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.

The One Percenter Code

How to Be an Outlaw in a World Gone Soft

Author: Dave Nichols

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760342725

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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DIVIn The One Percenter Code, best-selling Motorbooks author and editor of Easyriders magazine Dave Nichols takes up where he left off in One Percenter: The Legend of The Outlaw Bikers. Nichols takes readers inside the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs and pulls back the secretive curtain on the biker lifestyle. He explores the concept of brotherhood, ultimately arriving at a new definition of family and community in the process. Being a member of a one percenter motorcycle club requires extreme discipline; in this book, Nichols shows us what that life offers in return./div Nichols delves into the one percenter code of conduct and honor and finds something that is sorely lacking in modern society. In this book, he shows us how we can apply those values in our own lives. The world of the outlaw biker has its own rough-hewn rules of order, and The One Percenter Code acts as a guidebook to that truth-, honor-, and brotherhood-based world.

The Wild Ones

Verheißung - Roman

Author: M. Leighton

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641162815

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Violet Wilson ist ein Mauerblümchen. Schüchtern, ernst und vom Pech verfolgt, hat sie die schlechte Angewohnheit, in jedes Fettnäpfchen zu treten. So auch, als sie ihre beste Freundin bei einem Treffen für Sexsüchtige "vertritt". Doch da lernt sie den Rockstar Jet Blevins kennen. Sie weiß, dass man sich mit einem wie ihm besser nicht einlässt, doch er berührt sie so, wie sie es sich niemals erträumt hätte, wie sie es niemals vermutet hätte. Und Violet ist die Frau, die Jet nicht vergessen kann, und das Einzige, was in ihm größere Begierde weckt als seine Sucht.

The Future of Ritual

Writings on Culture and Performance

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134946937

Category: Art

Page: 296

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In The Future of Ritual, Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural world. An exciting new work by the author of Performance Theory.

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

Category:

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.

Drop Dead Beautiful

Author: Jackie Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429917209

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The bestselling author of Lovers & Players returns with her 25th fabulous novel and her most beloved character...Get ready for the scandalously scintillating read only Jackie Collins can deliver! Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance--still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Vegas. However, a deadly enemy from her past has resurfaced--a person determined to take everything from her, including the family she holds so dear: two sons and an out-of-control teenage daughter who is just as outrageous as Lucky herself. Like mother, like daughter. And if that old saying holds true, it's going to be one wild ride. Internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins marks her twenty-fifth novel with "another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance," (Publishers Weekly on Lovers and Players). Aren't we lucky?!

The Record Players

DJ Revolutionaries

Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195350

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.

Wild Animals and Settlers on the Great Plains

Author: Eugene D. Fleharty

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806127095

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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This unique history chronicles reciprocal relations between settlers and the native fauna of Kansas from the end of the Civil War until 1880. While including the development of early-day conservation and game laws, zoologist Eugene D. Fleharty tells of wanton wastefulness on the frontier, but also curiosity, concern, and creativity on the part of individual settlers, who hunted and fished for food and recreation or simply wondered at the animals’ antics. Using only primary accounts from newspapers and diaries, Fleharty vividly portrays frontier life before such species as the bison, beaver, antelope, bear, mountain lion, gray wolf, rattlesnake, and black-footed ferret were more or less extirpated by steel plows, reapers, barbed wire, and firearms. As the author shows the impact of civilization on the prairie ecosystem, readers will share in the lives of the early settlers, experiencing their successes and hardships much as their neighbors did. This historical account of a typical plains state’s ecology during the traumatic homesteading era will interest professionals concerned with biodiversity and global warming as well as frontier-history buffs.

Wild Ones

A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

Author: Jon Mooallem

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617845

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the actual world she’s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America’s endangered animals will survive only if conservationists keep rigging the world around them in their favor. So Mooallem ventures into the field, often taking his daughter with him, to move beyond childlike fascination and make those creatures feel more real. Wild Ones is a tour through our environmental moment and the eccentric cultural history of people and wild animals in America that inflects it—from Thomas Jefferson’s celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of the-last-century origins of the teddy bear to the whale-loving hippies of the 1970s. With propulsive curiosity and searing wit, and without the easy moralizing and nature worship of environmental journalism’s older guard, Wild Ones merges reportage, science, and history into a humane and endearing meditation on what it means to live in, and bring a life into, a broken world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

An Army of Phantoms

American Movies and the Making of the Cold War

Author: J. Hoberman

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587276

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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An Army of Phantoms is a major new work of history and film criticism from the highly regarded critic J. Hoberman. Here he applies the same dynamic synergy of American politics and American popular culture to the Cold War’s first decade that he brought to the 1960s in the critically acclaimed The Dream Life. The years between 1946 and 1956 brought U.S. dominance over Europe and a new war in Asia, as well as the birth of the civil rights movement and the stirrings of a new youth culture. The period saw the movie industry purged of its political left while the rise of ideological action hero John Wayne came to dominate theaters. Analyzing movies and media events, Hoberman has organized a pageant of cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars wherein Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic tests are shown on live TV, God talks on the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe. Here is a history of film that is also, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, about the film of history. Essential reading for film and history buffs, An Army of Phantoms recasts a crucial era in the light of the silver screen.

Genetic Techniques for Biological Research

A Case Study Approach

Author: Corinne A. Michels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471899198

Category: Science

Page: 241

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"We must teach students the conceptual and technical approachesused to solve problems in biology. This book will do thissuperbly." - Professor Steve Oliver, School of Biological Sciences,University of Manchester, UK Molecular genetic analysis is the fusion of biochemical and geneticapproaches to investigate the underlying mechanisms of cellularprocesses. These techniques have been developed over the pastdecades by researchers working with model organisms such asbacteriophage, E. coli, Saccharomyces, Drosophila, maize, and morerecently, Arabidopsis and C. elegans. The details of cultivationand crossing of each organism differ, but the theory behindmolecular genetic analysis is the same for all of theseorganisms. Genetic Techniques for Biological Research teaches the methods ofmolecular genetic analysis using a case study approach with theyeast Saccharomyces as the model genetic organism. The toolsavailable for Saccharomyces are the most highly developed, and yetalso most straightforward, of all of the eukaryotic researchorganisms. Furthermore, the theoretical basis of the methods ofmolecular genetic analysis learned using yeast are directlyapplicable to other organisms. The aim is that the reader will develop an appreciation for themolecular genetic method of analysis, and will be able to translatethe critical thinking skills illustrated by the case studies to thereader's own research projects and scientific decisionmaking. Features include: * theoretical overviews of the methods and tools of moleculargenetic analysis * the application of these techniques to published researcharticles * case studies with questions to enable students to developcritical thinking skills Genetic Techniques for Biological Research teaches the theory andpractice of molecular genetic analysis to advanced undergraduatesand graduates studying genetics, genomics, molecular biology andcell biology and is a valuable addition to the reference library ofany research laboratory.