Leigh Montville talks Evel Knievel book
The best biographies not only tell you what people did, they capture their personalities as well, making readers feel as if they are sitting down at a long, well-lubricated dinner with the subject. "Mark Twain: A Life" by Ron Powers is one such bio, and another is Leigh Montville's brilliant recent biography of Evel Knievel: "Evel."
Montville has long been one of my favorite sportswriters, beginning when he was a columnist for The Boston Globe. In "Evel," Montville's vibrant ...
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