The Black Leather Barbarians

By: Stadley, Pat

Price: $85.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, one-time owner's small name stamp on ffep; jacket faded at spine, small tears at spine corners, bottom front foldover and top of front panel all internally repaired/reinforced (somewhat amateurishly) with white labels, with some resultant bleed-through visible on the rear panel]. Motorcycle toughs terrorize the California highways in this novel by a surprisingly matronly-looking author (although, as the one-time "proprietor of a typical 'candy store,' she had many chances to observe and study young people like these"). The jacket design -- indeed the book itself -- is clearly a riff on the Marlon Brando character in THE WILD ONE, who was middle-class America's iconic "biker-gangster" until supplanted by the less soulful (and hairer) Hell's Angels.

Title: The Black Leather Barbarians

Author: Stadley, Pat

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1960)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 17797

Keywords: Motorcycles Juvenile Delinquents Motorcycle Gangs California Crime