Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel via Leigh Montville

Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend via Leigh Montville
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Overview: From New York Times bestselling writer Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls again the pink, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon-and finds the unknown, complicated, and arguable guy recognized to hundreds of thousands around the globe as Evel Knievel.

Evel Knievel used to be a high-flying daredevil, the daddy of utmost sports activities, the personification of pleasure and dan­ger and showmanship . . . and within the 1970s Knievel repre­sented a singular slice of American tradition and patriotism. His leap over the fountains at Caesar’s Palace ended in a crash not like anything else ever noticed on tv, and his try to rocket over Snake River Canyon in Idaho used to be one thing most effective P. T. Barnum can have orchestrated. The dazzling bikes and red-white-and-blue outfits turned into an integral a part of an American decade. Knievel gave the impression of Elvis . . . however on any given Saturday afternoon hundreds of thousands tuned in to the small display screen to peer this real-life motion hero tempt demise.

But at the back of the flash and the rush, who used to be the person? Bestselling writer Leigh Montville masterfully explores the lifetime of the sophisticated guy from the small the town of Butte, Montana. He delves into Knievel’s wonderful position in popular culture, in addition to his infamous darkish side-and his complicated and ceaselessly contradictory relationships along with his symbol, the media, his personal circle of relatives, and his many demons. Evel Knievel’s tale is an all-American saga, and one this is in large part untold. Leigh Montville as soon as once more delivers a definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports activities legend.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

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