The Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760335376
Category: Transportation
Page: 288
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This "raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs" (Roadbike) gets to the reality behind the myth immortalized in Brando's "The Wild One."

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760360537
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name, or about that little demonic critter on the Pagan's patch? What about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? What goes on there? This book answers these questions and more. The One-Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite features concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters and members, club and leadership biographies, and more. This book covers all the major clubs--Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos--as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.

Hell on Wheels

An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760345791
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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"Bill Hayes' Hell on Wheels is an illustrated history to many motorcycle clubs' histories, including the stories, slogans, insignias, characters, and conflicts that made each club what it is today"--

Biker Gangs and Organized Crime

Author: Thomas Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437755070
Category: Political Science
Page: 190
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This book examines the reported criminal behavior of the entire spectrum of 1% biker clubs and members. It identifies the clubs whose members have been involved in criminal behavior and classifies their behaviors as individual, group, or club- sponsored/condoned behavior. While other books examine the criminal exploits of one or more of what are called the "Big Five" biker clubs because of their size and sophistication, or the sensational crimes of lesser known 1% biker clubs or club members, this book pays attention to the criminal activities of individuals, groups and chapters of other clubs as well. The book is based on journalistic accounts and autobiographies of former and present members of biker clubs, academic/scholarly works, law enforcement/government reports, articles from newspapers and biker web sites, and a content analysis of federal and state court cases regarding bikers and motorcycle clubs. Text enhanced with numerous photos and figures.

The Harley-Davidson Reader

Author: Arlen (CON) Ness, Michael Dregni, Evel Knievel, Jean (FRW) Davidson, Sonny Barger, Hunter S. (CON) Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610600415
Page: N.A
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Men to Boys

The Making of Modern Immaturity
Author: Gary Cross
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513119
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage, and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the hedonistic pleasures of youth than embrace the self-sacrificing demands of adulthood. When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood.

American Biker

The History, the Clubs, the Lifestyle, the Truth
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Flash Productions LLC
ISBN: 9780615375953
Category: Transportation
Page: 411
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American Biker: The History, The Clubs, The Lifestyle, The Truth is the long-awaited new work by Bill Hayes, author of the bestselling The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club.Expanding upon filmmaker Randall Wilson's documentary, American Biker, Hayes' book is perhaps the most comprehensive and introspective look at the biker world ever compiled. American Biker, the book, takes the four elements of its subtitle-the history, the clubs, the lifestyle, and the truth-and delivers on each with powerful impact.The History of the machine itself is there, of course, but more importantly, American Biker delivers a history of the motorcycle culture told from the inside; from those who have truly lived it.The Clubs-the MC-are reverently explored with an honest voice that doesn't come from law enforcement infiltrators, snitches, money-oriented opportunists, biased media, or anyone else on the outside of the culture.The Lifestyle-the image-is also examined; from the often fantasy-driven entertainment industry, to the weekend-warriors, to those who have truly made "all of this" a way of life.And because it is written from the inside, The Truth on all issues and aspects of the biker world is never compromised-even when discussing controversial topics. From club politics to "Property of" patches, from cop clubs to racism, American Biker never backs down.The "voices" of truth in American Biker include former United States Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell; Easyriders Europe Editor, Michael Stein; actor and biker Robert Patrick; Motorcycle Hall of Famers John "Rogue" Herlihy and Keith Ball; President of the mother chapter of the Hessians MC, "Spike"; longtime member and officer of the Vietnam Vets MC, "Popeye"; documentary filmmaker Randall Wilson; bikers "on the street," from Daytona to Sturgis to Hollister; and many, many more.The voice of author Bill Hayes is also heard loudly throughout, as it relates years of personal experiences. As it decries media exploitation and distortion. As it lays bare the never-ending battles between law enforcement and bikers. And as it speaks with genuine emotion and pure love and respect for the biker culture.American Biker is a must-read for anyone wanting to truly understand the biker lifestyle.

Hell's Angel

mein Leben
Author: Ralph Barger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783203755366
Page: 300
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Greatest One-Percenter Myths, Mysteries, and Rumors Revealed

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760349779
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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Learn the real stories behind legendary events in motorcycle outlaw history. Pretty much everything the world has ever heard about one-percenter motorcycle clubs has been pure, unadulterated bullshit. Take the so-called Hollister riot of 1947 that started it all. LIFE magazine convinced America that what Hunter Thompson called "The Menace" was about to ride into town spewing rage and thirty-weight motor oil, and America believed it. So what really happened in Hollister? Greatest One-Percenter Myths, Mysteries, and Rumors Revealed divulges the truth about that incident and many more legendary events, including the Great Nordic Biker Wars, what really happened to the Easy Rider bikes, and the truth behind the Laconia Riots of 1966. The truth will be revealed, but only if you crack the spine on this book and read the real story. Topics covered in this book include the following: The Great Nordic Biker Wars Hollister 1947 What really happened in Laughlin in 2002 The summit at Sturgis The truth behind the 1966 Laconia Riots Blunders Down Under The Canadian Biker Wars Inside the heads of the infiltrators Altamont and the bloody end of the '60s The growth of the three-piece patch in Red China The mystery of the Easy Rider bikes The Mongols' reign of Ruben "Doc" Cavazos The Vagos' Green Nation The Straight Satans and Charles Manson The Olympic torch and the legal heat from the Kennedys

Hell's Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364109724X
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Wenn einer wirklich über die Hells Angels schreiben darf, dann Hunter S. Thompson »Der harte Kern, die Outlaw-Elite, das waren die Hells Angels.« Für seinen brisanten Insiderbericht über den Aufstieg der Hells Angels zur größten und berüchtigtsten Motorradgang der Welt nahm Thompson Mitte der sechziger Jahre über ein Jahr lang am exzessiven, gewalttätigen und freiheitsliebenden Leben der Angels teil. Das Kultbuch, das Hunter S. Thompson bekannt machte – jetzt zur Debatte als Neuausgabe.

Furious Rush. Verbotene Liebe

Die Rush-Trilogie 1 - Roman
Author: S.C. Stephens
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641166993
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 1917

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Geschwindigkeit liegt Mackenzie im Blut. Als Tochter der berühmten Cox-Familie möchte sie es in ihrem ersten Jahr auf der Motorradrennbahn allen beweisen. Doch sie hat nicht mit Hayden Hayes gerechnet – arrogantes Ausnahmetalent und ausgerechnet Fahrer für die Erzrivalen ihrer Familie. Um das Ansehen der Cox zu retten, muss Kenzie gewinnen und sich vor allem von Hayden fernhalten, dem die Frauenherzen scharenweise zufliegen. Doch Kenzie stellt fest, dass sie alles andere als immun gegen seinen Charme ist. Und dass sie beide etwas verbindet, das größer ist als der alte Hass, die Eifersucht und ein lebensgefährlicher Wettkampf ...

Jupiters Fahrt

mit dem Motorrad um die Welt
Author: Ted Simon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499126536
Page: 399
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America's First Motorcycle Company
Author: Darvin Holmstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613040083
Page: 224
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A Privileged Witness

The Truth about Billionaire Edmond Safra's Death
Author: Ted Maher,Bill Hayes,Jennifer D. Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780882824994
Category: True Crime
Page: 320
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Edmond J. Safra has been listed by Forbes magazine as one of the 200 wealthiest individuals in the world. Safra was high-profile in the international banking community and beyond. He died just weeks after he agreed to sell his bank business to HSBC Holdings, the biggest British banking company, for a record $9.9 billion. A jet-setter with homes in Geneva, Monaco, New York, and Paris, Safra lived in constant fear for his life. As a wealthy Jew, he feared that he was a target for kidnapping and Arab terrorists” according to his friend and former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. Tragically he met his end in a bizarre blaze that swept through La Belle Epoque, his luxury Monaco penthouse, in the early hours of December 9th, 1999. International media quickly speculated that his death was the direct result of the Russian mafia, Muslim fundamentalists, or other militants. For the first time Safra's nurse and former Green Beret Ted Maher breaks his silence about what really happened that fateful morning. This book offers an insider's look into Edmond Safra's last days, answering long speculated upon questions in this fascinating, tragic story.

American Bikers

Photographs by Sandro
Author: Sandro D. Miller,Prosper Keating
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783888144646
Category: Motorcyclists
Page: 74
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101 Kultfilme

die Sie sehen sollten, bevor das Leben vorbei ist
Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783283011642
Page: 416
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Heaven's Sinners - Vergebung

Author: Bella Jewel
Publisher: Sieben Verlag
ISBN: 3864437962
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Nachdem Spike ein grauenvolles Ereignis durchleben musste, hat er seine Gefühle tief in sich vergraben. Nie im Leben ist er bereit, sich noch einmal solchen Qualen auszusetzen, und hat daher ein Leben in Einsamkeit akzeptiert. Er ist zutiefst überzeugt, nichts anderes zu verdienen. Ciara hat ihr ganzes Leben im Schatten ihrer Schwester verbracht. Selbst den Mann, den sie liebte, hat ihre Schwester geheiratet. Doch jetzt, wo sie beide verloren hat, ihre Schwester an den Tod und ihre große Liebe und einstigen besten Freund, Spike, an Trauer und Verbitterung, ist sie fest entschlossen, für sie beide und ihre Liebe zu kämpfen. Doch es ist schwer, durch Spikes Mauern zu dringen.