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

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

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.

Underground U S A

Author: Xavier Mendik
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231162791
Release Date: 2003-03
Genre: Performing Arts

Whether defined by the carnivalesque excesses of Troma studios (The Toxic Avenger), the arthouse erotica of Radley Metzger and Doris Wishman, or the narrative experimentations of Abel Ferrara, Melvin Van Peebles, Jack Smith, or Harmony Korine, underground cinema has achieved an important position within American film culture. Often defined as "cult" and "exploitation" or "alternative" and "independent," the American underground retains separate strategies of production and exhibition from the cinematic mainstream, while its sexual and cinematic representations differ from the traditionally conservative structures of the Hollywood system. Underground U.S.A. offers a fascinating overview of this area of maverick moviemaking by considering the links between the experimental and exploitative traditions of the American underground.

Hell s Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641097240
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Fiction

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.

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.

Cyberspace

Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641116385
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Fiction

Willkommen im Cyberspace! Datenkuriere mit gefährlicher Software im Hirn; Konsolencowboys, die auf virtuellen Highways unterwegs sind; Hacker, die jede Verschlüsselung knacken, wenn am Ende nur die Kohle stimmt; aufgemotzte Körper und Gehirne mit Upgrades – das alles ist Gibsons Cyberpunk. Und doch steht im Mittelpunkt seiner Kurzgeschichten immer das Individuum, das irgendwie versuchen muss, mit Realitäten, virtuellen wie physischen, zurecht zu kommen ... In zehn Kurzgeschichten, die zum Teil die Grundlage für seine weltweit gefeierte „Neuromancer“-Trilogie bilden, zeichnet William Gibson eine Zukunft, die direkt vor unserer Tür lauern könnte. Die Story „Johnny Mnemonic“ wurde 1995 mit Keanu Reeves in der Hauptrolle verfilmt.

American Bikers

Author: Sandro D. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 3888144647
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Motorcyclists


Schwarzer Winter

Author: Cecilia Ekbäck
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426425480
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Fiction

In der Nähe des lappländischen Dorfes Blackåsen finden die beiden Mädchen Frederika und Dorotea im Winter des Jahres 1717 ihren Nachbarn Eriksson tot im Wald. War es wirklich ein Bär, der den Mann angegriffen hat? Der unendliche skandinavische Winter mit seinen kurzen Tagen und stürmischen Nächten bricht über das Dorf herein und die Menschen kämpfen mit Hunger und Kälte, während sich Argwohn in ihre Herzen schleicht. Denn Eriksson wusste viel über die dunklen Geheimnisse der Einwohner. Vollkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschottet, dreht sich die Spirale aus Misstrauen, Hass und Angst immer weiter.