The Bicycle: Boneshakers, Highwheelers, and Other Celebrated Cycles

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Courage Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 127 pages
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This photographic survey is richly illustrated with images of one of the world's largest private collections of bicycles from the 1850s to the 1950s and includes some never-before-published photographs. From antique high wheelers and "boneshakers" to tandems, tricycles, and circus clown bikes, it proves a fascinating historical retrospective of the bicycle's development and evolution. Gil King is a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in many national publications.

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About the author (2002)

Gilbert King is the author of Woman, Child For Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century , which was selected by the Detroit Free Press as one of its ten notable books of 2004. In the award-winning documentary Willie Francis Must Die Again , narrated by Danny Glover, King is interviewed on camera. In addition, King has contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Ring Magazine , Playboy , and the San Diego Union . King lives in New York City.

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