The Assimilation: Rock Machine Become Bandidos - Bikers United Against the Hells Angels [NOOK Book]

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From years of bloody conflict to probationary Bandidos membership, this memoir recalls the life and times of an outlaw biker from Oklahoma and his quest to add to the Bandidos Nation. The Rock Machine, founded by Salvatore Cazzetta, had every intention of standing up against the Hells Angels. Heavily outnumbered, the Rock Machine appealed to the worldwide Bandidos Motorcycle Club, who rivaled the Hells Angels in terms of membership and strength. In January 2000, the Rock Machine ceased to exist and became a ...

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The Assimilation: Rock Machine Become Bandidos - Bikers United Against the Hells Angels

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Overview

From years of bloody conflict to probationary Bandidos membership, this memoir recalls the life and times of an outlaw biker from Oklahoma and his quest to add to the Bandidos Nation. The Rock Machine, founded by Salvatore Cazzetta, had every intention of standing up against the Hells Angels. Heavily outnumbered, the Rock Machine appealed to the worldwide Bandidos Motorcycle Club, who rivaled the Hells Angels in terms of membership and strength. In January 2000, the Rock Machine ceased to exist and became a probationary Bandidos chapter. Winterhalder was assigned this transition and, at 46 years of age, was considered an elder statesman in the outlaw biker world. He was the founder and former president of the Oklahoma Bandidos and a confirmed biker for 25 years. Furthermore, he possessed a keen knowledge of jurisprudence and was an astute businessman who owned and operated a multi-million dollar construction management company. Starting with the arrest and unsuccessful deportation proceedings, and leading to more intrigue, assassinations, and double-crosses, Winterhalder found his life spiraling further and further out of control.

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"Winterhalder makes an important contribution to the documentation of a quintessentially American subculture."  —Booklist

"Engaging, witty, and conversational."  —Quill and Quire

"Intriguing. . . . Winterhalder certainly has the credentials to speak with authority about motorcycle clubs in general, and the Bandidos in particular. . . . In an extremely incisive and informed dissection, Winterhalder moves out of the shadows to give his take on the [Shedden, Ontario] slayings."  —The Globe and Mail

"Details Winterhalder's efforts to take Canadian bikers into the Bandidos' fold amid a bloody war in Quebec."  —Hartford Courant

"Focuses on Winterhalder's life, and the difficulties of being a ranking officer in the national chapter, business owner, and single father."  —Tulsa World

"Extremely compelling. . . . I read this in one sitting and would recommend this to anyone with an interest in motorcycles or even an interest in organizations that may be straddling the law. "  —Crimespree

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554903214
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 588,692
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Edward Winterhalder is a former high-ranking world leader of the notorious Bandidos Motorcycle Club until his departure from the club in late 2003, and is now one of the world's leading authorities on motorcycle clubs. He is the author of Out in Bad Standings. He lives in Owasso, Oklahoma. Wil De Clercq is a freelance writer whose connection to the outlaw biker world dates back to the 1960s. He lives in St. Catherines, Ontario.

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