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About craigmaas

I do a little web design work and support a couple web sites and blogs. My primary focus is lighting and energy consulting where I use a number of computer tools to help my customer find ways of saving money and improving their work environment. See my web site for more information: www.effectiveconcepts.net

The Mechanic’s Tale by Steve Matchett

The Mechanic’s Tale: Life In The Pit-Lanes Of Formula One The memoir by Steve Matchett tells his story from getting a mechanic’s job at a Ferrari Dealership, then moving to a BMW Dealership and leveraging what he learned there into … Continue reading

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Bat Boy by Matthew McGough

Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming Of Age With The New York Yankees McGough wrote a letter to the Yankees, and after some persistence became a Bat Boy for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. He was only 16, which … Continue reading

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Beast by Jade Gurss

Beast: The Top Secret Ilmor-Penske Race Car That Shocked the World at the 1994 Indy 500 is the story of how team owner Roger Penske exploited a rules loophole to develop a race winning engine for the 1994 Indy 500. … Continue reading

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Life At The Limit by Sid Watkins

Life At The Limit: Triumph And Tragedy In Formula One deals with the dangerous world of Formula One racing. Fatalities were so common it seems odd that the ‘sport’ wasn’t just banned. Drivers would die, crew members would die, and … Continue reading

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The Catcher Was A Spy by Nicholas Dawidoff

The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life Of Moe Berg Moe Berg went to Princeton to be a lawyer, but then decided to play baseball, which annoyed his family no end. He was a catcher for the Brooklyn Robins … Continue reading

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Last Bus To Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Last Bus To Wisdom is a Western that takes place in 1951. Donal Cameron is a precocious 11-year-old boy, who is sent to his great aunt in Wisconsin. After some amusing adventures on the Greyhound Bus (setting the tone of … Continue reading

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Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island is more a Mystery than a Legal Thriller. I enjoyed the book with its twists and turns; with just enough suspense to keep the pages turning. Grisham took time to illustrate his world of: writers, writing, publishing, and … Continue reading

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