The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

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Publisher Description

"This book, a polished, winding meditation on the theory and fractiousness of motorcycles, celebrates both their eccentric history and the wary pleasures of touring."—The New Yorker

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 own story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2011
January 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

.Shumi ,

Amazing.

If you love motorcycles and words, you won't find a better book that allow both of these passions to swirl so richly, step so lightly, leave such a massive impression and yet feel so much like your own half-formed thoughts about motorcycles. A beautiful, beautiful book about motorcycles, and why we love them.

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