A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Minor damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and some obvious creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
"'You and the machine become one. It gets to the point on the edge of a hard ride where there is a balance between taking your machine further and a fear of dying. Managing that space is real freedom' ...Bikies consider themselves 'the last free people in society', unconstrained by the regulations that rule ordinary citizens. And they guard their privacy jealously. Arthur Veno's account of bikie culture is as close to firsthand as is ever likely to be published. Australia's leading expert on the bikie scene, Veno reveals the true picture of the brotherhoods. Drawing on in-depth interviews, personal stories and years of meticulous research, he explains the rules and rituals of becoming a club member, tells of landmark incidents in bikie folklore, profiles some famous biker identities and, in the final chapter, takes off with the Gypsy Jokers on their controversial New Year run in Western Australia.
About the Author
Professor Arthur Veno was born in the US and has lived in Australia since 1974. Most recently director of Monash University's Centre for Police and Justice Studies, Veno has studied the clubs for seventeen years, but he's no ordinary academic. Married to an ex police woman, Art has worked as a mediator between bikie groups and the WC police in Victoria, Western Australian and NSW. He counts members of the Gypsy Jokers, Hell's Angels and Coffin Cheaters as his friends (they call him the Mad Professor). Veno now grows trees on his farm in rural Victoria, as well as being a consultant to various groups on human rights and criminal justice issues, and, of course."
Paperback | 300 pages
130 x 195 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
01 Jun 2003
Allen & Unwin