Motorcycle Owner’s Manual

Motorcycle Owner's Manual

The Motorcycle Owner’s Manual is exactly the kind of book I like to buy when the mercury drops and regular riding becomes almost impossible, the winter is a perfect time to dust off a bottle of bourbon and settle into an old chair with a book that’ll one day save you from being stuck by…

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Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual

Apollo 13 Owners Workshop Manual

The Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual is one of the most detailed and reader-friendly books about the Apollo 13 mission currently in print. It’s the work of David Baker – a veteran of the Apollo Space Program and a man who was actually in the room working with the other engineers on the consumables calculations…

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Motorcycle Basics Techbook

Motorcycle Basics - Techbook Haynes Manuals

The Motorcycle Basics Techbook by Haynes Manuals is an essential reference designed for all motorcyclists, it covers all major engine, chassis, electrical and suspension systems with human-comprehendible explanations and cutaway illustrations – the latter of which can help turn exceedingly confusing things into relatively simple concepts. I’ve had my copy of this book for a few…

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Absinthe & Flamethrowers

Absinthe and Flamethrowers Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously

Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously is a book that’ll appeal to those of you who like spending their weekends doing a little more than barbecuing and raking the yard, the book includes instructions on how to make black powder, how to throw knives, how to crack a bull…

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5 Essential Motorcycle Books: Part 2

Top 5 Motorcycle Books

  This is the second part in our 3 part series, if you’d like to see the five books in part 1 you can click here. I’ve been steering clear of the more mechanical/technical books until the third part in the series – so don’t worry too much! As always, I rely on recommendations from…

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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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