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The Fast Set e-book

Author:

Charles Jennings

Language:

English

Category:

Memoris

Subcategory:

Historical

ePub size:

1149 kb

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Rating:

4.2

Publisher:

Abacus (September 1, 2005)

Pages:

352

ISBN:

0349115966

The Fast Set e-book

by Charles Jennings


Charles Jennings was born in London and was educated there and at Oxford University. He is married with two children, and lives in London.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Charles Jennings was born in London and was educated there and at Oxford University. He writes for a range of newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the Times.

Charles Jennings' fascinating new book brings to life this eccentric collection of oddballs and enthusiasts, united only in The remarkable story of the Speed Kings, a group of men who achieved international notoriety as they pursued their common goal: to travel faster than anyone had ever done and claim the coveted Land Speed Record for their country, and for themselves.

item 1 The Fast Set: Three Extraordinary Men and Their. He is married with two children, and lives in London where he works as a writer

item 1 The Fast Set: Three Extraordinary Men and Their. by Jennings, Charles Hardback. item 2 Fast Set : Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race for the Land Speed R-ExLibrary -Fast Set : Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race for the Land Speed R-ExLibrary. He is married with two children, and lives in London where he works as a writer. Country of Publication.

Город: Winchester, UKПодписчиков: 11 ты. себе: Director of 70:20:10 Institute. Internet Time Alliance. Former Academic and Chief Learning Officer. Australian living in England but not passed the Tebbit Test.

Charles Jennings' fascinating new book brings to life this eccentric collection of oddballs and enthusiasts, united .

Charles Jennings' fascinating new book brings to life this eccentric collection of oddballs and enthusiasts, united only in their desire to succeed: Henry Segrave, as famous as he was fearless, who drew tens of thousands to his Florida record attempts; Malcolm Campbell, 'the feckless d'Artagnan of modern days', whose risk-taking behind the wheel was only matched by that o.

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Charles Jennings’ fascinating book brings to life the story of three men, united only by their desire to travel faster than anyone had ever . The Fast Set : Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race for the Land Speed Record.

Charles Jennings’ fascinating book brings to life the story of three men, united only by their desire to travel faster than anyone had ever done before?and to claim.

Charles Jennings is a British journalist and non-fiction writer. Jennings centers his first three books around unusual subcultures within British life )

Charles Jennings is a British journalist and non-fiction writer. He works as a writer and journalist for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent and the Observer. Jennings centers his first three books around unusual subcultures within British life. His first book The Confidence Trick: The City’s Progress from Big Bang to Great Crash observes the ups and downs and the scandals and mergers of two years at the City, the center of the London Stock Exchange )

Find nearly any book by CHARLES JENNINGS. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers

Find nearly any book by CHARLES JENNINGS. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Fathers' Race: Book About Paternity. ISBN 9780349111353 (978-0-349-11135-3) Softcover, Little, Brown Book Group, 2000.

Charles Jennings (January 2, 1908–December 28, 1973) was a Canadian journalist for the CBC and the father of ABC news anchor Peter Jennings. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Jennings was educated at North Toronto Collegiate and then Trinity College, University of Toronto. In 1928, he started a job as a radio announcer at CKGW (now CBLA) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The remarkable story of the Speed Kings, a group of men who achieved international notoriety as they pursued their common goal: to travel faster than anyone had ever done and claim the coveted Land Speed Record for their country, and for themselves. Charles Jennings' fascinating new book brings to life this eccentric collection of oddballs and enthusiasts, united only in their desire to succeed: Henry Segrave, as famous as he was fearless, who drew tens of thousands to his Florida record attempts; Malcolm Campbell, 'the feckless d'Artagnan of modern days', whose risk-taking behind the wheel was only matched by that of his love life, a salacious cocktail of sleaze, scandal and bad behaviour; and John Cobb, the taciturn reclusive, who eventually broke the record he described as 'just a matter of keeping going'. What made these men invest their lives and fortunes in the pursuit of speed? What fuelled their desire to be named 'fastest man on earth'? This is their riveting tale; a startling phenomenon that filled the inter-war years and burnt out as suddenly as it had arrived.


The Sinners from Mitar
Really interesting and well conceived book, written in an easy-to-read style ... but I found myself putting the book down and firing up the internet to see an image of what he was talking about ... time after time ... e.g. racetracks, cars etc
I know its not meant to be an encyclopaedia but it needs more photos and illustrations - then it would be a lot better and get the "4" it probably deserves.
Don't read it in bed, you'll drive yourself nuts getting up to go to your computer to find photos of what you're reading about. Read it at your desk, preferably next to your computer ... and you will enjoy it.
Wrathmaster
Always interested in Land Speed Records. Thanks
Perongafa
Good book but very British. As an American speaking the same language, I was lost by some big words I'm not familiar with. Typical British spin on everything, "sir, major, colonel, etc." But still, a good read.
Dorilune
I bought this book as a result of the Amazon recommendation. I found this book to be very informative, but difficult to read as the author is British and uses terms uncommon to Americans and references to British landscape and villages without much detail. The layout of the book is not easy to read, either. The life of each of the men detailed overlapped chronologically, so the story wanders about with details of Seagrave's or Campbell's life included in a chapter about Cobb. The book also could also use more photographs, as the few photographs don't really provide photos of the machines. Photographs of the cars, maps, and definitions of confusing terms can be found on the internet
Rexfire
Add this fantastic book to your land speed collection, great reading, and all the information that you will need for a research project.
Eta
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