The Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Author: Bill Hayes,Jim Quattlebaum

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1616739916

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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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

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 Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760321935

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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The seminal event in "outlaw biker" culture was a 1947 weekend in Hollister, California. Motorcyclists, including members of the Boozefighters club, engaged in street racing and other raucous activities. A sensationalized report of the event ran in LIFE magazine, along with frightening (albeit posed) photos of the outlaws. Was the event (later portrayed in Marlon Brando's The Wild One) as wild as reported? Or, in truth, was it even wilder? The answer is found in this book filled with first-person accounts from past and present members of the Boozefighters and others on the scene. This is gripping narrative of a now-legendary event. It's a true story that is more interesting than the caricatured outlaw legend that has grown up around the name Hollister.

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.

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 Wild Ones

Author: C. Alexander London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147513227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1885

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"Kit is a young raccoon who has lived his whole life under the Big Sky. But when a pack of hunting dogs destroy his home and kill his parents, Kit needs to escape. He finds himself in Ankle Snap Alley, a city in the midst of a turf war between the Wild Ones and the people's pets who call themselves The Flealess. There he uncovers the secret that they died for-an ancient truce that gives Ankle Snap Alley to the Wild Ones. But the Flealess will stop at nothing to keep that secret buried forever, and Kit is in serious danger. Only the brave of heart and quick of paw can save the Wild Ones now. Perfect for fans of the Warriors, Spirit Animals, or Redwall series, this first book in the Wild Ones epic is sure capture young readers' imaginations and take them on a great adventure. Praise for The Wild Ones-"

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"--

The Wild Ones

Author: M. Leighton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632305

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of the Bad Boy Novels Down to You and Up to Me Passion as hot as midnight in the South and love as wild as the horses they tame. The darling daughter of a champion Thoroughbred breeder, Camille “Cami” Hines has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was happy with her boyfriend, her life and her future—until she met Patrick Henley. “Trick” blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her—and he just happens to be so sexy she can’t keep her hands off him. While they both know that Trick would lose his much needed job on the ranch if anyone finds out, they can’t resist the lure of their scorchingly hot encounters. But when Trick stumbles upon a note from his father, it triggers a series of revelations that could ruin what he and Cami have worked so hard to overcome. It turns out there’s more to Trick’s presence at the ranch than either of them knew, and secrets with the power to tear them apart…

The Wild Ones: Great Escape

Author: C. Alexander London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817450X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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A thrilling new adventure in the Wild Ones series--perfect for fans of Warriors, Spirit Animals, and Redwall! The wild animals of Ankle Snap Alley have been disappearing, and Kit knows exactly why: The People are animal-napping them and taking them to the zoo! Not only that, but they are at the very same zoo where Kit's mother is being held captive. So Kit decides to round up the Moonlight Brigade and lead the charge to set the Wild Ones free. But this rescue mission might be his most difficult one yet. The Flealess and some of the zoo animals have teamed up against Kit--and the Rat King brings warnings of coming danger! Will Kit be able to set his friends and family free? In the newest installment in the Wild Ones saga, Kit must demonstrate, once and for all, that he has the smarts and the sneakiness to win the day. Praise for The Wild Ones: “Raccoon hero Kit and his ragtag community of creatures will sneak their way into your imagination and steal your heart. They may pick your pocket, too, but they’ll take you on an adventure you won’t soon forget. This is a fantasy that kids will adore (and quick-of-paw parents will steal). A wild ride from a wildly imaginative author.”--Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan and the bestselling Animorphs series "Bold deeds, betrayals, and buffoonery kick off this series with gusto."--Kirkus Reviews "The sharp, lively descriptions ('like dynamite in a silk purse') shine while the exhilarating finale illustrates that home is wherever your 'howl to snap' friends live."--Publishers Weekly "Readers will root for Kit as he tangles with scoundrels, liars, and even a hungry crocodile....A promising new series for fans of animal adventure."--School Library Journal

Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064431789

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things,where he is made king.

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Insomniac City

New York, Oliver, and Me

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620404958

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 8691

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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.

The 8th Continent

Author: Matt London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698146840

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN RULES? Evie and Rick Lane are determined to transform the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a real life pile of floating garbage—into an eighth continent, using a special formula developed by their father. This new continent will be a place where their family can make their own rules and live free from the intervention of Winterpole, a global governing agency run by bumbling bureaucrats. But eleven-year-old pink-and-plastic-obsessed Vesuvia Piffle, the secret mastermind behind the villainous Condo Corp, also has her sights set on this new land, and she wants to use it to build a kind of Miami-on-steroids. Now, it’s a race against time and across the world as the kids gather the items they need to create their continent. Because whoever controls the eighth continent controls our future. And the future can’t be both “green” and pink. BUILD IT - RUN IT - RULE IT at 8thContinentBooks.com

Sweet Land Stories

Author: E. L. Doctorow

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 1400062047

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

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An assortment of short fiction ranges across America, from Alaska to the District of Columbia, as it explores the complexities of modern life in such stories as "Jolene: a Life," "A House on the Plains," "Baby Wilson," and "Walter John Harmon."

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192860927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Driven

A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back

Author: Melissa Stephenson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328768309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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For fans of Wild, a searing memoir about one woman’s road to hope following the death of her troubled brother, told through the series of cars that accompanied her Growing up in a blue-collar family in the Midwest, Melissa Stephenson longed for escape. Her wanderlust was an innate reaction to the powerful personalities around her, and came too from her desire to find a place in the world where her artistic ambitions wouldn’t be thwarted. She found in automobiles the promise of a future beyond Indiana state lines. From a lineage of secondhand family cars of the late ’60s, to the Honda that carried her from Montana to Texas as her new marriage disintegrated, to the ’70s Ford she drove away from her brother’s house after he took his life (leaving Melissa the truck, a dog, and a few mixed tapes), to the VW van she now uses to take her kids camping, she knows these cars better than she knows some of the people closest to her. Driven away from grief, and toward hope, Melissa reckons with what it means to lose a beloved sibling. Driven is a powerful story of healing, for all who have had to look back at pain to see how they can now move forward.

Piranha

Author: Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698140761

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves exposed when a brilliant scientist blows their cover in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure. In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy. During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregonon a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known. From the Trade Paperback edition.