Vagos Mongols and Outlaws

Vagos  Mongols  and Outlaws Author Charles Falco
ISBN-10 9781250021083
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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The basis for the hit TV series Gangland Undercover! The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville, California chapter. He even served time in San Bernardino's Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigations. Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, Falco eventually left the Program and volunteer his talents again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to Vice President of the Petersburg, Virginia Outlaws chapter. His efforts culminated in sixty two arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder. Executing one of this country's most successful RICO prosecutions and effectively crippling the criminal enterprise, Falco's engrossing narrative of the dangers of the biker underworld harkens back to Hunter S. Thompson's classic Hell's Angels, vividly recounting a life undercover.

Gods of Mischief

Gods of Mischief Author George Rowe
ISBN-10 9781451667356
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Relates the undercover work of George Rowe, who infiltrated the Vagos motorcycle gang, spending three years working to take down the gang from the inside.

Prodigal Father Pagan Son

Prodigal Father  Pagan Son Author Anthony "LT" Menginie
ISBN-10 9781429919555
Year 2011-03-29
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Winner of the USA Book News National Book Award for Best Nonfiction True Crime and Best Memoir/Autobiography By the time he was thirteen, he already had attended thirteen funerals. Abandoned by his mother, and with his father, "Mangy" Menginie—president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, Philadelphia chapter—in jail, Anthony "LT" Menginie is raised inside the Pagans and inducted into a life of sex, violence, drugs, and organized crime. In Mangy's absence, LT finds a father figure in the Saint, a club member who helps teach him the difference between the club members you respect...and those you fear. The author recounts the power struggles that occur when Mangy is released from jail and tries to resume his role as father and president. Soon all hell breaks loose when Mangy betrays the club by going over to the rival Hells Angels, helping to touch off the "Biker Wars" in Philadelphia. The chapter's new president grooms LT to one day confront his father for his treachery. Faced with an impossible decision, LT has to decide where his loyalties lie. Prodigal Father, Pagan Son is a voyeuristic glimpse into the shocking and hypnotic underworld of notorious "one-percenter" biker clubs, hit men, drug dealers, and the other individuals who operate under no other rules than the "club code." But more than this, Menginie's story is the gritty and powerful true tale of surviving amid personal trials and tragedies, and of one man's determination to escape to a better life.

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

The One Percenter Encyclopedia Author Bill Hayes
ISBN-10 9780760341100
Year 2011-12-30
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Motorbooks
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Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name? Ever wonder about that little demonic critter on the Pagan’s patch? Ever wonder about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? The One-Percenter Encyclopedia answers these questions and many more. Featuring concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters, number of members, and club biography, this book covers all the major clubs—Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos—as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.

Outlaw Biker

Outlaw Biker Author Richard Hayes
ISBN-10 0806528990
Year 2008
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Citadel Press
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The true-life and bad-ass story of Richard 'Deadeye' Hayes - a member, and eventually president, of the infamous Los Valientes Motorcycle Club. Between riding, drug dealing and sending men to the hospital, Deadeye made himself a legend among bikers, all the while making sure his daughter never got involved with people like him. Now, in his own words, Deadeye tells it all - from stealing a machine gun to being shot in the face and losing an eye. A veritable true-to-life, larger-than-life and full-throttle autobiography if ever there was one.

The Last Chicago Boss

The Last Chicago Boss Author Kerrie Droban
ISBN-10 9781250187307
Year 2017-09-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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A legend in the biker community, Peter “Big Pete” James was the most revered gangster in the Outlaw Nation. He first perfected his skills with the Hells Angels, the Outlaws’ chief rival, before persuading thousands of disgruntled members from splintered Outlaws chapters to unite. Together, they formed a powerful criminal syndicate involved in extortion, contract murders, drugs and arms trafficking, money laundering and assassinations. Then a shocking medical diagnosis knocked James sideways, forcing him to face a new life on the outside of the organization he built, dodging snitches, federal law enforcement, and contract hits. In The Last Chicago Boss, James provides a startling and unprecedented expose into the inner workings of the Outlaw Nation from the unique perspective of its renowned leader, all brought to life through never-before-revealed interviews, police files, wiretaps, recordings, and trial transcripts.

Exile on Front Street

Exile on Front Street Author George Christie
ISBN-10 9781250095695
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger’s yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, rock musicians, and police chief captains among his friends. But leaving the Hells Angels isn’t easy, and within two weeks of retirement, he was told he was “out bad”---blackballed by his fellow Angels, prohibited from wearing the club patch, and even told he should remove his Death Head tattoo. Now Christie sets out to tell his story. Exile on Front Street is the tale of how a former Marine gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hells Angels. In this revealing, hard-hitting memoir, he recounts his life as an outlaw biker with the world’s most infamous motorcycle club.

Bikin and Brotherhood

Bikin  and Brotherhood Author David Charles Spurgeon
ISBN-10 9780718030360
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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From the popularity of cable television shows concerning building choppers or the criminal aspects of the motorcycle gang lifestyle, to the phenomenal success of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, no one can deny America has become fascinated with bikers and the machines they love. Author Dave Spurgeon provides a firsthand look into the world of the Harley enthusiast and beyond. He takes you to where few have dared to tread—into the sinister, and often misunderstood, reality of the true one-percenters. He takes you on a ride into a place about which many are curious, but few know well. Be advised: This is not the exhaustive work of an investigative reporter, nor an account of the zealous efforts of an undercover law enforcement operation. This is the personal chronicle of Spurgeon’s 15 years in the fast lane. Sobering, sometimes humorous, yet always painfully accurate, it begins with his love affair with the motorcycle and then continues into the ominous 1%er Brotherhood of the bike gang culture in America. You will be educated, entertained, warned, and enlightened by this brutally honest narrative from a man who has been there and back and lived to tell about it.

Charlie and the Angels

Charlie and the Angels Author Alex Caine
ISBN-10 9780307358967
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Random House Canada
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The Outlaws Motorcycle Club's story is told here for the first time, by criminal underworld author and former infiltrator Alex Caine. They are the original biker gang, and their sixty years of war with the Hells Angels is the stuff of legend. Right down to their signature logo (a skull known as "Charlie"), the McCook Outlaws Motorcycle Club, formed in 1935, defined the look and sensibility of the twentieth-century biker. In the 1950s, a rising gang of toughs in California threatened to steal their thunder. But, recognizing an opportunity for expansion, the Outlaws reached out. The nascent Hells Angels sent them home to Chicago, beaten, humiliated and forever bent on the Angels' destruction. Sixty years and thousands of maimed and murdered later, the Hells Angels are a dominant criminal empire. The Outlaws, loosely allied with the number-two club in the biker universe, the Bandidos, sit contentedly as the number-three power, though they rule in places like the UK, the Great Lakes, Florida and the US Midwest. Less concerned with making money than the Angels, they continue to define the vicious biker character like few of their peers. Working undercover, Alex Caine witnessed the buffering of the big clubs' US turfs in a Bandidos-mediated truce between the Outlaws and Angels in the 1980s. But like every deal between bikers, that one soured, and a storm of unimaginable violence and scope is brewing. The alliance is expanding and determined to unseat the Angels for once and for all. From the Hardcover edition.

No Angel

No Angel Author Jay Dobyns
ISBN-10 9781847675286
Year 2009-05-07
Pages 399
Language en
Publisher Canongate Books
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In 2001 Jay Dobyns infiltrated a Hells Angels chapter operating in Arizona, in a highly secretive ATF investigation code named Operation Black Biscuit. The aim was simple: to examine the criminal underbelly of the world’s most famous biker group, and bring a major case against them. The reality, however, was much more complicated. In the twenty-one months that he spent inside the club, Dobyns became seduced by the outlaw lifestyle: seduced by the physical menace that comes with wearing the patch; seduced by riding his Harley down the highway at 100 miles an hour, eight bikes to a column, one bike’s wheels 18 inches from the next; and seduced by the intense bonds he forms within the club, where friends lay down their lives for each other. No Angel is a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled ride of a book, which lifts the lid on the world’s most infamous underworlds.

The Mammoth Book of Bikers

The Mammoth Book of Bikers Author Arthur Veno
ISBN-10 1845295382
Year 2007
Pages 564
Language en
Publisher Constable & Robinson Ltd
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Outlaw bikers are the self-proclaimed 'last free people in society', unconstrained by the rules and regulations that clamp down the lives of ordinary citizens. This anthology features 40 first-hand accounts of their hidden world, including seminal pieces by George 'Baby Huey' Wethren, Edward Winterhalder, Sonny Barger and others.

Biker

Biker Author Jerry Langton
ISBN-10 0470676000
Year 2009-10-16
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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You'll never meet the bikers in this book or visit the mythical rust belt city of Springfield. But through the eyes of Ned "Crash" Aiken, you will experience the real world of the outlaw biker gang-a world shaped by desperation, casual brutality and fascinating rites of passage. Biker follows the career trajectory of "Crash" from his days as a small-time high school drug dealer to his rapid rise through the ranks of a biker gang that is rapidly and brutally expanding its territory and criminal connections. Aiken's story relates how an outlaw biker sees his gang from the inside. It is an experience shaped by seamy and ruthless characters waging a neverending battle to establish their supremacy. From drug running and gun sales, to prostitution and allegiances forged by violence, this is a struggle played out within biker gangs the world over. And as the reader discovers in this intense docudrama, this is not the romantic freewheeling beer-fest version of the Hells Angels, but a sleazy existence that draws social outcasts like moths to a flame. PRAISE FOR JERRY LANGTON AND FALLEN ANGEL "[Fallen Angel] is required reading for those interested in the genre."—The Globe and Mail "Langton is a natural storyteller."—The Toronto Star

The Fat Mexican

The Fat Mexican Author Alex Caine
ISBN-10 9781459624801
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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The compelling story of the rise and rule of one of the world's most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs - in the bestselling tradition of Dead Man Running and The Brotherhoods.

Outlaws

Outlaws Author Tony Thompson
ISBN-10 1444716611
Year 2011
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher
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Everyone's heard of the Hell's Angels but the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is a band of brothers like no other. Hidden away from mainstream society behind multiple layers of secrecy, mythology and a campaign of misinformation that portrays them as lovable rogues, the day-to-day realities of life within this world have been kept out of the public arena. Until now. Outlaws strips away the romantic myths surrounding biker gangs to reveal 25 years of mass brawls, brutal murders and huge drug busts spanning Australia, the UK, Europe, America and Canada.

Under and Alone

Under and Alone Author William Queen
ISBN-10 1588364402
Year 2005-04-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a “confidential informant” made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement. Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully “patched-in” member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself. During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend. Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.” From Queen’s first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell’s Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents’ Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged read that puts you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in. From the Hardcover edition.