A big "Thank you" to Doug Nye for the excellent book reviews, and particularly for bringing our attention to books we might not otherwise stumble on to.
I have a huge number of books descend upon my home constantly and often feel I should do similar reviews on those I think would be of interest to TNFers. But lack of time makes it difficult.
However, here is one I received in the last few weeks:
"Driven: The Racing Photography of Jesse Alexander 1954-1962"
I am not really into books that have lots of pictures and very little information, although when they are 1950s photos, and are magnificent action and atmosphere shots, I weaken.
And when the book eventually becomes available at around a third or less of its original price, they've got me.
I found this one at Amazon.com while looking for something else. Can't remember if they have it new, or if it is listed as "out of print", but the bargains are beyond the "buy used" button. Apparently it has been remaindered in USA and there are many bookshops selling it at bargain prices, via their link with Amazon, and the one I bought is in virtually new condition. My "one third of new price" includes the cost of handling and shipping from the US to Australia.
Can't find the book at the moment to give descriptions of any of the pics, or further information, but I know my opinion of it, when it arrived, was "better than expected" and "very happy with it at that price".