit. Triumphing against all odds to become World Drivers' Champion with McLaren in 1976, Hunt sank into a period of decadence and depression ... only to be rejuventated as he found true love for the first time. With that came personal contentment and a renewed zest for living, so that one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Grand Prix racing is best remembered by those close to him as a fun-loving, caring man who had a genuinely uplifting presence - qualities that shine through in Gerald Donaldson's compelling and moving account of his life.show more

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"Covers James Hunt's life with skilful devotion."show more

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