Gerald Donaldson: James Hunt The Biography

T and the book is slightly one dimensional as a resultBut nevertheless if the movie has you pumped up wanting to read about the life of one of Formula 1 s most famous or infamous personalities look no further Gerald Donaldson has you covered I agree with Dean what a character Hunt was Great readAbsolute detailed account of the magnificent life of James Hunt Well worth the time to sit back and read Must read Interesting insight into the life and career of a sporting superstar The definitive James Hunt biographyThis book is packed full of interviews with friends and family and ven Hunt himself Donaldson has clearly done a lot of research which really adds to the narrative The book feels really comprehensive covering the whole career It is an read and a great insight into the character of a very interesting man The first half of this book is the best thing I have Contested Reproduction ever read the second is dull dull dull Buy it read half of it and walk away having had a bloody good time to be honest I am not a big fan of motor racing so I am not sure why I thought I would be interested in this book having seen the movie rush I can only assume it was because I wanted to know of the story behind the filmthe book was ok from what I read and I got a basic understanding of what kind of person hunt wasI do recommend for the formula one fans who remember hunt When Formula 1 racing was real racing nolectronic controls tc just sheer power and pilot control there were people like Hunt From a struggling and little promising career in the lower formulas to the thrilling 1976 F1 title A flat out biography that present an involving human side about Hunt unknown to many. The most colourful and controversial figures in Grand Prix racing is best remembered by those close to him as a fun loving caring man who had a genuinely uplifting presence ualities that shine through in Gerald Donaldson's compelling and moving account of his life.

Fantastic read what a character Hunt was James Hunt s Formula One career was brief but memorable and never so than in 1976 when he challenged Niki Lauda for the World Championship a gripping story soon to be told on film in Ron Howard s upcoming September 2013 film Rush Donaldson previously the author of a well written biography of Canadian Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve was working with Hunt on this book at the time of Hunt s untimely death of a heart attack in 1994 Hunt s life and racing career are covered ably as is his life after racing when his calm baritone voice and crisp analysis became the antithesis to Murray Walker s often wacky nthusiasm on BBC F1 broadcasts Donaldson does not back away from the fact as indeed James did not that Hunt was a man with demons sex and substance addiction massive depression coupled with periods of mania and yet reveals ably that James also was in his own way a good man who loved his children adored his dog Oscar played the trumpet well raised champion budgies and prayed regularly Towards the Creating Country Music end of his life Hunt got to grips with his problems and it would be interesting to know if he took advantage of the new antidepressants coming in to use at the time In fact Donaldson would have been well advised to get some commentary and analysis from a psychologist or two on just what propelled motivated and obsessed Hunt This paperbackdition is somewhat indifferently proofread but will give readers an absorbing introduction to James Hunt and his life in and out of Formula One It s respectful without falling into hero worship and it s informative without succumbing to Blacklands excessive verbosity if you only rea. JAMES HUNT WAS A TOWERING PERSONALITY WITH A COMMANDING PRESENCE A HUGELY GLAMOROUS PUBLIC FIGURE WHO BROUGHT FORMULA ONE MOTOR RACING TO THE ATTENTION OF A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCEHis story is anpic tale of a short but turbulent life lived to the limit Triumphing agai.

D one James Hunt biography and with Rush due to hit theatres soon many probably will make it this oneGerald Donaldson brought his A game for this one putting together a densely packed highly readable summary of the Evolutionary Patterns extraordinary life of James Hunt best known for sensationally winning the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship for being a gorgeous poster boy for the antistablishment counterculture of the 1970 s in the UK at least and for living as the hedonist s hedonist for much of that timeDonaldson s book covers all of that and plenty with an affectionate and good natured tone that is a pleasure to read He neither glosses over Hunt s appalling moments but nor does he condemn them being interested the mark of the true biographer in understanding his subject s mind in such moments There s also hardly a page in it that isn t aided by a uote from someone who was there and although many of them are in Formula 1 s public domain much of it doesn t show up anywhere Evolution As Entropy else most notably Alastair Caldwell McLaren sngineering chief in the forgotten Forging Gay Identities era before Ron DennisTo me the book s only real flaw is that it shies away from really delving into the darker part of Hunt s life in the late 1980 s Some have speculated that like Heath Ledger hisxtraordinary Forbidden History energy was a result of bipolar disorder I have no idea if this has beenstablished medically but it s an intriguing idea that should have been xplored Certainly nobody realised how much James was driven by his own inner demons until after his death and the later chapters should have shone a newer darker light on his mid 70 s heyday of partying substance abuse and seat of the pants driving But it doesn. Nst all odds to become World Drivers' Champion with McLaren in 1976 Hunt sank into a period of decadence and depression only to be rejuventated as he found true love for the first time With that came personal contentment and a renewed zest for living so that one of.

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Besides being an avid and devoted frogophile Gerald Donaldson is co author of The Exercise Book and The Book of Days and author of The Walking Book