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One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker, Nichols, Dave
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Author Name:    Nichols, Dave

Title:   One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Motorbooks 

ISBN Number:   0760338299 / 9780760338292

Seller ID:   ING9780760338292

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From the editor-in-chief of "Easyriders" magazine, "One Percenter" presents an unprecedented social analysis of American outlaw biker culture. A longtime biker and self-proclaimed nonconformist, Dave Nichols is not a subtle man. "Bikers are the last wolves in a land of sheep," he affirms--but the motivations of today's biking culture stretch far back into the annals of human history. "One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker" illuminates the origins of rebel mentality, which began far outside of cycling: with groups from the Mongols and Huns to the Vikings, from pirates to the gunslingers of the Old West. In his signature no-nonsense style, Nichols traces his own defiant mindset from ancient times all the way into the modern era, where this one-percenter perspective is best embodied by outlaw bikers. As biographical as it is insightful, "One Percenter" also touches on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle, gives a brief history of "Easyriders" magazine, and unapologetically criticizes the U.S. media for what Nichols views as a biased, unfairly negative portrayal of motorcycle clubs. Complete with an exclusive collection of photographs taken by Kim Peterson, editor of "In The Wind" magazine, this book offers a fascinating and analytical discussion of the rebel ethos that has become a staple of American popular culture.



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