The Iron Redskin: The history of the Indian motorcycle

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Indian, a magical name in motorcycling, brings to mind the machines with lightning acceleration, a distinctive engine sound, glorious handling, artistic functionality of design - and a passionate following worldwide. Combining authoritative text with a remarkable array of period images, this completely modernised, large-format version of a much-loved classic book - the original edition was published in 1977 but has been out of print for many years - is one of the most readable marque histories ever published.


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Harry Sucher's fascination with Indians began with a ride on a friend's Powerplus in 1921. He owned various models, assembling a large collection of antique machines, which in turn led to intensive research into Indian's complex history. Harry Sucher lives in California.

The original edition reprinted eight times and sold 19,500 copies.An outstandingly detailed marque history that surpasses everything else published on the subject.The golden decade (1903-1913), the great decline (1914-1923) and the years of chaos (1927-1931).The great depression and the Second World War.The Rogers era (1945-1949) and the swansong.Technical details and serial numbers.

General Fields

  • : 9781844255009
  • : haypub
  • : haypub
  • : January 2010
  • : 280mm X 230mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : F4500
  • : Hardback
  • : 629.2275
  • : 304
  • : Illustrations (some col.)