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Read the Los Angeles Times review of HARD DRIVING.
"The gripping story of a fascinating, brave man who deserves serious recognition for his solitary accomplishment. . . . Donovan has produced one of the most compelling sports biographies of this or any year. A must-read for NASCAR fans."
-- (starred review) Booklist
"In this excellent biography, Donovan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporter and seasoned race car driver, recounts the overlooked life of Wendell Scott, the one-time Danville, Va., moonshine runner who broke the color barrier in stock-car racing in 1952 and competed for more than 20 years in a sport dominated by Southern whites... Donovan's writing is well-paced and measured, clearly depicting the complex atmosphere of race relations in the segregated South. His extensive reporting, including interviews with Scott before he died in 1990, combined with his descriptive and enjoyable prose about racing, make this book a deeply compelling story."
-- (starred review) Publishers Weekly
"A memorable tale of an unsung American hero, and a worthy history lesson as well."
-- KIRKUS REVIEWS, July 15th, 2008
"Brian Donovan has written a surprisingly moving and powerful account of Wendell Scott's utterly American Odyssey."
-- Ken Burns, filmmaker, winner of three Emmy Awards
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