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The Big Race (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Brick
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Book Description

When a mysterious military vet lures hundreds of bikers on a ludicrously dangerous transcontinental motorcycle ride, he draws in a Sioux shaman, a British financier and a Hollywood auteur with helicopters and private jets.
But Big Jim has a far more ambitious agenda. And it will take them all to a reckoning with the heart of America.
In this rollicking true story, Michael Brick chases the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge from Arizona to the Pine Ridge Reservation, with a brief interlude in Las Vegas.

Michael Brick, a former New York Times reporter and sportswriter, lives in Texas. His work has appeared in Harper's, New York and other magazines. He is the author of "Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, A Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform."

Cover design by Evan Twohy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 237 KB
  • Print Length: 31 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CEQS66I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #419,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not very good 10 May 2013
By irvinea
Format:Kindle Edition
It was ok, not really my type of book. Not much of a build up to the race and then the race was over!! I would not recommend to anyone.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What race? 16 Jun. 2013
By Joe
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I never really got into this book at all. Dont waste your time with it. Mildly interesting at the end
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun ride 30 April 2013
By E.J.G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This narrative is like a grand ride on a fast machine. In his telling of a wild, cross-country motorcycle race - which may or may not be a huge swindle - Michael Brick evokes the event's contumacious, Harley-riding participants with heart, humor and a skilled eye for detail. Whether we're hearing about the sweeping scenery, or seeing fear in the way a man twiddles his Marlboro, Michael Brick demonstrates enviable powers of description. The Big Race is a trip, and its author is very good company.
3.0 out of 5 stars The Big Race should have been bigger 5 July 2013
By Maureen Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think that the Big Race by Michael Brick could have been more enjoyable if it described the scenery and people more.
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time 8 Jun. 2013
By eds - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Couldn't figure out the Author was trying to say. One minute he is talking about a cross country race on Harley Davidson motorcycles then the next minute he is calling in to question the charater of the race promoter. Very little content about actual riding. Don't know who the Author expects this story to appeal to.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too short, Not enough detail 8 Jun. 2013
By Robert F. Simms - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have written travel logs of my own motorcycle trips that are more interesting than The Big Race. That's not saying nothing, by the way (and no, that's not a mistaken double negative). I'm a published writer. Now, my motorcycle trip logs are not available for purchase, but if they were, I'd make them longer than The Big Race. You barely get into the feel of the trip before it's over. In fact, there was very little description of the road itself compared to comments on other things, especially the people involved. I expected to get a feel for the sights and sounds, the feel of the road, a sense of the progress of the trip. Glimpses were all I got, and then the book was done.
2.0 out of 5 stars The Big Race Never Happens 22 May 2013
By William F. Blackmer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I expcted to read about the race. It was never discribed. It was narrated...sort of, but, no discription of hardships along the way. And, then, it was over
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