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The Perfect Vehicle: What It is about Motorcycles

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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.

Synopsis:

"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

About the Author

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of the acclaimed Dark Horses and Black Beautiesand The Perfect Vehicle. She lives in Kingston, New York, with her husband, writer Luc Sante, and their son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393318098
Author:
Pierson, Melissa Holbrook
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Pierson, Melissa Holbrook
Location:
New York
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Motorcycles
Subject:
Motorcycling
Subject:
Motorcycles - History
Subject:
Automotive - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
104-881
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.26x6.15x.67 in. .67 lbs.

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