Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

By | July 4, 2019
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga Author Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN-10 0345410084
ISBN-13 9780345410085
Year 1996-09-29
Pages 273
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S Thompson flies with the angelsHells Angels that isin this short work of nonfiction California Labor Day weekend early with ocean fog still in the streets outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages all night diners and cast off one night pads in Frisco Hollywood Berdoo and East Oakland heading for the Monterey peninsula north of Big Sur The Menace is loose again Thus begins Hunter S Thompsons vivid account of his experiences with Californias most notorious motorcycle gang the Hells Angels In the mid 1960s Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels cycling up and down the coast reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan and as befits their name raising hell His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history when the biker lifestyle was first defined and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America Thompson the creator of Gonzo journalism writes with his usual bravado energy and brutal honesty and with a nuanced and incisive eye as The New Yorker pointed out For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor Thompsons book is a thoughtful piece of work As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967 Hells Angels is a gripping portrait and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend From the Hardcover edition

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