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Bikers : Culture, Politics and Power
by Suzanne McDonald-Walker
Paperback - 160 pages
New York Univ Pr; ISBN: 1859733565

Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society
by Barbara Joans
Bike Lust roars straight into the world of women bikers and offers us a ride. In this adventure story that is also an insider's study of an American subculture, Barbara Joans enters as a passenger on the back of a bike, but soon learns to ride her own. As an anthropologist she untangles the rules, rituals, and rites of passage of the biker culture.

American Bikers : Photographs
by Sandro Miller
Hardcover - 160 pages (November )
te Neues Publishing Company; ISBN: 3823803697
Angels From Hell
Angels From Hell
by Mick Norman
Paperback from Creation Books
The Brotherhoods: Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
by Arthur Veno, Ed Gannon
Paperback from Allen & Unwin

Hell's Angel : The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
by Sonny Barger
Hardcover - 256 pages
William Morrow & Co; ISBN: 0688176933
Hell's Angel : The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
by Sonny Barger, et al 

I Was a Killer for the Hells Angels: The True Story of Serge Quesnel
by Pierre Martineau, Jean-Paul Murray
Book Description:
The shocking confession of a five-time murderer 

When I arrived at the restaurant, my boss gave me a wad of $20 bills, which amounted to some $2,000. He was acting as though money was burning a hole in his pockets. But this suited me fine. Melou often acted that way. He didn't want me to run out of money. A happy killer is a productive killer.…

When he was fifteen years old, Serge Quesnel started hanging out in strip bars and committing minor thefts and burglaries. He soon became known to the police. He learned more about crime when he served time, first in a detention centre, and then later in the infamous Donnacona federal penitentiary. On his release, he was ready to realize his true ambition, to become a confederate of the Hells Angels.

To achieve this ambition, he set out to prove that he could hurt, maim, and kill people efficiently and without a qualm. His first murder victim was a drug dealer who was giving the local Angels chapter trouble. He and a friend beat the dealer to a pulp and then calmly wiped the crime scene clean of fingerprints. The Angels were impressed. He moved to Trois-Rivières and became a full-time enforcer.

Quesnel, having now "sold out" to the authorities and assumed a new identity, tells his story of violence and betrayal in chilling detail to Quebec journalist, Pierre Martineau. The resulting chronicle is a modern crime classic. 
Paperback from McClelland & Stewart

Riders for God : The Story of a Christian Motorcycle Gang
by Rich Remsberg, Colleen McDannell (Afterword)
Highly rated by reviewers.
Paperback - 240 pages
Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0252069439

Outlaw Machine : Harley-Davidson and the Search for the American Soul
by Brock W. Yates
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Brooklyn Kings : New York City's Black Bikers
by Martin Dixon, Greg Tate
Photographs taken over a period of ten years with New York City black biker clubs such as the Imperials, Transit Wheelers, and Uptown Riders.
Power House Cultural Entertainment
Hardcover, September 1999
ISBN: 1576870448

Kamikaze Biker : Parody and Anomy in Affluent Japan
Ikuya Sato, Gerald D. Suttles (Designer)
In this firsthand account of high-risk car and motorcycle racing in Japan, Ikuya Sato shows how affluence and consumerism have spawned various experimental and deviant lifestyles among Japan's youth. KAMIKAZE BIKER offers an intriguing look at a form of delinquency in a country traditionally thought to be devoid of such social problems.
Hardcover - 277 pages (July 1991)
University of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226735257

Hell's Angels : A Strange and Terrible Saga
by Hunter S. Thompson 
An extraordinary insight into motorcycle outlaws by the man who brought us the Fear & Loathing series.
Paperback - 273 pages
Ballantine Books (Trd Pap); ISBN: 0345410084
Hells Angels: Three Can Keep a Secret If Two Are Dead
Hell's Angels: "Three Can Keep a Secret If Two Are Dead"
by Yves Lavigne
Paperback from Lyle Stuart Hardcover
One Percent
by Michael H. Upright (Photographer)
Fine photographs of the Outlaws motorcycle club of Daytona Beach, California.
Paperback - 88 pages
Action Publishing (Glendale, CA); ISBN: 1888045094
Rockers! Kings of the Road
by Johnny Stuart
Listed under Classic Motorcycles
The Rebels : A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers
Daniel R. Wolf
Paperback Reprint edition (March )
Univ of Toronto Pr; ISBN: 0802073638
Street Justice
Street Justice
by Chuck Zito, Joe Layden, Joseph Layden
Book Description:
From the streets of Brooklyn to the set of Oz. From Hells Angel to celebrity bodyguard. The revealing autobiography of an American man.

Chuck Zito comes by his reputation honestly as one of the toughest, most uncompromising men ever to sit astride a Harley. Now, with tales both hilarious and chilling, violent and truthful, Zito tells his life story in his own words.

From growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn and the Bronx, where fighting was a way of life, to becoming president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, to the wild and crazy life of protecting some of the world's biggest celebrities, Zito might be seen as a latter-day outlaw, the last of a dying breed of men. But throughout his tempestuous days, one thing defined him: his unfailing sense of justice, of what's really right and what's really wrong. That's how Zito found himself facing his biggest challenge: refusing to cooperate with a federal investigation into his brothers, the Hells Angels, and in the process losing the very thing he cherished most-his freedom.

Zito's astonishing recovery from this experience, and the unique kind of stardom he forged based on hard work and sheer will, is a testament to his courage, his ambition, and his indomitable heart-a testament now recorded unflinchingly in Street Justice.
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press

A Wayward Angel : The Full-Story of the Hell's Angels by the Former Vice-President of the Oakland Chapter
by George Wethern, Vincent Colnett
Book Description: The Hell's Angels. The name conjures up images of toughs on Harleys terrorizing the law-abiding; of wild brawls and wild sex; of drugs and cruelty, beatings, and even murder. Their lifestyle, we think, is horrifying, but it's also perversely fascinating, for there's an alluring freedom in such nihilism. Still, nobody knows what it's like to be an Angel except an Angel-an Angel like George Wethern, for many years the vice president of the Oakland Chapter.

Until he found himself in reluctant service to the courts, Wethern was the quintessential Angel, tough as they come, one of the most important drug dealers on the West Coast-a man who loved bikes, fights, women, and drugs; a man who knew the deepest secrets of Angel life. Arrested, strung out on drugs, in despair, he testified in several major trials against Angel members-and then went into hiding. 

In A Wayward Angel, we witness killings, drug deals worth millions, "picnics" that are nothing short of orgies, the inner codes and inner workings of the club and its bizarre initiation rites. It is a vivid portrait of the chaos of postwar California, the awful early collision of the drug scene and the alienation of modern life, a story as American as can be. This is a powerful book, and not for the squeamish; but it's fascinating and important, terrifying because it's real.
Paperback from The Lyons Press

Sociology - Helmet Laws

Mandatory Motorcycle Helmets?
Writes the author: "Mandatory motorcycle helmet laws are controversial and give rise to strong emotions in many people. This book presents an unemotional analysis of the factors that pertain to those laws. It recognizes that helmets prevent head injuries or deaths for some people but asserts that helmets also cause some accidents, neck injuries and deaths.".
Paperback - 112 pages (March )
Bridgeport Books; ISBN: 1888824034
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Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction and Litigation
Paul F. Hill, Kenneth S. " Motorcycle" Obenski
Hardcover 2 Ed edition
Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company; ISBN: 091387597X
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Highway Safety Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives and Reduce Costs to Society
Paperback (April 1993)
DIANE Publishing Co; ISBN: 1568068212
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An Inside Look at Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Paperback (May 1992)
Paladin Pr; ISBN: 0873646800
Not recommended.

Sit Down, Shut Up & Hang on : A Biker's Guide to Life
by Penny Powers, Chuck Hays, Anne Mitchell (Illustrator)
The author writes of  this book: "Hard knocks, busted push rods, and muffler bearings take their toll on bikers everywhere."  Broken pushrods? Muffler bearings? Db
Paperback - 128 pages
Gibbs Smith Publisher; ISBN: 0879057815

The Bikeriders
by Danny Lyon (Photographer)
A photographic history of early Mid-Western outlaw types.
Hardcover - 104 pages 2 edition (December )
Twin Palms Pub; ISBN: 0944092462
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SAE Motorcycle Standards Manual
Paperback (January 1993)
Society of Automotive Engineers; ISBN: 1560913959
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Rider-Passenger Protection in Motorcycle Collisions (S P, No 827)
Paperback (December 1990)
Society of Automotive Engineers; ISBN: 1560910577
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Hells Angels at War: Hells Angels and Their Violent Conspiracy to Supply Illegal Drugs to the World
by Yves LaVigne
Paperback - 640 pages
ISBN: 0006385648
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Hells Angels : Into the Abyss
Yves Lavinge
A chilling account of the real world of the Hells Angels reveals what FBI undercover agent Anthony Tait uncovered.
Paperback - 352 pages
Harper Paperbacks; ISBN: 0061011045
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