Growing up NASCAR Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All

ISBN-10: 0760337756
ISBN-13: 9780760337752
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Peter Golenbock is a prolific sports journalist and author. He was born in New York City on July 19, 1946 and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the New York University School of Law in 1970. While at Dartmouth, he began writing about sports for The Daily Dartmouth, which led to stints with the New York Times and the Boston Globe. It was also at Dartmouth where he became friends with Robert Ariel "Red" Rolfe, the former New York Yankees third baseman and the school's athletic director. Rolfe entertained him for hours with stories of the famous Yankees teams of the 1930's, which had a profound impact on Golenbock's unintended career path. After graduating law school, he eventually landed a job in the legal department of Prentice-Hall Publishing. Surprisingly, he was able to convince the head of the trade book division to allow him to write about the Yankees. The resulting book, Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64, became an instant bestseller, the first of many for Golenbock. Among his best-known works to follow include; The Bronx Zoo, Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Balls, with Graig Nettles, Bats, with Davey Johnson, Personal Fouls, a look at corruption in college basketball, and Teammates, a children's book about the relationship between Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. His latest work is entitled Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy.

We Watched the Race Cars Go By
The Scotch-Irish and the Segregated South
Learning the Ropes
Moonshine and Racing
The Robinwood Speedway
Slick
Witness to Disaster
When the Rubber Meets the Road
Big Bill France
Ralph and the Indian
Bobby Allison
Junior Johnson
Driving for Junior
Curtis and Bruton Go Bust
Hired to Run the Charlotte Motor Speedway
Bruton and I
Dirt Poor Dale
Dale and Richard Childress
Rick Hendrick Changes the Game
Days of Thunder
Alan Kulwicki's Too Short Journey
The All Star Race
Robert Yates Knows Tragedy
Bobby Allison's Nightmare
NASCAR and Bruton Go National
Joe Gibbs and Dale Jarrett
Jack Roush and Mark Martin
The Death of Dale Earnhardt
The Corporatization of Racing
Good-Bye
Racing of the Future
Index

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