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Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles

by Melissa Holbrook Pierson

  • ISBN: 9780393318098
  • ISBN10: 0393318095

Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles

by Melissa Holbrook Pierson

  • List Price: $18.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publish date: 05/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780393318098
  • ISBN10: 0393318095
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Description: In a book that is "a must for anyone who has loved a motorcycle" (Oliver Sacks), Melissa Pierson captures in vivid, writerly prose the mysterious attractions of motorcycling. She sifts through myth and hyperbole: misrepresentations about danger, about the type of people who ride and why they do so. The Perfect Vehicle is not a mere recitation of facts, nor is it a polemic or apologia. Its vivid historical accounts -- the beginnings of the machine, the often hidden tradition of women who ride, the tale of the defiant ones who taunt death on the racetrack -- are intertwined with Pierson's won story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.
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