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Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017

Author : Michael Dapper,Lee Klancher
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2018-04
Category : Motorcycles
ISBN : 193774793X


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With the 1998 debut of its V92C, Victory Motorcycles became the New American Motorcycle. Victory's innovative, stylish heavyweight cruiser motorcycles attracted a loyal, hard-riding following, but not the market share needed to survive. This richly illustrated book covers the brand's history model-by-model and analyzes why the parent company announced in early 2017 that its Victory division would cease operation. This book also features a full reprint of the collectible first Victory history from 1998, The Victory Motorcycle.

Victory—Motorcycle Tales from Around the World

Author : Mark D. Vickers
Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
Page : 532 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2019-01-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781543749380


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About this book: VICTORY – MOTORCYCLE TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD is much more than just a book about Victory Motorcycles. Whilst these great motorcycles serve as the thread to hold the theme together, this is a collection of stories from motorcycle enthusiasts around the world, from amazing adventures to everyday memories, from thought-provoking reflections to the humorous. Some are written in the form of personal diary entries and include details of visits to friends and relatives, unmissable tourist spots, favourite restaurants, weather and road conditions, thus enabling the reader to lose themselves in the story as if they are present on every twist and turn. Other stories are polished essays to convey the feeling of people met and places visited. From the USA to Argentina, Alaska to New Zealand, Taiwan to Indonesia, and many more places around the world, whilst the various writers in this book share a passion for Victory Motorcycles, there is something for everyone. Anyone with an interest in motorcycling, or indeed more generally in travel, will enjoy this book.

Jim Redman

Author : Jim Redman
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2013-10-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781845845490


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The incredible rags-to-riches story of one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers. From humble beginnings in 1930s London, to winning six world titles, Jim Redman MBE is one of GPs most extraordinary characters, and a true legend of motorcycle racing. After migrating to South Africa, he started his racing career in the mid-fifties, and was awarded an MBE in 1964 – a year that also saw him win three World Championships in a single day, a feat, to this day, matched only by Mike Hailwood. During the mid-60s, Jim was THE man to beat on track, but a bad crash at the ’66 Belgian GP ended his racing career. Following this, Jim was involved in a number of business ventures – including helping his two sons with their own successful sports careers, and owning a champion sire race horse – until, in 1995, he once again took up a career in racing as a Classic Racer and Demonstration Rider.

John Deere Evolution: The Design and Engineering of an American Icon

Author : Lee Klancher
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2021-06
Category : Design
ISBN : 1642340081


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This beautiful book is an encyclopedic, behind-the-scenes look at how the machines were designed and built containing examples of every model line built by John Deere since 1919. Matching the strong visuals is an in-depth history that includes interviews with the engineers, industrial designers, and other Deere & Co. people who designed, built, and sold the machines.

Ghost Rider

Author : Neil Peart
Publisher : ECW Press
Page : 462 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2002-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1554907063


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In less than a year, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. That lack of direction lead him on a 5

Red Tractors 1958-2018

Author : Lee Klancher,Jean Cointe
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2018-05
Category : Case tractors
ISBN : 1937747875


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The second edition of the award-winning history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors includes data and photos of every model built from 1958 to 2013, as well as in-depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. With interviews of engineers and executives, the book covers how the 40 and 60 series were created, and thoroughly covers the red tractors from the 1960s through the 1980s. The book also traces the innovations and struggles of the final days of International Harvester. The authors unearthed a treasure trove of concept drawings and photos of prototype machines to shed new light on how these tractors were created. The book includes the exciting story of the creation of the Case-IH Magnum, an innovative machine that blends some of the great engineering done by IH with the Cummins engine built by Case. The modern era of Case IH is also included, with the story of the creation of the Quadtrac as well as the entire line of tractors. With a mix of new photography of some of the most exceptional collectible models in existence along with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, this thorough book is the most authoritative guide on red tractors ever published.

Nothing to Envy

Author : Barbara Demick
Publisher : Random House
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2009-12-29
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780385529617


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An eye-opening account of life inside North Korea—a closed world of increasing global importance—hailed as a “tour de force of meticulous reporting” (The New York Review of Books), with a newly updated afterword by the author NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST In this landmark addition to the literature of totalitarianism, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il (the father of Kim Jong-un), and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. She takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them. Praise for Nothing to Envy “Provocative . . . offers extensive evidence of the author’s deep knowledge of this country while keeping its sights firmly on individual stories and human details.”—The New York Times “Deeply moving . . . The personal stories are related with novelistic detail.”—The Wall Street Journal “A tour de force of meticulous reporting.”—The New York Review of Books “Excellent . . . humanizes a downtrodden, long-suffering people whose individual lives, hopes and dreams are so little known abroad.”—San Francisco Chronicle “The narrow boundaries of our knowledge have expanded radically with the publication of Nothing to Envy. . . . Elegantly structured and written, [it] is a groundbreaking work of literary nonfiction.”—John Delury, Slate “At times a page-turner, at others an intimate study in totalitarian psychology.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Victory Motorcycle

Author : Michael Dapper,Lee Klancher
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2004-05
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0756777771


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In Aug. 1993, a group of engineers & enthusiasts were told to take a step that hadn't been done successfully for more than 40 years: Design & build a new Amer. motorcycle. An all-new engine had to be designed from the ground up. Chassis dimensions had to be determined. Fed. & state reg's. had to be met. Every piece had to be tested, evaluated, & fine-tuned. With endless hours of research, advice from top engineering minds, the financial support & marketing savvy of Polaris, & 5 years of hard work, a new machine emerged. This book brings the trials & tribulations of creating a new motorcycle to life, with a behind-the-scenes look at the design & development of the Victory V92C. Includes color photos, CAD drawings, & styling renditions.

John Surtees

Author : John Surtees
Publisher : Evro Publishing Limited
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2014-09-15
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 0992820928


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This long-awaited book is a photographic memoir by the only man to have won World Championships on motorcycles and in cars. Containing nearly 300 photographs from Surtees' own collection as well as from the world's finest motorsport picture libraries, this major book presents a complete visual record of Surtees' life accompanied by fascinating commentary written in collaboration with co-author Mike Nicks. Chapters of particular interest are those covering Surtees's formative years and the extraordinary 1960 season in which he raced both motorcycles and cars, winning two World Championships on MV Agusta bikes as well as taking second place for Lotus in the British GP, which was only his second Formula 1 race. Royalties from sales of the book will go to the Henry Surtees Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of John's son Henry, who was killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch in 2009. - The early years (up to 1952): a childhood around motorcycle racing, apprenticeship with Vincent, then racing a Vincent Grey Flash. - Getting established (1953-55): Moving on to ride mainly Manx Nortons, he did 86 races in one year, and in 1955 achieved his first grand prix win, in the 250cc Ulster GP on an NSU. - The glory years (1956-60): dominating top-level motorcycle racing for five years with Italian team MV Agusta, taking seven World Championship titles on 500cc and 350cc bikes. - The remarkable year of bikes and cars (1960): overlapping his last year of motorcycle racing with 17 car races, including four F1 World Championship events. - Ferrari driver (1963-66): established in cars, he joined Ferrari, winning his first race – the Sebring 12 Hours for sports cars – and the following year becoming F1 World Champion. - Can-Am champion (1966): after recovery from a huge crash in a Lola T70 sports car and acrimonious departure from Ferrari, he bounced back in North America to win the spectacular Can-Am series. - Turning Japanese (1967-68): Honda invited Surtees to develop and drive its F1 cars for two years, with victory in the Italian GP at Monza the highlight. - Becoming a constructor (1969-78): going into single-seater racing, including F1, with Team Surtees and cars of his own manufacture; Mike Hailwood won the European F2 Championship in 1972. - The latter years (1978 onwards): fully active on the historic scene as a restorer and driver of motorcycles and cars, then nurturing son Henry's career until the tragic accident. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!

World Report 2019

Author : Human Rights Watch
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Page : 688 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2019-02-05
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781609808853


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The best country-by-country assessment of human rights. The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.


Author : Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2007-04-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780316005043


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From the #1 bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, the landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Ben Spies

Author : Larry Lawrence
Publisher : David Bull Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Motorcycle racing
ISBN : 1935007157


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The story of a young man striving towards his ultimate goal - and the determination of his family to help him achieve his dream. Ben Spies, AMA and World Superbike Champion and MotoGP star, has overcome adversity to reach the top.

Danger Girl Sketchbook

Author : J. Scott Campbell
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 1600109217


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A beautiful hardcover collection, long sold out and finally back in print. A beautiful collection of sketches, preliminaries, layouts and designs by comics superstar, J. Scott Campbell. Added bonus, a super-cool flip book runs the length of the sketchbook, featuring a sexy Danger Girl shimmying and shaking!

Why Forests? Why Now?

Author : Frances Seymour,Jonah Busch
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Page : 438 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2016-12-27
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781933286860


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Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort over the next five years to reverse tropical deforestation. Why Forests? Why Now? synthesizes the latest evidence on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation. It makes the case to decisionmakers in rich countries that rewarding developing countries for protecting their forests is urgent, affordable, and achievable.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #85

Author : Mary Kenney
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2020-01-08
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels


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Applejack helps Apple Bloom learn about the meaning of courage when she tells her sister a story about facing the biggest fear she had as a young filly: the water! Will AJ's tale help boost her sister's confidence? Or will it just make Apple Bloom more nervous?!