Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best, Neal Bascomb
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Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best

Author: Neal Bascomb

Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini

Unabridged: 9 hr 52 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 03/17/2020

Genre: History - Military

Synopsis

For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph over Hitlers fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing. They were the unlikeliest of heroes. Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international race car circuit, had been banned from the best teamsand fastest carsby the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage. Charles Weiffenbach, head of the down-on-its-luck automaker Delahaye, was desperately trying to save his company as the world teetered at the brink. And Lucy Schell, the adventurous daughter of an American multi-millionaire, yearned to reclaim the glory of her rally-driving days. As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of racial terror and pushed the world toward war, these three misfits banded together to challenge Hitlers dominance at the apex of motorsport: the Grand Prix. Their quest for redemption culminated in a remarkable race that is still talked about in racing circles to this daybut which, soon after it ended, Hitler attempted to completely erase from history. Bringing to life this glamorous era and the sport that defined it, Faster chronicles one of the most inspiring, death-defying upsets of all time: a symbolic blow against the Nazis during historys darkest hour.

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