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HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
1 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
2 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000245 / 9780002000246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
466 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug territory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ANGELS OF DEATH:  INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE., Marsden, William and Sher, Julian.
3 Marsden, William and Sher, Julian. ANGELS OF DEATH: INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE.
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006, first edition. 
464 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0676977308 B&w photographs. "While the media has continued to toast the world's most famous Hells Angel, Sonny Barger, as an American legend, the facts tell another story - the Hells A ngels are America's major crime export. (The authors) investigate how - with an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in twenty-five countries, including the UK, Australia and Holland - the Hells Angels have inspired a global sub-culture of bi k e r g a n g s that are among the most feared and violent underworld players. 'Angels of Death' takes readers to Arizona, Nevada and California, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia , wh er e w ea lt hy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia, where the 'bikies' shoot it out with police; to Curacao, where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsink i, wh ere a mu rde rou s b iker war involved rocket attacks and bombs. For the first time, police officers who have infiltrated biker gangs, reveal their secrets - and the challenges, fears and horrors they experienced in their undercover roles. S her and Mar sden tak e th e re ader behind the latest headlines to tell the inside story of how the Hells Angels became so powerful, and how the police - with only a few successes - have tried to stop them." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Du st j acke t ha s ver y lig ht wr inkli ng at top of spine and front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
4 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Near Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny laminate scuff on rear cover, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
5 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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