Shunt: The Story of James Hunt

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Myrtle, 2010 - Automobile racing drivers - 764 pages
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James Hunt is remembered more for his girlfriends and wild personal exploits than for his skills in a race car. In this account of his life, the author has examined every detail of the driver's life - from his very earliest days to the last hours of his existence - as well as the lives of those he left behind.

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I gave this book a high rating based mostly on James' character, the content and the research done to make this book possible. It also happened to be very well written if you take all of the typos and ... Read full review

Review: Shunt: The Story of James Hunt

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Poorly written with little real insight, and the author posits some views of Hunts character without ever really retuning to them -for example he talks early on about Hunts "lack of an embarrassment gene" and then never really returns to the idea. Not helped by poor editing and proofreading. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tom Rubython is best known as the author of Life of Senna, the definitive biography of Brazilian race driver Ayrton Senna. Life of Senna has become the biggest-selling third party biography of a racing driver, with 100,000 copies sold. Six years after its publication, it still sells over 8,000 copies a year. Before beginning as a biographer, Rubython was well known in the world of magazine publishing, spanning the worlds of sport and business. Aside from his work in Formula One, he has been a specialist business writer for thirty years. In business, he is the former editor of BusinessAge, EuroBusiness and Spectator Business. In sport, he has edited F1 Magazine, BusinessF1 and SportsPro. Rubython now specialises in non-fiction storytelling. He is passionate and methodical about the process of writing and researching the definitive biography. Starting out with a determination to tell the full story of a person s life, he emphasises what is important and de-emphasises what is not; the crucial tools of any biographer.

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