First to Last: The Tale of a Biker

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First to Last is the true story of a soldier's life through the motorcycles he has owned and the most prominent action events that have occurred on those bikes and during his lifetime. It is a factual, first-hand account of the tale of a biker, a warrior and an incurable romantic. The story has an international tone, is action oriented during peace and war, and spans the generations in its common appeal to motorcyclists, military enthusiasts, world travelers, hobbyists, adventurers and romanticists of all ages.

The book includes maps and photographs with captions that follow portions of the storyline. Its theme combines historical nostalgia with adventure romance to yield an avant-garde, neo-classic novella of the two-wheeled conveyance - the motorcycle. The weave of motorcycle, man, places and events is nothing less than a lifelong search for the Holy Grail that culminates in answering the question of where one's treasure lies.

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Dennis W. Lid served in the U.S. Army Infantry, Airborne and Special Forces worldwide during peace and war for over 20 years. Major Lid retired from the army in 1980. He then worked abroad for the U.S. Department of Defense as a Department of the Army Civilian for 19 years. Freelance writing, reading and motorcycling have been the favorite passions of his life. Now retired, his interest in motorcycles continues unabated, although he no longer rides. Fond memories of past motorcycling days feed his trend of thought and keep his life as a biker alive and well. He bids Godspeed to all his fellow soldiers and motorcyclists.

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First to Last: The Tale of a Biker by Dennis W. Lid encompasses the author's lifetime love of motorcycles and a military career that spans the globe. Dennis W. Lid's search for his "Holy Grail" and to find "where his treasure lies" unveils one man's romantic quest for answers that all of us must seek within our lifetime. The author's love of motorcycles is a strong recurrent factor is this personal and revealing true story. His narrative delves deeper into the physiology of being uniquely human. Lid's ability to share his tragedies, victories and inner self are moving and open. Showing how we all are different, while being the same. First to Last: The Tale of a Biker is more about the man than motorcycles and leaves his readers looking into themselves, to ask and answer the questions the author found so compelling and important to him, and each of us.

A powerful story full of life's risks, joys, loves and an understanding that each of us seek. Job well done, compelling and insightful! -- Newbookreviews.org, August 2007

Dennis Lid is an old-timer who no longer rides, but has a keen ability to share his love of the two-wheeled world. This is demonstrated through his new book called First to Last: The Tale of a Biker.

The book is the chronicling of his life story from the perspective of how his life experiences and motorcycles influenced the outcome. Dennis served as a Special Forces soldier in the Vietnam War. After the war, he spent time at various military locations in the US, owning different motorcycles. While abroad, Dennis met the woman of his life and they eventually settled down in Japan. Dennis did a lot of riding in Japan with a riding club called Camp Zama Motorcycle Club. The book tells of the rise and fall of the club, as well as the final scene of Dennis's riding career - with a friend riding off on his (now) sold Ninja. He has not ridden since.

The book is well written and a short, easy read. Having read some other articles from Dennis, he is a deep thinker, sometimes with a focus on the soft side. Throughout the book, he challenges each reader that life is about finding one's own Holy Grail. As every reader will find out, Dennis has found his. -- Motorcyclebloggers.com, October 2007

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