An Independent Man: The Autobiography by Eddie Jordan lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Orion, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Eddie Jordan has been involved in motor sport at every level, from grass roots to the very top in Formula 1. His team, with its vivid yellow colour scheme, became synonymous with a renegade culture that injected fun into the sport at the same as challenging for the world championship.
Jordan was known as the rocknroll team an appropriate title since Eddie Jordans interests stretch far beyond the high-octane world of grand prix racing. This book is not simply about Jordans 35 years in motor sport. Racing does provide the central core but, along the way, Jordans story embraces the loves of his life: sport, music, doing deals, meeting people, having fun enjoying the craic, as they say in his native Ireland.
Having sold his team, Jordan is in the perfect position to finally reveal everything about some of Formula 1’s more intriguing and infamous events. He tells the story about discovering Michael Schumacher, only to have Bernie Ecclestone lend a hand in having the future champion snatched from beneath Jordans nose. He describes his dealings with Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, Jean Alesi and Martin Brundle. He gives the inside line on Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and the host of characters who provide F1 with its headlines outside sport.
These wonderful anecdotes, told only as Eddie Jordan can, are complemented by his thoughts on football, horse racing, golf, Ireland and its music and values, life beyond Formula 1, his venture into television and his work with sick and disadvantaged children. It is all part of a rich and colourful story which has never been told before.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Yellow titling to the Spine.
[VI] 407 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…