James Hunt

Author: Maurice Hamilton

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1910536776

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Fast, aggressive and wonderfully magnetic, James Hunt electrified Formula One during one the most exciting period in the sport's history. The charismatic Englishman won the Championship in 1976 following the most intense and controversial season on record. The classic 'play boy' racing driver, Hunt was renowned for his love of women, parties and, of course, fast cars. In this wonderful authorised biography, motor sport journalist Maurice Hamilton celebrates forty years since Hunt's World Championship win and recalls the legendary life, endless carouses and career milestones of a true legend of Formula One.

James Hunt

Author: Gerald Donaldson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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James Hunt was a towering personality with a commanding presence, a hugely glamorous public figure who brought Formula One motor racing to the attention of a whole new audience. Triumphing against all odds to become World Drivers' Champion with McLaren in 1976, Hunt sank into a period of decadence and depression, only to be rejuvenated as he found true love for the first time. With that came personal contentment and a renewed zest for living, so that one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Grand Prix racing is best remembered by those close to him as a fun-loving, caring man who had a genuinely uplifting presence - qualities that shine through in Gerald Donaldson's compelling and moving account of his life.

James B. Hunt

Author: Wayne Grimsley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786416073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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Democrat James B. Hunt had a long career in politics, serving as governor of North Carolina from 1977 through 1985 and then again from 1993 through 2001. He not only exemplified the progressive tradition of earlier North Carolina governors, but transformed the tradition to embrace a concern for minorities, women's rights and consumer issues. This biography of James B. Hunt begins with a discussion of the influence of his father, a hard-driving federal official who demanded much from his oldest son, his mother, a college-educated teacher who encouraged him to study and work hard, and his hometown of Rock Ridge, where he developed his strong community ethic but had to deal with the town's support for racial segregation and tobacco. It chronicles his years at North Carolina State College, where he was student president for two terms, his transformation from a campaign volunteer for Terry Sanford to a political insider at both the state and national levels, and his close relationships with Sanford and his key adviser Bert Bennett. The author then discusses how Hunt, still unknown to most of the public, defeated candidates with more campaign money to become lieutenant governor of the state in 1972, and describes his first two successful campaigns for the governorship, and the actions he took and programs he implemented in his first term as governor.


Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3671

This book covers the entire history, life and times of the famous British high-performance engineering company, from its 1958 foundation by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, through its often-exciting and always fascinating evolution, to its expansion and worldwide success in both motorsport and high-performance road car production.

Murray Walker: Incredible!

Author: Maurice Hamilton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147359829X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 7907

'A BRILLIANT TRIBUTE TO A BRILLIANT MAN.' BOOK OF THE MONTH - CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR --- A celebration of the extraordinary life of legendary commentator Murray Walker, with tributes from key figures in Formula 1 and motorsport. Murray Walker was the voice of Formula One, matching the thrill of the track with his equally fast-paced and exhilarating commentary, delivering the euphoria of motor racing to millions. Commentating on his first grand prix for the BBC at Silverstone in 1949, Murray's broadcasting career spanned over fifty years. His natural warmth and infectious enthusiasm won great affection with audiences, whilst his passion and knowledge of motorsport allowed him to hone his instinctive presenting style into a craft. When Murray passed away in March 2021, tributes came flooding in from every corner of the sporting world. This book, compiled by Murray's great friend and colleague Maurice Hamilton, celebrates the extraordinary life of this truly legendary man. With contributions from drivers and industry figures, and many friends from the world of motorsport and beyond, Incredible! combines fond memories, never-before-told stories and famous Murrayisms with reflections on the highlights of a life lived at full throttle.

History of Western Maryland

Author: John Thomas Scharf

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806345659

Category: History

Page: 1560

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Descendants of John Pretty, Hosier of Poole, Dorset

Author: Arlen Frank

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 145754959X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2967

Sarah’s husband Robert HARRILD [1.4] died young leaving her a wealthy widow whose will that names dozens of relatives is a genealogist’s delight. William Taylor PRETTY [1.5] was a postman in London. Anne’s husband Josiah Wesley WALKER [1.7] was a doctor at Bedlam Mental Hospital in London who suffered a breakdown, sailed to New South Wales where, there being no hospitals, he treated patients at his home in Camden with his daughter Clarissa as dispenser. Martha’s husband Thomas BLANCHARD [1.8] took over her father’s hosiery business but later emigrated with his family to South Australia. Edward James PRETTY [1.9] was H. M. Customs Agent in Belfast, Ireland. Mary Jane’s husband William Henry WILLIAMS [1.11] was a Staff Commander in the Royal Navy.

Genealogical Troves ~ Volume Three

Author: Dennis Ford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 166323731X

Category: Reference

Page: 148

View: 3121

Genealogical Troves ~ Volume Three provides nineteenth and twentieth century records of births, baptisms, marriages and deaths pertaining to the— • Hunt families • Fitzmaurice families —who resided in the vicinity of Ballyhaunis in Eastern County Mayo. Records in Troves ~ Volume Three derive from the civil and Roman Catholic Parishes of Annagh and Bekan in County Mayo and Kiltullagh in County Roscommon. Records include— • Roman Catholic Parish registers • Civil records • Census records • the Calendar of Wills