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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

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As told in the film Ford v. Ferrari, Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the pilots who would drive them to victory, or doom.
By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather's company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, science fiction on wheels, but was also called the Assassin because so many drivers perished while racing them.
Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done.

Author: A. J. Baime
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 06/17/2010
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780547336053

About the Author
A.J. BAIME is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of The Arsenal of Democracy (2014) and Go Like Hell (2009). Both books are in development for major motion pictures. Baime is a longtime regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, and Men's Journal. Visit A.J. at Facebook.com/ajbaime.

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