This masterpiece is as old as I am -- perhaps a little older. Much of the specific content is dated, but in the deeper sense, it's anything but a period-piece. Style and methodology aside, it ranks alongside Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels or Stanton Samenow's Inside the Criminal Mind as a nuts-and-bolts field guide to certain aberrant personality-types.
As the Chinese saying goes: "Times change -- men do not."
Like Thompson, Saxon is a non-academic. As such, his fieldwork is refreshingly free of the intellectual constraints imposed by the Boas/Mead "Axis of Fantasy and Equivalency." This distinct advantage lent him unusual clarity insofar as observing and evaluating borderline-dysfunctional cultures, subcultures, and personality-types was concerned.
This is to say: "Yeah, I like the book."
Without further ado, then: Kurt Saxon's Wheels of Rage.