Cancelled - Neal Bascomb

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Neal Bascomb lived in Seattle for a brief time, and we welcome him back tonight to tell a fascinating and little known story.  His book, Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is an account of the 1938 Pau Grand Prix in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in which the favorites to win--Hitler’s Silver Arrows--were beaten by an unlikely team.

“An American heiress and outcast Jewish driver team up to defy Hitler: it could be a Tarantino movie, but it really happened. Neal Bascomb brilliantly unspools their story with all the thrills, surprises, and danger of pre-war Grand Prix racing. A fascinating plunge into an era when daring drivers raced fast cars beneath gathering storm clouds, Faster is a tour de force, and deserves a place on everyone's must-read list."--Garth Stein.

Neal Bascomb's books include The Winter Fortress, Hunting Eichmann and The Escape Artists.

Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328489876
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 17th, 2020

Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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