Author of THE LIMIT, published November 2011, and I.M. PEI: MANDARIN OF MODERNISM. Editor of the House & Home section of The New York Times for seven years. Contributor to The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and many other publications.
I would like to say that once I started reading The Limit, that I could not put it down. That's not the case; once I got to chapter #8,Ten-Tenths, I had to put it down. The carnage was just too great to continually read.ReplyDelete
This book now accomponies my book Enzo Ferrari by Brock Yates autographed by Mario Andretti.
For not being a car guy; this is a fabulous read, very well done.
Not so happy with this book. To write about racing, honestly, you need to know about the machinery. The author of this retreaded William Nolan biography of Phil doesn't know a thing about cars and mislabeled and mis-attributed too many times the parts that worked so mightily to keep these cars on the tracks. Far more disturbing to me, as a family member, were the well-known accounts of interactions with other drivers and journalists, the stories that Phil told so well, the spirit of the man, distorted into boring Hardy Boy action boilerplate written by a clueless third party into this tawdry necrophiliac marketing machine, right here on this web page. If you knew Phil Hill well, you knew that he did not suffer fools gladly.ReplyDelete