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The brief, intense and fascinating story of this great driver from Lodi, Italy, narrated with passion and written like a novel, while fully respecting...
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The brief, intense and fascinating story of this great driver from Lodi, Italy, narrated with passion and written like a novel, while fully respecting the facts and a sound historical reconstruction.

Products specifications
Binding Hardbound
Pages 168
Size cm. 25x25
Colour Pictures 12
B/W Pictures 183
Publishing Date 2001
Text Italian
Author De Agostini Cesare
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