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Evel : The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
by Leigh Montville




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Evel Knievel, the father of extreme sports, was a high-flying daredevil. He was the personification of excitement and danger and showmanship, and represented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was this man in red, white, and blue?

With characteristic flair and insight, Leigh Montville delves into Knievel's amazing place in pop culture, as well as his notorious dark side, exploring Knievel's complicated and often contradictory relationships with his image, the media, his own family, and his many demons. With this all-American saga, Montville has delivered another definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports legend.

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Overview

Evel Knievel, the father of extreme sports, was a high-flying daredevil. He was the personification of excitement and danger and showmanship, and represented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was this man in red, white, and blue?

With characteristic flair and insight, Leigh Montville delves into Knievel's amazing place in pop culture, as well as his notorious dark side, exploring Knievel's complicated and often contradictory relationships with his image, the media, his own family, and his many demons. With this all-American saga, Montville has delivered another definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports legend.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780767930529
  • ISBN-10: 0767930525
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 398
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.27 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds


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