Life of Evel: Evel Knievel by Stuart Barker

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  • Title: Life of Evel: Evel Knievel
  • Author: Stuart Barker
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: January 2010
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780007184590

 

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A looking and at times harrowing re-appraisal of the life of Evel Knievel, the seventies American icon and the best daredevil motorcyclist that ever lived. The story of the previous couple of years of his life and his loss of life in 2007. Stuart Barker’s definitive biography captures the super-star standing that Knievel held and in addition examines the advertising phenomenon of a person who as soon as boasted he ‘made $60 million and blew $63 million’. Born within the city of Butte, Montana in 1938, Robert Craig Knievel was an excellent athlete, ski jumper and ice hockey participant in school. His early jobs included working within the copper mines and driving a bus in addition to a stint within the US Army, however he all the time subsidised his revenue by means of crime (‘I might crack a protected with one hand tied behind my again faster than you could possibly eat a hamburger with two.’) He used bikes to flee from the police and finally stumble on the thought of leaping them after seeing a stunt driver bounce automobiles at a state honest. His first bounce passed off over two mountain lions and a field of rattlesnakes, and he quickly developed his act into the ‘Evel Knievel Motorcycle Daredevils’ earlier than embarking on a solo profession. Knievel suffered 37 breaks and fractures throughout his daredevil profession. In 1967 he spent 29 days in a coma after an try to leap over the fountains outdoors Caesar’s Palace on line casino in Las Vegas. While recovering, he determined to make his aim to leap the Grand Canyon, an try he was compelled to abort by the US Government; and later was paid $1 million for leaping over 13 double-decker buses at Wembley Stadium. Now, 1 / 4 of a century after he final stepped off a bike, he has been reborn because the originator of Xtreme sports activities. This, alongside his love of playing, ladies and ingesting, guarantee his legend will stay eternally. Life of Evel is the story of a very excessive character

 

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