A French Kiss with Death

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9780837602349: A French Kiss with Death

Bentley Publishers announces the publication and availability of ex-racer and acclaimed motor sports photographer and author Michael Keyser's "A French Kiss with Death: Steve McQueen and the Making of LeMans: The Man, The Race, The Cars, The Movie." This exciting new hardcover book from Bentley is part celebrity biography, part motor sports and part movie making.

This spine-tingling title and the "King of Cool's" intense headshot telegraph the excitement to be found under the book cover. Keyser's observant and engaging storytelling weaves together screen legend Steve McQueen's rugged, individualistic life, his love affairs with motorcycles, cars, racing, partying and women, along with a story of exceptional filmmaking, including the breakthrough, Oscar-winning cinematographic techniques used to capture the visceral essence of racing's most famous event for the silver screen.

Throughout 464 highly charged pages, "A French Kiss with Death" dazzles the reader with the "King of Cool's" roller-coaster life of adventure and accomplishment. The book contains more than 725 photographs and illustrations, most seen for the first time and many shot during the actual "24 Hours of Le Mans." Providing an unforgettable ride, "A French Kiss with Death" pulls readers rapidly into the exotic, heady, cutthroat world of international sports car racing. Keyser's longtime friend and ex-racer Jonathan Williams also contributed to the book.

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About the Author:

Keyser-Worked as a photographer & racer

Jonathan Williams is a curator in the department of coins and medals at the British Museum. He is a specialist on Roman and Iron Age coins. He lives in London.

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... a solid history of real le Mans racing as well as glimpses of earlier Hollywood versions of the sport -- Road & Track - April 2000

...must-read titles. -- AutoWeek, November 20-26, 2000 Annual Holiday Gift Guide

A bookshelf must. -- Motor Trend, November 2000

All race-movie buffs, McQueen fans or early '70s sports prototype fans will want a copy...my favorite book of 2000. -- Sports Car Market, July 2000

Authors Michael Keyser and Jonathan Williams cover Le Mans' history, McQueen (warts and all) and the moviemaking process. -- Playboy, March 2001

The strength of this book lies in its penetrating analysis of McQueen... -- Vintage Racecar, November 2000

Well written, painstakingly researched and beautifully edited, it tells the full story...a classic in the making. --911 & PORSCHE WORLD, December 2000

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