Against Death and Time
by Brock Yates
2004, softbound, 235 pages
We are probably not strangers to Brock Yates, having read his articles in Car and Driver Magazine and with his famous outlaw Cannonball race across North America. In this book he talks about the racing year of 1955, which saw the deaths of Alberto Ascari and Bill Vukovich, and the tragedy at Le Mans. This book is written in the first person from the perspective of a free-lance reporter/writer (and MG driver) who is an eyewitness to the above-mentioned events. The book is not gory, but it certainly points out the lack of safety for the drivers and spectators in the post-war era of racing and is a good history of the sport from years gone by. -- Wilbur Mennell
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