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A Pirate Looks at Fifty  by Jimmy Buffett  For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his best-selling books, Tales from Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?, here is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. As hard as it is to believe, the irrepressible Jimmy Buffett has hit the half-century mark and, in A Pirate Looks at 50, he brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday.
Keeping Faith Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love & the United States Marine Corp In 1998, Frank Schaeffer was a successful novelist living in "Volvo-driving, higher-education worshipping" Massachusetts with two children graduated from top universities. Then his youngest child, straight out of high school, joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Written in alternating voices by eighteen-year-old John and his father, Frank, Keeping Faith takes readers in riveting fashion through a family’s experience of the U.S. Marine Corps. From being broken down and built back up.  Published Oct. '02
Great Failures of the Extremely Successful: Mistakes, Adversity, Failure and Other Stepping Stones to Success Great Failures of the Extremely Successful by Steve Young Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times...on his way to the Hall of Fame. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her television reporter's job and advised: "You're not fit for TV." Author/interviewer Steve Young provides inspirational, often humorous and always helpful, reflections from those who refused to let defeat stop them on their road to success and includes personal stories by: Erin Brockovich; Jane Goodall; Johnny Unitas; Sam Donaldson; Teddy Pendergrass; Billy Idol; Dr. Audrey Manley; and many more.
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina by David Hajdu  is a mesmerizing account of how four young people -- Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña -- gave rise to a modern day bohemia and created the enduring sound and style of the 1960s. Positively 4th Street is that rare book with a new story to tell about the 1960s: the story of how some of the greatest American popular music arose out of the lives of four gifted and charismatic figures. New June 2001
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Motorcycling Excellence: Skills, Knowledge, and Strategies for Riding Right, 2nd ed.   Nate Rauba editor  A remarkable source of riding wisdom, it enables brand-new riders to learn safe riding habits from the start while veterans can perfect their performance to reduce accident risk. In a clear, engaging style with detailed diagrams and extensive full-color photographs and illustrations, the book covers rider attitude, proper dress, performance, maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as basic and advanced street skills. Included are tips on traveling skillfully in a group; identify and fix mechanical problems; and much, much more.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig  An updated version of the modern epic that transformed a generation and continues to inspire millions -- a penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better.  A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning, the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.
Ultimate Harley-Davidson A Harley-Davidson motorcycle is no mere means of transportation. Celebrated on screen, in song, and in story, these thundering two-wheeled titans are national icons, regarded worldwide as
symbols of the American love of freedom and the open road. In Ultimate Harley-Davidson Hugo Wilson profiles 50 classic models, from the E-heads of the early 1900s to the 1999 Twin Cams. The profiles include not only the company's racing, sporting, and touring bikes, but also examples of dressed and custom Harleys and rarities like the 1965 Topper scooter and 1969's three-wheeled Servi-Car.
Great American Motorcycle Tours  by Gary Mckechnie   . . . You're a rider, you're an independent spirit, and you're reluctant to follow someone else's road map. But there are millions of miles of road to ride, and you could spend months trying to find the best ones. Let Gary be your guide. He's spent years exploring the nation by bike, and he gives you his top 20 rides, from the rocky New England coast to the glorious wide open West.   Tips on side trips, scenic stops, and watering holes, and much more.....
Motorcycle Guide to Route 66 by Kirk Woodward. The complete resource for motorcyclists in search of America's most famous highway . . . Route 66, The Mother Road. You'll have everything you need to make a safe, enjoyable trip down Historic Route 66 on two wheels. Three turn-by-turn guides to the old road. See exactly how to do it from Chicago to Los Angeles or from Los Angeles to Chicago. A complete listing of motorcycle dealers along the Route. Laws regarding motorcycles in each of the 8 states the Route passes through. And much, much more.
More Than a Motorcycle : The Leadership Journey at Harley-Davidson  by Rich Teerlink.  The story behind the story of Harley-Davidson.  This candid inside account goes behind the scenes to chronicle Harley's difficult journey from a traditional "command-and-control" culture to an open, participative organization in which employees no longer went along for the ride, but took new levels of responsibility for charting their course. 
This Old Harley : The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle (Town Square Book) by editor Michael Dregni  captures just what it is about Harleys that make them so popular with riders and restorers. It pays tribute not only to this legendary piece of machinery, but to the stories, history, and lifestyle behind its rise to the world's most popular bike in the world.   Anecdotal stories from biking legends and fabulous artwork (including historical and current photos, posters, illustrations, old postcards).
Motocross & Off-Road Motorcycle Performance Handbook, 2nd Edition (CyclePro) by Eric Motocross  An reader from Pacifica, CA says "If you're a motorcycle enthusiast and you like to work on your own bike, this is the book to have!  It tells you just about anything you may ever have wanted to know about working on your bike and more importantly, how to set it up properly. It goes through everything step by step, but not in a dummies fashion. The writing is straight forward, entertaining and best of all fact filled. I would call this the bible of dirtbikes".

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