Hardcover è Jeff Gordon eBook Þ

Hardcover è Jeff Gordon eBook Þ


Jeff Gordon [Download] ➾ Jeff Gordon Author Joe Garner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The first ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon the four time championracing legend For over a year Garner interviewed and observed Gordon atraces special events and at home The book is based on ex The first ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon the four time championracing legend For over a year Garner interviewed and observed Gordon atraces special events and at home The book is based on extensive interviewswith Gordon as well as in depth interviews with dozens of family members friends competitors and colleagues some of whom have never gone onthe record before Jeff speaks candidly sometimes brutally so about hischildhood his much publicized divorce those he competed against hisfamily and life after racingThis fully illustrated hardcover biography will allow privileged access to awealth of exclusive unseen and rare material from Gordon s personal photoand memorabilia collection Gordon s meteoric rise through racing s ranksis a classic American success story Readers will find inspiration in Gordon scandid take on his pivotal life episodes.

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Joe Garner
  • English
  • 24 September 2015
  • 9781603803960

10 thoughts on “Jeff Gordon

  1. Lance Lance says:

    When NASCAR became of a national sport instead of a niche in the southeastern United States in the 1990's one of the star drivers who helped this mainstream push was Jeff Gordon With his good looks polite demeanor upbringing in a region outside of the hub of NASCAR and oh yes his success on the track he was a fan favorite and well respected by his competitors This book by Joe Garner does a nice job of recapping Gordon's upbringing and his careerMost sports biographies that cover an athlete's upbringing will talk about the people and events that made the athlete realize that his or her destiny was in their sport This book is no different in that respect as Gordon's early entry into racing on dirt tracks with small winged vehicles are well covered He gives a lot of credit to his mother Carol and stepfather John for supporting him when doing this both emotionally and financially Despite his small physical stature team owners and crew chiefs were taking notice of him before he settled on pursuing a career in NASCAR even though his early dreams were about him racing at the Indianapolis 500 This part of the book and subseuent chapters in which Carol and John are mentioned are the most the book contains about Gordon's personal life While his two marriages and the children he is raising with his second wife are covered this book is much about Gordon's racing career than it is about his personal life There is little negative coverage about his career as well Yes some of the harder parts such as when Gordon left a smaller team to sign with one of the big names in the sport Hendrick Motorsports are covered but overall this book reads like a fan book Of course given the success Gordon had in his career with four NASCAR championships it is easy to see why this would read as suchThere are plenty of pictures throughout the book as well giving the reader a nice visual recap of Gordon's career as well as a decent read The pictures in the Kindle version which is what I read can be small at times but per other reviewers who have read the hardcover edition it is a coffee table type book in which the pictures especially stand outThis book is great for two types of readers – relatively new fans of NASCAR who only know of Gordon being a broadcaster for Fox's coverage of the sport or for his biggest fans The former will learn much about his racing career before broadcasting the latter will relive many great memories Other fans who have followed the sport for a long time won't learn a lot of new material but will still have fun reading about one of the biggest names in the sport

  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    A very good book about a one of the last great drivers to come up through NASCAR before NASCAR imploded When I picked this book up at the library I was sort of disappointed when I saw the lady bring it to the counter It was physically large like a coffee table book which a lot of times is packed with photos and not much information However that wasn't the case with this book It did contain tons of great photos but was also not short on actual words It was a very interesting read This is the only Jeff Gordon book that I've read and will read I mean come on he's not Elvis I would recommend this book to other fans of Jeff

  3. Keish Keish says:

    This was an interesting read for me considering I know nothing about about NASCAR or have any interest in the sport I happen to catch Jeff doing an interview on a hip hop radio show of all places In discussing the book he seemed to have an interest story So I figured why not read something different Whether you're into NASCAR or not it's a good read

  4. Kelly L Arnold Kelly L Arnold says:

    I absolutely loved this book I have been a huge Jeff Gordon fan but reading about his life made me even of a fan His drive and dedication to racing from the time he was five is absolutely incredible to read about

  5. Jerry Rose Jerry Rose says:

    I was grateful for the insight this book gave me on the week of thanksgiving Being about a sport I cared not a lick about it showcased than anything the doubt producing in pro sports PR and cultural revolution of a sports icon at the turn of the century The low rating was due primarily to the fact that I have never and will never be a diehard racecar watcher; I have never seen 50 cars go 200mph on a 1 mi track; the ins and outs of lane bullying and cutting to the front through a final turn are gibberish to me Jeff Gordon the wininingest race car driver before the meteoric 2011 rise of Jimmie Johnson won so many races through the 36 race season that NASCAR thought it necessary to institute a race to the finish the chase playoff series to make the season interesting again for the average fan The turn of the century marked a huge change for sports Longtime regional sports were starting to gain national appeal as the introduction of digital TV and the greater reception of cable among Americans as a whole brought local sports into the national spotlight This increased revenue and fanbase attracted a wider range of enthusiasts and competitors Jeff Gordon started his days competing with the pros in his early teens and handedly winning open car Busch League races before entering high school A racing prodigy driven by his overambitious step father Jeff Gordon took the sport as seriously as an adult would from day one at four years old This passsion or drive or destiny showed and he was offered a gig in any of the major racing leagues NASCAR or formula 1 #24 team and Jeff's unmatched success through the 2000s opened the door for scouting grounds anywhere one could fathom across amateur and foreign leagues Today's NASCAR is leagues competitive because of the millenium's anthropocentric evolution in scouting and popularityIt was disconcerting to read about NASCAR head Bill France Jr's telling the #24 team to slow down or they will be forced to slow down in his invincible 2008 season I always hoped professional sports wasn't rigged but alas it is as shown in the following dialogue “Jeff and I got direct orders from Bill France Jr ‘Don’t stink up my show this week’ ” Evernham recalls “He said ‘You guys need to slow that thing down a little bit or I’ll slow it down for you’ ” Both Evernham and Jeff found it flatteringPro sports are made for their consumer market trying to reach the biggest cities with as broad of storylines as they can make If one person wins every race in the season all other drivers across hometowns will lose hard earned fansbc of Jeff's focus on PR and maintaining a loyal fan base his 100 million in prize earnings pale in comparison to his endorsement deals a product of living in Victory Lane

  6. Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson says:

    I grew up in the mid late 90’s and being the son of a big racing fan it was easy to get swept up in NASCAR While I was too young to understand the complexity of auto racing or the celebrity culture that came with it I clearly remember the days of Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt And Though neither of those 2 were my favorite I was a Sterling Marlin fan it was always hard to ignore the rainbow paint scheme of the 24 car and his near constant positions towards the front of the field Jeff Gordon while definitely too short at just shy of 200 pages though at times feeling immensely longer too did a fantastic job in highlighting and chronicling Jeff Gordon’s meteoric rose to fame And pinpointing just why the guy was such a huge albeit refreshing change to the otherwise stuffy culture of NASCAR I started watching the sport in the mid 90’s and came in at the height of Gordon’s career so being able to learn about his upbringing his past and his constant drive to be the best was a great experience and a much needed diversion from my normal reading fare My only complaints aside from the length are fairly minor The layout was a bit strange I loved the pictures full color on my iPad but their placement in the middle of chapters or slightly out of sync made for odd breaks in the text and sometimes with the captions ruined the suspense of the chapter I also found Garner’s writing to be too simplistic and basic at times I know This was a biography and sometimes this genre doesn’t really reuire tense action packed detailed sentences but I’ll just say that Garner is no Erik Larson Again it’s not bad writing I totally enjoyed what was written I just wanted

  7. Heather Heather says:

    Once upon a Time my family used to be big into NASCAR Jeff Gordon was my mother's favorite driver I was of an Ernie Irvan fan until he retired then switched my allegiance to Mark Martin Once I moved out of my parents house my interest in the sport waned and uite honestly I haven't followed it since Therefore this book was a nice summary of what I missed in the intervening 12 years between then and Jeff's retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 seasonI didn't know much about his pre Winston Cup days not Sprint not Monster or whatever sponsorship name it has now so that was interesting It's common knowledge that his ex wife was a bitch and this reinforced that toopeople who cut you off from your family are awful peopleAside from the inside look and recollections about his career this book showed me how much the sport has changedthe chase format for points was always bullshit but to see how many times Jeff got robbed of a championship after the format's introduction and subseuent further bastardization annoyed meAlso depressing most of the drivers I really remembered retired now I'm getting old man

  8. Joanne Joanne says:

    As a long time NASCAR fan I was really looking forward to reading this book about Jeff Gordon While he wasn't always my favorite driver he was major competition for some of my favorites he certainly knew how to drive a race car and win I think that I was expecting dirt in this book His divorce from Brooke was kind of down played and I think that should have been talked about a little I think his personal life should have been shared This book is definitely the life story of Jeff Gordon on the racing side The author did a great job of getting to know Jeff Gordon and the personalities who helped him gain his career One beef For such a large volume the print could have been a little larger also

  9. ElizrdbthSpeaks ElizrdbthSpeaks says:

    i think for me Jeff Gordon was a young whipper snapper who came along when it was really so famous to me racing is not what it use to be sorry not sorry i thought Dale Earnhardt was so cool that mustache what a gorgeous man such a loss i really wonder about the relationship between the 2 you will only know one side sadly i was a kid who really loved Tom Cruise watched all his movies as a kid so when Days of Thunder came out it was just so cool great actors fun tunes so i guess i sort of connected with Jeff no clue how old he is? i guess i could google it?? he is about my hubby's age so not that much older than me really enjoyed the pictures well done if you are racing fan u will enjoy this

  10. Brad Kimes Brad Kimes says:

    The Jeff Gordon I didn't knowWho knew? This excellent work of non fiction reads like a novel Garner has made the story of Jeff Gordon's life and racing career not only enjoyable and fun to read but so important in telling the true story about the real Jeff Gordon I now have a strong appreciation of who and what Jeff Gordon was and is uite an amazing talent but even importantly an awesome human being Here here to both JEFF's I sincerely hope many folks take the time to read this book

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

10 thoughts on “Jeff Gordon

  1. Lance Lance says:

    When NASCAR became of a national sport instead of a niche in the southeastern United States in the 1990's one of the star drivers who helped this mainstream push was Jeff Gordon With his good looks polite demeanor upbringing in a region outside of the hub of NASCAR and oh yes his success on the track he was a fan favorite and well respected by his competitors This book by Joe Garner does a nice job of recapping Gordon's upbringing and his careerMost sports biographies that cover an athlete's upbringing will talk about the people and events that made the athlete realize that his or her destiny was in their sport This book is no different in that respect as Gordon's early entry into racing on dirt tracks with small winged vehicles are well covered He gives a lot of credit to his mother Carol and stepfather John for supporting him when doing this both emotionally and financially Despite his small physical stature team owners and crew chiefs were taking notice of him before he settled on pursuing a career in NASCAR even though his early dreams were about him racing at the Indianapolis 500 This part of the book and subseuent chapters in which Carol and John are mentioned are the most the book contains about Gordon's personal life While his two marriages and the children he is raising with his second wife are covered this book is much about Gordon's racing career than it is about his personal life There is little negative coverage about his career as well Yes some of the harder parts such as when Gordon left a smaller team to sign with one of the big names in the sport Hendrick Motorsports are covered but overall this book reads like a fan book Of course given the success Gordon had in his career with four NASCAR championships it is easy to see why this would read as suchThere are plenty of pictures throughout the book as well giving the reader a nice visual recap of Gordon's career as well as a decent read The pictures in the Kindle version which is what I read can be small at times but per other reviewers who have read the hardcover edition it is a coffee table type book in which the pictures especially stand outThis book is great for two types of readers – relatively new fans of NASCAR who only know of Gordon being a broadcaster for Fox's coverage of the sport or for his biggest fans The former will learn much about his racing career before broadcasting the latter will relive many great memories Other fans who have followed the sport for a long time won't learn a lot of new material but will still have fun reading about one of the biggest names in the sport

  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    A very good book about a one of the last great drivers to come up through NASCAR before NASCAR imploded When I picked this book up at the library I was sort of disappointed when I saw the lady bring it to the counter It was physically large like a coffee table book which a lot of times is packed with photos and not much information However that wasn't the case with this book It did contain tons of great photos but was also not short on actual words It was a very interesting read This is the only Jeff Gordon book that I've read and will read I mean come on he's not Elvis I would recommend this book to other fans of Jeff

  3. Keish Keish says:

    This was an interesting read for me considering I know nothing about about NASCAR or have any interest in the sport I happen to catch Jeff doing an interview on a hip hop radio show of all places In discussing the book he seemed to have an interest story So I figured why not read something different Whether you're into NASCAR or not it's a good read

  4. Kelly L Arnold Kelly L Arnold says:

    I absolutely loved this book I have been a huge Jeff Gordon fan but reading about his life made me even of a fan His drive and dedication to racing from the time he was five is absolutely incredible to read about

  5. Jerry Rose Jerry Rose says:

    I was grateful for the insight this book gave me on the week of thanksgiving Being about a sport I cared not a lick about it showcased than anything the doubt producing in pro sports PR and cultural revolution of a sports icon at the turn of the century The low rating was due primarily to the fact that I have never and will never be a diehard racecar watcher; I have never seen 50 cars go 200mph on a 1 mi track; the ins and outs of lane bullying and cutting to the front through a final turn are gibberish to me Jeff Gordon the wininingest race car driver before the meteoric 2011 rise of Jimmie Johnson won so many races through the 36 race season that NASCAR thought it necessary to institute a race to the finish the chase playoff series to make the season interesting again for the average fan The turn of the century marked a huge change for sports Longtime regional sports were starting to gain national appeal as the introduction of digital TV and the greater reception of cable among Americans as a whole brought local sports into the national spotlight This increased revenue and fanbase attracted a wider range of enthusiasts and competitors Jeff Gordon started his days competing with the pros in his early teens and handedly winning open car Busch League races before entering high school A racing prodigy driven by his overambitious step father Jeff Gordon took the sport as seriously as an adult would from day one at four years old This passsion or drive or destiny showed and he was offered a gig in any of the major racing leagues NASCAR or formula 1 #24 team and Jeff's unmatched success through the 2000s opened the door for scouting grounds anywhere one could fathom across amateur and foreign leagues Today's NASCAR is leagues competitive because of the millenium's anthropocentric evolution in scouting and popularityIt was disconcerting to read about NASCAR head Bill France Jr's telling the #24 team to slow down or they will be forced to slow down in his invincible 2008 season I always hoped professional sports wasn't rigged but alas it is as shown in the following dialogue “Jeff and I got direct orders from Bill France Jr ‘Don’t stink up my show this week’ ” Evernham recalls “He said ‘You guys need to slow that thing down a little bit or I’ll slow it down for you’ ” Both Evernham and Jeff found it flatteringPro sports are made for their consumer market trying to reach the biggest cities with as broad of storylines as they can make If one person wins every race in the season all other drivers across hometowns will lose hard earned fansbc of Jeff's focus on PR and maintaining a loyal fan base his 100 million in prize earnings pale in comparison to his endorsement deals a product of living in Victory Lane

  6. Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson says:

    I grew up in the mid late 90’s and being the son of a big racing fan it was easy to get swept up in NASCAR While I was too young to understand the complexity of auto racing or the celebrity culture that came with it I clearly remember the days of Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt And Though neither of those 2 were my favorite I was a Sterling Marlin fan it was always hard to ignore the rainbow paint scheme of the 24 car and his near constant positions towards the front of the field Jeff Gordon while definitely too short at just shy of 200 pages though at times feeling immensely longer too did a fantastic job in highlighting and chronicling Jeff Gordon’s meteoric rose to fame And pinpointing just why the guy was such a huge albeit refreshing change to the otherwise stuffy culture of NASCAR I started watching the sport in the mid 90’s and came in at the height of Gordon’s career so being able to learn about his upbringing his past and his constant drive to be the best was a great experience and a much needed diversion from my normal reading fare My only complaints aside from the length are fairly minor The layout was a bit strange I loved the pictures full color on my iPad but their placement in the middle of chapters or slightly out of sync made for odd breaks in the text and sometimes with the captions ruined the suspense of the chapter I also found Garner’s writing to be too simplistic and basic at times I know This was a biography and sometimes this genre doesn’t really reuire tense action packed detailed sentences but I’ll just say that Garner is no Erik Larson Again it’s not bad writing I totally enjoyed what was written I just wanted

  7. Heather Heather says:

    Once upon a Time my family used to be big into NASCAR Jeff Gordon was my mother's favorite driver I was of an Ernie Irvan fan until he retired then switched my allegiance to Mark Martin Once I moved out of my parents house my interest in the sport waned and uite honestly I haven't followed it since Therefore this book was a nice summary of what I missed in the intervening 12 years between then and Jeff's retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 seasonI didn't know much about his pre Winston Cup days not Sprint not Monster or whatever sponsorship name it has now so that was interesting It's common knowledge that his ex wife was a bitch and this reinforced that toopeople who cut you off from your family are awful peopleAside from the inside look and recollections about his career this book showed me how much the sport has changedthe chase format for points was always bullshit but to see how many times Jeff got robbed of a championship after the format's introduction and subseuent further bastardization annoyed meAlso depressing most of the drivers I really remembered retired now I'm getting old man

  8. Joanne Joanne says:

    As a long time NASCAR fan I was really looking forward to reading this book about Jeff Gordon While he wasn't always my favorite driver he was major competition for some of my favorites he certainly knew how to drive a race car and win I think that I was expecting dirt in this book His divorce from Brooke was kind of down played and I think that should have been talked about a little I think his personal life should have been shared This book is definitely the life story of Jeff Gordon on the racing side The author did a great job of getting to know Jeff Gordon and the personalities who helped him gain his career One beef For such a large volume the print could have been a little larger also

  9. ElizrdbthSpeaks ElizrdbthSpeaks says:

    i think for me Jeff Gordon was a young whipper snapper who came along when it was really so famous to me racing is not what it use to be sorry not sorry i thought Dale Earnhardt was so cool that mustache what a gorgeous man such a loss i really wonder about the relationship between the 2 you will only know one side sadly i was a kid who really loved Tom Cruise watched all his movies as a kid so when Days of Thunder came out it was just so cool great actors fun tunes so i guess i sort of connected with Jeff no clue how old he is? i guess i could google it?? he is about my hubby's age so not that much older than me really enjoyed the pictures well done if you are racing fan u will enjoy this

  10. Brad Kimes Brad Kimes says:

    The Jeff Gordon I didn't knowWho knew? This excellent work of non fiction reads like a novel Garner has made the story of Jeff Gordon's life and racing career not only enjoyable and fun to read but so important in telling the true story about the real Jeff Gordon I now have a strong appreciation of who and what Jeff Gordon was and is uite an amazing talent but even importantly an awesome human being Here here to both JEFF's I sincerely hope many folks take the time to read this book

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *