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Stunt performer Evel Knievel lived 69 years and broke 37 bones. The latter is a world's record recognized by Guinness. During the sixties and seventies, Knievel's daredevil motorcycle jumps thrilled television audiences of millions; these daring deeds, whether successful or unsuccessful, electrified our nation of couch potatoes. This biography of "the Last Gladiator" by adventurous author Leigh Montville (The Mysterious Montague, At the Altar of Speed) delves beneath the flash and media fury into the man himself, revealing a deeply conflicted living legend.