Complete list of of Ivan Rendall's published books.
Ayrton Senna – A Tribute
This is a sensitive biography of one of the greatest racing drivers published as a tribute shortly after Ayrton Senna died at Imola on Mayday 1984; the Foreword is by Stirling Moss. It includes his championships and his racing record and it demonstrates why he was, and is still admired and loved.
Blues and Twos
The tie-in book about Britain’s emergency services: it accompanied the ITV, BAFTA-winning, reality-TV series which ran for six years. The book includes that inside story of the modern 999 services and a history of the humanitarian instincts and bitter experiences which led to their development.
The Chequered Flag
This is a 112 year history of motor sport, rich in detail and year by year analysis. It records the results of the major forms of the sport, the milestones in the top drivers’ careers, the technical development of the car and the circuits and all the personalities who contributed behind the scenes.
Chronicle of Aviation
Ivan Rendall was editorial consultant of this major edition of the Chronicle series of international books. The book is a record of events in aviation presented in a news story format, heavily illustrated, which records in detail how the individual stories made up aviation’s varied history.
Flyers – The Spirit of Kitty Hawk
This is an anthology of biographical sketches of nine selected aviators to accompany the BBC Radio series narrated by Ivan Rendall to mark 80 years of powered flight. They include The Wright Brothers, Louis Bleriot, Alliot Verdon-Roe, Charles Lindbergh, Charles Yeager and John Young.
The US edition of Splash One: a detailed analysis of jet fighter combat in the Second World War, the Cold War and in regional wars’ from Korea to the Gulf. It shows how technology and experience have contributed to making the jet fighter indispensable in projecting power globally and regionally.
The Power Game
The Power Game tells the story of The Drivers’ World Championship against the background of what makes it possible: money and politics. It discusses the effect of the £1m scandal in 1994 tobacco sponsorship, and how Bernie Ecclestone rode it out using the global power that surrounds the sport.
The Power and the Glory
This is the No.1 best-seller tied to the highly-acclaimed, 13-part, BBC2 series. It traces motor racing thematically, covering all the top forms of the sport, from road racing, Grand Prix and the World Championship, oval racing at Indianapolis, sports cars at Le Mans and stock cars at Daytona.
Reaching for the Skies
This is the best-seller tied to the hugely successful, 13-part, BBC2 series of which Ivan Rendall was Executive Producer. It traces the history of aviation thematically, from 18th century balloonists to Space via Fighters, Bombers, Pioneers, Record Breakers and Vertical Flight and civil aviation.
A detailed analysis of the development of jet fighter combat in the Second World War, in the Cold War and in regional wars’ from Korea to the Gulf. It shows how technology and experience have contributed to making the jet fighter indispensable in projecting power globally and regionally.
Spitfire – Icon of a Nation
This is the story of Britain’s favourite fighter and how it became a popular symbol and national legend during the Second World War. It shows how its exquisite design fostered popularity with pilots, photographers, writers and film makers have given it iconic status in peace and war.