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A Two Pedal World: The Beginning (Book #1) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Rega
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Book Description

**** Be sure to purchase book #2 in this exciting series: 'A Two Pedal World-The Journey' now on Amazon ****
   
Inspired by the Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Novel, Trail of 32 
   
'A Two Pedal World-The Beginning,' ....the first book in 'The Two Pedal World' series, morphs from a few kids playing and riding their old bikes to a historic 1,400 mile journey of a lifetime on bicycles in the book's sequel, 'A Two Pedal World--The Journey.'
   
It was a magical time--a two pedal world, when bicycles weren't just a toy--they were a kid's chief mode of transportation. A coming of age story about the adventurous life of a boy growing up during the 1950's through the early 70's in a Midwestern town. Discipline was harsh, supervision often rare, and adventure was high.
   
Parents struggled to maintain the innocence of their children, despite a grim reminder of war, and the inequities of an adult world caught up in the emotion of the times. When a dollar of penny candy could fill your paper bag, baseball was king, and kids played outside well into the evening.
   
"....set in liberated times where kids could be kids and grow up slowly. A very enjoyable read and I am now on to Book #2 of this wonderful series. 'A Two Pedal World--The Journey' --L. Calell, author of Disconnected
   
"The author describes each phase so well, you actually feel you are part of the story. Looking forward to reading the follow up." --Tom Elder
   
"A true story filled with nostalgia and reminiscent of the times. The author weaves an intricate tale that will keep you turning the pages."--D.G. Torrens, author of The Poppy Fields
   
"Great book, made you really think about what's important in life without all the electronic gadgets and gizmos." --Jill Wolfe



    

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Other Books By Paul Rega
  
A Two Pedal World-The Journey 
The Syndrome 
Trail of 32
12 Steps to Freedom
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs

About the Author

Paul Rega is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. He began his writing career in 1980 while attending Western Illinois University as a staff reporter for the Western Courier. Upon graduating with a degree in biology and journalism, he spent the next thirty years in business having started an executive search firm in 1984. His passion for writing stayed with him throughout his business life, and he started writing his first book in 1993. He published, 'How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs' in December 2011. The book was an instant success, and hit #1 on Amazon's bestseller list for job hunting books in March 2012. He published '12 Steps to Freedom' in August 2013, 'Trail of 32,' a true coming of age story in September 2013, 'The Syndrome,' a novel in April 2014 and 'A Two Pedal World' series in May 2014. Paul currently lives in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he is writing his next book.

"Rega writes with wonderful prose about the life of Boy Scouts, about his experience and the impact the movement had on his life....a fantastic piece of nostalgia, a tribute to the best of an organization and the best of the human spirit." --ChristophFischerBooks  Top 500 Amazon Reviewer 
   
Books By Paul Rega

A Two Pedal World-The Beginning 
A Two Pedal World-The Journey 
The Syndrome 
Trail of 32
12 Steps to Freedom
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs
  
Web: paulrega.com
Twitter: twitter.com/paulregabooks
Facebook: facebook.com/paulregabooks
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/paulrega
Pinterest: pinterest.com/paulrega/boards/
Goodreads: goodreads.com/paulrega

Product Details

  • File Size: 5075 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Deep Blue Publishing (June 19, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K13C6C6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A remembrance August 7, 2014
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I enjoyed this tale of nostalgia and a look back at life. It kind of reminds me of the series on T.V. The wonder years. To me it is a beautifully written story of a beautifully remembered life. A lot of times people look back and don't remember the good things in life. It is refreshing to read this memoir and feel like you have stepped back in time to a happier and simpler life. Although we all remember our growing up years different, someone else may have remembered the same time as hard it is nice that the author saw it as fun. This is an enjoyable read and a great beginning.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Two Pedal World - Must read, superb... May 7, 2014
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If you have read the authors best selling book, Trail of 32, then this is a must read! It takes you right back to the beginning. A true story filled with nostalgia and reminiscent of the times. While reading this story I was taking back to my own childhood, when money was sparse and we all had to make do with whatever we had at hand. Kids played out in the streets and made up their own games! This is a truly great story, where bicycles take a group of boys on the most amazing adventure of a lifetime. If you are a fan of biographies and memoirs then you will love this as I did. The author weaves an intricate story that will keep you turning the pages. A beautifully written story. Highly recommended read...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning June 11, 2014
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Paul Rega The Beginning.
A Two Pedal World.
This book was inspired by the novel Trail of 32, and if you read that fantastic book you will love this one. This book follows the growing up from youngster to teenager from the 50s to the 70s, when bicycles were mode of transport and their plaything.
I liked this book so much as the author describes each phase so well, you actually feel you are part of the story.
Looking forward to reading the follow up.
5 stars. 11 June 2014.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read August 11, 2014
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a good story about growing up in a much simpler and less paranoid time and also a tribute to the American shooting experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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The book brought back memories of yesteryear think it would be more interesting to anyone raised in the Chicago area or a big cite environment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A life long past. October 23, 2014
By Dorothy
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A very gentle book. The life portrayed has lon since disappeared I fear. I am not really familiar with the American way of life so perhaps this is not a fait review. I did enjoy the book and the characters appeared real.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boy Scout Adventures October 19, 2014
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Great nonfiction for adolescents through adults. Learn about the the adventures of Boy Scouts as well as their good deeds and community envolvment.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Great book made you really think about what's important in life without all the electronic gadgets and gizmos. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants good times and fun characters to remember.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting read, especially for those with scouting experience
Published 1 hour ago by Peggy Wicks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
The author grew up a bit later than me, but in a nearby town. Yes, i remember these days. He crafted a great visit back to a better time in America.
Published 1 day ago by Old Pageturner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived in good condition.
Published 2 days ago by Virginia Gula
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
easy read. Brought back lots of childhood memories
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
just such a slow read. could not keep my interest so I deleted it.
Published 12 days ago by Lucy Frasier
2.0 out of 5 stars Aren't I interesting?
A too cheerful and overtly uncritical reminiscence of the authors young life. This is a story your Grandpa might tell you if he isn't given to introspection and wanted to impress... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
easy read, somewhat repetitive.
Published 12 days ago by sallyz
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a spellbinder
Nostalgic for 60s era Boy Scouts but weak on narrative and prose.
Published 16 days ago by Terry E. Simms
4.0 out of 5 stars A feel better book
one that you can read of problems that are over come by a family with out much finance in a earlier time
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Tiresome reading day to day boring details of these peoples ...
Slow reading. Tiresome reading day to day boring details of these peoples lives.
Published 19 days ago by Ronnie walker
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More About the Author

Paul Rega is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. He began his writing career in 1980 while attending Western Illinois University as a staff reporter for the Western Courier. Upon graduating with a degree in biology and journalism, he spent the next thirty years in business having started an executive search firm in 1984. His passion for writing stayed with him throughout his business life, and he started writing his first book in 1993. He published, 'How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs' in December 2011. The book was an instant success, and hit #1 on Amazon's bestseller list for job hunting books in March 2012. He published '12 Steps to Freedom' in August 2013, 'Trail of 32,' a true coming of age story in September 2013, 'The Syndrome,' a novel in April 2014 and 'A Two Pedal World' series in May 2014. Paul currently lives in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he is writing his next book.

"....Paul Rega was drawing me in with an emotional hook and engrossed me completely in this read. That is the sign of a good author, to present his tale, connect with the reader and evoke something from them." --Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

Books By Paul Rega

A Two Pedal World-The Beginning
A Two Pedal World-The Journey
The Syndrome
Trail of 32
12 Steps to Freedom
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs

Web: paulrega.com
Twitter: twitter.com/paulregabooks
Facebook: facebook.com/paulregabooks
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/paulrega
Pinterest: pinterest.com/paulrega/boards/
Goodreads: goodreads.com/paulrega

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