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...
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:
And The Alfa Romeo (1968)
The Red Baron (1968)
Lindbergh, The Lone Flier (1968)
Firs Up Everest (1969)
Shackleton's Epic Voyage (1969)