Fully illustrated edition of the definitive account of Australia's outlaw motorcycle clubs.
Bikies and bikie culture have fascinated Australia for many decades. In recent times they have made newspaper headlines for all the wrong reasons. But do we really know what goes on inside their clubs? Who these larger than life characters living their lives by a different code are? Do we know what goes on in the club houses and out on the open road?
Welcome to the illustrated edition of the bestselling, definitive account of bikie culture in Australia. Art Veno, Australia's leading bikie expert, went far inside the bikie world to deliver this unprecedented portrait of the brotherhoods. He's grappled with their rules, been to their meetings, talked to their members and tried to understand their way of life. And by doing so he has created the only book you'll ever need to understand the bikie world.
Now, for the first time, he has uncovered never-before-seen images of the notorious characters, their bikes and clubs, the landmark incidents, the newspaper headlines and much more to create this new, illustrated edition.
With over 100 images from the Seventies through to today, The Brotherhoods: The Full Throttle Edition is the ultimate companion for any bikie fan.
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 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, the bikie clubs.
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