Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool

Author(s): Dwight Zimmerman; Greg Scott (Artist)

Comics & Graphic Novels

Rediscover, or experience for the first time, the incredible life story of a true American icon.

Steve McQueen said, "I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts." Fortunately for us, he was the best of both.

McQueen left an indelible imprint as one of Hollywood's sexiest leading men. His masterful film roles in Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Papillion have been often imitated but never repeated. An actor, motorcycle and automobile racer, and all-around gearhead, McQueen also epitomized the American dream, rising from hardscrabble circumstances to become one of the most famous movie stars in the world.

Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool presents McQueen's life story in an artistic, graphic-novel format. It covers his entire life, from his earliest years growing up in a suburb of Indianapolis to his death from mesothelioma. Learn all about his stunning movie career, in which he defined the antihero archetype. The cool panache he brought to the screen was perhaps only matched by his adrenaline-pumping racing exploits. Get the full measure of both from this book.


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"The book, by author Dwight Jon Zimmerman and artist Greg Scott (from Motorbooks).... is seriously cool. It covers his whole life in a hundred pages, from acting to racing (both bad and good, though he much preferred racing) with some interesting takes on certain infamous episodes." - """Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool is a good introductory graphic novel/biography for motorsports or Steve McQueen fans, as well as readers who might not be as familiar with the man." - "Petrolicious"

DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN is a best-selling and award-winning author, radio show host, and producer and the president of the Military Writers Society of America. Zimmerman has authored the text for several graphic novels, including the acclaimed The Hammer and the Anvil, a dual biography of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. His other titles include The Vietnam War: A Graphic History and Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is also the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the New York Times number-one bestseller Lincoln's Last Days. GREG SCOTT is a comic-book artist who has done stints at both Marvel and DC Comics, working on such series as Gotham Central and Case Files: Sam and Twitch. He's also a film fanatic and he typically watches two movies a day. The aesthetic of film informs his work, more so than traditional drawing. Get sneak peeks at his blog:

General Fields

  • : 9780760347454
  • : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • : Motorbooks
  • : July 2015
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 791.4302/8/092 B
  • : 96
  • : illustrations
  • : Dwight Zimmerman; Greg Scott (Artist)
  • : Paperback