Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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.
Title: Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle
Publisher: Sport Media Publishing
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Sport Media Publishing. Book Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels or limited small stickers. Book may have a remainder mark or be a price cutter. Bookseller Inventory # E-03-01-10-0344
Book Description Sport Media Publishing. Book Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # Q-06-0976
Book Description Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001239002
Book Description Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Inscription inside book cover. Some shelf wear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001801416
Book Description Sport Media Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1894963318I3N00
Book Description Sport Media Publishing. Book Condition: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # WAL-J-3i-000467
Book Description Sport Media Publishing, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1894963318
Book Description Sport Classic Books, Toronto. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. 8vo. 398pp. Inscribed by author on title-page, rest of text block tight and unmarked. Unclipped DJ in Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1066
Book Description Sport Media Publishing, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Signed and inscribed by author. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000312
Book Description SPORTClassic Books, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007662116