John Surtees

My Incredible Life On Two And Four Wheels

Author: John Surtees

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780992820923

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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This long-awaited book is a photographic memoir by the only man to have won World Championships on motorcycles and in cars. Containing nearly 300 photographs from Surtees' own collection as well as from the world's finest motorsport picture libraries, this major book presents a complete visual record of Surtees' life accompanied by fascinating commentary written in collaboration with co-author Mike Nicks. Chapters of particular interest are those covering Surtees's formative years and the extraordinary 1960 season in which he raced both motorcycles and cars, winning two World Championships on MV Agusta bikes as well as taking second place for Lotus in the British GP, which was only his second Formula 1 race. Royalties from sales of the book will go to the Henry Surtees Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of John's son Henry, who was killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch in 2009. - The early years (up to 1952): a childhood around motorcycle racing, apprenticeship with Vincent, then racing a Vincent Grey Flash. - Getting established (1953-55): Moving on to ride mainly Manx Nortons, he did 86 races in one year, and in 1955 achieved his first grand prix win, in the 250cc Ulster GP on an NSU. - The glory years (1956-60): dominating top-level motorcycle racing for five years with Italian team MV Agusta, taking seven World Championship titles on 500cc and 350cc bikes. - The remarkable year of bikes and cars (1960): overlapping his last year of motorcycle racing with 17 car races, including four F1 World Championship events. - Ferrari driver (1963-66): established in cars, he joined Ferrari, winning his first race â?? the Sebring 12 Hours for sports cars â?? and the following year becoming F1 World Champion. - Can-Am champion (1966): after recovery from a huge crash in a Lola T70 sports car and acrimonious departure from Ferrari, he bounced back in North America to win the spectacular Can-Am series. - Turning Japanese (1967-68): Honda invited Surtees to develop and drive its F1 cars for two years, with victory in the Italian GP at Monza the highlight. - Becoming a constructor (1969-78): going into single-seater racing, including F1, with Team Surtees and cars of his own manufacture; Mike Hailwood won the European F2 Championship in 1972. - The latter years (1978 onwards): fully active on the historic scene as a restorer and driver of motorcycles and cars, then nurturing son Henry's career until the tragic accident. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!
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Rossi - Die Legende

Author: Michel Turco

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767920549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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20 Jahre Karriere, die Popularität eines Rockstars, neun Weltmeistertitel und ein bis heute ungebrochener Hunger auf weitere Siege. Valentino Rossi, Ikone des Motorrad-Grand-Prix, zählt inzwischen zu den größten Legenden in der Welt des Sports. In »Rossi - Die Legende« zeichnet Michel Turco die Karriere des »Doktors« (Rossi trägt zahlreiche Spitznamen, darunter »The Doctor «) von ihren Anfängen bis heute nach und beschreibt den unglaublichen Weg eines Rennpiloten, der sich von nichts und niemandem aufhalten lässt.
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Die Erziehung Des Willens

Author: Jules Payot

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877360892

Category: History

Page: 309

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Autobiographie

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787322329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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Das Buch veranschaulicht den lebensgeschichtlichen und emotionalen Hintergrund der Entstehung von Mills einflussreichen Werken zur Logik und Erkenntnislehre, zur Ökonomie und Sozialphilosophie. Er schildert seine tiefe Abneigung gegen alle Art von Bevormundung und gegen die Unterdrückung der Frauen, und er plädiert für eine Synthese von Utilitarismus und Liberalismus mit sozialem Gewissen. Aus dem jugendlichen Wahrheits- und Gerechtigkeitsfanatiker wird eine tolerante Persönlichkeit mit einer Offenheit für die Teilwahrheiten der antiken, christlichen und romantischen Traditionen. Das brillante Selbstporträt von Mill als Politiker innerhalb und außerhalb des Parlaments unterstreicht, dass es ihm nicht um die eigene Machtposition geht, sondern darum, seine Ideen zur Verbesserung der Menschheit zu verbreiten. Das literarische Meisterwerk beschreibt den souveränen Denker und den fehlbaren Menschen. Es enthält eine pointierte Erläuterung seiner bekanntesten Schrift "Über die Freiheit" und die Selbstdarstellung eines Melancholikers, der gelegentlich bei den Dichtern Zuflucht findet und nicht nur von seinen Leistungen, sondern auch von seinen gescheiterten Ambitionen und persönlichen Verlusten Rechenschaft ablegt.
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Flying Scotsman

Author: Graeme Obree

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936973242

Category:

Page: 330

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Auto-Legenden

Klassiker in Stil und Design

Author: Michel Zumbrunn,Robert Cumberford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783809418795

Category:

Page: 288

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Bikes of Burden

Lastentaxis in Asien

Author: Hans Kemp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938121511

Category:

Page: 160

View: 1994

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Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell,Milada Krautmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401504742

Category:

Page: 219

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Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602510

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Im Jahr 1936 geht George Orwell in die Industriestädte Nordenglands, um an Ort und Stelle zu beobachten, wie Bergleute im Alltag arbeiten und wohnen. Er steigt mit in die Gruben hinunter und berichtet aufmerksam, sachlich, genau, mit Einfühlung und Gespür für die vielfachen Zusammenhänge. Diese Erfahrung führt zu Reflexionen über den Sozialismus als umsichtigen, schwierigen Weg zu Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit.
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Feel

My Story

Author: Freddie Spencer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753545632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Feel is the story of how a small-time boy from humble beginnings in Louisiana rose to the pantheon of greats, to win the 500cc and 250cc GP Championship in the same year – an historic achievement over three decades ago which has never been repeated. Growing up at the time of the assassination of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Freddie judged by feel, not by colour. Blind to prejudice and discrimination, he formed dynamic connections with people and events, but only years later during his racing afterlife could Freddie come to understand the true power of the things he learned. Spencer is an articulate and compassionate guide as he describes the thrill and horror of racing in an era when death was a perennial threat. He recalls in pin-sharp detail the frenetic high-octane racing duels with the ‘King’ Kenny Roberts, but also describes a parallel internal journey as he struggled to make sense of it all. Driven by a search for the personal fulfilment that comes through finding your purpose, Freddie’s story is a universal one. In its message of hope, Feel transcends its genre to offer a story for everyone. Part thriller, part philosophical self-exploration, it is a remarkably insightful account of what it is like to have it all, but wonder why. “For the first time I will talk about the traumas of my childhood, the contrast between the leaf fire burns, the mistrust and discomfort and the peace and purpose I felt when riding my bike. I didn’t tell my parents about something that happened to me. Why? I felt ashamed, but when I rode I felt connected to everything and the pain in my hand and heart would go away. It gave me the feeling of hope”.
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Silberpfeile

Mercedes-Benz

Author: Markus Bolsinger,Clauspeter Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768812993

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 171

View: 8382

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Der verlorene Horizont

Roman

Author: James Hilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492239639

Category:

Page: 251

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Bilder des Krieges, Krieg der Bilder

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Author: Gerhard Paul

Publisher: Verlag Ferd.Sch├╢ningh GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: N.A

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 526

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Aphrodite

Author: Pierre Louys

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849643158

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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"Aphrodite" war der erste Erfolg (und der erste Roman) des französischen Autors, der neben de Sade und Mirabeau zu den Hauptvertretern der erotischen Literatur seines Heimatlands zählt. Basierend auf der klassischen Sage der Aphrodite entwickelt Louys ein Werk voller Sinnlichkeit und Lebensfreude.
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