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Showman. Daredevil. Legend. Evel Knievel was America's favorite stuntman, famous for shooting his motorbike over eye-popping distances in his trademark white jumpsuit. His attempt to jump the Caesar's Palace fountain landed him on TV... and in a coma for 29 days. But who was the man behind the legend? And how did he change showmanship in Las Vegas? Sports journalist Leigh Montville talks about the boy from Montana who earned his nickname in a jail cell, his secret life of dark outbursts and womanizing, and what drove him to live on the edge.
 
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Leigh Montville, author, Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

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