Cancelled - Neal Bascomb
*This event has been cancelled.
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.