"Apex of Glory" relives the glories and tragedies of the Mecedes-Benz Company over seven turbulent decades, and reveals the incredible rise of the company throughout the period of Hitler's Third Reich.
Author, Blaine Taylor has managed to put together a compelling and objective narrative relating to this time in the companies history. In particular, it is the huge and previously unpublished photographic archive of Mercedes-Benz, which makes this book stand out for Third Reich historians and car buffs alike.
This archive originally had been assembled by Mercedes-Benz in 1940, and given to Hitler as a special presentation gift of over 50 albums. These albums were then found by the U.S. and brought to the states, where soon after, they were forgotten, until Taylor stumbled upon the treasure trove of automotive history.
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'I have a mutual passion for military and motoring history,so when I accidentally discovered an old box of Mercedes-related photographs in the Library of Congress archives, I was compelled to write another book.'From the Back Cover:
'Today, given the prolific number of books covering virtually every aspect of motoring history, it is difficult to find a new publication offering a different dimension on what appears to be an exhausted subject: APEX OF GLORY, however achieves just that....Interestingly APEX OF GLORY ends its story of Daimler-Benz in 1955, which happened to be the start of my international motorcycling career. It was also the end of an era with the Daimler Benz Company withdrawing from racing.........This book relives both the glories and the tragedies of the Daimler-Benz company over seven turbulant decades, above all, for me in particular, it highlights why the term 'Silver Arrow' and the Mercedes 'star' were synonymous with success. JOHN SURTEES M.B.E.
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Descripción Ulric Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1905142064
Descripción Ulric Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1905142064
Descripción Ulric Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111905142064