Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire Book by Luca Dal Monte

Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire

“Drawing on years of original research conducted in Italy and abroad, author (and Ferrari insider) Luca Dal Monte uncovers a wealth of new facts about Enzo’s origins, ambitions, business practices, and private life. The book revisits all the highlights of Ferrari’s rise to greatness: his driving career in the 1920s; his management of racing teams for Alfa Romeo in the 1930s; the launch of his own company and team in the late 1940s, and his unprecedented successes building cars for the road and race track in the following decades. But the book also examines lesser-known and sometimes hidden aspects of Ferrari’s career, from his earliest failed business ventures to his political dealings with Italy’s Fascist government, Allied occupiers, and even Communist leaders. And it lays bare the internal politics of the Ferrari company and team, whose leader manipulated employees, drivers, competitors and the media with a volatile mixture of brute force, paranoia, and guile. This is truly the definitive biography of Enzo Ferrari, one that makes previous accounts obsolete. Its depth, scale, and detail make it essential reading for automotive and motorsport enthusiasts. But other readers will be drawn to a sweeping story of Italian life, business, and culture during the 20th century.”—

Luca Dal Monte was born in Cremona, Italy, in 1963. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he is an award-winning and best-selling author who has written or co-authored ten books on motorsports. Prior to this he led the communications departments of Pirelli Motor Racing, Ferrari, Maserati North America, and Maserati Worldwide. Enzo Ferrari was published in Italy in 2016.

About the author (2018)

Luca Dal Monte was born in Cremona, Italy, in 1963. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he is an award-winning and best-selling author who has written or co-authored ten books on motorsports. Prior to this he led the communications departments of Pirelli Motor Racing, Ferrari, Maserati North America, and Maserati Worldwide. Enzo Ferrari was published in Italy in 2016.

Bibliographic information

 

Title Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire
Author Luca Dal Monte
Contributor Luca Di Montezemolo
Edition Illustrated
Publisher David Bull Publishing, Incorporated, 2018
ISBN 1935007289, 9781935007289
Length 968 pages

 

 

 

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