Speedboat Kings: 25 Years of International Speedboating: Barrett, J. Lee

Speedboat Kings: 25 Years of International Speedboating

Barrett, J. Lee

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ISBN 10: 0915056216 / ISBN 13: 9780915056217
Published by Hardscrabble Books, Berrien Springs, 1986
Condition: As New Hardcover
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New in dustjacket. (Michigan Heritage Library, Vol. 4) A facscimile reprint of the 1939 original with a new introduction by Fred Farley, the book "chiefly concerns the legendary Gar Wood and Harmsworth racing." Includes photographs, a table of powerboat records, and index. 144 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006742

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Title: Speedboat Kings: 25 Years of International ...

Publisher: Hardscrabble Books, Berrien Springs

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: Reprint.

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J. Lee Barrett had been on the inside of speedboat racing for twenty five years when Speedboat Kings was first published in Detroit in 1939. His book explains the parts played by Detroiters in promoting powerboat racing and, as could be expected, chiefly concerns the legendary Gar Wood and Harmsworth Racing. The book does not attempt to be technical but rather dramatizes much of what went on behind the scenes in the laboratories, the boat wells, and the smoking rooms where the men of speed-boating planned and plotted the races which attracted as many as 250,000 spectators to the shores of the Detroit river for a single race...

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