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Riassunto: In this beautifully written book, Guthrie tells her story from the beginning. Nearly two decades in the making, Lady and Gentlemen captures the poignant detail of the complexity of the racing business. On a deeper level, she conveys all that she encountered along the way as a woman in the most testosterone-charged of men's worlds.
From the Inside Flap: In 1977, Janet Guthrie made front-page headlines across America and sent editorial writers scurrying for their typewriters when she breached the male bastion of auto racing to become the first woman competitor to run in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. The world had never seen a race car driver quite like her. In "Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle," Guthrie has crafted an autobiography that stands as a testament to perseverance, resilience and courage. Meticulous in its detail, this is an eloquent account of one athlete's demonstration that, physically, emotionally and mentally, women are as well equipped as men to compete in the utterly demanding and occasionally deadly sport of auto racing. Guthrie's riveting narrative captures the complexity of the racing business and the essence of the racing life, both on the track and off. With passion, she details the physical, emotional and intellectual demands of the sport. She recounts the barriers she overcame in a business fueled as much by machismo as gasoline, recalling moments of isolation, dejection and frustration, but also the moments of sheer joy and exhileration that marked her journey. And she shares with readers the adrenaline rush of steering a race car through the turns at close to 200 miles per hour. But more than a racing story, Guthrie provides an enlightening examination of changing attitiudes in the 1970s, when, due in part to the women's movement, America underwent fundamental social change. Amid the turmoil, Guthrie's arrival at Indianapolis and Daytona became a lightning rod for backlash. Ultimately, she earned the respect of the racing fraternity and the admiration of America, particularly among women. But first she had to suffer the anger, scorn and derision of other drivers, media and fans who clung to antiquated notions of a woman's place in society. She recounts outrageous comments from elite drivers like Richard Petty and Bobby Unser, ridicule from some of the nation's most respected sportswriters, and hate mail from fans. Yet she was unflinching in her quest to succeed. Always an adventurer, never a follower, forever a pioneer, Guthrie smashed barriers to emerge as a heartfelt voice for females of her generation, an Amelia Earhart for the modern age.
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Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Signed and inscribed by author. Inscribed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000312
Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G1894963318I3N00
Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing. Condizione libro: Good. Hardcover Good This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Codice libro della libreria Q-06-0976
Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Ex library hardcover with dust jacket in good condition, library markings. Text is clean, back cover has a piece clipped along the top edge. Codice libro della libreria 100237129
Descrizione libro Sports Media Publishing, Ontario Canada, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. NAP. Signed by Janet Guthrie on title page, fine, bright copy. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 007643
Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Dust Jacket Included. Codice libro della libreria 105785
Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1894963318
Descrizione libro Sport Classic Books, Toronto, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author Janet Guthrie; ; [i-vi], vii-xvii, [1-2], 3-398 pages; Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 23448
Descrizione libro Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hard cover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Inscribed "To Georgia and Andy-Happy Anniversary! Janet Guthrie". Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Some light scratches to dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria Alibris.0007391
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97818949633124.0