James Hunt: The Biography

James Hunt The Biography 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 His story is an epic ta

  • Title: James Hunt: The Biography
  • Author: Gerald Donaldson Murray Walker
  • ISBN: 9780753507353
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,His story is an epic tale of a short but turbulent life lived to the limit Triumphing against all odds to become World Drivers Champion with McLaren in 1976, Hunt sank into a period of decadence aJAMES 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,His story is an epic tale of a short but turbulent life lived to the limit 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 rejuventated 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.

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    1. to be honest I am not a big fan of motor racing so I am not sure why I thought I would be interested in this book. having seen the movie 'rush' I can only assume it was because I wanted to know more of the story behind the filme book was ok from what I read and I got a basic understanding of what kind of person hunt was.I do recommend for the formula one fans who remember hunt

    2. When Formula 1 racing was real racing (no electronic controls etc. just sheer power and pilot control) there were people like Hunt. From a struggling and little promising career in the lower formulas to the thrilling 1976 F1 title. A flat out biography that present an involving human side about Hunt unknown to many

    3. The first half of this book is the best thing I have ever read, the second is dull dull dull. Buy it, read half of it and walk away having had a bloody good time.

    4. It's respectful without falling into hero-worship, and it's informative without succumbing to excessive verbosity: if you only read one James Hunt biography (and with Rush due to hit theatres soon, many probably will), make it this one.Gerald Donaldson brought his "A" game for this one, putting together a densely-packed, highly readable summary of the extraordinary life of James Hunt, best known for sensationally winning the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship, for being a gorgeous poster boy for [...]

    5. James Hunt's Formula One career was brief but memorable, and never more so than in 1976 when he challenged Niki Lauda for the World Championship, a gripping story soon to be told on film in Ron Howard's upcoming (September 2013) film "Rush." Donaldson, previously the author of a well-written biography of Canadian Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, was working with Hunt on this book at the time of Hunt's untimely death of a heart attack in 1994. Hunt's life and racing career are covered ably, [...]

    6. Donaldson totally nails James Hunt the man and James Hunt the racer in this definitive biography of Britain's 1976 World F1 Champion. Hilarious, sad, moving and nail biting - all in one book. Sublime.

    7. As "sports bios" go, this is one of the very best. Donaldson combines his own writing with alot of very valuable "oral history". The result is a portrait of a man-in-full. Hunt was a larger-than-life-character and is, unlike so many sports figures, worthy of a biography.

    8. Read the biography after watching "Rush". James Hunt undoubtedly is a legend in his sport and his short life is as dramatic as the film itself. His racing against Niki Lauder in1976 is something to remember and it is a pity that James went downhill afterwards and never get back to the top again.

    9. I wish the movie Rush had portrayed the real Hunt instead of the detuned version. A real character never to be seen in Formula One again or any major sport for that matter due to corporatisation and political correctness.

    10. Brilliant ,Brilliant, Brilliant book on a Sporting legend ,superbly written, one to re read ,I v read its the "definitive" account of his life ,I can easily believe it .

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