The High-flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

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Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2012, ©2011.
ISBN: 9780767930529
Branch Call Number: KNIEVEL B
Characteristics: 398 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm


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TSCPL_Matt Jan 11, 2018

The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend. Best book currently available on Knievel's life ( it is on par with Steve Mandich's book EVEL INCARNATE, but it is not widely available).

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Oct 20, 2013

I found this book to be so poorly written that I could not finish it. The subject is complex and interesting....I wish I could say the same about this book.

tiggyy Oct 06, 2011

I just finished reading this book, and I have to disagree with the previous poster. I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I was one of thoise kids who plyed to death with the Evel Knievel wind up toy. I had never thought more about this person (other than the toy I had) until I read this highly entertaining story. He was a bully, loudmouth, horrible person. In one word he was crazy! The previous poster mentioned that they wanted to "get inside his head", too much work, HE WAS CRAZY and explains it all. I do recommend this book. I just wish ther had been more pictures

Jun 11, 2011

When I read about a person, I want to know about that person, not only what they did, but some insight into their head.
This book fails to interest me on both counts. It tries to use a lot of stuff to fill up a book - a lot of uninteresting talk about his home town and people who lived there. I could not go very far in this book and ended up skimming through it to find any interesting bits. They are there, but not worth the tedium to get to.


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