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From V-Day to the Checkered Flag

World War II Veterans in Motorsports by Evans, Art Code: 54270 Format: Paperback / 277 pages Publication date: 28/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019 Price: AU $52.80
"The Greatest Generation" were those Americans who grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and went on to serve during World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny." The young Americans of this time constituted a generation birth-marked for greatness, a generation of Americans that would take its place in American history. They were involved in a tumultuous journey through adversity and achievement, despair and triumph." The twenty-three described in this book were truly "earmarked for greatness. Two of them, Ken Miles and Vasek Polak, were not Americans during the war, but later went on to become citizens. At least one, Carroll Shelby, not only was a great racing driver, but also created cars that are still manufactured. Two others, John Von Neumann and Vasek Polak, were instrumental in helping to establish Porsche as a marque in the U.S. John Fitch, Ed Hugus, Chuck Daigh, Bill Stroppe, Max Balchowsky, Jay Chamberlain, Jim Peterson and Paul Newman were true heroes in the war. Others left their marks on businesses and motorsports.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 277
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Publication date: 28/07/2019
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 254mm X 178mm
Code: 54270