Live to Ride

Live to Ride
Author: Wayne Johnson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781439177150
ISBN 13: 1439177155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live to Ride Book Review:

Live to Ride is pure adrenaline—a full-throttle exploration of motorcycles that pushes to the limit, with heart-pounding accounts of riding the greatest bikes of all time, all over the world. “Live to ride, ride to live.” For many motorcycle riders, these words express life’s guiding principle. Just take a look at the patch emblazoned on the jackets of legions of riders. Whether they’re roaring down an empty highway on two wheels at an insane speed, hopping on for a few mind-boggling loops of motocross, joining in the “rolling thunder” of a veritable outlaw motorcycle club, or just cruising on a Harley on a Sunday afternoon, motorcyclists of all stripes share a common love of the freedom that is riding. Wayne Johnson, a lifelong motorcycle-lover and acclaimed writer, takes us around the globe and onto the terrain where the most extreme, thrilling forms of riding happen. Johnson shows where it all began more than a hundred years ago when the first motorcycle evolved from the bicycle and lands us on the track today with some of the world’s highest-paid athletes— professional motorcycle road racers. From there we go inside radically different competitions like the vertigo-inspiring “Widowmaker Hillclimb” and the fastest land racing on the planet at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Johnson also offers an inside look at the legendarily secretive culture of biker clubs with firsthand accounts of his own wild rides with an outlaw club. In every one of these venues, you aren’t just passing through as an observer—you are on a bike, racing across new and undiscovered country, the horizon your only destination. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to climb on a motorcycle and feel its engine roar to life, or have actually done it and felt the rush of flying off into the wild blue yonder, or have simply been intrigued by this iconic part of American culture and history, hold on tight for this irresistible, one-of-a-kind journey into motorcycling.

A Bike Ride Through My Life

A Bike Ride Through My Life
Author: Frank Clements
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2011-06-06
ISBN 10: 1426963181
ISBN 13: 9781426963186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bike Ride Through My Life Book Review:

A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life. At a young age, he came in second in the British under-eighteen championships and just missed being a member of the British Olympic Cycling team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He also designed, built, and loaned five special Cross country bikes to Roger Hammond and he won the Worlds Cyclo Cross Championship with them. This memoir follows Clements from youth to retirement, offering a fascinating trip through an amazing life.

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side
Author: Ross Thomas
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429981675
ISBN 13: 1429981679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side Book Review:

"Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" -- Mark Twain Ross Thomas chose the quotation from Huckleberry Finn as the text of his post World War II story as well as for the title. When Lucifer Dye is released from three months in a Hong Kong prison, debriefed, handed a false passport, a new wardrobe and a $20,000 check, his haughty control makes it clear that Dye's career with his country has been permanently terminated. But a good agent is always in demand, and just a few hours later Dye is being interviewed for a highly ingenious position. Victor Orcutt, although a not very good imitation of a British pre-war gent, has creative talents of his own. He has his sights a small southern city, with the ordinary run-of-the-mill corruption one would expect in such a place. The canny Orcott knows there's no profit in that . His creed is "To get better, it must be much worse." He and his two associates have looked up Dye's history, and he now offers the ex-spy's a mission. For two and a half times the government's bounty, Dye is to thoroughly corrupt the town. And the sly Dye takes the offer.

Long Ride Home

Long Ride Home
Author: W. Michael Gear
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN 10: 1466818514
ISBN 13: 9781466818514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Ride Home Book Review:

Theo Belk is the quintessential gunfighter: rootless, ruthless, and deadly. In the fierce and lawless Western frontier of 1874 these traits were what was needed to stay alive. Haunted by the ghosts of the men he's killed, there is one man he has set out to destroy...Louis Gasceaux, the man who murdered his parents while a younger Theo watched. But the trail Theo's following is long and bloody...and Louis always seems to stay a few steps ahead. This is how it was--from gritty buffalo and gold camps to brawling, building towns like Denver, Cheyenne, and Dodge City, populated with ambitious dreamers, deluded fools, and pragmatic women. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Carpet Ride to Khiva

A Carpet Ride to Khiva
Author: Christopher Alexander
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1848312717
ISBN 13: 9781848312715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Carpet Ride to Khiva Book Review:

The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva - a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan - immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world torn between Marx and Mohammed - a place where veils and vodka, pork and polygamy freely mingle - against a backdrop of forgotten carpet designs, crumbling but magnificent Islamic architecture and scenes drawn straight from "The Arabian Nights". Accompanied by a large green parrot, a ginger cat and his adoptive Uzbek family, Alexander recounts his efforts to rediscover the lost art of traditional weaving and dyeing, and the process establishing a self-sufficient carpet workshop, employing local women and disabled people to train as apprentices. "A Carpet Ride to Khiva" sees Alexander being stripped naked at a former Soviet youth camp, crawling through silkworm droppings in an attempt to record their life-cycle, holed up in the British Museum discovering carpet designs dormant for half a millennia, tackling a carpet-thieving mayor, distinguishing natural dyes from sacks of opium in Northern Afghanistan, bluffing his way through an impromptu version of "My Heart Will Go On" for national Uzbek TV and seeking sanctuary as an anti-Western riot consumed the Kabul carpet bazaar. It is an unforgettable true travel story of a journey to the heart of the unknown and the unexpected friendship one man found there.

Statistical Register of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope

Statistical Register of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433062734961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ride Through Palestine

The Ride Through Palestine
Author: John Welsh Dulles
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000024397667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares Their Properties Applications Etc

The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares  Their Properties  Applications  Etc
Author: J. W. SLATER
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0018776725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares Their Properties Applications Etc Book Review:

A Decent Ride

A Decent Ride
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-04-16
ISBN 10: 1473520975
ISBN 13: 9781473520974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Decent Ride Book Review:

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without... A DECENT RIDE? A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey. In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an un-reconstructed misogynist hustler – a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent –and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy...

Ticket to Ride The Promise of America

Ticket to Ride  The Promise of America
Author: Don Hussey
Publsiher: Don Hussey
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 0989332411
ISBN 13: 9780989332415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ticket to Ride The Promise of America Book Review:

Hussey's memior begins with a letter to his son, Gregory written a few weeks before his first deployment to Iraq as a officer in the U.S. Army. Hussey flew to Ft. Hood, Texas to be with his son, meet his commanding officers, attend the briefing sessions, and meet the other soldiers as they prepared for the long journey to the deadly Anbar Province of western Iraq. Hussey handed his letter to his son as he exited the barracks for the short bus ride to the flight line. "I wanted to share my life, my growing-up years, with my son because I feared I may never see him again." Hussey's letter details a story of a young boy growing up in relentless poverty and abuse. "There were stories from my childhood that I had never shared with him, and he never asked. Hussey left high school to find work and support his mother and younger brother. His brother suffered continuously from bleeding episodes resulting from his being born a hemophiliac. In 1965, after serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, Hussey was faced with the greatest series of challenges one could imagine. How he managed to navigate through that period has come to define him. This is a story of triumph over disaster...an unflinchingly honest memoir of a man with uncommon character who outwitted the odds to bring home his "ticket to ride."

Shakey Quakey Ride

Shakey Quakey Ride
Author: AndyRay Patton
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1304312801
ISBN 13: 9781304312808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ride from Land s End to John O Groats

Ride from Land s End to John O Groats
Author: Evelyn Burnaby
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433075905582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Harry The Ride of My Life

Harry   The Ride of My Life
Author: Wally O'Hearn
Publsiher: Hodder Moa
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 1869712870
ISBN 13: 9781869712877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry The Ride of My Life Book Review:

He may 'smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish and eat like a sparrow' but Noel Harris rides like a true champion. And he has outlasted many of his competitors, still leading them home in his late fifties after having notched up over 2000 wins. Along the way he has gained the loyalty of owners and trainers, the respect of fellow jockeys and the admiration of race-goers. He has also had a few beers, a bit of fun and lots of laughs, enjoying life and loving racing. Colourful - including green hair on occasions - and sometimes outlandish, Noel has stood out for his singular riding style, his optimism, commitment, sense of humour and straight-shooting sincerity. Racing is a game of wins and losses, highs and lows, and in this book, Noel takes us on the rollercoaster, from growing up in a racing family and apprenticeship days in a wild and scary Singapore, the rides and races of the NZ and Australian racing calendars, and the trials, tribulations and triumphs of staying at the top. Noel gives us the goods on the horses, owners, trainers, jockeys, races and officials, friends and family - the emotions, experiences, anecdotes and accolades of a long and successful career.

Motorcycle Dream Garages

Motorcycle Dream Garages
Author: Lee Klancher
Publsiher: Motorbooks International
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780760335505
ISBN 13: 0760335508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motorcycle Dream Garages Book Review:

If you can't be on your motorcycle on the open road, the next best place is the garage. Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen palaces for two-wheeled work and play.

Life is Good

Life is Good
Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1426215703
ISBN 13: 9781426215704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life is Good Book Review:

This inspiring book of wisdom, life lessons, and self-help from National Geographic celebrates the power of optimism: the driving force behind the authors’ beloved, socially conscious clothing and lifestyle brand, now worth more than $100 million. Following the chronology of their personal and professional journeys, Bert and John share their unique ride—from their scrappy upbringing outside Boston to the unlikely runaway success of their business. The brothers illuminate ten key "superpowers" accessible to us all: openness, courage, simplicity, humor, gratitude, fun, compassion, creativity, authenticity, and love. Their story, illustrated with the company's iconic artwork, shows how to overcome obstacles and embrace opportunities—whether it's growing stronger from rejection, letting your imagination loose, or simplifying your life to focus on what matters most. In these colorful pages, Bert and John's plainspoken insights are paired with inspiring quotations, playful top-ten lists, deeply moving letter from the Life is Good community, and valuable takeaways from tapping the power of optimism to live your best life. Both entertaining and profound, Life is Good: The Book is the ultimate guide to embracing and growing the good in your life.

White Knuckle Ride

White Knuckle Ride
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Fremantle Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 1925161285
ISBN 13: 9781925161281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Knuckle Ride Book Review:

Hop aboard for a desperate, deadly ride with Alan Carter, Amanda Curtin, Peter Docker, Jon Doust, Deborah Robertson, Dave Warner, and more. This is thrilling, jaw-clenching crime fiction from some of Australia's finest writers.

Maximum Ride Boxed Set 1

Maximum Ride Boxed Set  1
Author: James Patterson
Publsiher: Jimmy Patterson
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 0316182753
ISBN 13: 9780316182751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maximum Ride Boxed Set 1 Book Review:

Discover the first three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the movie and manga-now in one collection! Join Max and her flock on three Maximum Ride adventures: The Angel Experiment (#1), School's Out-Forever (#2), and Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (#3). Being a kid with wings sounds like a dream come true, but when you're facing half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" and a sinister science experiment, life can be complicated. From the deadly heat of Death Valley to the treetops of Central Park in Manhattan, this is one set of adventures you will never forget. This box set also includes a bonus teaser and an exclusive excerpt from Angel (Maximum Ride #7) and a Witch & Wizard teaser!

The Railway Police and The Last Trolley Ride

The Railway Police and The Last Trolley Ride
Author: Hortense Calisher
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1480437417
ISBN 13: 9781480437418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Railway Police and The Last Trolley Ride Book Review:

Two novellas from award-winning author Hortense Calisher offering very different journeys: the first looking hopefully forward, and the second, into a painful past The characters in these two novellas take introspective, poignant excursions both to where they want to be (The Railway Police) and where they have been (The Last Trolley Ride). In the first, a woman with hereditary premature baldness decides to embrace her unadorned head and hopes to start a fresh life without attachments to the trappings of days gone by. In the second, an elderly man with a working replica of a trolley line in his basement reminisces about the fateful last ride he took on that very line many years ago. In both stories, Calisher probes the characters’ senses of isolation from their respective worlds.

Statistical Register of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope

Statistical Register of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope
Author: Cape of Good Hope (Colony).,Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Colonial Secretary's Dept. Statistical Branch
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C2658750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Paul Revere s Ride

Paul Revere s Ride
Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1995-04-19
ISBN 10: 9780199779659
ISBN 13: 0199779651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Revere s Ride Book Review:

Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition. Revere ranged widely through the complex world of Boston's revolutionary movement--from organizing local mechanics to mingling with the likes of John Hancock and Samuel Adams. When the fateful night arrived, more than sixty men and women joined him on his task of alarm--an operation Revere himself helped to organize and set in motion. Fischer recreates Revere's capture that night, showing how it had an important impact on the events that followed. He had an uncanny gift for being at the center of events, and the author follows him to Lexington Green--setting the stage for a fresh interpretation of the battle that began the war. Drawing on intensive new research, Fischer reveals a clash very different from both patriotic and iconoclastic myths. The local militia were elaborately organized and intelligently led, in a manner that had deep roots in New England. On the morning of April 19, they fought in fixed positions and close formation, twice breaking the British regulars. In the afternoon, the American officers switched tactics, forging a ring of fire around the retreating enemy which they maintained for several hours--an extraordinary feat of combat leadership. In the days that followed, Paul Revere led a new battle-- for public opinion--which proved even more decisive than the fighting itself. ] When the alarm-riders of April 18 took to the streets, they did not cry, "the British are coming," for most of them still believed they were British. Within a day, many began to think differently. For George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon. Paul Revere's Ride returns Paul Revere to center stage in these critical events, capturing both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest.