5 Essential Motorcycle Books: Part 1

Top 5 Motorcycle Books List

Defining exactly what a “motorcycle book” is isn’t as easy as it may sound, do you include only books that are about motorcycles? Or do you also include books that encompass the wider community of motorcyclists including adventures, philosophy, history and photography? For me, that latter definition hit the nail on the head – so…

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Driving with the Devil

Driving with the Devil Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR is the fantastic, true story of the origins of America’s most popular form of automobile racing. The author is Neal Thompson, a well-known and highly respected non-fiction author whose work is characterised by enthralling, fast paced stories, vivid characters and fastidious attention to…

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Porsche 911: 50 Years

porsche-911-50-years-book

Porsche 911: 50 Years is a hardcover volume that I suppose would be officially classified as a coffee table book, although this description does it a significant disservice – This is a book that contains a huge array of early prototype photographs, stories from the pre-911 years at Porsche and the story of how the…

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Hip Flask Book Safe

Hipflask Book Hiding Place

Most enthusiastic drinkers will tell you that it’s important to have a stash somewhere in the house that the other half doesn’t know about – with the best hiding spot being inside a book that they’ll never even look at twice, like a boring plain black volume called “An Encyclopaedia of American Humor”. Each one…

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The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness Book

The Art of Manliness is a book by Brett and Kate McKay – the couple behind the fantastic and hugely popular website of the same name. The book is an essential read for any modern gentleman, it’s also a fantastic gift for friends of the XY persuasion. Contained within the 288 pages is some genuinely…

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Death Star Owner’s Manual

Death Star Owner's Technical Manual Cover

The Death Star Owner’s Manual is an essential book for any current or aspiring Death Star owner, it was written by global Star Wars authorities Chris Reiff, Ryder Windham and Chris Trevas, and includes remarkably detailed illustrations of the death Star’s internal workings. As with all Haynes manuals, the Death Star Owner’s Manual contains everything you…

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Hidden Warbirds II

hidden warbirds book

Hidden Warbirds II is the much anticipated follow-up to the hugely popular book Hidden Warbirds by aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico. This new book is a continuation of Nicholas’ work chasing down and recovering aircraft from WWII, the stories, photography and historical information make these two books exceptionally good reads – especially if you’re fascinated by…

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The Tennyson Leather Notebook

Leather Notebook 1

  The art of writing by hand has been largely forgotten in the modern age, which seems like a shame really as humans have been doing it since cave men scrawled pictorial tales of hunting mammoth and buffalo on cave walls during the last ice age. Some people, myself amongst them, still love the sensation…

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The SAS Survival Handbook

sas survival handbook

  The SAS Survival Handbook is one of those books that should have a space on the bookshelf in every home on Earth, although that may sound like a claim laced with hyperbole I swear it isn’t – costing less than $11.30 this book contains everything you need to know to survive for prolonged periods…

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