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Evel - The High-flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend-logo

Evel - The High-flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

Leigh Montville

From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon-and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel. Evel Knievel was a high-flying daredevil, the father of extreme sports, the personification of excitement and dan­ger and showmanship . . . and in the 1970s Knievel repre­sented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. His jump over the fountains at Caesar's Palace led to a crash unlike anything ever seen on television, and his attempt to rocket over Snake River Canyon in Idaho was something only P. T. Barnum could have orchestrated. The dazzling motorcycles and red-white-and-blue outfits became an integral part of an American decade. Knievel looked like Elvis . . . but on any given Saturday afternoon millions tuned in to the small screen to see this real-life action hero tempt death. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was the man? Bestselling author Leigh Montville masterfully explores the life of the complicated man from the small town of Butte, Montana. He delves into Knievel's amazing place in pop culture, as well as his notorious dark side-and his complex and often contradictory relationships with his image, the media, his own family, and his many demons. Evel Knievel's story is an all-American saga, and one that is largely untold. Leigh Montville once again delivers a definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports legend. From the Hardcover edition.

From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon-and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel. Evel Knievel was a high-flying daredevil, the father of extreme sports, the personification of excitement and dan­ger and showmanship . . . and in the 1970s Knievel repre­sented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. His jump over the fountains at Caesar's Palace led to a crash unlike anything ever seen on television, and his attempt to rocket over Snake River Canyon in Idaho was something only P. T. Barnum could have orchestrated. The dazzling motorcycles and red-white-and-blue outfits became an integral part of an American decade. Knievel looked like Elvis . . . but on any given Saturday afternoon millions tuned in to the small screen to see this real-life action hero tempt death. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was the man? Bestselling author Leigh Montville masterfully explores the life of the complicated man from the small town of Butte, Montana. He delves into Knievel's amazing place in pop culture, as well as his notorious dark side-and his complex and often contradictory relationships with his image, the media, his own family, and his many demons. Evel Knievel's story is an all-American saga, and one that is largely untold. Leigh Montville once again delivers a definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports legend. From the Hardcover edition.
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From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon-and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel. Evel Knievel was a high-flying daredevil, the father of extreme sports, the personification of excitement and dan­ger and showmanship . . . and in the 1970s Knievel repre­sented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. His jump over the fountains at Caesar's Palace led to a crash unlike anything ever seen on television, and his attempt to rocket over Snake River Canyon in Idaho was something only P. T. Barnum could have orchestrated. The dazzling motorcycles and red-white-and-blue outfits became an integral part of an American decade. Knievel looked like Elvis . . . but on any given Saturday afternoon millions tuned in to the small screen to see this real-life action hero tempt death. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was the man? Bestselling author Leigh Montville masterfully explores the life of the complicated man from the small town of Butte, Montana. He delves into Knievel's amazing place in pop culture, as well as his notorious dark side-and his complex and often contradictory relationships with his image, the media, his own family, and his many demons. Evel Knievel's story is an all-American saga, and one that is largely untold. Leigh Montville once again delivers a definitive biography of a one-of-a-kind sports legend. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Danny Campbell

Length:

17h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:35


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:44


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:23


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:42


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:07


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:01


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:54


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:21


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:54


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:34


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:06


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:21


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:43


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:35


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:34


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:22


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:17


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:51


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:40


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:04


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:51


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:05


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:47


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:17


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:01


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:57


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:32


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:30


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:21


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:07


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:12


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:41


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:09


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:15


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:53


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:37


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:15


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:59


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:31


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:56


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:17


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

08:16


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:08


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

00:37