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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Travis Hugh Culley  

Pen Name: None



-- Travis Hugh Culley on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mr. Culley was a bike messenger in Chicago, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

The Immortal Class: Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power
ISBN: 0375760245

Random House Trade Paperbacks. 2002

Travis Hugh Culley went to Chicago to make his name in its thriving theater scene, yet found in his day job a sense of community and fulfillment—and a brotherhood of like-minded individualists—that he encountered nowhere else.

In The Immortal Class, Culley takes us inside the heart and soul of an American urban icon: the bicycle messenger. In describing his own history and those of his peers, he evokes a classic American maverick, deeply woven into the fabric of society—from the pits of squalor to the highest reaches of power and privilege—yet always resolutely, exuberantly outside.

Culley’s voice is at once earthy and soaringly poetic—a Gen-X Tom Joad at hyperspeed. The Immortal Class is a unique personal and political narrative of a cyclist’s life on the street.

Der Fahrradkurier.
ISBN: 3293003125

Unionsverlag. 2003

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