The Harley-Davidson Reader

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Michael Dregni
Motorbooks, Feb 7, 2010 - Transportation - 348 pages
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Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the grandest name in American motorcycling, and represent the freedom of the open road, a life of rebellion, and a heritage of craftsmanship for over 100 years. In this collection, the biggest and best writings, old and new, are assembled on Harley-Davidson and their unique mystique by writers and personalities that are part of the legend, from Hunter S. Thompson to Sonny Barger, Evel Knievel to Arlen Ness, and more. Punctuated with classic images—from vintage motorcycling photos to racing and walls of death posters to pictures from biker LPs and novels—these are the stories that have helped define the Harley-Davidson myth. The tales of the company’s birth, the rise of the biker outlaw legend, and the modern-day revival of choppers, bobbers, and retro rides are all told by the best-loved sages of biker lore. With sidebars on biker movies, biker literature, and much more, this book chronicles the Motor Company’s long ride into modern-day legend.

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A great collection of stories about Harleys. If you like bikes, you'll like this book. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Margaret Harrell is the author of "Keep This Quiet!" and eight books in the "Love in Transition: Voyage of Ulysses-Letters to Penelope" nonfiction series, including "Toward a Philosophy of Perception." Also, "Marking Time with Faulkner." She copy edited Hunter Thompson's first book, "Hell's Angels." HST acknowledged her in "Gonzo Letters" 2. in 2011, "Keep This Quiet!" was published to highly receptive reviews. She is also an editor, cloud photographer, and light-body teacher, mentoring people who want to maximize their potential.

Michael Dregni is the author of Inside Ferrari, an engineering history of Ferrari automobiles, and two histories of motorscooters, Scooters! and Illustrated MotorScooter Buyer's Guide. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Davidson is the granddaughter of Walter Davidson, one of the founders and first president of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. She travels extensively speaking about the personal stories of the Harley-Davidson legacy.

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