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  • Published: 15 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780767930529
  • Imprint: Anchor
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $29.99
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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?

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.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780767930529
  • Imprint: Anchor
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the Author

Leigh Montville

Chosen to write the cover-story obituary of Ted Williams for Sports Illustrated, LEIGH MONTVILLE also worked for twenty-one years as a sports columnist for The Boston Globe. He is the author of the bestselling At the Altar of Speed, Manute, and coauthor with Jim Calhoun of Dare to Dream. He lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

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