From his first great race of 190 when he drove at ""brutal"" speeds in excess of death after increasing hardships in 1946, this book tells swiftly and sometimes pungently the story of American's first famous racing driver. Here are stories of American scene during the early decades of this century, personality, his successes and failures, his many marriages. famous personalities of the time---Ralph de Faima, Louis with airplane, barroom, and police escapades thrown in. As a collection of facts. historical background. It is a successful job. But the two-dimensional while some of the Should be interesting to an adventure-minded, audience.