History Book Festival presents Neal Bascomb | Faster
History Book Festival presents Neal Bascomb | FasterOnline
In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a live, interactive talk with Neal Bascomb, author of Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best, one of the books featured at the 2020 virtual History Book Festival.
As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of racial terror and pushed the world toward war, a challenge to Hitler’s dominance at the iconic Grand Prix auto circuit was mounted by three unlikely collaborators: Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver who had been all but banned by the mid-1930s because he was Jewish; Charles Weiffenbach, head of the struggling automaker Delahaye; and Lucy Schell, racing enthusiast and daughter of an American multi-millionaire. Their remarkable success was a feat akin to African American runner Jesse Owens’ triumph at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Neal Bascomb is the author of several bestsellers, including The Winter Fortress, Hunting Eichmann, and The Perfect Mile. He lives in Philadelphia.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of Faster from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website.
NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
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- Thursday, July 23, 2020
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
- Lewes Public Library