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EVEL*WAYS, A Daring Approach to Life Paperback – May 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Graf X Pub; illustrated edition edition (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966647106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966647105
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the dusty Montana Plains where Joey Chitwood and his Motorcycle Daredevils first inspired young Knievel, to his present struggle with Hepatitis C (his biggest obstacle ever), EVEL * WAYS captures the daredevil's roaring recounts, broken bones and octane-fueled dreams -- there are even a few roundabout confessions. Ultimately, Knievel's attitude captures the book's spirit and vice versa. As he says: "No prince, no king, no president has ever lived a better life than I have!" -- Publisher Comments

From the Publisher

EVEL*WAYS is as unique as Evel Knievel himself. The initial draft was a collection of his photographs and quotations. Then as Evel was waiting for a new liver, we started talking two or three times a week. Every time we spoke there was another incredible story - a missing piece of history. The book took on a new life with dialogue, more pictures and more highlights of Evel's amazing story.

I've always known Evel as the living legend - the daredevil. But over the past months, I learned to admire the real Evel. I'm in awe of his incredible memory of the people who have touched his life, his relentless spirit for adventure and his subtle sense of humor. EVEL*WAYS captures this attitude and his daring approach to life. Evel insists that he still is going to complete the autobiography he started in1972. I sincerely hope he does. There is so much more to tell. Enjoy reading EVEL*EAYS.

Scott Bachman Publisher

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 1999
This is the kind of book you read from start to finish without realizing a few hours just flew by. I've shown it to a number of friends and even the non-Evel fans have a hard time putting it down. Evel Ways is packed with pictures, captions and personal sidebars all woven into a fascinating story line. The book highlights many of the everyday people in Evel's life as well as the famous people who became Evel's pals over the years including a tribute from Muhammad Ali and Jack Nicklaus.
The first authorized book ever from the King of Suntmen is sure to be a record breaker and priced right to boot. Excellent reading, great gift book and immediate collectors item for every Evel Knievel memorabilia enthusiast. Wish I'd have hung on to that Evel lunchbox.
Evel Ways is a keeper!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30, 2000
I am a long time fan of the Great One. This book was everything I was hoping for. Lots of pictures and anecdotes. It resolved many questions I had concerning his career and life. I would strongly recomend it. Just wish that the book was a little larger but otherwise a must read for those who grew up watching the greatest daredevil ever.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 12, 2001
Someone dropped this book into my lap the other day. Such an interesting topic! Evel is pompous as all get out; cocky; womanizing; self-serving; a true American and a real legend. He did stupid stunts and thrilled audiences worldwide. If you have any curiousity whatsoever about what made Evel Knievel, get this book. You'll read it in one sitting, and get an eye-popping glimpse into some amazing photos. If you have any curiousity whatsoever about the psychosis of hype, how the media works, and how lucrative lying can be, this book will provide you with some clues. Just read between the lines (assuming there are other intelligent people out there who are curious about Evel). At the end, I felt sorry for the guy; I realized how human he really is. ...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Cook on October 18, 1999
EVEL-WAYS..this book rocks with great pictures an storys of the greatest daredevil to ever walk the earth,,,if your a knievel fan it's a no brainer,if your a fan of the daring it's for you too,,,the book takes you on the wild ride that was EVEL KNIEVEL's life,not only as the world famous motorcycle daredevil,but through out his life,,Loaded with great KNIEVEL qoutes an tons of rare never before seen pictures from EVEL's own collection,,hey there's even one of ME BOB COOK an my son Bobby which is just too cool...i give this book two thumbs up,,,more if i had more then two thumbs...BUY THIS BOOK,,,
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