The Racersby Neal Bascomb
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- Grades: 6 - 12
- Ages: 11 - and up
As the nations of Europe crept closer to war, a ragtag team of race car drivers took on Hitler’s Grand Prix pick.
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As the Third Reich stripped Jews of their rights, a young driver named René Dreyfus—a Frenchman of Jewish descent—was barred from competition. At about this time, Lucy Schell, an American heiress and top Monte Carlo Rally driver, was deciding to take on Germany’s Silver Arrows. She needed a racer for the new team she was creating, and she chose Dreyfus. In addition, she funded the development of a nimble new tiger of a car, built by a little-known French manufacturer. As the nations of Europe marched ever closer to war, Schell and Dreyfus faced down Hitler’s top drivers…and the world held its breath, waiting to see who would triumph.