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Life of Evel: Evel Knievel

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  7 reviews
He's in the Guinness Book of Records for the most broken bones in a single year. He claimed to have slept with more than 2,000 women. He battled alcoholism and gambling addictions, was jailed for attacking a colleague with a baseball bat, and blew an estimated $60 million fortune. And he became a superstar for repeatedly staring death in the face with his headline-grabbing ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 16th 2004)
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Matt Peskett
A childhood hero (actually still one) and this books reaffirms that......brash, sexist, full of bullshit and balls the size footballs.....what's not to admire in a 70's hero. A very warts and all book and one that's all the better for it, but because of how it's written you still feel that you would have liked to have met him. I actually think you would like this even if you weren't impressed by Evel and his exploits or aren't old enough to have remembered them.....Now where's my chest wig, my m ...more
Jon
He was born as Robert but later assumed the name "Evel" Knievel. The life he lived was amazing because of the risks he took, the the heights he reached (on a motorcycle and as a celebrity) and even the points of his life. As a kid I grew up hearing about him from my older brother and the kids he hung out with. I remember Evel Knievel toys advertised during Saturday morning cartoons.
Like others of my generation we moved on and forgot about the Daredevil. But when I picked up this book I recalled
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Armand
This book is about another one of my heroes. Another one I read cover to cover in one sitting, also. This book is actually rather dull, as far as the actual writing is concerned. Were it not for Knievel's volatile personality and the continual misadventures and trouble he was always mixed up in, I don't think I would have been able to read it through. I came away with the sense of how strange it is, that arbitrary things like fame and fortune can turn some of the most repugnant, piglike personal ...more
Wolfman James
I first brought this book at amazon I thought it might be an great read and it was they talk about how the legend that is evel fought Christianity for many years they also talked about how he became a believer in Christ they talk about how his chief crew member John hood was left for half the night at the edge of snake river canyon four star book highly recommend
William Kregor
I think this is a great book. it tells you all about evel knievels life and it gives you a clear vision of what he was like as a person. this book talks about all the jumps that he did and all the times he injuired himself.
Georgiann
Interesting life to say the least...the man went from no where to world wide attention by breaking every bone except his neck...good read for any 70's pop-culture fanatic:)
Jonathan
The man, the myth, warts and all.
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