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Rider's Library features reviews of some of the best books on motorcycles, including some that are very hard to find.

A Midwestern Motorcyclist by Darrell Broten | Rider's Library Book Review

A Midwestern Motorcyclist by Darrell Broten | Rider’s Library Book Review

Darrell Broten speaks the language of all of us average daily motorcycle riders, and he does it well. With a little luck, we’ll see more of his stories.
Triumph Motorcycles in America Book Review | Rider's Library

Triumph Motorcycles in America Book Review | Rider’s Library

“Triumph Motorcycles in America” tracks the history of Triumph from growth to boom years, decline, collapse and the resurrection under John Bloor.
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Valentino Rossi: Life of a Legend by Michael Scott | Rider’s Library Review

London’s Michael Scott has created a spectacular biography that covers Valentino Rossi from his earliest days to the present.
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The Life: Steve McQueen by Dwight Jon Zimmerman | Rider’s Library

In The Life: Steve McQueen, Dwight Jon Zimmerman has created a way to know McQueen as much more than the media stereotypical king of cool.
The Life Harley-Davidson by Darwin Holmstrom

The Life Harley-Davidson by Darwin Holmstrom Review | Rider’s Library

Darwin Holsmstrom’s "The Life Harley-Davidson," is about the brand's broader history and the cultural impacts of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
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The Unlikely 1 by UM Contributor Gary Ilminen | Rider’s Library

In "The Unlikely 1," Gary Ilminen, takes us on his journey to the Bonneville Salt Flats through the perspective of the everyday man--not a sponsored racer.
Why we Ride—A Psychologist Explains the Motorcyclist’s Mind and the Love Affair between Rider, Bike, and Road

Why We Ride: A Psychologist’s Take on Riding | Rider’s Library

Why we Ride—A Psychologist Explains the Motorcyclist’s Mind and the Love Affair between Rider, Bike, and Road is entertaining and thought-provoking.
One More Ride: Fred and the Craft of Motorcycle Meditations | Rider's Library Review

One More Ride: Fred and the Craft of Motorcycle Meditations | Rider’s Library Review

Fred Milverstedt's "One More Ride" tells of great and not-so-great motorcycle adventures that are crisp, vivid and fun to read.
The Norton Commando Bible Review

The Norton Commando Bible: All Models 1968-1978 Review | Rider’s Library

The Norton Commando Bible: All Models 1968-1978 is a book that any Norton fan and most any motorcycle history buff would want to have in their collection.
The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible Review

The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible Review | Rider’s Library

Mike Estall’s The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible is a mix of historical textbook, technical manual and memoir of one of Triumph’s most enduring models.
The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi Every Model Since 1921 by Ian Falloon

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi Every Model Since 1921 by Ian Falloon: Review

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi | Rider's Library When Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli and Giorgio Parodi teamed up to form the upstart motorcycle firm...
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‘Collected Wanderings’ by Jeff Buchanan: Rider’s Library

Jeff Buchanan's favorite and most heartfelt essays have been brought together by Buchanan himself in his latest book “Collected Wanderings.”
Jim Redman: Six Times World Motorcycle Champion | Rider's Library Review

Jim Redman: Six Times World Motorcycle Champion | Rider’s Library Review

Any fan of motorcycle racing will find Jim Redman: Six Times World Champion absorbing; any fan of true stories of grit and determination overcoming impossible odds will find it hard to put down.
Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless in Name and Reputation | Rider's Library Review

Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless in Name and Reputation | Rider’s Library Review

ill Cakebread’s book, “Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless in Name and Reputation” is unlike any we’ve seen—and we’ve seen quite a few
Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years | Rider's Library Review

Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years | Rider’s Library Review

Seasoned motorcycle expert, author and sage, Allan Girdler explains the Sportster's endurance in his latest book, Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years.

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