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Jimmy Murphy And The White Duesenberg


JIMMY MURPHY AND THE WHITE
DUESENBERG
 (1968)

    text by: Bruce Carter
illustrator: Raymond Briggs
publisher: Hamish Hamilton
                 40 colour pages
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Briggs illustrates the story of Jimmy Murphy's victory in the 1921 French
Grand Prix in which he drove a Duesenberg at an average speed of
seventy-eight miles per hour...

   'He had loved cars, loved racing-ever since he
   was a boy, an orphan brought up in San Francisco.
   Now at 27, Jimmy Murphy was on the last lap of
   the greatest race of his life-the French Grand Prix.
   And he was winning, although his chief opponent
   was close behind...'.

       
This is just one of a splendid series of six historical adventures
dynamically illustrated by Briggs. All were published between
1968 and 1969. Here are the other titles:

Nuvolari And The Alfa Romeo (1968)
Richthofen, The Red Baron (1968)
Lindbergh, The Lone Flier (1968)
Firs Up Everest (1969)

Shackleton's Epic Voyage (1969)
       


                                                                                                  
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