a rare skill in our profession, narrative-teller.
He has the ability to take the reader with him in
appreciation of his reportorial odyssey."
~Chuck Stone, Columnist,
Carrington is truly a historian of American culture and heritage.
He has tapped into a vein of history very personal to
Americans – motorcycling. Very
little touches the soul of America like motorcycling, whether by
experience or image. Carrington
has captured that essence."
~ Robin EH Bagley, Editor,
Sturgis Rally News
interest, respect, and support for women in non-traditional roles, in
particular the motorcycle industry, is invaluable and admirable. Cowboys With Chrome Horses is also an enjoyable look at
biker perception vs. biker reality.
I recommend anyone take it to bed, on a lunch break, to a
comfortable lawn chair or out to the garage for a leisurely and
in-depth look at the world of motorcycling.”
~ Denise Brown, Editor,
Bikes & Spikes Magazine
greatest gift of a poet is being able to touch the reader.
Leaving a lasting moment behind, William G. Carrington is such
a poet. Tomorrow’s
Promise is filled with, moments from the heart, poetic words that will
live in a place of certainty."
~A K English
(Writer Poet, Chicago, IL)
carry the poems in my car, to work, wherever I go.
When I get bummed out, I pick up the book and read something
that inspires me."
~ Barbara Word (a reader)
With Chrome Horses
Pulitzer Prize Nominee
ISBN 1-888701-02-1 (paper)
A Historical Explanation Of
America's Most Popular and Unique Phenomenon
by William G. 'Lad' Carrington
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“If I have to explain, you
wouldn’t understand,” read countless tee-shirts and bumper
stickers displayed by American motorcyclists.
Everyone who rides knows this spirit and feeling freedom may
not themselves know why or where its roots are historically.
William R. Inge said, “On the whole, the happiest people
seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy,
except that they are so.”
Bad boys on bad toys is an image
too often assigned to those of us who choose to celebrate the
freedom of individual spirit which, after all, was the basis on
which this country was founded. In most media this is the image presented, and this image of
our world as shown to the public is specious.
Chrome Horses offers an explanation, historically centered in the
desire for individual freedom, which goes back to the time period when
America was discovered. This
concept was planted in the innermost part of the hearts of those early
adventurers and grew into the fledgling United States and its new
concept of people before government.
Bikers are the logical result of that concept.
W. G. ‘Lad’ Carrington
Pieces of One Man's Heart
Tomorrow's Promise -
Tomorrow's Promise Audio - $14.95
by Contemporary Poet
William G. 'Lad' Carrington
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