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Go Like Hell

Author : A J Baime
ISBN : 9781446497463
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the 1960s Enzo Ferrari emerged as the dominant force in sports cars in the world, creating speed machines that were unbeatable on the race track. In America, the Ford Motor Company was quickly losing ground as the pre-eminent brand. Henry Ford II saw a solution. He decided to declare war on Ferrari, to build a faster car than anything Ferrari had brought to the track, and to beat him at the world's biggest race, Le Mans. Ferrari was just as determined to see off this challenge from across the Atlantic. With practically no safety regulations in place in the European Grand Prix races, horrific accidents were routine, with both drivers and spectators killed in many races. The stakes were incredibly high, money and men were thrown at the competition, neither Ford or Ferrari would accept anything but victory. The battle to become the fastest in the world truly became a race to the death.

Im Jahr Des Drachen

Author : Robert Daley
ISBN : 3453020596
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50 Schl Sselideen Der Menschheit

Author : Ben Dupré
ISBN : 9783827429087
Genre : Philosophy
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50 Schlüsselideen der Menschheit ist der perfekte Führer zu den wichtigsten Gedanken und Konzepten, die Menschen im Laufe der Jahrhunderte entwickelt haben. In fünfzig leicht verständlichen Essays führt uns Ben Dupré an die einflussreichsten Konzepte und Ideen in Politik, Philosophie, Religion, Wirtschaft, Naturwissenschaft und Kunst heran. Einige davon erscheinen unanfechtbar, andere hochkomplex, wieder andere mysteriös oder nachgerade gefährlich und verachtenswert. Allen gemeinsam ist, dass sie in der Geschichte der Menschheit eine bedeutsame Rolle gespielt und die menschliche Kultur tief geprägt haben.

Der Unbekannte Kimi R Ikk Nen

Author : Kari Hotakainen
ISBN : 9783732571376
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Kimi Räikkönen wollte immer nur fahren, und zwar schnell. Bloß nicht lange reden. Der Finne ist berüchtigt für seinen rasanten Stil auf der Rennstrecke und seine Coolness - nicht umsonst wird er "Iceman" genannt. Neugierige Fragen beantwortet er einfach nicht. Bis jetzt: Der Bestsellerautor Kari Hotakainen ist Kimi Räikkönen nicht von der Seite gewichen. Ob im Ferrari-Rennstall, im Kreise der Familie oder beim Jetset, überall war er mit dabei. Herausgekommen ist ein unverwechselbares Porträt, das den Menschen hinter der Fassade des kühlen Rasers und die Gepflogenheiten des Rennsports aufs Lebendigste zeigt.

Return To Glory

Author : Matthew DeBord
ISBN : 9780802189554
Genre : Business & Economics
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In January, 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn’t some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a supercar, a carbon-fiber GT powered by a mid-mounted six cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over 600 horsepower. It was sexy, jaw dropping, but more than that, it was historic, a callback to the legendary Ford GT40 Mk IIs that stuck it to Ferrari and finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. Detroit was back, and Ford was going back to Le Mans. Journalist Matthew DeBord has been covering the auto industry for years, and in Return to Glory, he tells the recent story of Ford. A decade ago, CEO Alan Mulally took over the iconic company, and thanks to a financial gamble and his “One Ford” plan, helped it weather the financial crisis and a stock price that plunged to $1 a share, without a government bailout. It was enough for the company to dream of repeating racing history. DeBord revisits the story of the 1960s, details the creation of the new GT, and follows the team through the racing season, from an inauspicious debut at Daytona where the cars kept breaking down, to glimmers of hope at Sebring, and the team’s first victory at Laguna Seca in Monterey. Finally, DeBord joins the Ford team in Le Mans in June, 2016. This fabled 24-hour endurance race is designed to break cars and drivers, and it was at Le Mans, fifty years after the company’s greatest triumph, that Ford’s comeback was put to the ultimate test.

Furious Rush Verbotene Liebe

Author : S.C. Stephens
ISBN : 9783641166991
Genre : Fiction
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Geschwindigkeit liegt Mackenzie im Blut. Als Tochter der berühmten Cox-Familie möchte sie es in ihrem ersten Jahr auf der Motorradrennbahn allen beweisen. Doch sie hat nicht mit Hayden Hayes gerechnet – arrogantes Ausnahmetalent und ausgerechnet Fahrer für die Erzrivalen ihrer Familie. Um das Ansehen der Cox zu retten, muss Kenzie gewinnen und sich vor allem von Hayden fernhalten, dem die Frauenherzen scharenweise zufliegen. Doch Kenzie stellt fest, dass sie alles andere als immun gegen seinen Charme ist. Und dass sie beide etwas verbindet, das größer ist als der alte Hass, die Eifersucht und ein lebensgefährlicher Wettkampf ...

Richard E Wainerdi And The Texas Medical Center

Author : William Henry Kellar
ISBN : 9781623495749
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 2012, Richard E. Wainerdi retired as president and chief executive officer of the Texas Medical Center after almost three decades at the helm. During his tenure, Wainerdi oversaw the expansion of the center into the world’s largest medical complex, hosting more than fifty separate institutions. “I wasn’t playing any of the instruments, but it’s been a privilege being the conductor,” he once said to a newspaper reporter. William Henry Kellar traces Wainerdi’s remarkable life story from a bookish childhood in the Bronx to a bold move west to study petroleum engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Wainerdi went on to earn a master’s degree and a PhD from Penn State University where he immersed himself in nuclear engineering. By the late 1950s, Texas A&M University recruited Wainerdi to found the Nuclear Science Center, where he also served as professor and later associate vice president for academic affairs. In the 1980s, Wainerdi took charge of the Texas Medical Center, embarking on a “second career” that ultimately expanded the center from thirty-one institutions to fifty-three and increased its size threefold. Wainerdi pushed for and ensured a culture of collaboration and cooperation. In doing this, he developed a new nonprofit administrative model that emphasized building consensus, providing vital support services, and connecting member institutions with resources that enabled them to focus on their unique areas of expertise. At a time when Houston was widely known as the “energy capital of the world,” the city also became home to the largest medical complex in the world. Wainerdi’s success was to enable each member of the Texas Medical Center to be an integral part of something bigger and something very special in the development of modern medicine.

Drei Ig Jahre Audi Sport 30 Jahre Quattro

Author : Alexander von Wegner
ISBN : 394067222X
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A Big Ask

Author : David Phillips
ISBN : 9781483585673
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"A Big Ask" is the inside story of the Ford Motor Company's return to the world's most famous sports car race - The 24 Hours of Le Mans - as told by veteran motorsports journalist David Phillips and accompanied by more than 100 color images by some of the world's top racing photographers. Half a century ago, Ford's battles with Ferrari for supremacy at Le Mans became the stuff of legends. Rebuffed in his bid to buy Ferrari, Henry Ford II spent untold millions to defeat the iconic Italian marque in a race it had come to dominate in the early 1960s. After two years of humiliating failure, the Ford GT40 delivered a storied 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in 1966, the first of four straight wins for the American automaker. Ford returned to Le Mans in 2016 with a 21st century Ford GT and a bold mission: Celebrate the golden anniversary of its legendary 1-2-3 finish in 1966 with another victory. But Ford did not go it alone. Boasting a driver line-up of "Le Mans Assassins," Ford partnered with powerful Chip Ganassi Racing, winners of the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and Daytona 500, world-renowned Multimatic Engineering, and a host of world-class suppliers in an effort to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Veteran motorsports journalist David Phillips was embedded with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing throughout what proved to be an exhausting and exhilarating journey, from the development of the Ford GT and its problematic competition debut through to its first successes and, finally, triumphant performances at Le Mans and beyond. With unfettered access to all of the team's key players, he provides a detailed, insightful and compelling account of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's audacious bid to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans that will be a welcome addition to the collection of any motorsports aficianado, automotive buff or sports fan.

Jarhead

Author : Anthony Swofford
ISBN : 3596161827
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