The Best Books on Bikers/Biker Culture

A Listmania! list by L. V. Sage "Author of Red, White & Blues" (Costa Mesa, CA)
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The list author says: "The following list was very helpful in my research for my novel, which includes many outlaw biker characters."
The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers
1.  The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers by Daniel R. Wolf
The list author says:
  "By far, the best book about outlaw motorcycle culture.  Non-biased, fact-based account written by anthropologist Daniel Wolf.  Excellent!!"
$30.56   Used & New from: $6.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
2.  Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club by Kent Zimmerman
The list author says:
  "The quintessential biker read by the one & only Sonny Barger.  Great story of his life & the club that defines the biker culture."
Used & New from: $0.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

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Riding on the Edge: A Motorcycle Outlaw's Tale
3.  Riding on the Edge: A Motorcycle Outlaw's Tale by John Hall
The list author says:
  "Love this one!  Honest, romantic account of Hall's life as he rode with The Pagans during the 1960's."
$9.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Wild Ride: How Outlaw Motorcycle Myth Conquered America
4.  Wild Ride: How Outlaw Motorcycle Myth Conquered America by Tom Reynolds
The list author says:
  "Very informative book that traces the history of the outlaw motorcycle culture in America."
Used & New from: $1.87
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Born to Be Wild: A History of the American Biker and Bikes 1947-2002
5.  Born to Be Wild: A History of the American Biker and Bikes 1947-2002 by Paul Garson
The list author says:
  "Garson covers American biker history with the help of the editors of Easyriders magazine."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Brotherhoods: Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
6.  The Brotherhoods: Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs by Arthur Veno
The list author says:
  "In the same vein as Daniel Wolf's excellent book, The Rebels, but not as good.  Veno covers the "big four"-Hells Angels, Banditos, Pagans & Outlaws-as well as some smaller clubs.  Very informative."
Used & New from: $3.40
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
7.  Hells Angels Motorcycle Club by Andrew Shaylor
The list author says:
  "HAMC members from various British chapters are photographed for this picture book.  Sure wish they'd do one with our American brothers!"
$18.86   Used & New from: $3.28
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

One Percent
8.  One Percent by Michael H. Upright
The list author says:
  "Great black & white pictures of bikers & associates from various Outlaw chapters."
Used & New from: $29.47
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Bikeriders
9.  The Bikeriders by Danny Lyon
The list author says:
  "Another picture book focusing on the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.  Half photographs, half text, this book is really interesting."
Used & New from: $22.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Portraits of American Bikers: Life in the 1960s
10.  Portraits of American Bikers: Life in the 1960s by Beverly V. Roberts
The list author says:
  "Yet another picture book dealing with the Outlaws.  This is a collection of privately owned photographs, taken by Jim "Flash" Miteff, a member of the Detroit chapter during the 1960's.  His daughter, Beverly, put these historic photos into two editions & they are wonderfully candid & vintage."
Used & New from: $93.37
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Portraits Of American Bikers: Inside Looking Out (The Flash Collection)
11.  Portraits Of American Bikers: Inside Looking Out (The Flash Collection) by Beverly V. Roberts
The list author says:
  "Yet another picture book dealing with the Outlaws.  This is a collection of privately owned photographs, taken by Jim "Flash" Miteff, a member of the Detroit chapter during the 1960's.  His daughter, Beverly, put these historic photos into two editions & they are wonderfully candid & vintage."
$23.26
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Andreas Endemann: Bikers
12.  Andreas Endemann: Bikers by Andreas Endemann
The list author says:
  "An impressive collection of both black & white and color tinted images.  I believe that most, if not all, of these images were taken in Britain."
$35.76   Used & New from: $1.85

American Bikers
13.  American Bikers by Sandro Miller
The list author says:
  "True portrait photography.  Neues photographs his subjects up close & personal in black & white/sepia."
Used & New from: $16.48
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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L. V. Sage "Author of Red, White & Blues" (Costa Mesa, CA)
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Last updated: 8/31/11
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