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By Jacques Barzun

ISBN-10: 0060935421

ISBN-13: 9780060935429

Throughout his occupation Jacques Barzun, writer of the New York Times bestseller and nationwide ebook Award Finalist From sunrise to Decadence, has constantly been often called a witty and swish essayist, one that combines a intensity of information and an extraordinary facility with words.

Now Michael Murray has rigorously chosen 80 of Barzun's so much artistic, comprehensive, and insightful essays, and compiled them in a single remarkable quantity. With topics starting from background to baseball to crime novels, A Jacques Barzun Reader is a banquet for any reader.

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All through his profession Jacques Barzun, writer of the recent York instances bestseller and nationwide ebook Award Finalist From sunrise to Decadence, has continually been often called a witty and sleek essayist, person who combines a intensity of data and a unprecedented facility with phrases. Now Michael Murray has conscientiously chosen 80 of Barzun's so much artistic, complete, and insightful essays, and compiled them in a single awesome quantity.

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Despite the car’s decrepit condition, the owner initially refused to sell. Hoping to throw other would-be Duesenberg hunters off the trail, Leno spread a false rumor that a modern elevator installed in the garage was too small to accommodate the Model J—and that the car was now permanently entombed. Leno bided his time. Then, in a confusing series of miscommunications, it seems that the owner’s payments to the garage were misapplied, and the garage offered the car for sale to settle the debt. Leno paid a market-correct price for the car, only to find himself embroiled in a highly publicized lawsuit.

I exchanged opinions with many experts and fellow TR owners before and after the auction as to the value of this car and its historical significance, and I heard both ends of the spectrum. ” This, of course, was a reference to not one but two fires that the car endured during its early years. The auction catalog mentioned both fires but omitted that in the first incident, the driver of the other car perished. Although the catalog alluded to post-fire photographs, they were not published. Other TR owners were more upbeat, confiding that they had received approaches north of $20 million for their cars and that the auction estimate seemed reasonable for 0666.

4 MILLION ONLY 34 FERRARI 250 TESTA ROSSA race cars were built, and now they’re among the most valuable cars on the planet. At one time, though, these old racers were considered almost worthless, especially when you consider the wild, violent story of 0666TR, the prototype for the series. The 0666TR made its debut at the Nürburgring 1,000 km, coming sixth in qualifying and tenth overall in the race. Later, between September and October 1957, it was stripped of its envelope body and refinished by Scaglietti in the now famous pontoon-fender style.

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