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Description - The Perfect Vehicle by Melissa Holbrook Pierson

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393318098
ISBN-10: 0393318095
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.

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