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

Paul Rega
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Book Description

Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author Paul Rega presents A Two Pedal World series
   
Read books 1-3 in this exciting series
   
A Two Pedal World-The Beginning #1 Memoirs and #1 School-Age Children
A Two Pedal World-The Journey #2 Travel Essays & Travelogues
Trail of 32 Top 100 on Amazon at #86 #1 Travel #1 Sports & Recreation #2 Memoirs and #2 Travel Adventure
   
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.
   
A Two Pedal World-The Beginning, morphs from a few kids playing and riding their old bikes to a 1,400 mile journey of a lifetime on bicycles in the book's sequel, A Two Pedal World--The Journey.
   
Praise for A TWO PEDAL WORLD series
   
"....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
   
"Boys will be boys and you can't take that away! Two pedal world has a significant place in my heart. Anyone raised in the Midwest during this era of the scouting program knows how much fun it is. --Robert Landeck
   
"As wife of a scout leader and mother of boy who made Life and two Eagle grandsons, it was pure joy." --Mary Jo Smith
    
     
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"Two pedal world has a significant place in my heart. Anyone raised in the Midwest during this era of the scouting program knows how much fun it is. Paul Rega was in the Chicago area and my father came from there and instilled in his children the Indian guides, Boy Scout, and Explorer Scouts. Very good read and very interesting stories." --Robert Landeck
    
"A coming of age book, well written and interesting, especially to those of us who lived through that era. I was a den mother for each of my three sons and wonder now at our matter-of-fact courage as we went on long hikes and day camps in comparatively wild and certainly uninhabited countryside. Good book." --Leqinta Wheeler 

From the Author

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

Product Details

  • File Size: 5075 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: DeepBlue (June 19, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K13C6C6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 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 14 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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7 of 7 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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6 of 6 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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9 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Interesting but not a page turner. Story line moves slowly, but it is true to life. I enjoyed it but another book caught my attention and I did not quite make it to the end of this one
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys will be boys and you can't take that away! December 1, 2014
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Two pedal world has a significant place in my heart. Anyone raised in the Midwest during this era of the scouting program knows how much fun it is. Paul Rega was in Chicago area and my father came from there and instilled in his children the Indian guides , Boy Scout, and Explorer Scouts.my brother and I enjoyed the experiences that go on in your whole life. Very good read and very interesting stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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held my interest and brought back memories of my childhood. I am sure any "boy" who was a boy scout would get more enjoyment out of it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Growing up in Boy Scouts
This was probably written for friends and family to read. Mostly about being a Boy Scout and his buddies who shared Scouting with him. Not interested in reading Book #2.
Published 8 hours ago by M. A. COUCH
2.0 out of 5 stars Pass on this one unless you need a sleep aid.
Not sure where the title came from, book was very boring IMHO.
Published 17 days ago by Midland Al
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect!
Published 20 days ago by Sheryle
1.0 out of 5 stars not interesting
Lots of spelling errors. No drama or plot to speak of. Not of lot of writing talent or wordsmithng going on
Published 21 days ago by Crystal Erickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best book's I have read in a long time and I have read a lot.
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Paes
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good
Published 1 month ago by pianoguy87
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fast delivery. Thanks!
Published 1 month ago by L. E. Magorno
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories
Great book took me back in time and some great memories
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or money
I kept waiting for something to happen that would make me think this would be worth more than one star but just didn't happen. Read more
Published 2 months ago by surmapt
3.0 out of 5 stars Personal Memoir could Use Editing
I admit I expected it to be more about bicycling somewhere from the title. Instead it is a personal little essay about life in the 50s in the Chicago area. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Deni Lou
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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 career and job hunting books in March 2012. He published 12 Steps to Career 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.

Books By Paul Rega

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

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