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500 Miles to Go: The Story of the Indianapolis Speedway

By: Bloemker, Al

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1966, 1961)

Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 19995

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[light foxing/spotting to page edges, no other significant wear to book; jacket has a one-inch indentation (like a short wrinkle) in the spine, some minor soiling at the edges of the flaps, otherwise bright and clean]. (B&W photographs) "Completely revised and brought up to date, with new photographs added," this 1966 printing (of a book originally published in 1961) "also takes into account the drastic changes which have revolutionized the sport [in the interim]. Lightweight rear-engine cars have toppled the reliable Offanhauser roadsters from their dominant position in champions... View more info

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The Lady is a Jock

By: Haney, Lynn

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18476

ISBN: 0-396-06870-7

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[book itself is clean and unworn; jacket shows a bit of wear along top and bottom edges, one tiny closed tear and associated creasing at top of front panel]. (B&W photographs) The story of "the ramshackle, gypsy life" of female jockeys, of which there were then about sixty in the United States (among them Robyn Smith, described in the jacket blurb as "the top woman rider in the world," who would later become the last Mrs. Fred Astaire). In addition to chronicling "the phenomenal invasion of American racetracks by females over the last ten years," the book "also tel... View more info