The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler’s Best
The Racers is a great nonfiction story about a team that challenged Hitler’s best cars and drivers. After Hitler rose to power, he wanted to make it clear that Germany was better at everything, including automobile racing. Jews weren’t allowed to race for German teams, which left Rene Dreyfus without a good team to race with. Fortunately, Lucy Schell had started a team and had a brand new car for the Grand Prix, the Delahaye 145. Rene joined the team and got a chance at proving that Germany could be beaten. I think this was a great book. It was very well written and was very informative. I liked the pictures, even though most of the maps weren’t in the book yet. There was one incorrectly labeled picture of an engine, but other than that everything was great. I definitely learned a lot from this book; before I read it, I hadn’t even heard of Delahaye. I would recommend this book to kids in junior high and high school, especially people who like history and cars.
|Page Count||336 pages|
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