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Author: Lisa Smedman Narrator: Kerin McCue Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781464044397
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The fastest book on two wheels explores the timeless appeal of the motorcycle.

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.

Move 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.

Brimming with an amazing collection of archival and contemporary photographs, From Boneshakers to Choppers will take you on an unforgettable ride.

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About the Author

Lisa Smedman splits her week working as a reporter and editor at a weekly newspaper and writing fiction. Her recent credits include authoring Heirs of Prophecy and contributing a short story to The Halls of Stormweather.

About the Narrator

Kerin McCue is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Charles Wheelan’s Naked Economics, Larry LcMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By, Stanley Bing’s Rome, Inc, and Tom Bissell’s The Father of All Things.