The fastest book on two wheels explores the timeless appeal of the
In 1885, two German inventors strapped a motor
to a bicycle, and the world’s first motorcycle was born. Riders have been
hooked ever since. Climb aboard From
Boneshakers to Choppers and discover how these two-wheeled
wonders spawned subcultures that continue to flourish today. From early
endurance contests that catapulted Harley-Davidson to fame to pulp novels
featuring rugged biker heroes, you’ll witness the burgeoning motorcycle image
of the early twentieth century.
on to wartime when the military pushed the motorcycle’s portability by
designing collapsible motorbikes to drop—by parachute—behind enemy lines. Then
follow the motorcycle through the definitive postwar years: the birth of the
Hell’s Angels, the ultimate cool of biker Marlon Brando in The Wild One, and the scooter-as-fashion craze of the
mods. You’ll also discover the world of adventurous female bikers, take to the
tracks of stunt riders, and hit the road with cross-continent racers.
with an amazing collection of archival and contemporary photographs, From Boneshakers to
Choppers will take you on an unforgettable ride. Download and start listening now!