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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga Paperback – September 29, 1996
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Since the recent death of Marlon Brando, his movie The Wild One has gained a new audience; it is in fact based on an incident Hunter chronicles in this book, the Rape of Hollister. Oddly, nothing remotely similar to the movie happened there, and some other legendary "motorcycle riots" such as the one at Laconia, New Hampshire, weren't initially riots at all, and certainly didn't involve the Angels, though the media portrayed these events as the brink of Armageddon and gave middle America yet another "dangerous group running wild in their midst," something else to freak over in addition to Communists hiding under every rock.
The Angels became, over time, what people expected them to be.Read more ›
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Dr. Gonzo is my favorite author!! always yes to Hunter S. Thompson, Ive got a little collection myself :) now just to get the brief case! :)Published 5 days ago by Ce Ce
Thompson is way too overrated the book is stuck in the 50s/60s really doesnt age well.Published 8 days ago by Jay
This a fine book giving valuable insight into club life and how it started. Take the time to read and absorb so that you better understand the history of HA.
The inside story of the Hells Angels at their inception by HST hanging, riding and drinking with them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Odie
“The edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” ~ Hunter S. ThompsonPublished 1 month ago by G.
Sometimes self-indulgent, as Thompson often is. A fascinating look at the roots of outlaw clubs. Maybe even a hint of warning for wannabes.Published 1 month ago by MRHIGHSPEED
While I've seen the movie Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, I had never read a Hunter S Thompson book before. I wasn't super impressed, just not my style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cherree