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The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives

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The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives is a fascinating, visually driven overview of the motor company's rich story, created in cooperation with the Harley-Davidson Museum.

The story of Harley-Davidson is a classic American tale of spirit, invention, and the right idea at the right time. From its beginning in a small Milwaukee shed in 1903, William Harley and h
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Motorbooks
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Joseph Spuckler
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: motorcycle
The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives by Aaron Frank is a history of Harley-Davidson inspired by the companies museum. Frank is a Milwaukee-based writer and former staffer at Motorcyclist magazine. He is known for his insightful and clear writing. He has ridden--and written about--everything from 200-horsepower superbikes to 200-plus-mph land-speed racers to 12-foot-long choppers to century-old antique bikes.

Harley-Davidson is a company built on mystique, legend, and lore. It is the
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P.e. lolo
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that shows you the complete history of the company, from the men who started it. Through the bikes and the many different changes over the years. To the color additions, through WWII and then some lean times after the war and the foreign competition that they have been up against and how they have had to overcome and change with the times. Who bringing in clothing was one way, but also by being the first motorcycle company with electric starter when they were competing with Honda, ...more
Carolyn McBride
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
This was a great collector book full of history and roots of one of the greatest motorcycle companies out there.
I found it quite charming and educational. As much as we enthusiasts shudder about a certain period of Harley history, I'm so glad to see the company is back on track.
This is a great book, and I know three people in my family who'll be getting their own copies just as soon as possible!
It's a wonderful gift for any Harley-Davidson fan!
Teresa
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I married a biker and have always been interested in motorcycles. i absolutely love the feel of the freedom of being on the back of a bike. We took a trip to Pennsylvania a few years ago on our Harley and it was so amazing. You honestly do not know how much of the beauty of the world you are missing by being surrounded by box while going down the road. At one point in Virginia I looked up where the south bound lane was and was literally able to see the driveshaft of a semi spinning around as it ...more
Beth
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this company biography, told through shorter, digestible essays accompanied by tons of photos, rather than a dry, dull wall-of-text. From the first motorized bicycles built in a Milwaukee shed in the early 1900s to the as-yet-unreleased full electric motorcycle and everything in between, the story of iconic American company Harley-Davidson is laid out here using artifacts and motorcycles from their museum and archives. Makes me want to hop on my bike, hit the road, and ride it lik ...more
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The Harley Davidson story, tales from the archives by author Aaron Frank is a rich and intriguing story of Harley-Davidson. My husband and I both enjoyed reading this one.
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of The Harley-Davidson story in exchange for an honest review.
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