All But My Life Sterling Moss by Ken Purdy

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All But My Life Sterling Moss by Ken Purdy

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Paper back, fourth printing April 1964
Stirling Moss is probably the greatest racing driver of all time. In the most dangerous sport men play he has entered 466 grand prix races, rallies, sprints, record-breaking attempts, and has won 194 times, more victories than anyone else has ever known. He gets 10,000 fan letters a year. Champion of Great Britain ten times, he has beaten every world champion for the last ten years, and in those years he was the best known sports figure in the world. Stirling Moss finds racing compelling, sensuously rewarding; the game for him is life itself. What is a race driver? Moss says, 'If you habitually go through corners one-fifth of a second slower than your maximum, you can make a reputation, you can earn a living, you can even win a race now and then - but you are no race driver.' All But My Life is the first and only full-dress story of Stirling Moss's unrivaled career. In the course of their dialogues, Moss and Ken Purdy, the best-known of American authorities and probably the most widely read writer on the sport, discuss Moss's family, childhood, and marriage; his and other great drivers' techniques of driving; the sensation of racing at speeds over 150 miles per hour; how it feels to go off the course at 120 and slam into an earthen bank. But All But My Life is more than a biography of a great sports figure. It is a study in depth of the driver, his competitive instinct, and the sport by which he lives.

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