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To hell and back : an autobiography

Lauda, Niki, 1949-20192020
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Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title. In this book, he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it's Lauda vs Hunt, an epic rivalry later dramatised in 2013's Hollywood blockbuster 'Rush', and he looks back on the strict childhood and parental disapproval that he believes gave him an 'addiction to excellence'.
Main title:
To hell and back : an autobiography / Niki Lauda ; written in collaboration with Herbert Völker ; translated from the German by E.J. Crockett.
[New] edition / introduction and postscript by Kevin Eason.
London : Virgin Books, 2020.
314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Previous edition of this translation: London: Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd, 1986.Illustration on lining papers.Includes index.
9781529106794 (hbk)
Dewey class:
796.72092796.72092 LAUB LAU796.72092LAU796.72 LAU
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