One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker

One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker

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by Dave Nichols, Kim Peterson
     
 

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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

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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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Motorcycle Product News, January 2008

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ISBN-13:
9781616737665
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
05/08/2010
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NOOK Book
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485,875
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Motorcycle Product News, January 2008

“To get your hands on this edgy title, go to motorbooks.com.”

Meet the Author

Dave Nichols is the editor in chief of Easyriders and V-Twin magazines and has been instrumental in getting chopper builders on television. He is an avid rider and one of the most enthusiastic supporters of custom bike builders in the entire motorcycle industry. He is the author of the best-selling Motorbooks titles Top Chops: Master Chopper Builders and Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman.

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One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker 1.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing new here, and the subject is not even 1% ers. More of a glance at the factors that influenced ' biker ' culture along the way. A look at the sterilization of the real rebels, and the transformation of how the public perceives them now. While Mr. Nichols may be the editor of EasyRider magazine, he bears no more resemblence to former editors than the ' bikers ' today do to true one percenters. Even the badboy on the cover is not a 1% er and Mr. Nichols admits this... He goes so far as to waste your time with a chapter on the Hamsters. Though recounting their inception could be somewhat interesting given the status some builders have achieved. He follows with the bylaws of the Weasels, a collection of magazine editors and such who have a club of their own...so what ? Much better books are around on the subject if you really are interested. This one will give you just enough knowledge to pretend you know something, when all it really does is skirt around the fringes. great discussions at the bar for bike night...
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I don't need a history lesson on subject that are not even related to Bikers, never mind 1% ers.