King of the Road

King of the Road : True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker

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Inside one of the world's most dangerous jobs with the star of History's top-rated reality show, Ice Road Truckers

The highest-rated reality show ever to hit the History channel, Ice Road Truckers follows the heart-pounding adventures of the tough-as-nails truckers who risk peril every day to deliver goods and supplies in Alaska and across Canada's frozen north. Alex shares tales of his adventures-and misadventures-in the north, and explain, in his own entertaining voice, how he got to where he is today-working class hero, bona-fide celebrity, and the improbable star of a smash-hit television show. Alex is a natural storyteller who knows how to spin tales about his colorful life growing up in the backwoods. Whether he's recounting tales about his hair-raising confrontations with bears, calculating the strength of newly formed ice, divulging the secrets of providing security in a bar room full of combative, drunken miners, or saving the life of another trucker, he keeps you wanting more.The first inside look at industry legend and fan favorite Alex Debogorski, a devout Christian, father of 11 children, and the world's best known truck driverIncludes thrilling adventures and behind-the-scenes insights that you won't find on the showFeatures sidebars that explain the facts about ice roads, from how they're made to when and why they splinter and break

King of the Road gives fans of Ice Road Truckers a deep look inside the life and times of the show's biggest rising star.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 144.78 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 1118148282
  • 9781118148280
  • 306,199

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Riveting tales from TV's favorite ice road trucker

Between bear hunting, drag racing, doughnut spinning, cattle rustling, gold prospecting, and too many near-death experiences, it's amazing that Alex Debogorski ever found time (or lived long enough) to spend twenty-five years hauling freight over frozen lakes to the most remote outposts in the arctic. In King of the Road, Alex jams his storytelling into overdrive for a memoir that's equal parts action-packed, outrageous, tender, and hilarious. You'll find out how he once caught fire in the middle of a brawl, how easy it is to get killed driving a coal truck, how the sound of cracking ice is something you can never get accustomed to hearing, and what it's like being the improbable star of a hit TV show. The true tales of this larger-than-life ice road trucker are not to be missed.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments iv Prologue 1 1 Early Days 5 2 The Open Road Beckons 43 3 TimetoGrowUp 81 4 Life Is a Cabaret 113 5 A Driven Man 129 6 Into the Kingdom of Ice 151 7 Hollywood Comes to Town 211 Credits 235
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About Alex Debogorski

ALEX DEBOGORSKI is the larger-than-life costar of History's top-rated show, "Ice Road Truckers." He's the father of eleven children and the grandfather of ten grandchildren, married to his childhood sweetheart for almost forty years, and brimming with stories to tell.
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