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Life At The Limit

Author : Sid Watkins
ISBN : 9781447241010
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'It's pretty rare to come across a motor racing book that tempts you to read the thing in one sitting but "Prof" Watkins has produced a gem ... [he] is a superb raconteur, not afraid to speak him mind yet peppering the gravity with occasionally side-splitting humour. No true motorsport fan should be without this book.' Autosport Grand Prix racing has undergone sweeping changes in the last thirty years. Many of these involve safety and medical rescue. The man behind them - a champion in the racing world although he has never won a race - is the eminent neurosurgeon Sid Watkins. Life at the Limit is his remarkable story. It spans the most exciting years in Grand Prix racing and includes intimate portraits of motorsport's greatest names, from Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda to Alain Prost and Damon Hill. Sid Watkins has also witnessed, at first hand, some of the most severe and spectacular racing accidents. His account of these is made all the more poignant by the fact that some of the men he has rescued, sometimes at the point of death, have been personal friends. From Monza, in 1978, where Ronnie Petersen suffered a fatal accident, to Imola in May 1994 where Ayrton Senna met his untimely death, the high, and low, points of Grand Prix racing are vividly described. For all fans of Formula One, this is the inside story of the world's most dangerous sport.

Jenson Button Life To The Limit

Author : Jenson Button
ISBN : 9781911600374
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His seventeen years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing underpowered cars around the track to winning World Championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells his full story for the first time in his own honest, intelligent and eloquent style. From growing up as part of a motor-racing-mad family under the guidance of his father, John, to arriving at Williams as a fresh-faced 20 year-old, to being written off by some as a playboy and his fight back to the very pinnacle of his sport. Jenson's World Championship victory for the unsponsored and unfancied Brawn GP team is one of the most extraordinary against-the-odds sports stories of the century. Jenson's book lifts the lid on the gilded and often hidden world of Formula 1. He reveals his relationships with some of the biggest names in Formula 1- Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso as well some of the most colourful characters like Bernie Ecclestone, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams and serial winner Ross Brawn. Above all, he puts you right inside the cockpit, in the driving seat, travelling at over 200 miles per hour, battling the fear of death, showing you what happens when it goes wrong at high speed and allowing you to experience the euphoria of crossing the line first.

Beyond The Limit

Author : Sid Watkins
ISBN : 9781447238676
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the years since Sid Watkins' first bestselling book of Formula One memoirs, Life at the Limit, was published the sport has seen enormous changes. The FIA's President, Max Mosley, has launched a zero option policy with the goal of zero mortality and much research and development has gone into technical changes to the cars, circuit design, safety barrier development and personal protection in the cockpit. The Prof has been intimately involved with this work, and discusses it in detail here, but as he knows only too well, uncertainty and unpredictability provide the thrills both the fans and the drivers crave. In Beyond the Limit, Watkins also looks at some of the extraordinary Grands Prix the sport has seen in the last four years, including Schumacher's epic crash at Silverstone in 1999. He also looks back over his twenty or more years in the sport and discusses some of the great drivers he has known. Here, too, is a race-by-race account of the Millenium season offering a completely up-to-date picture of Formula One at the beginning of the 21st century. 'Makes fascinating reading' Planet F1 'Lively and entertaining...will make the reader laugh out loud' F1 Magazine '[Sid Watkin's] anecdotes are littered with humour and show us that one of the most respected men in F1 is also one of the funniest' Motorsport News

Life At The Limit

Author : Graham Hill
ISBN : 0330026755
Genre : Automobile racing
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The Limit

Author : Michael Cannell
ISBN : 9781455506491
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In THE LIMIT, Michael Cannell tells the enthralling story of Phil Hill-a lowly California mechanic who would become the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix-and, on the fiftieth anniversary of his triumph, brings to life a vanished world of glamour, valor, and daring. With the pacing and vivid description of a novel, THE LIMIT charts the journey that brought Hill from dusty California lots racing midget cars into the ranks of a singular breed of men, competing with daredevils for glory on Grand Prix tracks across Europe. Facing death at every turn, these men rounded circuits at well over 150 mph in an era before seat belts or roll bars-an era when drivers were "crushed, burned, and beheaded with unnerving regularity." From the stink of grease-smothered pits to the long anxious nights in lonely European hotels, from the tense camaraderie of teammates to the trembling suspense of photo finishes, THE LIMIT captures the 1961 season that would mark the high point of Hill's career. It brings readers up close to the remarkable men who surrounded Hill on the circuit-men like Hill's teammate and rival, the soigné and cool-headed German count Wolfgang Von Trips (nicknamed "Count Von Crash"), and Enzo Ferrari, the reclusive and monomaniacal padrone of the Ferrari racing empire. Race by race, THE LIMIT carries readers to its riveting and startling climax-the final contest that would decide it all, one of the deadliest in Grand Prix history.

Ticket To The Limit

Author : Randy Cohen
ISBN : 9781934572283
Genre : Business & Economics
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How can someone get the best seats to the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, and all the greatest concerts and sporting events in the world? By owning TicketCity, one of Americas fastest-growing ticket brokers.In this motivational and inspirational book, you will learn how author Randy Cohen started a business with just $1,200 and a few University of Texas basketball tickets and built it into a ticket-selling empire that today serves 250,000 clients in seventeen countries. Along the way, Cohen introduces you to his Woo-woo philosophy to life and business, and takes you behind the scenes at the Masters, the World Cup, the Final Four, and other phenomenal events.The Woo-woo philosophy has enabled Cohen to take life by the horns, find the good in any situation, and experience astonishing adventures. Through his incredible stories and heartfelt advice, Cohen shows you how to live big and play big, while finding the joy in the day-to-day confusion of life. Cohens enthusiasm and passion for life is contagious. And if you dont immediately know how to join the author in living your dreams, just follow Randys Rules of Reason and your passions will blossom. Energizing, inspiring, and always entertaining, this book will make you cheer for the worlds greatest event--your own wonderful life.

The Limit

Author : Kristen Landon
ISBN : 9781442402720
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When his family exceeds its legal debt limit, thirteen-year-old Matt is sent to the Federal Debt Rehabilitation Agency workhouse, where he discovers illicit activities are being carried out using the children who have been placed there.

History At The Limit Of World History

Author : Ranajit Guha
ISBN : 0231124198
Genre : History
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The past is not just, as has been famously said, another country with foreign customs: it is a contested and colonized terrain. Indigenous histories have been expropriated, eclipsed, sometimes even wholly eradicated, in the service of imperialist aims buttressed by a distinctly Western philosophy of history. Guha offers a critique of such historiography by taking issue with the Hegelian concept of World-history.

Living Beyond The Limits

Author : Franklin Graham
ISBN : 0785267050
Genre : Religion
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An inspirational compendium of true-life stories illuminates dozens of men and women who have acted on their faith. Original.

Life To The Limit

Author : Bev Brock
ISBN : 9781922213358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At 22, Bev Brock dived into shallow water and broke her neck. She was told she’d never walk freely again. A few months later she was out dancing in a neck brace, and playing basketball the day the brace came off. Bev Brock does not break easily. After enduring more than her fair share of ups and downs – including the heartbreaking public separation from racing-car legend Peter Brock, and the messy legal battle that left her flat broke – Bev continues to celebrate life with inimitable wit, warmth, honesty and optimism. Life to the Limit is her story, and a lesson in not just coping with crises but in turning adversity into triumph.

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