Keith R. "Bandit" Ball has pretty much seen and done it all; he joined Easyriders in 1972 and became Associate Editor, then later created Bikernet.
He has also published a number of books, and I enjoyed a regular non-fiction column he wrote in The Horse magazine featuring his reminiscences from the road.
Anyway, he sent me his latest book to review for the mag. It's a biography of Terry 'the Tramp' Orendorf of the Vagos MC. It's very readable as you might imagine, but the most interesting section for me was the opening where the author details the murky links between the AMA, Harley-Davidson and the motorcycle magazines of the day... read this and wonder no more why British motorcycles weren't more common in the USA until the 1950s!
There's a nice profile of Keith Ball in his greasy chopper-riding heyday by Irish Rich here and if you want to pick up a copy of the book, you'll find it in all the usual online retail outlets.