The Resource Evel incarnate : the life and legend of Evel Knievel, Steve Mandich, (electronic resource)

Evel incarnate : the life and legend of Evel Knievel, Steve Mandich, (electronic resource)

Label
Evel incarnate : the life and legend of Evel Knievel
Title
Evel incarnate
Title remainder
the life and legend of Evel Knievel
Statement of responsibility
Steve Mandich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was not a rock'n'roll star, cartoon character, religious figure, professional wrestler, writer, or politician. Nor was he famous for being an artist, comic book superhero, television personality, or movie star. He wasn't exactly an athlete either. Granted, he wore a few of these hats at various points throughout his career, but his fame primarily emanated from an obscure occupation which he made entirely his own. Arguably, no other figure in popular culture outside these realms had an impact which resulted in global notoriety, generated millions of dollars in merchandise, inspired widespread imitation, and yet was a constant source of controversy. He was a genuine celebrity, and at the height of his career, he was one of the most talked-about men in America. In Evel Incarnate, Steve Mandich vividly recounts the life and the legend of Evel Knievel, a relentless self-mythologizer, abetted by an international community of fans. They were hungry for a real-life super-hero, and waited with bated breath for the summit of his career: the much heralded, now infamous, Snake River Canyon jump. But the truth about this motorcycle daredevil is as fascinating, extraordinary and injury-laden as any of the legends he could promote. Incisive, witty and informed, Evel Incarnate is the Evel Knievel biography by which all others must be measured
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
796.75092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1060.2.K58
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
Label
Evel incarnate : the life and legend of Evel Knievel, Steve Mandich, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904142226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781910570081
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
48224BC7-174A-4433-8A91-D603E1586C61
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ODN0002102485
  • (CaAE) o904142226
  • (OCoLC)904142226

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