Search - List of Books by Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith, (born November 26, 1927 and currently living in Hedrick, Iowa), was an American motorcycle racer from 1945 to 1999 who has been inducted into the Motorcycle Dealer’s Hall of Fame. Smith is also a former professional Flat Track racer and author of the nonfiction book Into the Heart of Africa.

Smith competed in a variety of racing events from Flat Track races and long Enduro Runs to Demolition Derbies, closed circuit Sprint Car races, and many others. He kept racing into his mid-70s, winning championships and competing in treacherous enduro races such as the Colorado 500, which he rode 16 times until he was 72 years old.

In 1971 and again in 1972 Jerry Smith rode a touring motorcycle from Iowa to Columbia through Central America with his wife, Josefina Martinez Smith, on the back. During this expeditions Jerry was placed in a Nicaraguan Jail in Managua and narrowly escaped the near total demise of Managua by earthquake that December. During that same trip Jerry and Josefina barely escaped an exploration of the Irazu Volcano and were held at gunpoint in El Salvador until Josefina convinced the gunmen she and Jerry were of no threat. These were some of many motorcycle travels taken throughout the world earning Mr. Smith an award for one of the Highest Lifetime Mileage on a motorcycle. Every trip an adventure and every adventure was off the beaten path.

In 1975 Jerry Smith was one of three riders who went over 8000 miles diagonally across the continent of Africa on motorcycle, including the Sahara Desert and the Congo Jungles. During this journey Jerry Smith became one of the few explorers to have seen an Okapi in the wild and managed to take three photographs of the Okapi. In chapter 32 of his book Into the Heart of Africa he describes the Okapi in detail. The Okapi Smith describes had shiny black and white horizontal stripes on their rears and legs only and stood approximately 5 feet tall at the shoulder. He further describes this animal as a member of the giraffe family and states that he saw them located at about 2 degrees North and 27 degrees East in a valley in Zaire, and was told of more Okapi in the Virunda Mountains. Smith has one of his pictures of the animal on page 171 of his book and another on his website (registered with the United States Library of Congress, Catalog Card Number: 00-906603).
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Total Books: 31
Boom Towns  Relic Hunters of Washington State Exploring Washington's Historic Ghost Towns  Mining Camps
Does God Give Us More Than We Can Bear Second Edition
Does God Give Us More Than We Can Bear
2009 - Does God Give Us More Than We Can Bear (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781607998204
ISBN-10: 1607998203

The Owner's Manual for Life
2005 - The Owner's Manual for Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419617775
ISBN-10: 141961777X

How To Paint Expressive Landscapes In Acrylic art maps
2005 - How to Paint Expressive Landscapes in Acrylic Art Maps [15 Art Maps] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781929834495
ISBN-10: 1929834497
Genre: Arts & Photography

Harley-Davidson Bolt-on Performance Maximum Performance For Big Twins And Sportsters
2004 - Harley-davidson Bolt-on Performance Maximum Performance for Big Twins and Sportsters [S-A Design] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884089879
ISBN-10: 1884089879
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction

Captive Angel
2004 - Captive Angel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595313150
ISBN-10: 0595313159

Word Dynamics Insights For Successful Living
In an Insane Society
2002 - In an Insane Society (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781403301659
ISBN-10: 1403301654

Heart Treasures Activating Word Dynamics For Successful Living
2002 - Heart Treasures Activating Word Dynamics for Successful Living (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595228850
ISBN-10: 0595228852

Boom Towns  Relic Hunters of Northeastern Washington
2002 - Boom Towns Relic Hunters of Northeastern Washington (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780944958285
ISBN-10: 0944958281
Genres: History, Travel

The Shepherd Boy's Story Board Book
2001 - The Shepherd Boy's Story Board Book (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780849959325
ISBN-10: 0849959322
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Into the Heart of Africa
2000 - Into the Heart of Africa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780970193001
ISBN-10: 0970193009

1998 - Hotshoe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884313141
ISBN-10: 1884313140
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Deadman's Throttle
1998 - Deadman's Throttle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884313134
ISBN-10: 1884313132
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

I'm So Big
1991 - I'm So Big [Pudgy Board Book] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780448401225
ISBN-10: 0448401223
Genre: Substores
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Who Says Quack
1991 - Who Says Quack [Pudgy Board Book] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780448401232
ISBN-10: 0448401231
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

The Wheels on the Bus
1991 - The Wheels on the Bus [Pudgy Board Book] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780448401249
ISBN-10: 044840124X
Genre: Substores
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

How to Plan and Manage Warehouse Operations
How to Plan and Manage Warehouse Operations [self-study course] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780761207115
ISBN-10: 0761207112

Community development and tenant action
Community Development and Tenant Action [Community development briefing paper] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780902406797
ISBN-10: 0902406795

It's Still Time to Stop Blaming the White Man
It's Still Time to Stop Blaming the White Man (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781413416176
ISBN-10: 1413416179