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eBook Hell's Angels ePub

by Hunter S. Thompson

  • ISBN: 0140028013
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine, 1995; New Impression edition (1995)
  • ePub book: 1498 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1547 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 752

Description

Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs is a book written by Hunter S. Thompson, first published in 1967 by Random House.

Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs is a book written by Hunter S. It was widely lauded for its up-close and uncompromising look at the Hells Angels motorcycle club, during a time when the gang was highly feared and accused of numerous criminal activities. The New York Times described Thompson's portrayal as "a world most of us would never dare encounter.

In eloquent, forceful detail he describes their machines, runs, codes, argot, origin and recent history, and day-to-day existence. This is a fascinating book, but not one for the queasy. This is a real blockbuster of a book. Thompson rode with the Visigothic Angels, drank with them, caroused (a polite word) with them, and got badly stomped by them

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels-Hell’s Angels.

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. 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.

In the mid-60s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up & 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 1st defined, & when such countercultural movements were electrifying & horrifying America.

After Thompson's first book "Hell’s Angels" was published, his publicity junket led to some bizarre and .

After Thompson's first book "Hell’s Angels" was published, his publicity junket led to some bizarre and downright blood-boiling T. Hunter S. Thompson was not the famous gonzo journalist in September 1966 when his first book Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs was published. He was a journeyman freelancer who’d logged time at newspapers in the Caribbean and had a few pieces published in Ramparts, Esquire, and New York Times, while working on a novel in his spare time.

After writing a piece on the Heirs Angels and other cycle gangs for The Nation, Thompson signed a contract with Ballantine and spent time with as many vicious thugs as possible. His involvement ended on Labor Day 1966 when a group of Angels stomped Thompson, nearly kicking him to death

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Hell's Angels A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. e-book v., Notes at EOF. Text: 12pt Times Roman Footnotes: 10pt Times Roman Quotes in text: 10pt Arial. Back Cover: The barbarians are no longer at the city gates. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he began writing as a sports columnist in Florida. He started his first novel while studying at Columbia University in New York City.

Comments

Jeb Jeb
Hunter S. Thompson is just fun to read. He has a style that so many people have tried to replicate but no one else can match his rhythm and vivid imagery. It's so amazing that years after the fact, you can dive right in and feel what it is to know the Hell's Angels at their most infamous. If you are easily offended, this may not be the book for you, but if you want a little adventure out of your comfort zone, it really is a good read.
Dilmal Dilmal
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" isn't Hunter S. Thompson's best work, this is. With deeper roots in reality, this is the true dawn of Gonzo Journalism. The Fear-and-Loathings take the Gonzo concept off-the-charts and are more an amusing romp or dark commentary. This is journalism rooted in first-hand experience, slightly twisted by a fine mind and writer of the first calibre.
Frlas Frlas
And I do. Years ago, I read most all of Hunter Thompson's books, but I missed this one. I always intended to get around to it but it always got put on the back-burner.

Well, having recently been a fan of the FX TV show Sons of Anarchy, and after finding this book in the garage after a cleaning frenzy, I decided it was time.

On the good side -I found myself cracking up every few pages. This book is not nearly as laugh-out-loud as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, but it's still got its moments. There are also horrifying moments to be sure, but he manages to slip in an observation or a description that is vintage Thompson.

I found the book very interesting, and he not only talks about the Hell's Angels from the time he was with them (1965-66), but he educates us about the history of that group and other biker gangs. They essentially started when WWll vets returned home, and Hunter goes on to explain the origin of the 1% ers - the outlaw motorcyclists that are at odds with the AMA (the American Motorcycle Association.)

I have read some criticism that Hunter mythologizes this group as heroes, and I certainly didn't get that impression from this book. Thompson does humanize many of the bikers with nicknames straight out of Bad Guy central casting, but I never saw this as his being reverential to them. In fact, especially in the later chapters, he goes on to explain why he feels they are the "losers" in society, banded together with an allegiance only to each other and with the knowledge that they live in the here and now because their future is so unknowable and bleak.

Thompson also does a good job of showing how the media is more to blame for the group's barbarian image, than their actual exploits. Mind you, Thompson certain details examples of violence and savagery that would scare anyone and earn them their reputation - but the media's exaggeration of some of the more well-known events only served to make them famous. They became every decent citizen's scary boogeymen, and they achieved a certain cachet or prestige just because of that.

So is the book dated? In some ways, it is. This is certainly not 1965, and MC gangs like the Hell's Angels don't have the press or attention they used to get. Yet, I still found the book so interesting, and Thompson has a way of describing the type of marginalized personality that gravitates to this type of lifestyle in a way that's relevant today.
Arlana Arlana
I came to this book via Susan McWilliams Dec 15, 2016 article in The Nation, "This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson." In it, she posits that Thompson intimately portrays the sort of self-destructive nihilism that rises among those whom the economy and society have cast aside - those who find "the game" completely rigged against them. All of that is there, and, for good measure, Thompson also skewers lemming-like media hype, the over-reaction, strategic conflation, and exaggeration of some law enforcement agencies, and the cluelessness of a doe-eyed public. Beyond this seeming prescience (more like "the more things change, the more they stay the same"), it is a good, ugly read.
watching to future watching to future
This book is simply amazing, it's the kind of thing that "revolutionaries" are saying today, yet it was written in the 60s. Hunter S. Thompson was a voice of reason back then as he wasn't a left-leaning hippie, and certainly not a right-wing nut job. He just says it like it is. What's so great about him is that he's able to articulate deep meaningful messages in a language that anyone can understand. All his book are easy reads and I always find myself worrying what I have to read next once I've finished one of his books. I don't know why I waited so long to read this one. A lot of people today could really use this book as the message about the media is profound. Contrary to popular belief, the Angles were declining during the early 60s, yet the fascination caused by falsified and exaggerated stories by the media was what brought them to be a multinational criminal organization. This book illustrates that better than anything. Bravo.