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Hell's Angels. Hunter S. Thompson

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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. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, 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, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work. As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.

Synopsis:

Shoulder-length hair streaming from cro-magnon face, swastikas jangling, emblazoned denims cracking in the wind - the hell's angels are out on a run, and America's west coast cowers in loathing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140285550
Author:
THOMPSON, HUNTER S.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Location:
N
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
ESSENTIAL.PENGUIN S.
Publication Date:
19990701
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
180 x 110 in.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Journalists
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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