Palmer, Joe H.This Was Racing. New York A.S. Barnes Hard Cover Book Club Edition Profusely illustrated by Willard Mullin. Dust jacket and book good+ condition. Book club edition. CR MCMLIII (1953), 248 pages. Palmer was America's best known racing writer. The contents of the book appeared inthe NY Herald Tribune between February 1946 and the day he left an unfinished column in his typewriter (1952).