In praise of
Written with real insight into the
mechanical and human elements of racing competition...
A not-so-subtle reminder of the degree to
which American culture has changed in the span of a single
A feel-good book with a lot of life lessons...I
couldn't put it down.
I'm reading it the second time and enjoying it every
bit as much.
Some comments from www.goodreads.com
"A marvelous tale of how two men would not allow the ills of society prevent them from obtaining the mutual dreams that they shared. A wonderful read, ...moreA marvelous tale of how two men would not allow the ills of society prevent them from obtaining the mutual dreams that they shared. A wonderful read, start to finish."
(a five-star rating)
"...this is one of
the books that I picked up, and looked forward to reading what was next so
much, that I could not put it down.
As a southerner, I seek out the reality of the old south and traditional race relations. I enjoyed the book & recommend it. I only wish it had been on a wider scale with more of what was going on around the characters but it was basically two mens stories about growing together. Alot of heart & soul.
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“Always a problem,” said Bob Hanson, President of Veri-Logic, LLC, referring to special-occasion and holiday gifts for valued customers and business contacts.
Veri-Logic, headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL in the greater Chicago area, produces bar code labeling/scanning/integration systems for volume warehouses, to control the flow and locations of entire pallets and/or individual cartons.
“Among our customers,” Hanson says, “are very well-recognized Fortune 100 Companies, who have very strict policies regarding gifts provided to employees and decision-makers. Especially during the holiday season, this creates a problem for us: How do you give something that will be valued and appreciated by the recipient?”
For Hanson, a novel co-authored by a friend, provided the perfect answer. “Nothing is more widely accepted than the gift of a hard-cover book, signed by an author.”
Hanson purchased multiple copies of the novel “Grease Monkey” by Steven G. Percifield and Herschel W. Gulley. A substantial discount from the cover price kept his costs well within his budget as well as within the policies of the companies’ whose employees received them. “The books were delivered to us pre-signed and ready to give away,” Hanson added.
Dealing with the trial of an interracial auto racing team seeking to participate in the 1928 Indianapolis 500 at a time when Indiana politics were controlled by the Ku Klux Klan, the book captivates the interests of social, automobile and U.S. history buffs, as well as fans of auto racing. According to one reviewer, it is a feel-good book, full of life lessons, which you won’t want to put down. “This makes it,” according to Steve Percifield, one of the authors, “a perfect gift for men or women with a wide range of interests.”
Was the gifting worthwhile
for Hanson’s company? “I’m going to do it again,” he responded.
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