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  • Brian Boettcher's Indy 500 books

    Are these any good? I got a new Kindle and it came with a gift card, so I was thinking about checking them out since they're low-priced. I'm wary of Amazon reviews, so I thought the Nostalgia forum would be the best place to check.

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    I've only previewed them on Google. From what I've seen they are OK, but I have seen some facts presented that I question. It seems like he has done a lot of research but I'm not sure than any new facts have been uncovered.
    "For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's future, and we are all mortal".

    John Kennedy at American University 1963

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    A. Lincoln

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      I went ahead and bought them all, and started the first book that covers 1946-1953. In the beginning he spends a lot of time covering the early history of the track, up to Hulman buying and restoring it after the war. That's all stuff I mostly already knew, but there's a good deal of info about non-Indy racing, other sanctioning bodies and so-on. Hopefully it's accurate because I'm enjoying it so far.

      Apparently the 1967-69 chapter (titled "Whooshmobiles")was either unavailable or never written, because I can't find it anywhere.

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