James Hunt

James Hunt : The 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. 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 rejuvenated 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 | 400 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 8 pages b/w
  • 0753518236
  • 9780753518236
  • 102,980

Review quote

"Donaldson, in his thoughtful and intimate work, has delved behind the headlines and superbly fleshed out the character behind the caricatures of James Hunt" Daily Telegraph "Covers James Hunt's life with skilful devotion" Daily Mail "Donaldson has written a very fine book" Guardian "The best biography of a racing driver I've ever read ... it will make you laugh and cry" Classic Carsshow more

About Gerald Donaldson

Gerald Donaldson is one of the world's most highly regarded motor sport authors. He has written several books, among them highly acclaimed biographies of Gilles Villeneuve and Juan Manuel Fangio.show more

Review Text

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

Back cover copy

'Donaldson, in his thoughtful and intimate work, has delved behind the headlines and superbly fleshed out the character behind the caricatures of James Hunt' Daily Telegraph 'Donaldson has written a very fine book' Guardian 'The best biography of a racing driver I've ever read . . . it will make you laugh and cry' Classic Cars 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. 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 rejuvenated when 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

Rating details

180 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 35% (63)
4 53% (96)
3 10% (18)
2 2% (3)
1 0% (0)
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