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Speed Kings Paperback – 15 Jan 2016

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"Written with great pace and lightness, Speed Kings will enthral anyone who loved Seabiscuit and The Boys in the Boat." (The Times, Books of the Year)

"A tale of exceptional sporting bravery... genuinely thrilling. A gripping yarn." (Observer)

"A wonderful story, told in marvellous style." (Literary Review)

"A rich slice of history about courage and nobility... irresistible personalities. Unlike so many of his peers Fiske saw Nazism early for what it was. He became the first American to join the RAF, flying in the Battle of Britain. This is what makes him worthy of Bull's affectionate attention. It's also what gives the book its cohesion and its last act, which is far more moving than you have a right to expect given all the fun that precedes it. Fiske stays with you. He's the superhero you wish you'd been." (The Times)

"If there's any justice, the winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year will be Andy Bull's Speed Kings which tells the story of the four larger-than-life characters who won bobsleigh Olympic gold at Lake Placid in 1932. The enormous research needed to bring to life the quartet has been a remarkable feat." (Charles Sale Daily Mail)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

The epic story of four extraordinary gentlemen adventurers who came together to win bobsled gold in the 1932 Winter Olympics, and of a doomed generation, infatuated with fast living, heading into the vortex of the Second World War.

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