Hell on Wheels

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781627881432
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Transportation

DIVA gripping history of outlaw motorcycle club culture from its beginnings to the present day./divDIV /divDIVIn a world where most of us roll over when confronted by the power of authority, the antihero figure of the outlaw biker stands beyond the crowd, a beacon of social freedom. By choosing to live outside of society’s conventions, the one-percenter has the inner strength to act on his own convictions. Though most of us are too timid to venture into these outer margins of society, the one-percenter not only enters those margins—he stomps on them. In Hell on Wheels, avid motorcyclist Bill Hayes dives deep into the world of the outlaw motorcyclist, exploring legendary clubs like the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Outlaws, the Vagos, the Pagans, the Mongols, and many others, allowing the reader to peer into motorcycle club culture. Featuring both modern and historical photos, as well as a rare collection of club memorabilia found in no other publication, Hell on Wheels traces the roots and development of motorcycle club culture: its origins in the years following World War II; the turbulent 1960s and the disco era; the transition of clubs from loose groups of hooligans to highly organized machines; and, more recently, the copious clashes with law enforcement amid the post-9/11 world of the Patriot Act. The one-percenter has become one of the most popular figures in outlaw culture, and Hell on Wheels is his story./div

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760360538
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Wild Ride

Author: Tom Reynolds
Publisher: TV Books Incorporated
ISBN: UCSC:32106015759704
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Tracing the history of the biker movement, from its beginnings in the years following World War II to its current, some would say crass, commercialization in the form of Harley Davidson cafes, this book provides the most comprehensive and engaging look at motorcycle culture ever published. Photos.

Soul on Bikes

Author: Tobie Levingston
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760345351
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Transportation

"The history of the East Bay Dragons Motorcycle Club, an all-black, all-Harley, all-chopper group of motorcyclists in Oakland, California. Written by the club's founder and president, it presents an often-untold portion of African-American history"-Provided by publisher.

Until the Wheels Fall Off

Author: Robert Clay Norman
ISBN: 1936587270
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Northern California, 1973. A group of young men in San Jose form a new motorcycle club. Vowing to remain together "until the wheels fall off," the Wheel Lords Motorcycle Club soon adopts the street chopper counterculture lifestyle as they ride and party with the Hells Angels and Unforgiven Sinners. Told from the perspective of one club member, "Until The Wheels Fall Off" is the story of California chopper riders in the 1970s, a time when young men joined motorcycle clubs to live the freedom of the open road. Ride along with Weasel, Satan, Bear, Rocky, Sleaze, The Kid, and others on their freewheeling journey into the world of bikes and brotherhood.

Portraits of American Bikers

Author: Beverly V. Roberts
Publisher: Flash Productions LLC
ISBN: 0615238742
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Motorcycle gangs

Back in the 1960s, using a Graflex Speed Graphics Press Camera, Jim "Flash" Miteff shot several hundred photographs of the Outlaws 1%er Motorcycle Club. The photographs in the book were specifically selected from his collection. These never before published images are taken directly from the original negatives that had been in storage for over 40 years.

Gangland An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave 2 volumes

Author: Laura L. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440844744
Release Date: 2018-10-31
Genre: True Crime

This two-volume set integrates informative encyclopedia entries and essential primary documents to provide an illuminating overview of trends in gang membership and activity in America in the 21st century. • Comprises approximately 200 encyclopedia entries on gangs in the United States • Illustrates entries through 16 primary documents • Provides a chronology to help readers to contextualize developments related to gang activity • Includes a Guide to Related Topics to facilitate tangential discovery • Defines terms essential to understanding the subject matter of the text in a glossary

The Original Wild Ones

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781616739911
Release Date: 2010-11-10
Genre: Transportation

Get an inside look at the real beginning of outlaw biker culture with this “raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs” (Roadbike). The story starts one weekend in 1947, at a motorcycle race in Hollister, California. A few members of one club, the no-holds-barred “Boozefighters,” got a little juiced up and took their racing to the street. Word of the fracas spread, and soon enough Life magazine was on hand to tell the world, with sensational (albeit posed) pictures of the outlaws. And then the “Hollister riot” made its way into the movies, immortalized in Marlon Brando’s “The Wild One.” What was the reality behind the myth? Through interviews with the surviving members of the Boozefighters, current member Bill Hayes and club historian Jim “JQ” Quattlebaum take readers right into the fray for a firsthand account of what happened in Hollister, and the formation of the Boozefighters, where the outlaw biker culture truly began. The book, “with its great stories and entertaining real-life characters” (MotorcycleUSA.com), is “mandatory reading for anyone interested in American motorcycling history “(Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly).

The Original Wild Ones

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760335370
Release Date: 2009-02-15
Genre: Transportation

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."

Under and Alone

Author: William Queen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588364402
Release Date: 2005-04-05
Genre: True Crime

In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a “confidential informant” made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement. Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully “patched-in” member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself. During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend. Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.” From Queen’s first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell’s Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents’ Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged read that puts you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in. From the Hardcover edition.

Insomniac City

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781620404959
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Literary Collections

Amazon's Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2017 List A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks. "A beautifully written once-in-a-lifetime book, about love, about life, soul, and the wonderful loving genius Oliver Sacks, and New York, and laughter and all of creation."--Anne Lamott Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at forty-eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera. And he unexpectedly fell in love again, with his friend and neighbor, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose exuberance--"I don't so much fear death as I do wasting life," he tells Hayes early on--is captured in funny and touching vignettes throughout. What emerges is a portrait of Sacks at his most personal and endearing, from falling in love for the first time at age seventy-five to facing illness and death (Sacks died of cancer in August 2015). Insomniac City is both a meditation on grief and a celebration of life. Filled with Hayes's distinctive street photos of everyday New Yorkers, the book is a love song to the city and to all who have felt the particular magic and solace it offers.

Bikers Are Animals

Author: Paul Jamiol
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457539657
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

BIKERS are ANIMALS is a book for children who love animals and might have an interest in motorcycles. With this book, Paul's intention is to spark something in young readers that will get them excited about motorcycles. He also hopes to shake, early on, the adult refrain that "bikers are animals."

American Biker

Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Flash Productions LLC
ISBN: 0615375952
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Transportation

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.

Cultural Criminology

Author: Jeff Ferrell
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555532365
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

This pioneering collection of provocative essays focuses on collective behaviors organized around imagery, style, and symbolic meaning, and considers the ways in which legal and political authorities and the mass media construct these behaviors as criminal. Arguing for the development of a new cultural criminology, the contributors examine a wide range of social and cultural phenomena such as the politics of worldwide urban graffiti and the interplay of skinhead violence and musical style. On the cutting edge of contemporary theory, Cultural Criminology maps directions for further exploration in this emerging synthesis of criminological and cultural studies.